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Forum: Parenting   06-20-2003, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By Serena
Well, I've been kicked off the MDC boards for...

Well, I've been kicked off the MDC boards for questioning the removal of the Abstinence thread. One more offkicking to report over at APUtopia! It's weird how Piglet said action was only taken when...
Forum: Parenting   06-19-2003, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,399
Posted By Serena
Actually forums do not have to be moderated. I...

Actually forums do not have to be moderated. I belong to many unmoderated lists that trust the adult members to work out flare-ups that occur. This is a public forum and so moderators are more...
Forum: Parenting   06-18-2003, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Serena
A Maya Wrap in undyed (off-white) cotton would...

A Maya Wrap in undyed (off-white) cotton would be my recommendation. I use a black one in winter, and the white in summer. It's as cool as it gets.
Forum: Parenting   06-18-2003, 10:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,399
Posted By Serena
Quote: Originally posted by Piglet68 I will...

Quote:
Originally posted by Piglet68
I will begin the editing process....and <insert evil dr. frankenstein laugh here> bring it back to liiiiiiife!!
What in the world does this mean??? You'll...
Forum: Parenting   06-14-2003, 10:32 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 21,878
Posted By Serena
Indiegirl, you're on the money... this is giong...

Indiegirl, you're on the money... this is giong to turn into a Christian vs. everyone else thing. It's totally pointless and will never be resolved. The abstinence faction will quote a bunch of...
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2003, 09:40 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 21,878
Posted By Serena
Quote: Originally posted by ameliabedeliaky ...

Quote:
Originally posted by ameliabedeliaky

And, our relationship is so much better for it. We know how to show love and affection to each other without being sexual. We play around and are...
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2003, 02:30 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 21,878
Posted By Serena
PerfectLove--I'm sorry you felt flamed, although...

PerfectLove--I'm sorry you felt flamed, although I can see how you would. I think people reacted honestly to that story but weren't overly harsh about it. I have to be honest that I had the same...
Forum: Parenting   06-12-2003, 06:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,896
Posted By Serena
Thanks for all of this great info! Debra--WOW!!...

Thanks for all of this great info! Debra--WOW!! That's a lotta children and a lot of different experiences. Interesting how they seemed to get shorter, then longer.

I asked out of personal...
Forum: Parenting   06-11-2003, 02:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,896
Posted By Serena
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Just very curious.... thanks!
Forum: Parenting   05-31-2003, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,372
Posted By Serena
Hip Mama, and Compleat Mother, probably come the...

Hip Mama, and Compleat Mother, probably come the closest. I subscribe to Hip Mama but not CM. Other than parenting, I subscribe to Harper's, The Nation, the New Yorker, Utne, and People. Hey a...
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   05-31-2003, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Serena
How many births, if any, in your opinion and/or...

How many births, if any, in your opinion and/or experience, should a beginning doula attend for free before starting to charge?

Does certification make any difference, in your opinion?
Forum: Birth Professionals (Archive)   05-31-2003, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,508
Posted By Serena
Wow, looks like NYC is the most expensive place...

Wow, looks like NYC is the most expensive place possible to hire a doula. My doula was $1000 and that was in the middle of her sliding scale ($750-1250) and she has since raised her scale to...
Forum: VBAC   05-30-2003, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By Serena
According to ICAN those pains are just adhesions...

According to ICAN those pains are just adhesions breaking apart from the stretching--nothing dangerous, and not a sign of internal tearing or ripping. You might want to join the ICAN mailing list...
Forum: VBAC   05-30-2003, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By Serena
I bled for 9 weeks too. And it would be normal...

I bled for 9 weeks too. And it would be normal lochia, then I would walk too much or do too much and get a gush of bright red blood. It was awful. I really, really had to FORCE myself to get enough...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-30-2003, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By Serena
Quote: Originally posted by oceanbaby he...

Quote:
Originally posted by oceanbaby
he threw tantrums all night long. Again, not sobbing and pawing at me, but just pissed off.
This was key for us. I can't take a baby or toddler crying in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2003, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By Serena
We night weaned twice. First time was at 12...

We night weaned twice. First time was at 12 months. It worked. Then dd got sick several times over the winter, and we began nursing throughout the night again. (And when dd nurses throughout the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-28-2003, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,869
Posted By Serena
oops, i just posted my own thread on this...

oops, i just posted my own thread on this without looking at this one first!! lol! I'm having the same issue. Stopping naked time is not an option though; I'm a bit of a "clean freak" as well, but...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-28-2003, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By Serena
really sad that I have to ask this, but... it's...

really sad that I have to ask this, but... it's starting to get incredibly disgusting. My living room rug is covered in urine stains. Dd is kinda, sorta, not really potty learning and basically just...
Forum: Parenting   05-28-2003, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,194
Posted By Serena
No kidding, chamomile tea, too? I mean I know...

No kidding, chamomile tea, too? I mean I know and agree about herbs in general and some you need to be more careful about than others, but a mild herbal tea?
Forum: Parenting   05-28-2003, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,194
Posted By Serena
Grumo--you could try giving her chamomile tea...

Grumo--you could try giving her chamomile tea instead of the herb tincture every night. Chamomile is a mild, lovely herb as herbs go--valerian is much more powerful in terms of herbs as "drugs." We...
Forum: Activism Archives   05-15-2003, 10:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,650
Posted By Serena
Quote: Originally posted by TiredX2 Nothing...

Quote:
Originally posted by TiredX2
Nothing is wrong with Nader, the person. In fact, he has done some great thing. What is wrong with Nader, the presidential candidate, is that if he had not...
Forum: Activism Archives   05-14-2003, 03:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,650
Posted By Serena
What's wrong with Nader, exactly?...

What's wrong with Nader, exactly? http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif:

I'm impressed with those of you whose dh's were/are Republicans and yet obviously have minds...
Forum: Activism Archives   05-14-2003, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By Serena
I saw this on the Daily Show the other night....

I saw this on the Daily Show the other night. THEY ARE BRILLIANT . So funny. Who could fail to see what a liar and a moron this guy is? I'm baffled.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-14-2003, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 594
Posted By Serena
Beth--it's exhausting just reading about it!!...

Beth--it's exhausting just reading about it!! It's so unfair! I know parents whose kids are still napping at 4.......
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-14-2003, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By Serena
Oh yes, I was very melancholy and very proud,...

Oh yes, I was very melancholy and very proud, and I felt this enormous sense of relief!! The relief was a surprise, since I loved dd's babyhood immensely and loved having an infant. But it's hard,...
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