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Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-10-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,476
Posted By aurora_skys
I was 15, my mom had her first at 17. I think a...

I was 15, my mom had her first at 17. I think a lot of it has to do with body fat, we are very slim in my family, especially as teens.
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-13-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,733
Posted By aurora_skys
My mom nursed her first child for a year and a...

My mom nursed her first child for a year and a half. Her mother harassed her incessantly about "nursing the kid until she's old enough for college!" You know, same stuff some of us hear today. Mom...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-20-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By aurora_skys
Hi all, it's been a while since I've done much...

Hi all, it's been a while since I've done much research on vaccines so I'm looking to you all for some quick advice.
 
An acquaintance of mine has a six month old daughter whom she vaccinates. I...
Forum: Site Help   06-20-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,216
Posted By aurora_skys
"Just skimming through is all that's necessary....

"Just skimming through is all that's necessary.  If someone is scrolling through the list of forum sections & sees "circumcision," vs. "the case against circumcision," the later gets a point across...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-15-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,877
Posted By aurora_skys
Have you ever had a pregnancy that just made you...

Have you ever had a pregnancy that just made you think, "Never again!" because that's pretty much what I've got going on right now. This is my third pregnancy and I'm a pretty healthy 26 yr old, not...
Forum: Women's Health   01-13-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By aurora_skys
Hey all, So I have had a pea sized weird...

Hey all,
So I have had a pea sized weird looking patch on my heel, not the sole precisely but the area directly above what's being stepped on - like where you see in ads about cracked and dry...
Forum: Women's Health   01-13-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By aurora_skys
It's fine, just don't swallow it of course. :)

It's fine, just don't swallow it of course. :)
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-29-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,084
Posted By aurora_skys
While it was rude of her to call across the...

While it was rude of her to call across the room, I don't find the question in and of itself to be rude. People are curious about other people and asking questions is how we learn. No one should be...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By aurora_skys
What tact do you take when a set of grandparents...

What tact do you take when a set of grandparents are religious zealots? In my case, it is my husband's mom and dad. They belong to a cult which my husband and I have determined to be very damaging....
Forum: Parenting   10-12-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By aurora_skys
I think for something like hypotonia it is good...

I think for something like hypotonia it is good to intervene so that it can be corrected. There are times when pediatric orthotics are helpful and that seems like one of them. It seems with...
Forum: Parenting   10-12-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By aurora_skys
We have a no football rule as well. It doesn't...

We have a no football rule as well. It doesn't matter if the kids are given better helmets and padding, they actually hit each other harder when they have better helmets and may receive even worse...
Forum: Parenting   10-12-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By aurora_skys
Hi there :) I suffered for ten years at the...

Hi there :) I suffered for ten years at the hands of a pediatric podiatrist and felt compelled to offer my perspective.
 
Your son is only five? How many hours a day does he spend in shoes?
 ...
Forum: Parenting   09-18-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,500
Posted By aurora_skys
Chiming in :D I do not use hormonal birth...

Chiming in :D I do not use hormonal birth control due to the serious concerns it raises with me regarding health (every time I see a class action lawsuit against yet another Pill, I feel validated...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-18-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By aurora_skys
Canker sores are not caused by a disease, they...

Canker sores are not caused by a disease, they are a result or irritants in the mouth, stress, and many other factors. Cold sores are a manifestation of a permanent virus (herpes).
 
Yams are what...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-18-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By aurora_skys
Let me tell you how I wish my mom had handled...

Let me tell you how I wish my mom had handled these things. I am a very private person, I didn't want her knowing when or why I was shaving my legs. My mom was always violating my privacy and...
Forum: Parenting   08-29-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 107,884
Posted By aurora_skys
Got one,    A couple months ago the...

Got one, 
 
A couple months ago the repairman for my apartment complex was trying to fix my dishwasher. My 3 year old son's nails were painted some color, I don't remember. The repair guy got onto...
Forum: Parenting   08-26-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,638
Posted By aurora_skys
Thank you everyone for the replies. I was a...

Thank you everyone for the replies. I was a little uncertain about posting this thread because nothing attracts flame wars and trolls faster than religion :P But so far so good! I like all the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-26-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By aurora_skys
Hi :) I rent and I move every year, so I've had...

Hi :) I rent and I move every year, so I've had a lot of weeeiiirrd neighbors in my time. This sounds disruptive but not dangerous so that's a huge plus, trust me.
 
I'm from Georgia so I take a...
Forum: Spirituality   08-23-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By aurora_skys
My family is lucky enough to live near an...

My family is lucky enough to live near an amazing Hindu temple in Lilburn Georgia. We visited there last year for one of his college courses and attended one of their worship ceremonies (we aren't...
Forum: Parenting   08-21-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,638
Posted By aurora_skys
Hey everyone, My husband and I were raised...

Hey everyone,
My husband and I were raised with different religions. I grew up in a somewhat liberal Southern Baptist home and he grew up in a Mormon home. Neither one of us practice our parent's...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-21-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By aurora_skys
I'm not sure what APS could do, my parents are...

I'm not sure what APS could do, my parents are both mentally and physically sound. They *choose* to host her in their house.
 
I definitely agree that the hoarding is just a symptom of a larger...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-18-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,578
Posted By aurora_skys
I do this too :( I know that it's a perfectly...

I do this too :( I know that it's a perfectly natural biological product of distress but it still makes me feel like a fool. Just the other day a woman in my apartment complex caused about $1,000 of...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-18-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By aurora_skys
Hi all. I need to vent a little and try to...

Hi all. I need to vent a little and try to process an ongoing problem in my family,
 
I am having a tough time right now with my family. My older sister, who is 30, is a genuine hoarder. She...
Forum: Pets   08-18-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By aurora_skys
It would be very reasonable for you to speak...

It would be very reasonable for you to speak with the owner well in advance (I know he's busy but if he has time to run a kennel, then he has time to speak with you briefly) and request that your...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-20-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By aurora_skys
Hey there, I have two boys who are 20 months...

Hey there, I have two boys who are 20 months apart. My little one just turned two years old and I will have a third in January (although I go late so maybe February).
 
Close spacing is not easy...
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