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Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-31-2008, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By abac
Quote: When he was younger I think we...

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When he was younger I think we over-indulged him. I found it very difficult to find the line between *need* and *want* and I really wanted to be sure he always had his needs met- even if...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-08-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By abac
Hi everyone. I'd like to join you all. The posts...

Hi everyone. I'd like to join you all. The posts in this forum are so helpful right now. It's so nice to be able to come here and read kind words of wisdom from women who have been there.

H moved...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-26-2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,023
Posted By abac
Out of curiosity, the people who vote necessity,...

Out of curiosity, the people who vote necessity, is it only a necessity if you keep the same lifestyle you have now? Or is it a necessity no matter what?

Cars haven't been around all that long,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-26-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,023
Posted By abac
It would be much more difficult for us to get by...

It would be much more difficult for us to get by without a car. Our entire lifestyle would have to change. I wouldn't be able to continue working at what I do in order to help provide for our...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   05-24-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,455
Posted By abac
Quote: Originally Posted by TCMoulton In my...

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Originally Posted by TCMoulton
In my book, placing an ad on ebay that offers your child for sale, even if it was a joke, is stupid.

In my book, the stupid people are the ones who can't...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-24-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By abac
I'm in Moncton, and I've met three other mama's...

I'm in Moncton, and I've met three other mama's here from MDC.

mama_fangorn, I know of a midwife here. I think she is practicing. I'll ask some questions, (I see her dh often,) and I'll let you...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   05-24-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,455
Posted By abac
Quote: Originally Posted by TCMoulton...

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Originally Posted by TCMoulton http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11306098)
How was it not stupid of the mom to put her...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   05-24-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 257
Posted By abac
His hotel, his decision.

His hotel, his decision.
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   05-24-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,455
Posted By abac
OMG! How ridiculous! Hopefully baby is back with...

OMG! How ridiculous! Hopefully baby is back with his parents soon. Stupid government.

And I must say, it was NOT a stupid move on the mom's part, AT ALL!!! It was a stupid move by the police.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-11-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 273
Posted By abac
I'm Canadian, and when I was in school, I...

I'm Canadian, and when I was in school, I remember the teacher telling us that either spelling was acceptable, but the "our" way was really more Canadian. I go back and forth. I think I spell some...
Forum: Parenting   05-09-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,171
Posted By abac
I cook a meal when I'm feeling really ambitious....

I cook a meal when I'm feeling really ambitious. We snack a lot, throughout the day, so we often don't have supper, or we just have more snacks, like fruit, cheese, bread, salad, veggies and dip.
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,102
Posted By abac
Smoking outside and having that smoke blow over...

Smoking outside and having that smoke blow over towards a child is not the same as blowing smoke in someone's face. It stinks, yes. It's rude, yes. If a slight scent of smoke brings on a major...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,102
Posted By abac
Quote: Originally Posted by ThreeBeans...

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Originally Posted by ThreeBeans http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11167749)
Not even remotely comparable. Not even...
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By abac
I agree with the pp's who say mind your own...

I agree with the pp's who say mind your own business, but I also think the suggestion to get involved in community efforts to help effect change is a great one!
Forum: Parenting   05-08-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,102
Posted By abac
A little bit of smoke outside, even if it blows...

A little bit of smoke outside, even if it blows over towards your child, is not going to do any harm. It might smell bad, but so does overpowering perfume on some women, or exhaust from cars, which...
Forum: Parenting   05-07-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By abac
Quote: Originally Posted by Sage_SS...

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Originally Posted by Sage_SS http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11156023)
Ok, maybe I misunderstood. I thought you said...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-06-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 821
Posted By abac
I'm always reading. I'm also another one who...

I'm always reading. I'm also another one who reads the shampoo bottle, (every, single time I'm in the shower,) and anything and everything I come across that has words. I read the ingredients in...
Forum: Parenting   05-06-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,681
Posted By abac
Quote: Originally Posted by graceomalley...

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Originally Posted by graceomalley http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11146454)...
Forum: Parenting   05-05-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,681
Posted By abac
Quote: How's this for a better analogy. In the...

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How's this for a better analogy. In the early 1900s, parents didn't know that tobacco was dangerous. They let their kids have a smoke every now and then. Should they be held responsible for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-05-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 579
Posted By abac
I thought about the same as everyone else. About...

I thought about the same as everyone else. About 12 for the first, maybe 20 for the next two.

I got carded in the liquor store on my 29th birthday by a young guy who looked just a day over 19...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-05-2008, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 926
Posted By abac
This thread is funny. I think you should do...

This thread is funny. I think you should do nothing. Children immersed in another language usually pick it up very quickly. I met a 4 year old boy from Hong Kong who had just arrived and couldn't...
Forum: Parenting   05-05-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By abac
Quote: Originally Posted by Sage_SS yeah,...

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Originally Posted by Sage_SS
yeah, definitely do not encourage your son to use his imagination and creativity http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif:

That's not...
Forum: Parenting   05-05-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By abac
Quote: Originally Posted by mrspineau...

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Originally Posted by mrspineau http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11139613)
I guess it is easy to wrap your brain...
Forum: Parenting   05-05-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By abac
I understand that many people believe that...

I understand that many people believe that ghosts are real and that your ds is really seeing ghosts. It might also be helpful to consider that children have very active imaginations, especially when...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By abac
It's sad when a group of mothers cannot...

It's sad when a group of mothers cannot understand another woman getting upset at her child for fighting at a public park. I have never hit my child, but I'm not on a high horse where I pretend that...
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