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Forum: Vaccinations   08-24-2003, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By Raven1
The last minute change by the Health Dept. is...

The last minute change by the Health Dept. is NOT reflective of the law as written, which specifically forbids the tracking of identities, as opposed to raw numbers. (Last I heard, anyway)

I...
Forum: Women's Health   08-18-2003, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Raven1
OOps, just noticed that your appointment was...

OOps, just noticed that your appointment was today! (so was ourshttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Hope you got it worked out okay; sorry I was...
Forum: Women's Health   08-18-2003, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Raven1
I don't think the exposure would be "all that...

I don't think the exposure would be "all that bad", but the less the better, kwim?? It is a cumulative exposure that builds up over a lifetime; better to save your allotment/safe levels for when...
Forum: Women's Health   08-18-2003, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Raven1
Well, MY dd just had her first dental visit...

Well, MY dd just had her first dental visit today (she will be 4 next mth). I knew she had some decay (a bit between the two front teeth and quite a few small brown spots on molars). Turns out she...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-03-2003, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By Raven1
We lived in Oregon the year he was in school. I...

We lived in Oregon the year he was in school. I know; I was shocked at them handing out fluoride tablets in class, too!
Enough of a hassle to avoid it at the dentist!
Yes, the trend is to...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-02-2003, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,730
Posted By Raven1
I had heard that there was a debate on the...

I had heard that there was a debate on the issue, and decided to investigate further, but had not done so by the time my first child was “of age” for his first vaccines. So, I “decided” (actually...
Forum: Vaccinations   08-02-2003, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By Raven1
Well, my son spent a year in public school (1st...

Well, my son spent a year in public school (1st grade), and the only "medical" issue that came up was the fluoride pills they gave out (as soon as the teacher gave me the permission form, I said,...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-30-2003, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,715
Posted By Raven1
LOL! Yeah, since when was religion considered a...

LOL! Yeah, since when was religion considered a more valid reason to object than a decision based on "scientific" evidence?
One of my main beefs with the current laws in many states; if I present...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-30-2003, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Raven1
Well, I am glad to hear he is "passing", LOL!...

Well, I am glad to hear he is "passing", LOL! Leave it to the educrats to add an IQ test and label him for not passing ENOUGHhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif So, who is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-28-2003, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Raven1
Margar, I agree with your philosophy! I...

Margar, I agree with your philosophy! I sympathize with your test-taking plight, and hope to avoid it for myself/my kids if possible.
We currently live in Texas, (where no registration or testing...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-28-2003, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,758
Posted By Raven1
LOL! Okay, so my original reply DID get posted!...

LOL! Okay, so my original reply DID get posted! sigh...one of those dayshttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif As Rosanna RosannaDana would say,...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-28-2003, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,758
Posted By Raven1
OKay, I posted a very long and detailed reply...

OKay, I posted a very long and detailed reply just a few min. ago, and not sure if it will be posted (it SAID it would be! so I deleted the document on my computer.)
If not, I will just say that I...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-28-2003, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By Raven1
I concur with what everyone else has...

I concur with what everyone else has said.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Also, an interesting note; here in Texas, one of the major universities (and I am blanking...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-28-2003, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,758
Posted By Raven1
Greymom, well, I actually made TWO decisions,...

Greymom, well, I actually made TWO decisions, lol! The first was to go ahead and vaccinate my firstborn at 2.5 mths old. That one, I based largely on mainstream media articles and reports. I had...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-28-2003, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,715
Posted By Raven1
Firstly, re' the religious exemption in Texas,...

Firstly, re' the religious exemption in Texas, last time I checked the dept. of health site, no-one may ask what religion is involved. (Probably due to one or more pending lawsuits on the issue,...
Forum: Homebirth   05-13-2002, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,552
Posted By Raven1
3rd vote for...

3rd vote for Oregonhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif We are currently back in Texas(tho', God willing, not for another summer after this one!) but lived for 8 yrs in...
Forum: Homebirth   05-13-2002, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,887
Posted By Raven1
None to speak of at all. (Aside from the bags of...

None to speak of at all. (Aside from the bags of post-birth/lochia pads, of course)
Chux pads, which were thrown in the trash, took care of all of it as far as I know(and as it was my bed, I think...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2002, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By Raven1
To me, unschooling means life. Nothing more,...

To me, unschooling means life. Nothing more, nothing less. We do waht happens/we create each day. If that meansw a trip to the Science Museum, okay. If that means fixing the car or washer, okay as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2002, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By Raven1
OOPS! That lat post was intended for another...

OOPS! That lat post was intended for another threadhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Sorry!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2002, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By Raven1
To me, unschooling means life. Nothing more,...

To me, unschooling means life. Nothing more, nothing less. We do waht happens/we create each day. If that meansw a trip to the Science Museum, okay. If that means fixing the car or washer, okay as...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2002, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By Raven1
1. Philosophy of learning/education. ...

1. Philosophy of learning/education.
Belief/experience that learning is only relevant when chosen/consented to by the learner, and best acomplished via hands on, real life methods. Conviction that...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2002, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,457
Posted By Raven1
IMO, yes, it is. That doesn't mean you might...

IMO, yes, it is.
That doesn't mean you might not need child care for some of your work hrs., or that you will have big blocks of time during each day to "do school" at home. But remember,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-12-2002, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,016
Posted By Raven1
Well, I voted Unschooling, as that best...

Well, I voted Unschooling, as that best describes what we do, BUT, I admit I was a bit torn between that and the "none, we make up our own"...
Forum: Homebirth   04-02-2002, 10:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,881
Posted By Raven1
Now, I assume you mean what kind of birth did I,...

Now, I assume you mean what kind of birth did I, the mother, have, not what kind I the child had, lol!(ftr, I was a "2 wks overdue", pitocin, back labor for 14 hrs, shaved mom, hospital...
Forum: Homebirth   04-02-2002, 10:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,818
Posted By Raven1
My son's (first one) hung out in the freezer for...

My son's (first one) hung out in the freezer for about 2 yrs, because we intended to plant it under a tree and never got around to it! We kept thinking, well, let's wait until we have a place of our...
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