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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-18-2007, 01:05 AM
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Posted By Britt
Quote: Originally Posted by Shantimama...

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Originally Posted by Shantimama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7584075)
When I hear what their monthly health...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-17-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,164
Posted By Britt
Quote: Originally Posted by domesticzookeeper...

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Originally Posted by domesticzookeeper http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/7579069)
Somewhat OT question, but why do...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-16-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,164
Posted By Britt
That's interesting -- I just got mail from a...

That's interesting -- I just got mail from a friend in Sweden who remarked that NIP had, in the last few years, been looked less favorably on in Stockholm. This is a change from the past, and it's...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-16-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,164
Posted By Britt
I guess part of what I think is weird is the...

I guess part of what I think is weird is the assumption of a "drone" mentality in Scandinavia *that is greater* than what you see in the US. Yes, in some ways you see more acceptance of the way...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-16-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,164
Posted By Britt
I lived in Sweden for three and a half years...

I lived in Sweden for three and a half years with my husband and (then) three kids (we have four now). It was an incredible experience for our family. For context: I'm a mother who has spent...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-14-2005, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Britt
We go to Northampton Area pediatrics as well, we...

We go to Northampton Area pediatrics as well, we see Dr. Kenny, though I may like Dr. Steele a little better even than Dr. Kenny. Both of those two have excellent bedside manner, they were...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-09-2005, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,038
Posted By Britt
I enjoyed it. I'm Iranian-American, though, so...

I enjoyed it. I'm Iranian-American, though, so many of the details made me think of my first home. I was pretty emotional while reading it, but it's hard to know how much was the book, how much was...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-01-2005, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 325
Posted By Britt
I pay $10-11 an hour for care for my 18 month...

I pay $10-11 an hour for care for my 18 month old. That's generally for 7-15 hours of care a week, in my home. (Often while I am working from home.)
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-18-2005, 11:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,425
Posted By Britt
When I started my business I had only been in...

When I started my business I had only been in Sweden for three months, and I couldn't even pronounce the name of the tax office! I had no idea that there were classes, and remember, my spouse is...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   04-12-2005, 12:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,425
Posted By Britt
Hello everyone, It's funny that this thread...

Hello everyone,

It's funny that this thread came alive just now--my kids (the three older ones) have been in Sweden for a little more than two weeks now visiting my Aunt while dh, the baby (now...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-04-2005, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 272
Posted By Britt
I don't know...I have four, my oldest is 12...

I don't know...I have four, my oldest is 12 years old, my youngest is 17 months, and I know I don't want any more children. But I still *crave* the idea of another baby from time to time (usually...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-28-2005, 11:54 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,425
Posted By Britt
Hello butternut--If you're going to be in the...

Hello butternut--If you're going to be in the northeast, you should let me know, I'd love to meet you and your family! We're in Amherst now, and I love the area. We still miss some things about...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-27-2005, 02:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,441
Posted By Britt
Quote: Economics do matter - they broaden or...

Quote:
Economics do matter - they broaden or narrow the scope of families' choices around gender roles quite dramatically. I remember seeing a study that showed, for example, that once the Canadian...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-18-2005, 09:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,441
Posted By Britt
Another strong believer in co-parenting here....

Another strong believer in co-parenting here. We're still working on getting the mix right--it's not easy with 4 kids, two careers (and we each care about our work), a high-demand parenting style...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-10-2005, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By Britt
A friend just asked me if I had checked out this...

A friend just asked me if I had checked out this group--it meets at my kids' school, but I hadn't heard about it. I'm glad to hear a positive review, I'll have to come to a meeting.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-10-2005, 11:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,579
Posted By Britt
I love Cynthia Goetz--she delivered my 3rd and...

I love Cynthia Goetz--she delivered my 3rd and she was excellent.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-10-2005, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 130
Posted By Britt
Our taxes last year involved income earned and...

Our taxes last year involved income earned and tax paid in two different countries. When we did it ourselves it looked like we would owe $1700, but then we went to an accountant who understood our...
Forum: War and Politics   11-02-2004, 02:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,219
Posted By Britt
What a nice thread! Benji'sMom, glad you voted,...

What a nice thread! Benji'sMom, glad you voted, and even more pleased that you feel good about it! I'm off to vote myself.
Forum: War and Politics   10-30-2004, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Britt
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif Hi Deirdre! I'm good, and yes, after a long hiatus I figured this would be a good place to find rally-goers!

We're doing very...
Forum: War and Politics   10-30-2004, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Britt
Thank you! That's all very helpful. I think it's...

Thank you! That's all very helpful. I think it's outdoor, if not we'll apparently have nosebleeds http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif . Dh, my 11 year-old and I are all...
Forum: War and Politics   10-29-2004, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Britt
Dh and I are thinking about packing up our four...

Dh and I are thinking about packing up our four boys and heading up to NH for the Kerry rally there on Sunday. I haven't been to a political rally since Mondale (and that was pre-kids at a half-full...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-28-2004, 01:19 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 6,558
Posted By Britt
My problem with the statement isn't that it's...

My problem with the statement isn't that it's harsh, unkind, or judgmental, it's that it is FALSE. It clearly implies abdication of responsibility. I seriously doubt that the *majority* of working...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   09-01-2004, 03:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,447
Posted By Britt
My dh easily does half, and maintaining that...

My dh easily does half, and maintaining that balance is very important to everyone in our family.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-19-2004, 12:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 476
Posted By Britt
Most of our groceries are delivered through...

Most of our groceries are delivered through Peapod. I love Peapod! I do most of the ordering online, though dh creates the paper list first. Dh also picks up most of the additional items we need. I...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-17-2004, 10:51 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,425
Posted By Britt
I just have two minutes, but I wanted to write...

I just have two minutes, but I wanted to write that I nursed my toddler-plus boys very comfortably in Sweden and while it's not the norm I never once got any kind of negative reaction. When my...
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