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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-27-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 213
Posted By Mosaic
Renter's insurance covers your property,...

Renter's insurance covers your property, regardless of location: so if your car is broken into and someone steals a laptop or ipod, those would be covered under renter's insurance and not your auto...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-27-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Mosaic
It doesn't bother me personally; but if it's not...

It doesn't bother me personally; but if it's not your cup of tea, that is totally fair. I think it's ok to tell your parents that you love and support them 100% but that as their child, you're not...
Forum: Multicultural Families   09-26-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Mosaic
Honestly, I would keep up the "as much Arabic as...

Honestly, I would keep up the "as much Arabic as possible" plan. My situation is very similar to yours: non-native speaker of the minority language at home. Only my children are now 3.5 and 7 and...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-19-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,845
Posted By Mosaic
Personally, I believe our bodies are made to eat...

Personally, I believe our bodies are made to eat meat. From the vitamins that we need, to the way our teeth are shaped and how our digestive system works, it makes sense to me from a...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-18-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,020
Posted By Mosaic
I understand not wanting to gain a ton of weight...

I understand not wanting to gain a ton of weight over pregnancy. However, I also know that focusing on your weight takes focus off of your health. That's because reading a number on a scale is much,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-17-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 908
Posted By Mosaic
Guilt trips I can handle, as they usually come...

Guilt trips I can handle, as they usually come from myself (rough) or other SAHMs (easier to ignore). But if my DH were laying it on thick, that would be intolerable. We have to be in this parenting...
Forum: Lactivism   09-05-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Mosaic
I office-hopped a bit with my first as well, and...

I office-hopped a bit with my first as well, and it actually wasn't bad, especially if you can spread it out. The part-timer's office could be your first go-to and could work for all Tuesday...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-29-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Mosaic
Have a couple of boxes with things that you will...

Have a couple of boxes with things that you will need immediately in the new house. Think toilet paper, cleaning supplies, shower curtain, hand soap and towels, phone chargers, garbage bags, box...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   08-23-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By Mosaic
Krabbe is caused by a certain deletion or...

Krabbe is caused by a certain deletion or mutation, one of which is inherited from each parent. The child's parents will likely be genetically tested to find out the source of the child's disease...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-21-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By Mosaic
Yeah, I think your experience is not that...

Yeah, I think your experience is not that uncommon. I'm pg with my third baby, and I've never had motion recording, children are frequently prohibited from u/s rooms, and techs are restricted as to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-29-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Mosaic
The first part of labor is dilation, so if your...

The first part of labor is dilation, so if your body is doing its job without taking your breath away, that's a good thing! Some women dilate completely without feeling like they're in official...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-15-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By Mosaic
Yup, the YMCA and various camps. The Y also has...

Yup, the YMCA and various camps. The Y also has a program to cover those odd days, and I know other parents use drop-in child care which is more common around here than in other places. On a few...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,738
Posted By Mosaic
At first, I felt that you were perhaps...

At first, I felt that you were perhaps overreacting and a bit judgemental/overly-stereotyping. But after reading everything, I got a weird vibe, too. I agree with those that say it's possible he's...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   05-06-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Mosaic
It's actually pretty common, especially for...

It's actually pretty common, especially for people who are just starting a workout routine or taking it up a notch:

http://www.prevention.com/fitness/fitness-tips/itching-walk
Forum: Gardening   05-06-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Mosaic
Last summer I tried salt with a vinegar spray....

Last summer I tried salt with a vinegar spray. It worked a bit but not completely, so I need to re-treat again this year. Salt is a good one for areas where you never want anything to grow (such as...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-03-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,245
Posted By Mosaic
Sorry... multipost! Mods feel free to delete....

Sorry... multipost! Mods feel free to delete. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-03-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,245
Posted By Mosaic
Sorry... multipost! Mods feel free to delete....

Sorry... multipost! Mods feel free to delete. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-03-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 730
Posted By Mosaic
You're right... there are a lot of abbreviations...

You're right... there are a lot of abbreviations and short-hand terms that get used on message boards, in part due to the speed with which they can be typed/understood and in part due to the culture...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   05-01-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,806
Posted By Mosaic
I do think her tone and response were less...

I do think her tone and response were less gentle than they could have been, but we also need to remember that she was trying to do her job. An 18 week u/s is usually to look at and measure a number...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-10-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 371
Posted By Mosaic
Stupid question... but it "Five fingered shoes"...

Stupid question... but it "Five fingered shoes" the brand name? Every time I see this thread title I wonder why on earth people are so keen to put shoes on their hands (or hands in their shoes). Why...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-08-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Mosaic
You know, it is the baby, not you, who decides!...

You know, it is the baby, not you, who decides! Hypnobabies has several lines in their scripts that address this sort of thing, like "Your baby will come at the perfect time. Babies are born on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-04-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,957
Posted By Mosaic
I've flown on a commercial flight all by myself....

I've flown on a commercial flight all by myself. Just me, the pilots, and one flight attendant on a big ol' plane!

I've been indoor sky-diving in the biggest vertical wind tunnel on the planet.
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Forum: I'm Pregnant   04-04-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Mosaic
I always did my practicing with a CD player, so...

I always did my practicing with a CD player, so I had a regular CD player for my birth as well. Earbuds just bug me, I guess. No one fell asleep, but the midwives did pick up on some of the cues and...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-02-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Mosaic
Positive OPKs mean that your body is gearing up...

Positive OPKs mean that your body is gearing up to O, but it doesn't confirm an O. O pains are the same way. With infertile CM, I'm not seeing any indication of ovulation yet.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   04-01-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Mosaic
I agree... I'm not seeing it.

I agree... I'm not seeing it.
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