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Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   01-06-2011, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Heaz
My first two children were delivered at AGH in...

My first two children were delivered at AGH in Pittsburgh, and both ended up as unplanned C-sections. I'm pregnant again, due in August. Instead of risking another go-round with the Midwife Center...
Forum: Diapering   01-05-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Heaz
@galatea: I don't think we know each other yet,...

@galatea: I don't think we know each other yet, but it may happen soon! :D 
Forum: Diapering   01-05-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By Heaz
It's been a few years since I've been part of...

It's been a few years since I've been part of the CD world (my "baby" will be 5 when my new LO arrives at the end of summer) and a few things have changed. I loved Fuzzibunz the last time around,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-23-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,009
Posted By Heaz
More thoughts on this subject... When I...

More thoughts on this subject...

When I chose not to have my sons circumcised, I certainly had my (well-researched and much-considered) reasons. But my strongest argument--for both myself and any...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-23-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,009
Posted By Heaz
Quote: Originally Posted by mommy68...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mommy68 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12447896)
My older son has a certain personality type...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-22-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,009
Posted By Heaz
Quote: Originally Posted by mamatoady...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamatoady http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12441345)
This may have already been posted, but if...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-22-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Heaz
Yeah, this is exactly why I've learned to avoid...

Yeah, this is exactly why I've learned to avoid going to the zoo in May, or to any museum on reduced price days (alas). Too many field trip groups. I'm tired of my little guys getting shoved around...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-22-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,009
Posted By Heaz
That's a tough one. My little guy is about to...

That's a tough one. My little guy is about to turn 5 and will be eligible next year. He's starting to see his friends disappear onto buses and is asking questions. So I have these thoughts, too.
...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-16-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By Heaz
Quote: You can try affirmations like "I am...

Quote:
You can try affirmations like "I am open."
Yup. Did that in the second labor...and did not have the Kegel-y feeling that I had in my first. I do think that I was just so stressed during...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-14-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By Heaz
I agree...I do think that my cervix not opening...

I agree...I do think that my cervix not opening was because neither of my babies properly descended. I think I just freaked out because now that I have a name for the vaginismus, I remembered...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-10-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By Heaz
Quote: Originally Posted by claras_mom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by claras_mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12358000)...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-10-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,832
Posted By Heaz
When my DH and I attended childbirth classes...

When my DH and I attended childbirth classes (offered through our local Midwife Center), the instructor was extremely vocal in her opinions of C-sections...that they are *always* unnecessary, and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-22-2008, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By Heaz
Oh I know exactly what you mean. A BIG part of...

Oh I know exactly what you mean. A BIG part of why I fell in love with my DH is because of how obvious it was that he loved his kids, and how devoted he was to them. It's hard to explain, but it's...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-22-2008, 02:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,356
Posted By Heaz
Seriously. I'm at my wits' end. It's a long...

Seriously.

I'm at my wits' end. It's a long story (aren't they all?) but suffice it to say that we have two primary problems here in my family.

1. My eldest stepson (14) has been going through...
Forum: Unschooling   03-13-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,124
Posted By Heaz
Wow, what a difficult question. There was no one...

Wow, what a difficult question. There was no one inspiration or moment or crisis...it's been an evolving process. I guess it started with curiosity about friends who had homeschooled (I met them...
Forum: Unschooling   03-12-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,470
Posted By Heaz
And in case that came off too "judgy", here's...

And in case that came off too "judgy", here's the kinder, gentler version I've been thinking about ever since that post.

I hate to make generalizations, but when you seek a group of like-minded...
Forum: Unschooling   03-11-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 60
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Views: 1,875
Posted By Heaz
4 and nearly 2. My stepsons (see siggy) are...

4 and nearly 2.

My stepsons (see siggy) are schooled. Too many cans of worms for me to even attempt, although I'd secretly love to set the 11-year-old free and see what he'd do. The kid's...
Forum: Unschooling   03-11-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,470
Posted By Heaz
Well, crap. See, this always happens to me. By...

Well, crap. See, this always happens to me. By the time I get online and actually see a thread, there's too much catching up to do. At some point I'll go back and read the entire discussion, but for...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-20-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,792
Posted By Heaz
Oooooooooooooooh!!!!!!...

Oooooooooooooooh!!!!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif

You better believe I'm off to write a nasty letter!
Forum: Unschooling   02-20-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Heaz
Quote: Slavishly following one predefined...

Quote:
Slavishly following one predefined philosophy as opposed to following your instincts is no better imo than following a curriculum just because it is the curriculum. Both ignore the most...
Forum: Family Planning   02-03-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Heaz
OMG Thanks! It took me a half-dozen tries...

OMG Thanks!

It took me a half-dozen tries of different settings, but I finally found one (had to turn temps back on, actually!) that actually indicated Fertility in the temp section of the chart...
Forum: Family Planning   02-03-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By Heaz
I'm charting, using FAM to avoid. I've been...

I'm charting, using FAM to avoid.

I've been using Fertility Friend, because, well, it's free. But I realize that it's intended for TTC and I do want a better long-term plan. I'd prefer to use...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-21-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 13,609
Posted By Heaz
Quote: I am not talking about those mothers...

Quote:
I am not talking about those mothers who have abandoned or all-but-abandoned their children and you are raising them 100%. If you are in that situation, you can certainly make a case for...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   09-15-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Heaz
I'm looking for an easy knit pattern for a...

I'm looking for an easy knit pattern for a garter-stitch pullover that would fit a child in about a size 3T. I have a textured yarn which will provide enough "style", so I just want something...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-15-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,510
Posted By Heaz
Oh, hon. This is totally typical behavior for a...

Oh, hon. This is totally typical behavior for a shared-custody child of ANY age. My stepsons are awful to be around after a visit with their mother, and my sister and I were the same way to our...
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