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Forum: Activism and News   04-21-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By girlsaplenty
It worked! She's getting the drug!   Thank...

It worked! She's getting the drug!
 
Thank you, everyone, for viewing the video and reposting the link all over Facebook, Reddit, Tumblr, and more. Thank you for the calls, emails, and faxes to...
Forum: Activism and News   04-21-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By girlsaplenty
Nurse4u2no,   Thank you for your help! I'm...

Nurse4u2no,
 
Thank you for your help! I'm thrilled to know there are so many caring people out there willing to join Team Darlene and help get this done!
 
 
Forum: Activism and News   04-17-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By girlsaplenty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC5v_b2RZ-w   ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC5v_b2RZ-w
 
This YouTube video is heartbreaking. The woman, Darlene, is a dear friend of mine. She is dying of breast cancer.
 
A promising new drug called...
Forum: Parenting   05-27-2004, 12:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By girlsaplenty
Last summer my then-2-year-old picked up a pair...

Last summer my then-2-year-old picked up a pair of sunglasses from Wal-Mart. I didn't see her clutching them until we were in the parking lot and I went to buckle her into the carseat. No alarms...
Forum: Parenting   04-18-2004, 12:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By girlsaplenty
I think we've all experienced "toxic people" --...

I think we've all experienced "toxic people" -- those exhausting-to-deal-with personalities that leave us feeling drained. People who are so negative and critical that they just suck all the fun and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-10-2003, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By girlsaplenty
I think the commercial was regional. (I'm in...

I think the commercial was regional. (I'm in Florida.)

I e-mailed and called the TV station to complain that night, and the next morning I was watching another station's morning news and saw a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-07-2003, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By girlsaplenty
Has anyone else seen the TV commercial for the...

Has anyone else seen the TV commercial for the Mercury Mountaineer? The one with the theme of "going behind the woodshed?"

I was watching the news tonight and wasn't paying attention to the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-04-2003, 01:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 979
Posted By girlsaplenty
I like the Tightwad Gazette. I own all three...

I like the Tightwad Gazette. I own all three volumes and pull them off the shelf to reread every now and then.

But I have discovered that many of the things Amy Dacyzyn does to save money in...
Forum: Parenting   08-23-2003, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By girlsaplenty
I'm following the advice my mother gave me:...

I'm following the advice my mother gave me: Don't try to be Even-Steven, because you can't always be. By that I mean, don't get the kids used to the idea that when child No. 1 gets something, child...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2003, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By girlsaplenty
My mother *broke her back* in a trampoline...

My mother *broke her back* in a trampoline accident.

She was supervised, as it happened during a high school gym class. She was jumping properly, but one time she landed funny and was sent...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-10-2003, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By girlsaplenty
I remember liking kindergarten but I also...

I remember liking kindergarten but I also remember being the only child in my class who knew how to read, so I was always the teacher's helper. I didn't participate in most of the class activities...
Forum: Parenting   08-08-2003, 11:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,527
Posted By girlsaplenty
Quote: Originally posted by EnviroBecca I'm...

Quote:
Originally posted by EnviroBecca
I'm glad I was not home-schooled. I have enough trouble living in the real world as it is! I took most of the honors classes available, was in a...
Forum: Parenting   08-08-2003, 09:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,527
Posted By girlsaplenty
Ditto what Darshani said....

Ditto what Darshani said. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

All three of my girls just barely missed the kindergarten cutoff -- one by six days. I was really annoyed...
Forum: Parenting   08-07-2003, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,362
Posted By girlsaplenty
We haven't belonged to the Y for very long, and...

We haven't belonged to the Y for very long, and at first, the child care room seemed super. But the last time I tried to leave my kids there, it seemed too busy. I heard a lot of crying, and things...
Forum: Parenting   08-07-2003, 07:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,527
Posted By girlsaplenty
Oh, yes, I can relate. A few years ago, my...

Oh, yes, I can relate.

A few years ago, my eldest daughter started preschool. She turned 4 the first day. All the kids in her class had cutoff birthdays -- two weeks before Sept. 1 to two weeks...
Forum: Parenting   08-06-2003, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,362
Posted By girlsaplenty
Well, my kids and I visited another branch of...

Well, my kids and I visited another branch of the Y, and wow, was it different! It's in the same city, so it also has a official policy of not supervising children older than 8. But at least here,...
Forum: Parenting   08-04-2003, 01:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,362
Posted By girlsaplenty
I'm not sure where to post this, but I picked...

I'm not sure where to post this, but I picked parenting issues because my main concern is child care.

OK, my question is, does anyone here exercise at the YMCA and use their child care facility?...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2003, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By girlsaplenty
When I was shopping for bikes I read advice from...

When I was shopping for bikes I read advice from a bike expert who had three main tips for buying a child's first two-wheeler:

1) Avoid the kind with hand brakes. The kind with the pedal-backward...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-01-2003, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By girlsaplenty
I've given the same explanation as Jen's. ...

I've given the same explanation as Jen's.

My girls seem more interested in pads than tampons, though, and I've let them try wearing pads. After once or twice the novelty wear off.

I've also...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-30-2003, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By girlsaplenty
BoobyJuice, Just call Scholastic at...

BoobyJuice,
Just call Scholastic at 1-800-SCHOLASTIC. Tell them you want to start receiving catalogs, and tell them which ones. They have catalogs for preK, K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7+. (I get all of them,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-26-2003, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By girlsaplenty
Does anyone else here buy from Scholastic Books?...

Does anyone else here buy from Scholastic Books? It's a great way to build a home library, I think. Here's what I did:

In 2001, I joined the Scholastic Book Club. That September, Scholastic...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-26-2003, 12:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By girlsaplenty
I like whatever is cheapest. I want my girls to...

I like whatever is cheapest. I want my girls to feel free to read all over the house, without me fretting about expensive books getting ruined when left on the floor, in the bathroom, between the...
Forum: Parenting   06-21-2003, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By girlsaplenty
I had just finished reading the thread on...

I had just finished reading the thread on Playhouse Disney and Noggin yesterday when my 4-year-old dd came in and asked to use the computer. She hadn't played computer games in months, so I said OK....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-20-2003, 08:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,351
Posted By girlsaplenty
Excellent topic! I'm embarrassed to admit...

Excellent topic!

I'm embarrassed to admit that today, for the first time (only hope, I hope) I said, "Shame on you!" http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

My dds are...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-20-2003, 07:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,002
Posted By girlsaplenty
Momtwice, I'm so sorry you've lost a friend...

Momtwice,
I'm so sorry you've lost a friend this way. I understand completely. I had to drop a friend for similar reasons; she wasn't a hitter, but she was big on belittling and yelling, and was...
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