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Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-18-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
Posted By oaksie68
I replied I don't know, but let me muddle that...

I replied I don't know, but let me muddle that crystal clear answer up a bit.


When my DD was in elementary school, I believe the exemption rate for her school district was around 10% (exemption...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-12-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,590
Posted By oaksie68
:clap This sums up my thoughts as well. ...

:clap


This sums up my thoughts as well. I've been dealing with different bullying issues over the last year (related to bulling that happened to my daughter and friends). And now this year,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-12-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By oaksie68
One article I read said she was going back to...

One article I read said she was going back to teaching at a med school. Lucky med students. :rolleyes
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-11-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By oaksie68
Book recommendations for teens?

I have been very open with my almost 15 yo DD about vaccination, and our family's no vax stance. She has shown interest in knowing more about why I hold the views that I do about vaccination, as...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-16-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,037
Posted By oaksie68
Numbers and maths sure look different to those...

Numbers and maths sure look different to those who experience harm from vaccination. Suddenly 1 in a million, or even 1 in 10,000 doesn't seem so rare. Numbers and maths sure look different to...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-13-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,265
Posted By oaksie68
All this talk about whether or not the CP vax can...

All this talk about whether or not the CP vax can and/or does shed, and what implications this has for immunocompromised kids makes me wonder about what happened in my DDs 2nd grade class. You see,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-05-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 823
Posted By oaksie68
Can I join too? It's just getting to be too much...

Can I join too? It's just getting to be too much out there in the "real world"! If one more "friend" on FB put up a link to the Penn and Teller video about vaccinations and/or likes the video, I'm...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-05-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By oaksie68
Yep, the local channels here in the Phx area put...

Yep, the local channels here in the Phx area put out the same "myths". Same playbook for all, as if they received it from one source....hmmmmm
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   02-05-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 34
Posted By oaksie68
"Measles: A Different Perspective from Another Phoenix Physician"

I am a frequent lurker/avid reader here, but I enjoy this place now, more than ever! Y'all keep me sane!


My ND shared this on her FB page, saying she thought it was a good summary:

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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-30-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 443
Posted By oaksie68
Following this thread with interest. DD...

Following this thread with interest.


DD is a sophomore (a young sophomore, as in she skipped 8th grade), and we have discussed visiting our state universities for a tour this spring/summer,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-13-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By oaksie68
I had to block my brother-in-law for a vaccine...

I had to block my brother-in-law for a vaccine rant, where he basically said that non-vaccinating parents should just put a pillow over their kids faces and smother them to death because they don't...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By oaksie68
Love the selections!  I have a couple I'd like...

Love the selections!  I have a couple I'd like to add:
 
When I'm feeling grumpy about how the media portrays the vaccine topic (and those who do not vax), the Dixie Chicks song, "I'm Not Ready to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-03-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by whatsnextmom http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1395158/issues-with-13-year-old#post_17538485)


I'm rambling. It is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,827
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Geofizz http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380038/science-class-acceleration-wwyd-updated-dds-in/20#post_17538098)
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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by FisherFamily http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394458/3-year-old-sleep-night-terrors-more#post_17535107)

We...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,827
Posted By oaksie68
I've posted this is a different thread, but I...

I've posted this is a different thread, but I thought I'd put this update here as well:

DD (13 years old) just finished her 1st semester of HS, after skipping 8th grade. She certainly got her...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-02-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By oaksie68
A little late for December... DD (13 years...

A little late for December...

DD (13 years old) just finished her 1st semester of HS, after skipping 8th grade. She certainly got her first real taste of challenge, both to her intelect, and her...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Pepin http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394415/continue-to-give-gifts-for-adult-nieces-nephews#post_17528777)

We...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By oaksie68
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Ruthla http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394415/continue-to-give-gifts-for-adult-nieces-nephews#post_17528276)

How...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By oaksie68
In my family, we went from giving gifts to...

In my family, we went from giving gifts to everyone(childhood into early marriage), then to picking couples when all siblings were married, to now, only giving gifts to nieces and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By oaksie68
As the nieces and nephews on both sides of the...

As the nieces and nephews on both sides of the families have gotten older, and as we don't live near or see them over the holidays, we have just been giving gift cards (usually an electronic gift...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 588
Posted By oaksie68
Up between 4:30 and 5 am to leave the house at...

Up between 4:30 and 5 am to leave the house at 6:30am. I have to get myself up and ready, get DD up at 5:30, DS up a 6, and play the whole re-waker, cheerleader, and/or drill seagent while putting...
Forum: Learning at School   09-09-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,301
Posted By oaksie68
In total? Drop off then home, pick up then home...

In total? Drop off then home, pick up then home - 92+ miles per day. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/dizzy.gif 22+ miles to DD's HS (about 30 minute drive), then another 6 miles to DS's ES...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-07-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By oaksie68
She still is mostly excited, but is showing some...

She still is mostly excited, but is showing some stress and nervousness (and is to be expected no matter what the circumstance!).  And I guess so am I, truth be told!
 
We finally got her schedule...
Forum: Learning at School   07-29-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By oaksie68
I'm going to go through this tomorrow when we...

I'm going to go through this tomorrow when we (finally!) get to register DD for HS. Granted, this will be her first year in HS, but is staying in the same school district. I'm dreading it.....blech!
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