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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-23-2008, 03:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By mamoma
Well, if the conversation is still going on,...

Well, if the conversation is still going on, then I have to put in another plug for Ariel. The bridge to "part of that world" goes like this:

What would I give if I could live out of these...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-06-2008, 03:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By mamoma
From what I can tell it's not from a study, it's...

From what I can tell it's not from a study, it's just the prevailing understanding as to *why* studies show that circumcision might decrease susceptibility to HIV. I know that African studies are...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-06-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By mamoma
This seems to be the theory: The majority...

This seems to be the theory:

The majority of men who are HIV positive become infected through the penis during sexual contact. Recent studies have proven conclusively that uncircumcised men are...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-06-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,001
Posted By mamoma
I don't think of it as "the government owns...

I don't think of it as "the government owns children".... I think it's more that parents *don't* own children. Children don't belong to anyone, and the government protects children, just like it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-05-2008, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,347
Posted By mamoma
I completely get the problems with...

I completely get the problems with princesses.... but Disney princesses aren't all bad, right? Ariel, for instance, is a princess who rebels against her father to go on land because she wants to...
Forum: Learning at School   02-05-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By mamoma
Are the grades generally set with a January 1...

Are the grades generally set with a January 1 cut off? If so, I don't envy your decision... Ordinarily I think that when there's a question about readiness, it's best to keep a November or December...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-05-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By mamoma
yes.

yes.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-05-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,926
Posted By mamoma
Wow - thanks for that Animal School link,...

Wow - thanks for that Animal School link, WuWei.... really simple, and really effective.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-03-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,926
Posted By mamoma
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/ye...

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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-03-2008, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By mamoma
It's not clear from your post but absolutely, if...

It's not clear from your post but absolutely, if he's deducting payment for the custody case from the auto case WITHOUT a fee agreement, then that's grounds for reporting him. Is that the story, or...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-03-2008, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By mamoma
Why don't you share with him the documents that...

Why don't you share with him the documents that convinced you? That way, you'll be on the same page to discuss it.
Forum: Women's Health   02-02-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By mamoma
There are exceptions for which you should read...

There are exceptions for which you should read the ingredients (there was a thread this week where I learned here that "rescue remedy" was 23% alcohol!) but as a general rule... homeopathic remedies...
Forum: Vaccinations   02-02-2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,221
Posted By mamoma
If you're "not sure how to argue back", how do...

If you're "not sure how to argue back", how do you know you're right?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-02-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By mamoma
from what I can see, and from what I know, it...

from what I can see, and from what I know, it seems like that's the way it is. The point of insurance is to pay your medical bills, yes. Let's say the other person hadn't been at fault - or if you...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-02-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,926
Posted By mamoma
I think that this thread has been a little...

I think that this thread has been a little unfair to the OP's DH, so I'm going to come in and play devil's advocate. First off, I don't think it's fair to characterize his expectation that she work...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-14-2007, 11:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,612
Posted By mamoma
No, I agree that the "vaccine for that" comment...

No, I agree that the "vaccine for that" comment was snarky, but that's allowed, right? http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif:

Disagreeing with one thing about a person doesn't...
Forum: Vaccinations   11-14-2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,612
Posted By mamoma
Quote: Originally Posted by wallacesmum...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wallacesmum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9734205)
So far in this thread, dymanic, you have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-09-2007, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By mamoma
Since you've already had a bunch of responses...

Since you've already had a bunch of responses with hugs and commiseration (both of which are deserved - your MIL sounds like a nightmare), I want to just suggest to you that your MIL may, actually,...
Forum: Activism and News   10-20-2007, 03:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,599
Posted By mamoma
Wow. I just read the link to the MDC poster's...

Wow. I just read the link to the MDC poster's story - what a horrible story. I don't know if it's the best example of what we're talking about here, though.... first off, her case(s) settled - which...
Forum: Learning at School   10-18-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,315
Posted By mamoma
I can't help you, but I'm glad you started this...

I can't help you, but I'm glad you started this thread. I think theories about how kids can and ought to learn to read are fascinating!

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Forum: Personal Growth   10-18-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By mamoma
I think it sounds like a terrific opportunity -...

I think it sounds like a terrific opportunity - it's a great place, you save money, and you get to live with your best friend who is agreeing to help with the kids?! Why would you say no?
Good luck!
Forum: Babywearing   10-18-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By mamoma
Thanks so much for the responses! I really do...

Thanks so much for the responses!
I really do feel a lot better now.
Forum: The Mindful Home   10-18-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By mamoma
Hopefully he'll appreciate you more from now on!...

Hopefully he'll appreciate you more from now on!
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Forum: The Mindful Home   10-18-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By mamoma
I think having a garbage disposal improves a...

I think having a garbage disposal improves a person's quality of life IMMENSELY. No more scraping plates into the garbage! No more dealing with a gross little food-clog basket in the drain!
Garbage...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-18-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By mamoma
Some people think they're tacky.... but I'm a...

Some people think they're tacky.... but I'm a huge fan of christmas lights. I think the white ones are lovely, and they create the same kind of glow candles do without the danger.
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