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Forum: Parenting   12-16-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,736
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Hi Trinitty~ A much belated Thank You for your...

Hi Trinitty~ A much belated Thank You for your kind reply to my post. Now, years later, the same daughter gave birth to a son just a week ago! No circumcision! It turns out her previous husband...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-22-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Hi Porcelena, Thank you for filling in the...

Hi Porcelena,
Thank you for filling in the details and especially drawing attention back to the fact that your son is 5. You're right, it would seem odd, especially since the behavior occurred so...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-22-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MeepyCat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-22-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,242
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Thanks for the reference to the Feingold diet,...

Thanks for the reference to the Feingold diet, Porcelina. My daughter is very careful about what she eats (and what her 3 year old daughter eats) Reading food labels is such a learning experience. I...
Forum: Diapering   06-21-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
I LOOOVED Diaper Clips! After struggling with...

I LOOOVED Diaper Clips! After struggling with them for awhile, I found it was my folding technique, not the clips that were a problem. Used them for all 3 kids, and now I'm desperately looking for...
Forum: Traditional Foods   11-29-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,256
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Lazurii http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1322233/bone-broth-makers-do-you-eat-the-bones#post_16564493)
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Forum: Activism and News   09-13-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 882
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Hi Peggy, I am so happy to hear you've been...

Hi Peggy,
I am so happy to hear you've been nominated..but no surprise. Ive followed Mothering since 1980 and now I'm a grandma.
Please consider the NOCIRC organization, founded by healthcare...
Forum: Parenting   11-18-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,736
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Quote: Originally Posted by Trinitty...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trinitty http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14691116)
Oceanswimmer,

I feel for you. We are...
Forum: Parenting   11-18-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,736
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Hi, I have a different problem: my daughter, who...

Hi, I have a different problem: my daughter, who is expecting the first grandchild in my family has become offended at any questions I ask about what the birth plans are, what kind of diapers they...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-19-2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
"I'm sure from what they said in our short...

"I'm sure from what they said in our short conversation, they already do feel bad, and that part of me feels really sorry for them. So what should I do/say at the next play group should this happen...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-18-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
I think you did just fine, Ollie's mom! You...

I think you did just fine, Ollie's mom! You know, I wouldn't be surprised if you had some 'observers' at next play date who just happen to casually check out your son if you diaper him. Be prepared...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-01-2004, 12:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
"Well, in a word, no. Dr. Gordon has clearly...

"Well, in a word, no. Dr. Gordon has clearly indicated and you have clearly indicated that your moral convictions are against circumcision. However, it seems that neither of you have the force of...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-31-2004, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Quote: Originally posted by Quirky The...

Quote:
Originally posted by Quirky

The strong impression I get from your posts (I won't go back and pull a bunch of quotations) is that you think change has to start with parents, and that it is...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-31-2004, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Frank: "Babies do die from circumcision don't...

Frank:
"Babies do die from circumcision don't you know?"
This exemplifies the patronizing tone I dislike here. Doesn't this Forum have rules about discussing topics politely, or are you allowed to...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-30-2004, 07:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Okay, I'll answer the last few posts here: ...

Okay, I'll answer the last few posts here:

First, I want to make a few things clear.
I do not approve of male or female circumcision.
I am not defending any physician, Hospital or Clinic that...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-30-2004, 06:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Quote: Originally posted by candiland ...

Quote:
Originally posted by candiland
OceanSwimmer, while I agree with a lot of things you are saying, I just wanted to respond to this:

Of course the parents are responsible for their child's...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-29-2004, 09:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Quote: Originally posted by Frankly Speaking ...

Quote:
Originally posted by Frankly Speaking
(1.) I very well may offend you too.

You have, but I'll keep trying to reach out.

(2.) Unfortunately, everyone is asleep at the switch on this...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-29-2004, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Congrats, Mom2Cora! And congrats to your hubby...

Congrats, Mom2Cora!
And congrats to your hubby for being open-minded about an issue that is quite personal.
BTW, just because you had a daughter as #1 child, doesn't mean she won't learn from your...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   03-29-2004, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
As a survivor of incest and child molestation, I...

As a survivor of incest and child molestation, I recommend you look for Claudia Black's books "Repeat After Me" -- and see if any of the local Alcoholics Anonymous groups are sponsoring a group...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-29-2004, 04:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Quote: Originally posted by Frankly Speaking...

Quote:
Originally posted by Frankly Speaking He stated that it's a parents right to make a decision to have a man circumcised. That is not a very popular opinion here. It totally ignores the rights...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-27-2004, 07:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 279
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Quote: Originally posted by Vanna's Mom ...

Quote:
Originally posted by Vanna's Mom
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif .....and unless you are planning on showing the rabbit as a project, please do not buy one,...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-27-2004, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Quote: Originally posted by hummingbear I...

Quote:
Originally posted by hummingbear
I have three friends all whom I thought would be advocates for leaving their sons intact and I was shocked (and upset) to see that they had chosen to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-27-2004, 05:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 279
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Hi ja mama, I've raised French Lops in the...

Hi ja mama,
I've raised French Lops in the past. I bought from breeders I contacted through the American Rabbit Breeders Association.
I got interested when my daughter was given a pet, and decided...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-27-2004, 05:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Quote: Originally posted by Ilaria Since my...

Quote:
Originally posted by Ilaria
Since my first reply, I looked at the links he provides and they are all very strongly anti-circumcision....
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-26-2004, 09:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,121
Posted By Ocean_Swimmer
Quote: Originally posted by zaftigmama ...

Quote:
Originally posted by zaftigmama
.....I truly had an entire community against me, and had never felt so much pressure, hatred, harassment, etc.,.

Luckily I was able to convince my husband...
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