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Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-06-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,585
Posted By Tigerchild
I was okay with it -- until I wasn't.   I...

I was okay with it -- until I wasn't.
 
I was 100 percent a SAHW/P for nearly 12 years.  It did not bother me in my 20s or even most of my 30s.  However, as I started moving towards 40, and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-01-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 49,377
Posted By Tigerchild
DD started her period at 10.  She was 5'3"...

DD started her period at 10.  She was 5'3" then.  She's now 12, is 5'6" and appears to still be growing steadily towards 5'7" though not at the massive growth spurt rate that she did right before...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-01-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,119
Posted By Tigerchild
My daughter had only seen cloth pads and...

My daughter had only seen cloth pads and menstrual cups growing up (I don't use disposables).  However, when she started her period at 10 she wanted disposables both at school and at home.  I felt...
Forum: Parenting   02-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,541
Posted By Tigerchild
Quote:Originally Posted by Renee...

Quote:Originally Posted by Renee Furr-Popp http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397097/coke-ad-and-american-diversity#post_17563944)
 I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-05-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,000
Posted By Tigerchild
No, I can't be bothered.  I don't want the...

No, I can't be bothered.  I don't want the expense, it's extra time, and my skin is oily anyway so it fades off quickly.
 
As I've gotten older, I've invested more in cleaning/moisturizing my...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-05-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Tigerchild
I don't have any specific tips, as it's been so...

I don't have any specific tips, as it's been so long since I had a toddler or three by myself all day--but I would like to say that I would try to be very gentle with YOU as you adjust.  A lot of...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-03-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,308
Posted By Tigerchild
No.  I'll encourage her in what SHE wants to...

No.  I'll encourage her in what SHE wants to do.  My kids will have seen the pantheon (SAHM from before they were born until my daughter was 10, then school full time for a year, then launching my...
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Tigerchild
A lit cigarette.  Illicit drugs (please keep...

A lit cigarette.  Illicit drugs (please keep that stuff and risk of legal seizure on your OWN property, thanks).  Now that I know what pot smells like (since I went to school with someone who worked...
Forum: C-section Birth   02-03-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By Tigerchild
Well, I had 15 hours of unmedicated backlabor...

Well, I had 15 hours of unmedicated backlabor with a pitocin drip.  And I've had a large ovarian cyst rupture.
 
Hands down, of the experiences to have again, I'd chose the labor with MORE pitocin...
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,254
Posted By Tigerchild
If someone does this incessantly, then I...

If someone does this incessantly, then I (rightly or wrongly) assume that they really don't have much going on in their own life if it's all they can or are willing to talk about.  And you know, I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By Tigerchild
My kids are tweens, but I've found myself...

My kids are tweens, but I've found myself transitioning more into a facilitator mode, supporting their activities/hobbies/passions.
 
And in the case of my daughter, learning when to shut up.  I...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-19-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Tigerchild
I nursed my singleton during my twin pregnancy,...

I nursed my singleton during my twin pregnancy, with the full knowledge and support of my perinatologist (our boys had TTTS).  My milk lasted through the first trimester, but not very long or maybe...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-19-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Tigerchild
Coming in late here, but...   I had my twins...

Coming in late here, but...
 
I had my twins 17 months after I had my firstborn singleton.  (Now, almost 11 years after the birth of my twins, I'm having surprise #4 in march).
 
Twins are a...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-29-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,432
Posted By Tigerchild
One can be "happy" while still being curious...

One can be "happy" while still being curious about their biological family, or experiencing loss as well.
 
The internet boards attract extremists--or people finding their community when they may...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-27-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,204
Posted By Tigerchild
Been here pre-crash, when I was pregnant with my...

Been here pre-crash, when I was pregnant with my firstborn.  I've had off and on years of inactivity.  Probably mainly active in the general areas and the Adoption and Foster Parenting forum.
 
I...
Forum: Parenting   10-03-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,815
Posted By Tigerchild
The dealbreaker for me is more of if the person...

The dealbreaker for me is more of if the person is nasty emotionally.
 
I know quite a few people who crow about anti-spanking but punch their kids (and everyone else around them)...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-01-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,083
Posted By Tigerchild
1. 42+1 (2002) 2. 36+3 (twins) (2003)   ...

1. 42+1 (2002)
2. 36+3 (twins) (2003)
 
Neither one was spontaneous.  I was induced with #1, but....I really do not think things were ready to go.  Every time the pitocin was turned down...
Forum: Parenting   08-25-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,329
Posted By Tigerchild
Sometimes I think that children's books are...

Sometimes I think that children's books are often a lot like the TV shows I used to love as a kid--what kids like and what you like as an adult are way different, for many different reasons.
 
For...
Forum: Parenting   07-29-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,734
Posted By Tigerchild
Oh wait, I did think of something that makes my...

Oh wait, I did think of something that makes my crunchier than the average cookie, not in a parenting context though. I'm a LMP who's going to be starting a program in the fall to become a certified...
Forum: Parenting   07-29-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 473
Posted By Tigerchild
Do not put words into my mouth, Chys. Nowhere...

Do not put words into my mouth, Chys. Nowhere did I state that there should be no consequences. Just that for change and prevention, one cannot rely on that. I get that you are focused on the...
Forum: Parenting   07-29-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 473
Posted By Tigerchild
My emphasis is on the bystander because they are...

My emphasis is on the bystander because they are literally the largest part of that dynamic, and because they are forgotten. Also that educates all children and adults that bullying is *everyone's*...
Forum: Parenting   07-28-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 473
Posted By Tigerchild
You cannot approach life and people like a...

You cannot approach life and people like a message board. Mothering is a private entity and posters have no right to its services. Children in theory in the US (and other places I'd think, though of...
Forum: Parenting   07-28-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 473
Posted By Tigerchild
I don't think it has anything to do with being...

I don't think it has anything to do with being "non-PC". If we were being "PC" then it would be the victimized party who was given the benefit of the doubt, not the stronger seeming one.

The...
Forum: Parenting   07-27-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 473
Posted By Tigerchild
It is possible that the child who was bullied's...

It is possible that the child who was bullied's parents gave permission for the tape to be shown or signed a release and the child who was bullying's family did not.  Also, when videos have gone...
Forum: Parenting   07-26-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,877
Posted By Tigerchild
Regional.   I grew up doing this, but I'm...

Regional.
 
I grew up doing this, but I'm military/southern.  We also used Mr/Mrs/Miss lastname (or firstname sometimes, if we were close to the adult).  My kids don't but out here I've never...
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