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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-27-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By jfatton
Thanks for the replies, friends. Once we work...

Thanks for the replies, friends. Once we work through the insurance maze we'll make a selection.

Joe
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-21-2006, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By jfatton
We are new to the area and need a chiropractor,...

We are new to the area and need a chiropractor, preferably one who offers acupuncture, massage and other alternatives. Any suggestions (we are in NE but center city is OK too)?
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-29-2006, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By jfatton
Does anyone know of a decent auto salvage place...

Does anyone know of a decent auto salvage place here? Our van broke down here on our trip home to Philly, and I am going down there this weekend to retrieve our stuff. If anyone knows this area, it...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-22-2006, 01:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By jfatton
We are looking into this cyber school option...

We are looking into this cyber school option because it has a performing arts component for our daughter in 7th grade, who plays violin. Unfortunately, the music school would mean a twice-a-week...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-26-2004, 01:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By jfatton
Hi, mamas (and papas, too). We are...

Hi, mamas (and papas, too). We are excited...moving back to SF next month. Have a place lined up in town, near a park for our 2 doggs. What's new in the city (we lived there in 1998/99)?

Peace.
...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-26-2004, 12:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By jfatton
Our dear Autumn is 10 (Calling all santa fe...

Our dear Autumn is 10 (Calling all santa fe h'schoolers: We are returning to the city different next month ...what groups are active there?).

Peace and blessings.

Joe
Dad to Gina (1976) and...
Forum: Dads   01-27-2004, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,936
Posted By jfatton
Ha, MSD; that's good: she knows you well and...

Ha, MSD; that's good: she knows you well and loves you anyway.

That's my short answer: Rose knows me so well. Better than anyone (sometimes better than I know myself). I could tell that she did...
Forum: Dads   01-26-2004, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By jfatton
Oops, Katje; as I read my post it sounds like my...

Oops, Katje; as I read my post it sounds like my "disdain" comment was referring to your dh; it was generic, believe me (you'd think an editor would re-read before he posted, wouldnt you?). He has...
Forum: Dads   01-25-2004, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By jfatton
Ah, science! Mothering is such an art that it...

Ah, science! Mothering is such an art that it may help you to avoid the statistical support (he'll find that on his own). If he sees the empirical results of your philosophy (wise, healthy kids...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-25-2004, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 120
Posted By jfatton
USDA also has a program; if you attend a couple...

USDA also has a program; if you attend a couple of very helpful workshops you qualify for low-interest rate and (sometimes) subsidized mortgage/grant for closing costs/etc. Look in phonebook for...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-25-2004, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By jfatton
We loved it. Autmn (10) wanted to see it cuz of...

We loved it. Autmn (10) wanted to see it cuz of Lizzie McGuire (Hilary Duff) and we wanted to see it cuz of Bonnie Hunt ("Life with Bonnie" leaves us in tears with splitting sides every week).

I...
Forum: Television   01-25-2004, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 728
Posted By jfatton
Ah, the Simpsons...such fine family values...

Ah, the Simpsons...such fine family values (really!).

Our dd's first "word" was "D'oh!" (while I was on diaper duty we spent a lot of snuggle time with the tv).

Last year we watched an "Inside...
Forum: Dads   03-15-2003, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,820
Posted By jfatton
Kitty, it is better if you can get your life...

Kitty, it is better if you can get your life back on track. If that means going to OR, go. Gather what strength you can by being home. A network of family and therapists/counselors can help your...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   03-14-2003, 12:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,300
Posted By jfatton
My favorite is and has been for a long...

My favorite is and has been for a long time....Bruce Springsteen.

Took Autumn to Atlantic City to see him this week for her first concert ever....we BOTH had a blast....spent all day on the...
Forum: Dads   02-19-2003, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By jfatton
My Rose is cool with my mothering forum-surfing....

My Rose is cool with my mothering forum-surfing. She often weighs in with a sharp comment or observation (she's awful smart -- she let ME catch her, right? -- in addition to being gorgeous and...
Forum: Parenting   02-18-2003, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By jfatton
Yeah, girls...sheesh. I grew up with four...

Yeah, girls...sheesh. I grew up with four (older!) sisters, and Rose and I have raised one daughter already (she's 27 now), so Autumn's "girl-ness" doesn't exactly come out of nowhere (no offense,...
Forum: Dads   02-16-2003, 12:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,820
Posted By jfatton
Kitty, I am afraid Rotifer hit it on the head....

Kitty, I am afraid Rotifer hit it on the head. First, you have all our sympathy for having this "man" in your life...the hard work is now ahead of you: Pick up whatever pieces are left and re-build...
Forum: Learning at School   02-05-2003, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By jfatton
Wow, you did great. Way to go, on both the old...

Wow, you did great. Way to go, on both the old (so-called) school and the vax issue.
Joe
Dad to Autumn (9) and Gina (27...yikes!)
Forum: Parenting   02-05-2003, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By jfatton
I am lucky to be working at home these days...

I am lucky to be working at home these days (thankfully I was laid off from my last editing job, which led to a better-paying freelance arrangement with the publishers my former co. worked for.
I...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-30-2003, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By jfatton
Wow, I just checked in to see what was up in my...

Wow, I just checked in to see what was up in my native NJ and saw your post. I can't really help, as I live in NH now but I grew up in Flemington. What brought you to the area? It has changed a lot...
Forum: Dads   01-23-2003, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By jfatton
Well, we homeschooled until last month...it was...

Well, we homeschooled until last month...it was great and we stopped only for a couple of serendipitous occurrences: I lost my job so we needed to downsize our living situation, which led us to a...
Forum: Dads   01-19-2003, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By jfatton
Count me in...I have been staying at home off...

Count me in...I have been staying at home off and on throughout Autumn's 9 years. Sometimes I work at home freelance copyediting and proofreading (as I am doing now) and sometimes I work in a "real"...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-14-2003, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,062
Posted By jfatton
Sounds to me, with all due respect, as if...

Sounds to me, with all due respect, as if "hubby" has the best of all worlds: he gets to "tell" you how he wants his children educated and then sits back while you carry out his orders.
...
Forum: Learning at School   01-14-2003, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By jfatton
Hope things have improved for you all. There...

Hope things have improved for you all. There definitely seems to be a lot going on for him...almost sounds like he is exerting control over one of the few areas in his life that he can (especially...
Forum: Dads   01-14-2003, 07:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,266
Posted By jfatton
I admit to being bearded out of sheer laziness...

I admit to being bearded out of sheer laziness (altho it is coming in handy these days in new [brrrr] hamsha). I keep it shprt and neat when I work in a real job (I am freelancing at home now so...
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