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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-10-2004, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By thirtycats
Recently, I have become saddened by how...

Recently, I have become saddened by how judgemental mothers are toward each other. Then I realized I was just as guilty as everybody else. I am trying now to be humble and to judge less.

Anyway,...
Forum: Lactivism   08-06-2004, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By thirtycats
I am so proud of you for standing up to him. ...

I am so proud of you for standing up to him.

What you did was heroic.

Dina
Forum: Parenting   07-26-2004, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By thirtycats
I think my obligation as a parent is to love my...

I think my obligation as a parent is to love my child unconditionally...forever and always.

Right now, it's a very easy obligation to fulfill. Might not be as easy when he's a teenager.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-18-2004, 05:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 585
Posted By thirtycats
Mel Mel, I agree. There are awful selfish...

Mel Mel,

I agree. There are awful selfish people in the world. I guess there are 2 extremes...the people who don't want to do any manual labor. And the people who want to do everything...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-18-2004, 02:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 585
Posted By thirtycats
I was just thinking about this.... I have a...

I was just thinking about this....

I have a cleaning person come once a week. It has really made things easier for my family. We excused it as a homeschooling expense. If our house was clean, we...
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-01-2004, 12:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,843
Posted By thirtycats
Quote: IRL I never hear of anyone talking...

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IRL I never hear of anyone talking about how they are going to let their child wean. I ONLY hear discussions of how they will wean their child - of how often their child *still* nurses, how...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-30-2004, 09:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,077
Posted By thirtycats
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

In my not-at-all humble opinion, there is NO valid reason for a parent disowning their own child. I don't care if your offspring ends...
Forum: Television   06-30-2004, 09:49 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,318
Posted By thirtycats
Last night was the first time in a LONG time...

Last night was the first time in a LONG time that I had to cover my eyes while watching (or actually not watching something) That surgery-on-thy-self bit was way too much for me to handle.


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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-30-2004, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By thirtycats
Which book do you have? The book I'm...

Which book do you have?

The book I'm reading is Pearl. The funny thing is she has references to a Stephan King character (Dick Holleran(sp) from the Shining)...and also has references to...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-30-2004, 07:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,843
Posted By thirtycats
Just an idea.... What if instead of having...

Just an idea....

What if instead of having a CLW and an EBF forum, we had two forums divided by age. I think the issue CLW people are having is not exactly with CLW, but more the fact that they...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-30-2004, 07:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,843
Posted By thirtycats
Quote: If I was having difficulties w/nursing...

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If I was having difficulties w/nursing my 3 1/2 yo and just wanting to vent I could never post in the EB forum. I would have to hear comments about how her sexuality is developing and I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-30-2004, 07:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,843
Posted By thirtycats
Quote: But I was going along, thinking how...

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But I was going along, thinking how wonderful and eloquent this post I quoted (at the top of this post) was, and how much it spoke for me...and then I read the word fanaticism. And I found...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-30-2004, 02:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,843
Posted By thirtycats
[ Quote: i think threads for people who...

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i think threads for people who believe in clw is a great idea; but a separate forum puts us in opposing camps, which is silly. changing your mind on such a personal issue shouldn't make...
Forum: Site Help   06-30-2004, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By thirtycats
Is there a way you can not get emails notifying...

Is there a way you can not get emails notifying you that people have responded to a thread.

My email is getting way clogged by mothering.com and since I come here to check every three minutes...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-30-2004, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By thirtycats
Have any of you read any of her books? I've been...

Have any of you read any of her books? I've been a big Stephen King fan for the last 20 or so years...but never even considered reading his wife's book. Well, I checked one out at the library and so...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-30-2004, 09:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,843
Posted By thirtycats
Quote: Thirtycats, I refrained from quoting...

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Thirtycats, I refrained from quoting your hurtful comments from your website out of respect for your privacy (and because I thought it would be too cruel and on-the-spot), even though you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-30-2004, 01:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,843
Posted By thirtycats
Quote: Some people get off on debate wherever...

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Some people get off on debate wherever and whenever, but not for me, not here. If we are always debating then it is always going to be one big ugly cat fight. And to be honest with you, I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-30-2004, 12:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,843
Posted By thirtycats
Okay, I do see that CLW threads are...

Okay,

I do see that CLW threads are massive. So maybe there does need to be a forum for that particular group.

But can we please please stop with the attempt to censor and banish those that...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-30-2004, 12:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,843
Posted By thirtycats
Quote: Is there some "volume count" required...

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Is there some "volume count" required before a separate forum can be obtained? IMHO, CLW'ers are doing what comes naturally (for some of us ) - its hard enough being "on the fringe" in...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-30-2004, 12:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,843
Posted By thirtycats
Quote: I don't foresee us coming to an...

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I don't foresee us coming to an agreement that we will ALL respect each other's differences and support each other WHATEVER their choices.....that includes supporting forced weaning...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-29-2004, 11:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,843
Posted By thirtycats
Quote: I would like to see all sustained...

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I would like to see all sustained breastfeeders on one board. I'm not crazy about creating so many divisions between us. I genuinely feel that what unites us far outweighs what divides us...
Forum: Lactivism   06-29-2004, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By thirtycats
Quote: I no longer have a nursling but have...

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I no longer have a nursling but have been a big advocate while I did and now as much as I can where and when I can..

Hey, I know you!...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-29-2004, 08:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,245
Posted By thirtycats
Quote: I can't believe so many people think...

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I can't believe so many people think this is gross! It comes from your body...

I can't believe it either. I thought mothering.com was filled with placenta-eating people. I thought it was...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-29-2004, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
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Forum: Lactivism   06-29-2004, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By thirtycats
Quote: I love this idea. I am so dissapointed...

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I love this idea. I am so dissapointed that pediatritians, OB's, and hospitals aren't more suppotive of bfing. My hospital is pretty great, but I know that many are not. My hospital sent me...
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