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Forum: Lactivism   09-06-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By MyNameIsBen
I have only read part of it, but it's good! ...

I have only read part of it, but it's good!

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/onbalance/
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-05-2006, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 185
Posted By MyNameIsBen
I used to let the dog eat food out of my mouth....

I used to let the dog eat food out of my mouth. She was always vvery gentle. Depending on what it was, she would have to employ her tongue to get all the bits out. Not trying to threadjack.
Forum: Gardening   09-05-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By MyNameIsBen
I've never done this, but my dad had 3 going at...

I've never done this, but my dad had 3 going at once at one point. I was often recruited to help move piles of dirt and detritus and that wonderful black soil you get from them to the garden.

I...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-05-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,998
Posted By MyNameIsBen
Shee-it. All the damn time, now, and Viv is only...

Shee-it. All the damn time, now, and Viv is only 15 days old!


I have to go.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-05-2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By MyNameIsBen
My 2 week old daughter often prefers to sleep...

My 2 week old daughter often prefers to sleep with her head in the crook of my arm. This is nice for both of us up to a point. After something like 2.5 hours or so, my arm gets really sore and I...
Forum: Dads   09-05-2006, 04:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,070
Posted By MyNameIsBen
I prefer cloth diapers. We recieved some...

I prefer cloth diapers. We recieved some disposables from the hospital and some from relatives, which we are using for nighttime and traveling. But it's not as fun or as good for the environment, so...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   09-04-2006, 10:58 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 2,638
Posted By MyNameIsBen
Valid Dictorian cracks me up. I myself am an...

Valid Dictorian cracks me up. I myself am an invalid dictorian.
Forum: Dads   08-31-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,451
Posted By MyNameIsBen
Allowing a child to play with toy guns to learn...

Allowing a child to play with toy guns to learn about good and evil is absolutely ridiculous. Also, teaching a child to associate a cop or a robber or anyone else with absolute good and absolute...
Forum: Television   08-28-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,431
Posted By MyNameIsBen
Quote: Originally Posted by sidshappymamma ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sidshappymamma
MASH
Sienfeld
King of the Hill
Twin Peaks
Lost
early The X-Files
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Mystery Science Theater
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-25-2006, 10:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,794
Posted By MyNameIsBen
Well, Viv certainly seems to enjoy getting the...

Well, Viv certainly seems to enjoy getting the Led out. Everytime we went to a prenataly appointment, we heard at least one song by Led Zepplin. It was only a half hour drive, too, so it wasn't like...
Forum: Pets   08-25-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By MyNameIsBen
I'm not sure what your stance on vaccinating...

I'm not sure what your stance on vaccinating people is, but you may want to rethink the vaccines they recommend for kittens. We are only vaxing against rabies for our newest feline. It is the law....
Forum: Pets   08-25-2006, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By MyNameIsBen
I would suggest allowing them a couple of days...

I would suggest allowing them a couple of days to get used to the house and it's smells. I would limit the amount of time people spend with them to a few hours for the first day. As far as beds go,...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-25-2006, 08:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,165
Posted By MyNameIsBen
Mirah. She's so special, we gave our daughter...

Mirah. She's so special, we gave our daughter that as her middle name.
Mazzy Star
Joanna Newsom
Smog
Madeline Peyroux
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-25-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By MyNameIsBen
We went to Target the other day with our 3 day...

We went to Target the other day with our 3 day old Vivian; her first outing! While we were looking for a breastpump, Viv got hungry and started screaming. With only the slightest of glances around,...
Forum: Diapering   08-25-2006, 08:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,089
Posted By MyNameIsBen
S and I have only been doing it for 4 days now,...

S and I have only been doing it for 4 days now, and the only hard part has been deciding which diapers go with which covers. I don't mean for cuteness, I mean which will fit. Our baby Viv was a...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   08-25-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 479
Posted By MyNameIsBen
Glad to see just the one in support of circ....

Glad to see just the one in support of circ. What an idiotic argument she made, too.
Forum: Dads   08-25-2006, 07:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,186
Posted By MyNameIsBen
It's disappointing how many people out there are...

It's disappointing how many people out there are in situations that put them at the mercy of someone who may or may not be understanding about new parents and their needs. I got lucky; I wasn't owed...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-25-2006, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By MyNameIsBen
Our little Vivian sleeps with us. We knew she...

Our little Vivian sleeps with us. We knew she would from the get go and never considered anything else.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2006, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By MyNameIsBen
Neat! Thanks, I'll have to check that when I'm...

Neat! Thanks, I'll have to check that when I'm not holding Viv.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-25-2006, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By MyNameIsBen
I really wonder what advantages an abacus has...

I really wonder what advantages an abacus has over any other math teaching tool. Maybe I say this because I've never used one and don't know how they work. My curiousity is piqued.
Forum: Parenting   08-25-2006, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,747
Posted By MyNameIsBen
I know you asked for positive feedback, but I...

I know you asked for positive feedback, but I have to be honest; this sounds a lot like me between the ages of ....oh, 6 to 18. I was diagnosed with ADHD (which I now take with a grain of salt). I...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   08-24-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By MyNameIsBen
My three day old sucks on my and my girlfriend's...

My three day old sucks on my and my girlfriend's fangles for comforts when we are changing her diaper/putting her in the carseat and other discomforting activities. I can't think of any reason to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-24-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
  help!!
Views: 223
Posted By MyNameIsBen
I concur with the previous posters: Lots of...

I concur with the previous posters: Lots of excersize always wore me out, and reading at bedtime is quite effective.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-24-2006, 08:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,524
Posted By MyNameIsBen
I'm a guy (since that seems to matter) and I...

I'm a guy (since that seems to matter) and I first saw breastfeeding around 10 years old. I haven't been scarred or damaged at all. Indeed, I think the fact that it was and has been so openly done...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-23-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 500
Posted By MyNameIsBen
Our 3 day old sleeps in a diaper. I think we...

Our 3 day old sleeps in a diaper. I think we have a little blanket in for her also.
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