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Forum: Spirituality   08-25-2002, 02:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,866
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I didn't ask the question, but thanks for all...

I didn't ask the question, but thanks for all the explanation. I am Christian, but very, very interested in Judaism. A few months back I checked out a big ole book about Judaism from the library -...
Forum: Women's Health   08-24-2002, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By festivus1
My dad is bipolar - diagnosed in '77-ish. He is...

My dad is bipolar - diagnosed in '77-ish. He is MUCH better when on his meds. During the times he went off b/c he thought he didn't need them, he had serious delusions or was very depressed. He...
Forum: Spirituality   08-23-2002, 08:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,866
Posted By festivus1
Quote: I find this to be besides the point....

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I find this to be besides the point. Missionaries have done good work, one of my favorite movies is The Mission, in which the protagonists are trying to save the Indians from becoming slaves...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-23-2002, 03:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,272
Posted By festivus1
Well, things such as this, and remarks I hear...

Well, things such as this, and remarks I hear about those of us who were unable to keep breastfeeding, have made me learn a lot about not judging someone else until I know their entire situation....
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-23-2002, 03:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,272
Posted By festivus1
Quote: also feel like I have to justify or...

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also feel like I have to justify or explain all the reasons why we had a c-birth, why we had NO other options, why we were unable to breastfeed, how long and hard I tried so "they" don't...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-22-2002, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By festivus1
So glad you found us. Your grief is so fresh. I...

So glad you found us. Your grief is so fresh. I hope you will find lots of healing words here...

I have usually heard doctors say to wait 3 cycles before trying again. That said, I know people...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   08-21-2002, 08:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,272
Posted By festivus1
Both my boys were born by emergency c-sections....

Both my boys were born by emergency c-sections. Count me in!
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-20-2002, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By festivus1
My son is four and a half. He will be going to...

My son is four and a half. He will be going to preschool for the first time this year. I felt that pressure, too - to send him when he was 3. But I had him involved in a one hour, weekly storyhour...
Forum: Women's Health   08-20-2002, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By festivus1
One of my little home medical books says...

One of my little home medical books says "abnormal" breathing for 1 to 5 year olds would be more than 40 per minute.

I would say if your gut is telling you something might be wrong, that you have...
Forum: Grief and Loss   08-19-2002, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By festivus1
{{{HUGS}}} It looks like you are doing what you...

{{{HUGS}}} It looks like you are doing what you can to take care of yourself. If it helps at all to talk about your dh, you know you can tell us all about him here. Good memories, whatever. If that...
Forum: Spirituality   08-18-2002, 03:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,641
Posted By festivus1
This most recent series of posts is reminding me...

This most recent series of posts is reminding me that I can't assume whoever is coming to my door is one of the people who won't leave politely. As I said earlier, I have had no problems if I say...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-16-2002, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By festivus1
I recently discovered the book Everywhere Babies...

I recently discovered the book Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers. The pictures are what makes this book great. For example: a street scene shows very diverse families moving about using slings,...
Forum: Spirituality   08-16-2002, 08:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,641
Posted By festivus1
Awesome!! That was great and how true!

Awesome!! That was great and how true!
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-15-2002, 11:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,541
Posted By festivus1
JOJO!!!! Quote: I second Ed Kowalzcyk....

JOJO!!!!

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I second Ed Kowalzcyk. Yummy!
I will see him in Cleveland in about 2 weeks!!!!! In concert, of course. I will drool all over the place for you. I love him!!!!! Especially...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-15-2002, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By festivus1
My mom just read this and was going on and on...

My mom just read this and was going on and on about it. Definitely on my list of "to be read" books that I keep adding to. She also described it as really funny, but powerful.
Forum: Spirituality   08-15-2002, 11:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,641
Posted By festivus1
And, Bekka, about the use of the word "cult"....

And, Bekka, about the use of the word "cult". Just yesterday I was browsing another message board and saw some people referring to AA as a cult. I had never really heard that before and was a litle...
Forum: Spirituality   08-15-2002, 11:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,641
Posted By festivus1
Mamaduck, I love to hear stories like yours...

Mamaduck, I love to hear stories like yours about the woman who came to your door. That's so neat.

The other days I had the boys at the playground and there were kids at a Vacation Bible School...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-15-2002, 11:01 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 265
Posted By festivus1
I ended up seeing a therapist for other reasons...

I ended up seeing a therapist for other reasons a few months after I miscarried and it did help me process the grief. Before that I talked to other women who had gone through it and read some really...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-15-2002, 09:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,541
Posted By festivus1
Lead singer for Live - Ed Kowalzcyk. Yummy!

Lead singer for Live - Ed Kowalzcyk. Yummy!
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-15-2002, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By festivus1
Yes, tell her you are pregnant. When I...

Yes, tell her you are pregnant. When I miscarried I was one of the family members who didn't receive a newsletter and picture from my cousin who had just had a baby. I was ticked and understood at...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-14-2002, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By festivus1
When I said in my post we "put the trains up" I...

When I said in my post we "put the trains up" I didn't mean we put them away so he couldn't use them. I meant we put them up so that they weren't always out and so that he could find other things to...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-14-2002, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,625
Posted By festivus1
Been there, done that....

Been there, done that. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif Our oldest was completely and utterly obsessed with Thomas for over a year. Once he hit 4 it subsided and he...
Forum: Spirituality   08-14-2002, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By festivus1
Oh my... Definitely sending out prayers. What a...

Oh my... Definitely sending out prayers. What a heartbreaking situation... I can't imagine. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   08-14-2002, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By festivus1
Quote: It's not just the loss of the baby that...

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It's not just the loss of the baby that makes me sad, it's all the hopes and dreams that went along with that child. There will never be another on the earth that would have been just like...
Forum: Grief and Loss   08-12-2002, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By festivus1
{{HUGS, HUGS, HUGS}}}...

{{HUGS, HUGS, HUGS}}} http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif
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