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Forum: TP -- The OLD ONE   12-05-2004, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 56
Posted By gaffa
I have too many barely worn shoes! My son...

I have too many barely worn shoes!

My son went form a newly sized 10 in may to an eleven and a half in September. Meanwhile family had bought him shoes while outlet shopping etc.

He wore...
Forum: Birth Stories   12-03-2004, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By gaffa
I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! I live a few miles...

I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!

I live a few miles away up in MA. Your story was inspirational.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-14-2004, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By gaffa
The shake it wouldn't bother me at all. Itell ds...

The shake it wouldn't bother me at all. Itell ds to "shake his booty" all the time. The other thing I noticed about little girls though is that they life their dresses all the time. I'm not sure...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-13-2004, 02:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,740
Posted By gaffa
Sometiems I'm really thankful I grew up...

Sometiems I'm really thankful I grew up multicultural. I spent summers in portugal as a kid, and I pretty much found no one cared about naked kids under 7ish. They're jsut kdis after all. Especially...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-05-2004, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By gaffa
I jsut researched this since I fear Hunter was...

I jsut researched this since I fear Hunter was playing in a PI area. It says hot water bad immediately following exposure because pores open and oil can seep in more easily. Otherwise after it is...
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-04-2004, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By gaffa
I have been no pooing since february and LOVE...

I have been no pooing since february and LOVE it. When my hair was long I used to only wash it maybe monthly. When I had Hunter I chopped and then washed frequently (twice a weekish) thinking it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-03-2004, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 123
Posted By gaffa
Quote: Originally Posted by Icequeen_in_ak ....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Icequeen_in_ak
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Legalizing it... to me is a touchy subject. If you start with pot... then why not cocaine... herion.... etc... those both come from the earth... so...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-20-2004, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,740
Posted By gaffa
I'm not surprised he's jealous. You are probably...

I'm not surprised he's jealous. You are probably considerate, listen to your child, and give him lots of compassion. His mom pinches him....
Forum: Activism and News   06-07-2004, 08:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,211
Posted By gaffa
I hate the idea of abortions. They really make...

I hate the idea of abortions. They really make me sad, because I do believe that a separate life force is present as soon as the baby implants BUT I would never say that it is my business to dictate...
Forum: Parenting   06-07-2004, 08:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,022
Posted By gaffa
My son is really empathetic, so I haven't had to...

My son is really empathetic, so I haven't had to FORCE him to say I'm sorry. I've suggested it and he readily does it. What I usually ask him to do is ask the other child if he or she is alright and...
Forum: Parenting   06-07-2004, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By gaffa
I don't think it's a big deal. In fact I think...

I don't think it's a big deal. In fact I think it's good for fostering comfort with the body. I thnk obsessive covering up and hiding fosters and unhealthy idea that the body is purely sexual....
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-05-2004, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By gaffa
you do realize that that's the same attitude...

you do realize that that's the same attitude people have about natural things like breastfeeding. Kinda hypocritical.
Forum: Lactivism   06-03-2004, 08:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,404
Posted By gaffa
All I'm saying is a little sensitivity about...

All I'm saying is a little sensitivity about other people's feelings goes a long way in getting them to be sensitive about yours.

I'm sure I flashed plenty in my three years of nursing, but if...
Forum: Lactivism   06-02-2004, 10:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,404
Posted By gaffa
I just think it gets a more positive welcoming...

I just think it gets a more positive welcoming response when you expose people gently.

If someone is uncomfortable, I respect that and try to accomodate their issues while not compromising my...
Forum: Lactivism   06-02-2004, 08:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,404
Posted By gaffa
I think they could have handled it better, like...

I think they could have handled it better, like if MIL took you aside and told you FIL was uncomfortable. I jsut think that there is a middle ground between letting it all hang out and shutting...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-02-2004, 08:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,228
Posted By gaffa
My Dh sleeps on a twin next to the king. He has...

My Dh sleeps on a twin next to the king. He has this thing about rolling onto the baby (now 3 1/2 http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif ) but it's his choice. He's still close,...
Forum: Natural Body Care   06-02-2004, 01:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By gaffa
Quote: Originally Posted by momto l&a ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by momto l&a


I used to work in a grocery store and nothing revolted me more than seeing a woman come in in a tank top and her under arm hair bushing out from both side...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-06-2004, 11:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 291
Posted By gaffa
outdoor tanner. LOVE the feeling of lying in the...

outdoor tanner. LOVE the feeling of lying in the sun. I like how it tracks my summer fun progress
Forum: Women's Health   05-01-2004, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By gaffa
My son had a lot of hives when he was a babe....

My son had a lot of hives when he was a babe. Lots of different things did it. Cherries, plums, many different fruits. Sometimes I souldn't figure out what it was.

He still has very ssensitive...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-24-2004, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By gaffa
Definitely I keep a positive upbeat tone about...

Definitely I keep a positive upbeat tone about it.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-24-2004, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By gaffa
Like scouty, I give him the opportunity first,...

Like scouty, I give him the opportunity first, remind him that we don't grab things from people's hands, we ask for a turn. Sometimes he cries. I rarely have to force it from his hands but I...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-16-2004, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By gaffa
I would say there is no reason to beat yourself...

I would say there is no reason to beat yourself up with a tremendous amount of guilt right now. Nearly every man I know is circ'ed and none of them are angry about it. Don't assume he will be. He...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-05-2004, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,014
Posted By gaffa
My theory is this: Sure, vaxed kids may be...

My theory is this:

Sure, vaxed kids may be less healthy overall, but I think the attitudes of van/no vax people weigh in heavily.

No vaxer's are likely also to avoid fast food, provide...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-27-2004, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By gaffa
The way to find out exactly who you owe is to...

The way to find out exactly who you owe is to get a copy of your credit report. There are several online free sites, and in some instances if you were denies credit somewhere, you get a letter...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   02-26-2004, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By gaffa
You know, i jsut wasn't as shocked as I wanted...

You know, i jsut wasn't as shocked as I wanted to be. In fact, I wasn't shocked at all. I think most vegetarians (I'm a former veggie) already knew all that about slaughterhouses, and actually most...
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