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Forum: Vaccinations   08-21-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,939
Posted By rachelsmama
Our children's generation can be divided into...

Our children's generation can be divided into three groups:

1) The ones who do get chickenpox (many of them were vaccinated, but got it anyway). There are fewer than in previous generations, but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-20-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By rachelsmama
Notamummy, you're right, nothing you described...

Notamummy, you're right, nothing you described was "wrong" and if you were a woman you would be viewed differently, and the whole thing is incredibly unfair. It really is disturbing how some people...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-13-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,939
Posted By rachelsmama
The individuals being vaccinated as children...

The individuals being vaccinated as children against chickenpox are only taking the "safer" path if their immunity stays high enough for long enough to prevent adult chickenpox, and if the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-12-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By rachelsmama
Does the astigmatism correction give him nausea? ...

Does the astigmatism correction give him nausea? If it does, then less drastic correction might make him less woozy. It's possible that the astigmatism is just less troublesome to him than the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-07-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By rachelsmama
In my experience some dentists (and some people...

In my experience some dentists (and some people in general) treat kids like that, and some do not. We have a good dentist who doesn't pull that type of bullshit* and has always been willing to work...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-03-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,094
Posted By rachelsmama
In many ways it shouldn't matter if the person...

In many ways it shouldn't matter if the person had a measles rash, or a runny nose and cough: both things are sign of being in a contageous state that is relevant to any immunosupressed patients. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-24-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,023
Posted By rachelsmama
I don't think jeans fit the same way on kids that...

I don't think jeans fit the same way on kids that they do on adults, and adults are stronger and more dextrous, so the stiff fabric might be less of a hindrance later on. In addition to that,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-20-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,023
Posted By rachelsmama
I vote you skip the whole jeans debate and get...

I vote you skip the whole jeans debate and get the kid a kilt.
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-14-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,070
Posted By rachelsmama
It bugs me, and apparently it bugs one of my kids...

It bugs me, and apparently it bugs one of my kids too, because he's been known to speak up saying, "She's MY mom, not yours!" Frankly, it's not the lack of using my name that bothers me, it's that...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-30-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,899
Posted By rachelsmama
People want some sort of assurance that the...

People want some sort of assurance that the choice they made will provide positive outcomes. The unfortunate reality is that there are no guarantees either way: if you vaccinate against something,...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   06-15-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By rachelsmama
Stainless steel crowns are really common where I...

Stainless steel crowns are really common where I live, and so far I haven't heard of any kids being embarrassed by them (although it could just be because they're so common). And of course, since...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-07-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By rachelsmama
:shrug Sure, if you look at a long enough...

:shrug Sure, if you look at a long enough timeline, the occasional pandemic is just a fact of life. As for the numbers, of course the next bad pandemic could have high numbers of casualties: the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-29-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By rachelsmama
I think due to communication issues it's...

I think due to communication issues it's difficult to say whether motion sickness is common or uncommon in small children, but it's a plausible explanation for many of the kids who react badly to car...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-29-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By rachelsmama
As a person who gets car sick, and the parent of...

As a person who gets car sick, and the parent of two kids who get car sick, the bolded part is very troubling. Not all kids can "learn" or "be trained" to tolerate a carseat. A different seat, or...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-17-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By rachelsmama
Where waiting rooms aren't managed properly,...

Where waiting rooms aren't managed properly, there's the risk of catching something from just being in the doctor's office (aka that place that sick people go because they're sick).
Forum: Vaccinations   05-08-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By rachelsmama
Canada's pretty forgettable, eh?

Canada's pretty forgettable, eh?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-03-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By rachelsmama
I'm going to take a guess, based on the tiny...

I'm going to take a guess, based on the tiny sampling of information about your household's food habits, that you and your step son have very different dietary preferences and dietary needs, and that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By rachelsmama
I think the only reason I can do the word...

I think the only reason I can do the word problems in the grade 5 book is that I have the "Challenging Word Problems" books, which give a lot more worked examples than the text and workbook do.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-09-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By rachelsmama
300 tarts is equal to 3/4 times 2/5 (the...

300 tarts is equal to 3/4 times 2/5 (the remainder of the remainder). So 300=6/20 or 3/10, so she had 1000 tarts to begin with. Does that help?

eta: While I respect the strip diagrams, I hate...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-21-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,337
Posted By rachelsmama
When dd was going through her girly girl phase I...

When dd was going through her girly girl phase I was frequently mystified, but never embarrassed. She watched lots of the original Muppet Show and loved Miss Piggy, though, so I never worried about...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-18-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,309
Posted By rachelsmama
I would love to see a well publicised study...

I would love to see a well publicised study looking at what percentage of the population qualifies as "unknown vaccination status". I suspect it could bring a degree of sanity to the discussion. Of...
Forum: Toddler Health   03-05-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By rachelsmama
Personally, I'd call around to other dental...

Personally, I'd call around to other dental practices, explain the situation and see if anybody is willing to take a quick look so you have a better idea how to proceed (maybe if you call back your...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-28-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,831
Posted By rachelsmama
:yeah I'd like to add another explanation...

:yeah

I'd like to add another explanation for the disagreement over whether vax status was disclosed: It's also possible the doctor who was taking down the medical history was only half listening...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-26-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By rachelsmama
Is he only considering the girls?

Is he only considering the girls?
Forum: Vaccinations   02-12-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,990
Posted By rachelsmama
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