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Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-31-2005, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 840
Posted By Starling
Hi Katybear, I'm a librarian mom, and I...

Hi Katybear,

I'm a librarian mom, and I love it. My son had his library card before his little bellybutton skin fell off.

I'm in public libraries, so my experience will be a little different...
Forum: Activism Archives   09-09-2003, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,046
Posted By Starling
Carol Moseley Braun ...

Carol Moseley Braun

http://www.carolforpresident.com
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-04-2003, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Starling
Thanks, Kimmysue2. Tea Tree Oil sounds like a...

Thanks, Kimmysue2. Tea Tree Oil sounds like a good idea.

(Don't worry abt the cat eating the bleached rodent. It won't be lying around all bleach-y. I'd spray it just prior to picking it up and...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-04-2003, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Starling
My cats are pretty good hunters, and every few...

My cats are pretty good hunters, and every few days, I open the back door to find a dead mouse or rat or, sometimes, a pigeon, they've brought us.

I clean up the little carcasses, and I'm all...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-28-2003, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By Starling
In More More More Said the Baby, how do you know...

In More More More Said the Baby, how do you know Little Bird and her mom are Hispanic? I thought they were Asian! (I think this ambiguity is a strength of Williams' illustrations. Her characters'...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-30-2003, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Starling
Kevin and his dad / by Irene Smalls ;...

Kevin and his dad / by Irene Smalls ; illustrated by Michael Hays.
Little, Brown and Co., c1999.
"Kevin feels excitement, pride, pleasure, and love as he spends an entire day working and playing...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-08-2003, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 972
Posted By Starling
Hi Idsmama, Most of the issues you bring up...

Hi Idsmama,

Most of the issues you bring up have been on my mind perpetually since my DS was born, a little over 2 years ago. I still struggle with them, but here are some things that have...
Forum: Pets   05-24-2003, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,613
Posted By Starling
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/coolshine.gif

Thanks, mamas!

I got a bottle of a natural stain and odor remover (can't remember the brand name right now...) at the health...
Forum: Pets   05-21-2003, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,613
Posted By Starling
My cat peed on my couch....

My cat peed on my couch. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

Everything was soaked: cushions, throw pillows, frame. It's a sofabed, so the sofabed mattress is soaked,...
Forum: Parenting   05-18-2003, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By Starling
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif

Hugs to you, Star Jewel. I'm sorry to hear you're being treated so unfairly! And I'm sorry you had to be away from your children...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-01-2003, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 581
Posted By Starling
Maybe the family wasn't pushing. Maybe the child...

Maybe the family wasn't pushing. Maybe the child was eager to learn and the family was just keeping up with his great hunger for knowledge.
Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-23-2003, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Starling
Here are some things I put in a gift basket for...

Here are some things I put in a gift basket for my pg friend

Mothering Magazine!

Lotion for her tummy

Slippers in case her feet swell

A nice insulated cup with matching straw to keep her...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-06-2003, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Starling
Chin up, Wombat....

Chin up, Wombat. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

You're still attachment parenting your baby. You're giving her breastmilk, after all. You're building emotional...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-29-2003, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Starling
Pittsburgh, PA Dr. Hildebrandt. Office...

Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Hildebrandt.

Office in East Liberty.

(I don't have the office phone number right now; I'll come back and post it later...)
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-29-2003, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,152
Posted By Starling
Oh, yeah! I definitely think it's a class thing!...

Oh, yeah! I definitely think it's a class thing! I've gotten friendly with a nice group of SAHMs. We all do a little freelance work or something to help pay the bills.

These down-to-earth,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-29-2003, 01:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,747
Posted By Starling
Yes, it does bother me! Not so much on the...

Yes, it does bother me! Not so much on the boards, but in real life.

I have a friend who is a SAHM and whose husband makes a lot of money at a job for a corporation with no redeeming social...
Forum: Parenting   03-27-2003, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By Starling
Hi Oatmeal, I don't have a problem with the...

Hi Oatmeal,

I don't have a problem with the unlocked door, but I do have a huge problem with the daycare provider saying to you, "I'm so f---ing tired" !!! As if being tired is a good reason to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-24-2003, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By Starling
DS (24 mos) went in for his regular checkup this...

DS (24 mos) went in for his regular checkup this morning, and the Dr. asked if I had any concerns or questions.

I told him that I was still nursing DS, but that my husband thinks I should wean,...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-23-2003, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Starling
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif Hey DaryLLL,


Since LLL is part of your name, I'm guessin' you know more about overcoming nursing difficulties than I do.
...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-23-2003, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Starling
Switching sides frequently may help. When baby...

Switching sides frequently may help. When baby lets go or becomes overwhelmed on one side, give him the other, then switch back the next time. Good luck.
Forum: Women's Health   03-19-2003, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Starling
Hi, I've been using the copper T IUD for...

Hi,

I've been using the copper T IUD for about 1 1/2 years.

I chose it by process of elimination.

For a number of reasons, it was and is important that I not get pregnant.

I did not want...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-09-2003, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By Starling
DH takes care of DS (23 mos) on Sunday mornings...

DH takes care of DS (23 mos) on Sunday mornings while I work. When I got home this afternoon, DH said to DS, "Tell Mama about nursing. What did we decide?"

DS said, "Nursing stop."

And DH gave...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-26-2003, 02:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,697
Posted By Starling
Hi Asherah, HA! I know what you mean! I've...

Hi Asherah,

HA! I know what you mean! I've had the same experience (but at the children's museum instead of the playground.)

It's a terrible feeling. Sent me right back to junior high,...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-17-2003, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By Starling
Thanks, all you mamas, for your info. I'm...

Thanks, all you mamas, for your info.

I'm no longer in a state of cous cous confusion. I'm in a state of cous cous contentment. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I...
Forum: Women's Health   02-17-2003, 04:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,398
Posted By Starling
So, how's it going, everyone? It's going...

So, how's it going, everyone?

It's going well here. I've learned to cook a lot more new dishes in the last several weeks in my effort to avoid proccessed grain.

I've been eating a lot of beans...
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