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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2004, 01:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By padomi
I'm signing off - for good this time. And I...

I'm signing off - for good this time. And I never reached 1000 posts http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif I've been thinking about this for some time, and tonight I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2004, 01:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,660
Posted By padomi
First of all Chalupamom, if your posts were...

First of all Chalupamom, if your posts were worded "carefully" as you stated, then I'd hate to be on the receiving end of one of your not-worded-so-carefully posts. And yes, I guess my "ovaries are...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2004, 12:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,660
Posted By padomi
Quote: If what we have here are people with,...

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If what we have here are people with, say, 1/32nd "Cherokee blood" or whatever I think we need to rethink what we're talking about.
And Chalupamom - just wondering - why DOES it matter?...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2004, 12:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,660
Posted By padomi
Quote: When people on this thread are saying...

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When people on this thread are saying they are Cherokee on this, that, or the other side, what are we talking about?
Well, if you must know, my dad's grandmother was 100% cherokee. Why does...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2004, 12:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By padomi
Quote: I know that there are plenty of people...

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I know that there are plenty of people out there who have incomes that are similar to or even less than ours who don't seem to struggle as much as we do.
There might be fewer than you...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2004, 12:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,660
Posted By padomi
Quote: It runs along the maternal line very...

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It runs along the maternal line very strongly. We are Cherokee/Blackfoot along our maternal line. I wonder what the connection is there. I wonder if there were shamans in our family tree. It...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2004, 12:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,660
Posted By padomi
Quote: Anyone else KWIM??? Oh yes, I know...

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Anyone else KWIM???
Oh yes, I know what you mean. Me, too. My whole life...well my first memory of it was at age 5. A few years ago I was talking to my aunt (dad's sister) about it and she...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2004, 12:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,140
Posted By padomi
This is so funny - dd's first and middle name is...

This is so funny - dd's first and middle name is Millicent Charlotte. Millicent was dh's grandmother and Charlotte is my grandmother. I originally wanted to name her Freya (after the goddess), dh...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-20-2004, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By padomi
The problem is my dh doesn't come to bed until...

The problem is my dh doesn't come to bed until the wee hours (a point of contention, errrrrrr) so he's IMPOSSIBLE to get out of bed. He will hit snooze a thousand times and meantime we'll WELL...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-20-2004, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By padomi
For your stay home, co-sleeping moms, how do you...

For your stay home, co-sleeping moms, how do you get your dh out of bed for work without waking up your little one(s)? Is it possible? As soon as dh's alarm goes off at 6:30, dd is awake, yet on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2004, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 352
Posted By padomi
Quote: Anyway, glad you're still around! ...

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Anyway, glad you're still around!
Thanks, I'll be here to 1000 and probably to 2000 as long as MDC is still around in 5 years! :LOL

I've been so upset with things on MDC at times that I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-20-2004, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 352
Posted By padomi
Good grief! I went for a long bike ride then to...

Good grief! I went for a long bike ride then to a Yule Celebration, and came back to over 20 posts in this thread! Wow! You do love me!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif...
Forum: Parenting   12-20-2004, 12:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,033
Posted By padomi
Quote: As we've seen in thsi thread, is never...

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As we've seen in thsi thread, is never quite as simple as "I never lie to my kids."
I've been sitting here for 10 minutes trying to think of a single lie I've ever told my dd, and I can't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-19-2004, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By padomi
Yes, I see a faint line. fingers crossed!

Yes, I see a faint line. fingers crossed!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-19-2004, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 352
Posted By padomi
Nice to meet you Susana. I was "MilliesMum" back...

Nice to meet you Susana. I was "MilliesMum" back in the day. Changed my username a while back.

I did leave for several months at one point and again for a couple months another time for some...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-19-2004, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 352
Posted By padomi
Most of you probably don't even know me....

Most of you probably don't even know me. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif This morning brings celebrations of 2000 posts and 6000 posts. I've been here 9 days short...
Forum: Parenting   12-19-2004, 10:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,058
Posted By padomi
Quote: I don't believe being an only child...

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I don't believe being an only child will make your child be alone any more than having siblings will give your child an automatic friend.
This is true. I'm actually closer to my next door...
Forum: Parenting   12-19-2004, 02:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,058
Posted By padomi
Quote: now that i'm an adult i really wish i...

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now that i'm an adult i really wish i had a sibling. a bond, a relationship with someone for life.
Just a quick note - I feel the EXACT same way, and I DO have a brother. Having a sibling...
Forum: Parenting   12-19-2004, 02:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,058
Posted By padomi
I've enjoyed reading this thread - thank you for...

I've enjoyed reading this thread - thank you for posting this question! We too are going through the same thing. I love my little family of 3. It feels right. We have just enough room in our house,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2004, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 63
Posted By padomi
Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa...

Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD. It's a celebration of womanhood at every stage.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2004, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 351
Posted By padomi
I'm rich because I have an amazing, beautiful,...

I'm rich because I have an amazing, beautiful, free-spirited dd and a warm, loving, unselfish dh. If I lived in a cardboard box, as long as I was with those two people, I'd be just as rich as if we...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-16-2004, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By padomi
I can recommend the book "Feeding the Whole...

I can recommend the book "Feeding the Whole Family" by Cynthia Lair. I had to cut out all the bad stuff for my dd and a naturopath friend recommended that book. The recipes are easy, very...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-16-2004, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By padomi
Quote: One day at a time, right?? More like...

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One day at a time, right??
More like one minute at a time! :LOL
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-15-2004, 10:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,667
Posted By padomi
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel. (heavy, peaceful...

Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel. (heavy, peaceful sigh)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-15-2004, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By padomi
Well, I could've written that OP myself (minus...

Well, I could've written that OP myself (minus the baby). I HATE the cycle of yelling and feeling guilty. It's not healthy and I HATE that I do it. I always regret it. I have never spanked her, but...
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