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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-26-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,709
Posted By yokosmile
My partner has a cyst (specifically a median...

My partner has a cyst (specifically a median raphe cyst) on his penis. It's been there as long as he can remember, but it's become invasive and he is planning on getting it removed. He is intact,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-14-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,307
Posted By yokosmile
I 'd let him play all he wants. We are shifting...

I 'd let him play all he wants. We are shifting into a digital paradigm; it's the future and it's cool!
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-08-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 38,200
Posted By yokosmile
all living things are sexual. we have genitals...

all living things are sexual. we have genitals from birth. sexual beings, sexual nature, etc. and that's ok. you guide the kids along down the path of our culture and they learn restraint. no big...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-25-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 995
Posted By yokosmile
OP, you deserve better.

OP, you deserve better.
Forum: Spirituality   07-05-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By yokosmile
FWIW, I believe in a creator God that is...

FWIW, I believe in a creator God that is manifested in all of reality (in this universe and in infinite parallel universes) to obtain infinite understanding. God is everything so God understands...
Forum: Parenting   07-05-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By yokosmile
Classic case of Freudian psychology. She sees...

Classic case of Freudian psychology. She sees you as "the other woman" and its really a phenomenon with MIL and daughter relationships I think. She was the first women in his life, etc. She views...
Forum: Multicultural Families   06-27-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,368
Posted By yokosmile
Quote: I get that dh misses his mom and they...

Quote:
I get that dh misses his mom and they talk more easily in Tamil. He comes home from work and they immediately talk, and this continues with the two of them together non-stop until bedtime....
Forum: Parenting   06-27-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,978
Posted By yokosmile
Imagine the peace you'd feel in your heart if...

Imagine the peace you'd feel in your heart if you'd just let this go. You can't change MIL - only how you react to her. You have to live with her until you're in a better financial state; that's...
Forum: Pets   06-10-2010, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,724
Posted By yokosmile
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-09-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,546
Posted By yokosmile
Google pineal gland 2012! Be ready to get...

Google pineal gland 2012! Be ready to get acquainted with the larger universal reality of which we are all apart. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-29-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 808
Posted By yokosmile
Quote: Originally Posted by zinemama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by zinemama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15459728)
People are different. I would hate to be...
Forum: Parenting   05-22-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,740
Posted By yokosmile
Unless "You're so beautiful!" was followed by,...

Unless "You're so beautiful!" was followed by, "And that's the only thing about you that matters now and forever." then yeah, I wouldn't flinch.
Forum: Personal Growth   05-12-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By yokosmile
I say this as gently as possible - but your post...

I say this as gently as possible - but your post comes across as an ego trip. Model what you believe is the appropriate behavior and do not pass judgment. Change doesn't come with judgment.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-09-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,911
Posted By yokosmile
I am sorry. That sounds hard. : ( Your SD's...

I am sorry. That sounds hard. : (

Your SD's reaction isn't surprising though. Since her mother isn't a good mother, she'll be all the more defensive of her. It's a defense mechanism for coping...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By yokosmile
Quote: Originally Posted by annethcz...

Quote:
Originally Posted by annethcz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15370698)
If she's hungry, she'll eat. Simple as that....
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-28-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,756
Posted By yokosmile
I think distancing yourself from the family is a...

I think distancing yourself from the family is a big overreaction. I understand why your daughter might be disappointed at not being invited to the sleepover, but childhood is when we begin to learn...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-24-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,732
Posted By yokosmile
Sounds like she's castrated Willy both...

Sounds like she's castrated Willy both figuratively and literally! Beg the universe to show him the truth, light incense, do a rain dance, whatever. The man needs divine intervention.

She sounds...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-21-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,874
Posted By yokosmile
In any relationship there's always going to be...

In any relationship there's always going to be something unpleasant, some area of tension there somewhere, etc. Just be stoic about it. We're all fighting a hard battle, and we're all a little...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-20-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,874
Posted By yokosmile
Ditto Tigerchild. You've wrote a LOT about this...

Ditto Tigerchild. You've wrote a LOT about this lady. You seem to be really emotionally invested in her and her decisions. I'd examine *within* tbh to figure out what it is about this friendship...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-18-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 563
Posted By yokosmile
Down with currency, aka SLAVERY! ...

Down with currency, aka SLAVERY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDJ18m6KUW4
Forum: Family Safety   04-12-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,672
Posted By yokosmile
Quote: Originally Posted by nextcommercial...

Quote:
Originally Posted by nextcommercial http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15291605)
I have no respect for anybody who...
Forum: Learning at School   04-12-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,566
Posted By yokosmile
Finland just rocks. Amerka should look at the...

Finland just rocks. Amerka should look at the Finns for some inspiration.
Forum: Family Safety   04-12-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,672
Posted By yokosmile
But it all seriousness, this situation sounds...

But it all seriousness, this situation sounds really dangerous. And it's not even the smoking - go outside and light up and come back, no big deal. Plenty of people can smoke and take care of...
Forum: Family Safety   04-12-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,672
Posted By yokosmile
These day care workers have it easy. Just...

These day care workers have it easy. Just smoking weed and letting the kids run around outside by themselves and tossing them in a car (probably for a Taco Bell run in all honesty) w/o having to...
Forum: Family Safety   04-10-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,672
Posted By yokosmile
So the day care worker was burning down while...

So the day care worker was burning down while she was in the tub with your kid? Wow. Now that's what I call radical.
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