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Forum: Parenting   12-14-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By philomom
My mom and mom in law weren't trust-able. But if...

My mom and mom in law weren't trust-able. But if yours are... go ahead.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-14-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,785
Posted By philomom
Lemon yellow. .... any updates? We are thinking...

Lemon yellow. .... any updates? We are thinking of you.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-14-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By philomom
Any luck OP?

Any luck OP?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-14-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 113
Posted By philomom
You're My Home by Billy Joel

You're My Home by Billy Joel
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 362
Posted By philomom
This is how I feel, too.

This is how I feel, too.
Forum: Personal Growth   12-11-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By philomom
I read two books a week. I always have something...

I read two books a week. I always have something to talk about. Also, listening to NPR helps me stay up on current events and common social concerns. And lastly, I find movies to be a generally safe...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-06-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 880
Posted By philomom
I haven't experienced anything quite like your...

I haven't experienced anything quite like your describing but I tend to be a cheerful and very practical person. I'll help anyone out .. as long as it isn't a habit or overly taking advantage of me....
Forum: Meal Planning   11-13-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3,714
Views: 60,294
Posted By philomom
We made a large vat of potato soup tonight. I had...

We made a large vat of potato soup tonight. I had made homemade broth overnight in the crock pot with the potatoes simmering all night. A bit of blender time and its all good.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-03-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,991
Posted By philomom
I consider myself to have a high pain tolerance...

I consider myself to have a high pain tolerance since I did birth without drugs all three times. Kidney stones and gallbladder going bad both brought me to my knees... which is something labor never...
Forum: Book Clubs   11-02-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By philomom
I just finished Apples of Uncommon Character....

I just finished Apples of Uncommon Character. That was an excellent read.

http://www.amazon.com/Apples-Uncommon-Character-Heirlooms-Little-Known/dp/1620402270

I'm working on When Life Nearly...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-23-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By philomom
Too much teasing is the same as verbal abuse. I...

Too much teasing is the same as verbal abuse. I grew up with mean teasers and it took me years to build friendships with folks I trusted. Also, I'm distant with my family of origin still. They think...
Forum: Birth Stories   10-22-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,851
Posted By philomom
My mom was a nurse in the late 60's when we three...

My mom was a nurse in the late 60's when we three were born. I'm '66, my sister '67 and my brother '70.


With me, she stayed home as late as possible. This was in an era where women labored all...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-21-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By philomom
Thanks chickenlover. I had a thought as...

Thanks chickenlover.

I had a thought as well that female circumcision may be wanted by young women in some cultures. Because her mom is and all her friends are... it is just done. I can't support...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-21-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By philomom
I did the brewer diet each time and gained just...

I did the brewer diet each time and gained just 20 pounds with all three of my pregnancies. I remember eating bean burritos and extra boiled eggs to get in my protein each day.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By philomom
I agree with you that the medical system we have...

I agree with you that the medical system we have in place in the United States of America may be "broken" .

But I cannot agree with you that every single choice a mom might make is okay. Because...
Forum: Site Help   10-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,559
Posted By philomom
Saw the hot asian women ad just now. Eww!

Saw the hot asian women ad just now. Eww!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By philomom
I don't have to support a woman's choice if I...

I don't have to support a woman's choice if I feel she has not made the best choice for herself and the baby! I'm not sure I know how to be more clear. Some women homebirth even though they should be...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-20-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By philomom
I love that response, too! It sounds like she...

I love that response, too! It sounds like she make several bad choices in a row.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-19-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By philomom
Last day! I went this morning, the kids all had a...

Last day! I went this morning, the kids all had a great time and we listened to the sweetest little bluegrass group!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wild-Rose-Trail/252241668224390
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-18-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 654
Posted By philomom
Wow, a lot of that sounds very bitter. I'm not...

Wow, a lot of that sounds very bitter. I'm not sure that's the kind of article I'd like to share.

For the record, I had marvelous childbirths in the hospital with my CNM catching and a well rated...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-18-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By philomom
My kids have a hyphenated last name and I've been...

My kids have a hyphenated last name and I've been married to their dad their whole lives.
Forum: Canada   10-15-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By philomom
No, unless you can prove abuse of some kind he...

No, unless you can prove abuse of some kind he does have a legal right to do whatever he wishes with her. Sorry.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-14-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By philomom
One more weekend on the apple tasting!:x

One more weekend on the apple tasting!:x
Forum: Intactivism   10-14-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By philomom
Wow, what a crock of BS.:frown:

Wow, what a crock of BS.:frown:
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-13-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By philomom
I can't speak to Eugene but Portland has many...

I can't speak to Eugene but Portland has many Asian faces and communities.
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