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Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-14-2010, 09:29 AM
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Views: 770
Posted By sweetfiend
I struggle with this issue since my mother was...

I struggle with this issue since my mother was soooo bossy and intrusive:  When do you say to your teen "Hey, your feet smell" or "Hey, I have a cream for that rash."  Sometimes I think that I have...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-21-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By sweetfiend
But your instincts led you to these ideas. So in...

But your instincts led you to these ideas. So in one way you did know, just with your heart instead of your mind.
Forum: Writing for the Web   04-08-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,649
Posted By sweetfiend
I was put off by the grammatical error in the...

I was put off by the grammatical error in the title of the first post. When I found even more errors in the first post, I lost confidence in the content. I know most people don't feel that writing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-23-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By sweetfiend
Could you be looking for the series of books by...

Could you be looking for the series of books by Louise Bates Ames and Frances Ilg? It is an older series called "Your One-Year Old," "Your Two-year old" and on and on.

I really liked Penelope...
Forum: Lactivism   07-03-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,446
Posted By sweetfiend
Thank you all for your responses! I agree that...

Thank you all for your responses! I agree that third-hand information is fraught with possible misunderstanding. I just wondered if this 5 finger rule was something anyone had heard of. I liked...
Forum: Lactivism   07-02-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,446
Posted By sweetfiend
Well, I'm glad I'm not misinformed (like the...

Well, I'm glad I'm not misinformed (like the lactation consultant may be). I am sooooo tired of dealing with the mounds of misinformation my poor friend has been given. She has been a victim of the...
Forum: Lactivism   07-02-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,446
Posted By sweetfiend
My friend has a newborn (c-section), now a month...

My friend has a newborn (c-section), now a month old. The baby hasn't been gaining weight as fast as the ped would like (I have no details, but the baby is alert, happy) so the ped recommended a...
Forum: Lactivism   06-24-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By sweetfiend
How cute! And sweet that she is willing to share...

How cute! And sweet that she is willing to share you!
Forum: Lactivism   06-24-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By sweetfiend
oops

oops
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-22-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By sweetfiend
My son, an older teen, would really like a...

My son, an older teen, would really like a part-time, entry-level job. He is very responsible, quiet, and mature. He has a very free schedule. He has had several interviews and no bites. Today, we...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-27-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By sweetfiend
Pictures soon! Thanks for asking.

Pictures soon! Thanks for asking.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-27-2008, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By sweetfiend
Thanks everyone! I think I will keep it and...

Thanks everyone! I think I will keep it and maybe get her a gift certificate to a fabric store. I feel better already.

More opinions welcome, though.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-27-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By sweetfiend
Hi there. I have a good friend and neighbor who...

Hi there. I have a good friend and neighbor who I made a wallhanging for this week (actually, took me about a month to make--very intricate). I had been working on it in the front room so she (my...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-27-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By sweetfiend
I am rereading it right now, so I would buy it....

I am rereading it right now, so I would buy it. I have considered buying a second copy to lend, but I am trying to stop beating my head against walls, so maybe not. People have to be open to new...
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-26-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By sweetfiend
This is a great lecture, although I would...

This is a great lecture, although I would recommend reading Good Calories, Bad Calories first. Maybe even reading it twice.

I love Taubes. He is brilliant.
Forum: Traditional Foods   01-26-2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,191
Posted By sweetfiend
Gary Taubes is my new hero. Such a brilliant...

Gary Taubes is my new hero. Such a brilliant book, such amazing research, beautifully presented. I feel the same 'aha' moments reading Taubes that I did reading about natural birth, breastfeeding,...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   12-05-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By sweetfiend
What is the meaning of the word "solar"? Do you...

What is the meaning of the word "solar"? Do you mean solarium? Of course, solarium doesn't really make sense to me either.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-29-2007, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By sweetfiend
Snarky-dudette, Are you saying/thinking/knowing...

Snarky-dudette, Are you saying/thinking/knowing that they DTD in your bedroom or are we all jumping to conclusions here? Maybe you need a lock for your bedroom door. Maybe you should be text msging...
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-21-2007, 07:17 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,216
Posted By sweetfiend
My next-door neighbor is French and she left her...

My next-door neighbor is French and she left her baby at home while walking her older child to school (several blocks, maybe 15 minutes). She left the baby while she went to another building to do...
Forum: Lactivism   11-14-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By sweetfiend
Hey, I just read a book written by a man, no...

Hey, I just read a book written by a man, no less, that had several nursing babies and even a reference to letdown.
Forum: Lactivism   11-14-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,664
Posted By sweetfiend
He could just be a large man, I suppose. Or a...

He could just be a large man, I suppose. Or a large and imposing man. I think "stature" is a noun, so you can use "statured."
Forum: Lactivism   11-14-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,664
Posted By sweetfiend
First, how awful for you. Hugs, mama. And...

First, how awful for you. Hugs, mama. And second, great letter. The only thing that jumped out at me is the phrase "a tall man with a large stature." "Stature" means height. I think you are trying...
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-13-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 301
Posted By sweetfiend
We very rarely argue, but when we do it terse...

We very rarely argue, but when we do it terse and tense, not raging and cursing. We do (well, mostly me) curse in everyday conversation though.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-12-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,563
Posted By sweetfiend
I have found that in my experience of child...

I have found that in my experience of child rearing experts are not always trustworthy. Look at their attitudes towards breastfeeding, circumcision, birth, co-sleeping, and on and on. Before I ask...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-12-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,563
Posted By sweetfiend
Carbohydrates--flour, rice, sugar, potatoes,...

Carbohydrates--flour, rice, sugar, potatoes, sugar, sugar, sugar. You must read Gary Taubes, Good Calories, Bad Calories to understand human metabolism. It's not an easy read (dry, scientific,...
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