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Forum: Women's Health   11-21-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By JenRave
That's a totally stupid article.  The whole...

That's a totally stupid article.  The whole autism scare and "increase in autism" is made up anyway. Really, it is.  Example - today, my son and I are "autistic". 30 years ago, we would never have...
Forum: Women's Health   11-21-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By JenRave
I've been quiet a while, very busy with school...

I've been quiet a while, very busy with school and all, and the stupid Hurricane Isaac (not Sandy, Isaac!) got the semester off to a bad start. This is relevant I swear! It's like this:
 
Probably...
Forum: Family Safety   04-14-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,090
Posted By JenRave
But my stupid cat joke aside - I uh - I don't...

But my stupid cat joke aside - I uh - I don't know, can you move?  That's a semi serious thought.
 
I have a memory of a place we lived when I was small, for only a year, yay, that had a ton of...
Forum: Family Safety   04-14-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,090
Posted By JenRave
Get cats, lol.  Young ones.

Get cats, lol.  Young ones.
Forum: February 2012   04-12-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,645
Posted By JenRave
I am so sorry to hear this.  Peace to you, many...

I am so sorry to hear this.  Peace to you, many prayers.
Forum: Women's Health   04-12-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By JenRave
We have bedbugs, just discovered them...

We have bedbugs, just discovered them yesterday.  I can't talk to anyone about it and am not sure how I"m going to cope.  Here is the situation:
 
1) we live in the ghetto, and I do mean,...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-11-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,657
Posted By JenRave
I agree, trust your instincts, don't leave your...

I agree, trust your instincts, don't leave your children alone with them.  It isn't so much that they were abused as a child, it's that they clearly haven't examined the issue - i.e., that they...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-11-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By JenRave
I'm... a little confused.  It sounds like you...

I'm... a little confused.  It sounds like you did fine and your husband and doula are being really unsupportive.  Why was he crying and making you feel guilty when you needed help?  Why is your...
Forum: Birth Stories   10-09-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,997
Posted By JenRave
Mean nurses suck *hugs*

Mean nurses suck *hugs*
Forum: Intactivism   10-09-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By JenRave
The end of the article says it all (emphasis...

The end of the article says it all (emphasis mine):
 
"The World Bank and the U.S. State Department (http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/U.S.+State+Department) support a major push for adult...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-09-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 744
Posted By JenRave
If you bathe your child regularly and change...

If you bathe your child regularly and change their diaper promptly, making sure no fecal matter is left around the genital area (using baby wipes or wash cloth or whatever means you are using to...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-09-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By JenRave
Well I think it would be helpful for both boys...

Well I think it would be helpful for both boys and girls to be given a bit of sensible hygiene advice early on.  Like "wash here with water only regularly" and for girls "wipe from front to back",...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-09-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 15,407
Posted By JenRave
I usually feel uncomfortable discussing my son's...

I usually feel uncomfortable discussing my son's privates but - yes.  He never had a problem.  He is almost 16.  Not the slightest issue.
 
When he was young, I didn't have a lot of information...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-08-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,989
Posted By JenRave
It is understandable to have mixed feelings -...

It is understandable to have mixed feelings - you came through more or less okay and your baby is fine, but things didn't turn out exactly as you'd hoped, and your family is giving you a hard time...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-08-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,916
Posted By JenRave
You didn't do anything wrong.  Please don't...

You didn't do anything wrong.  Please don't blame yourself.  I'm glad you had a good midwife who recognized your precious little one needed help, and that she ended up being alright in the end - it...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-27-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By JenRave
I just buy nice kosher rolls, usually.  BAD...

I just buy nice kosher rolls, usually.  BAD JEW...
 
Cobblestone are nice >.>
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-26-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By JenRave
*cries*  I am so terrible at baking bread... and...

*cries*  I am so terrible at baking bread... and since I moved back down south I can't find any challah in stores...
 
And Rosh Hashanah is coming!  I will have to come up with something...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-21-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By JenRave
Hmm.  Do you do "time outs"?  Although getting...

Hmm.  Do you do "time outs"?  Although getting ready to leave might not make that work at all.  I wouldn't give him the cookie though, that will encourage him to scream to get what he wants in the...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-21-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,481
Posted By JenRave
It is classic of an abuser that they blame...

It is classic of an abuser that they blame everyone but themselves for the abusive behavior... now he's blaming us.  He worked hard for all those years... what about you with the kids?  That isn't...
Forum: Learning at School   09-20-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,014
Posted By JenRave
This is all so strange to me, but then most...

This is all so strange to me, but then most school things are!  I went to an ACE school for my first several years of school, only went to normal school for a few years, and then I went to boarding...
Forum: Learning at School   09-15-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,014
Posted By JenRave
Oh I don't know.  I homeschool.  When my kid is...

Oh I don't know.  I homeschool.  When my kid is hungry, he eats.  He is 5'5" and weighs 125, so I wouldn't say that way of feeding him causes obesity or anything.  Ha!
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-26-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By JenRave
"Some workers may determine that a parent...

"Some workers may determine that a parent refusing access to their children is a strong indictator that the parents have something to hide."
 
Yes this, exactly.  It makes you look guilty.
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   08-24-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By JenRave
Just advice from someone who has been through it...

Just advice from someone who has been through it (and I didn't do anything wrong!) - if you refuse to let CPS in, they will come back with the police, and if you fight letting them come in without a...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-19-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,934
Posted By JenRave
RE: US maternal death rate - I think that's...

RE: US maternal death rate - I think that's probably more a comment on the growing poverty issues in America than anything else, honestly.  Being poor = bad nutrition, and we all know how important...
Forum: August 2011   08-19-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By JenRave
Oooh, sounds like it got a little rough and...

Oooh, sounds like it got a little rough and scary but I'm glad you both got through okay!  I've been at Mt Auburn for a number of things, I used to live right down the road, although none of those...
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