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Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   11-21-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,516
Posted By Neaera
Other: I was a long time member (since 1999 or...

Other: I was a long time member (since 1999 or 2000) under a different username.
 
Initially I found out about the online community after a mom friend lent me a stack of Mothering magazines when I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-03-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,544
Posted By Neaera
I have been around since late 99 or early 2000....

I have been around since late 99 or early 2000. This is my third username, I believe I changed the first time after the crash, and I changed more recently due to anonymity issues. I was pretty well...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-19-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 809
Posted By Neaera
I just started started up a system to pay for...

I just started started up a system to pay for chores, this past week actually, so we shall see how it goes. In the past I have always seen chores as a requirement of being a part of the family, and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-23-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By Neaera
Well, if you count her ipod touch time it would...

Well, if you count her ipod touch time it would be more, but DD (13) typically just listens to music vs. going online. Otherwise our house rule is that she "earns" screen time with reading time. For...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-23-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By Neaera
Not exactly what you are looking for, but this...

Not exactly what you are looking for, but this book...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-14-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By Neaera
I am also very large chested, and have had a lot...

I am also very large chested, and have had a lot of luck ordering bras from Title Nine (http://www.titlenine.com/category/sports-bras-and-undies/d+dd+cup+bras.do?sortby=ourPicks&page=all), for both...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-13-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Neaera
Yikes. I am sorry that happened. A bit ironic...

Yikes. I am sorry that happened. A bit ironic that this man believes he is an anti- violence advocate when he is only perpetuating the same misogynistic patriarchal bullish*t.

If it were my local...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-13-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 212
Posted By Neaera
I work in non-profits and just discussed this...

I work in non-profits and just discussed this topic in depth at a training yesterday, and technically, if they are a 501c3, they are legally not supposed to offer up anything in return for a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-10-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,254
Posted By Neaera
I think the best thing you can do, for everyone...

I think the best thing you can do, for everyone in your family, is to make some healthy lifestyle changes for everyone. This way your daughter does not feel singled out, and everyone benefits. I...
Forum: Allergies   12-29-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Neaera
Thanks for your comments and support, it means a...

Thanks for your comments and support, it means a lot to me. I spent the day cooking on the 23rd, and my puppy pulled the quinoa dish off of the counter on to the floor. Then the pie crust crumbled...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-28-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 484
Posted By Neaera
Mine are probably considered pretty typical. I...

Mine are probably considered pretty typical. I like to think of it as setting intentions for a new year, maybe the same, but then it feels less black and white for me; room to make mistakes and...
Forum: Games   12-28-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By Neaera
1-3 drinks a few times a week, typically. Maybe...

1-3 drinks a few times a week, typically. Maybe with one night every month or two where I have 4-5 drinks, at a party or gathering with close friends.
 
Forum: Allergies   12-22-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Neaera
Not sure this belongs here, or where it should...

Not sure this belongs here, or where it should go. I am 3 months plus into no gluten and no dairy, on top of an already vegetarian diet due to suspected food allergies.
 
I got through...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-22-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Neaera
My family (meat eaters included) has been loving...

My family (meat eaters included) has been loving this black bean quinoa recipe: http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/black-bean-quinoa-burgers/
 
I also crumble it for tacos.
 
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-22-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,267
Posted By Neaera
I can see where you are coming from,...

I can see where you are coming from, mysticninja, especially with wanting to be careful how you transition your son with the coming baby. But, I also think it is important to respect your ex's...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-20-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,700
Posted By Neaera
DD started the summer she turned 12. We had had...

DD started the summer she turned 12. We had had a "let me know when you are ready" discussion about a year prior because a female classmate had teased her for not shaving yet (!).
 
We discussed...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-19-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Neaera
New here, too! (Trying to figure out all of the...

New here, too! (Trying to figure out all of the acronyms.)
 
I am in the same boat; feeling twinges/pressure and wondering/hoping, but unsure if I am just noticing normal stuff because I am so...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-11-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 604
Posted By Neaera
I am so sorry you are experiencing this and I am...

I am so sorry you are experiencing this and I am sorry that your father scared you and your boys. While my experience with my family is not the same, it is a source of constant hurt and drama. My...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-10-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 705
Posted By Neaera
My daughter would probably not eat breakfast...

My daughter would probably not eat breakfast either if I didn't push the issue, but I am a big believer in eating breakfast. She eats a lot of hummus with bread for breakfast when she doesn't have a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-08-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 455
Posted By Neaera
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by journeymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-08-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 455
Posted By Neaera
I keep all of our spices, herbs and teas in one...

I keep all of our spices, herbs and teas in one cabinet. The weirdest thing in there right now, although it is herbs, is a herbal mix for a vaginal steam that my midwife-in-training friend gave to...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   12-08-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By Neaera
I am in a somewhat similar boat: I am a...

I am in a somewhat similar boat: I am a vegetarian and have been since I was a teen, and my partner and my daughter are not. I also, as of about three months ago, am gluten and dairy free due to...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-08-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By Neaera
I have two primary communities that I exist in,...

I have two primary communities that I exist in, that are both huge sources of personal support. I am thankful for both of them every day.
 
One is a local mama group, that has an online base on...
Forum: Doulas   12-06-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Neaera
Try...

Try here: http://www.tolabor.com/Connections/resultsdirectory.php?state=Massachusetts&search=Search
 
If the doulas you contact are unable to work in your price range, ask them if they know any...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-06-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,016
Posted By Neaera
I think I would be pretty impressed with the...

I think I would be pretty impressed with the turns my life has taken and the things I have accomplished. I think I might be disappointed with some superficial stuff like weight gain and not being a...
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