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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-20-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By CindiC
Thanks for all the great thoughts. I learned so...

Thanks for all the great thoughts. I learned so much in a 24 hour period thanks to you all. I do think that there was a little pocket that was holding urine and make a little irritation or infection...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-19-2005, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By CindiC
Good points and questions. I will make some...

Good points and questions. I will make some observations tomorrow. I don't know about retraction. I've always thought I shouldn't try to retract (and being 6 yrs old now I pretty am not around when...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-19-2005, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By CindiC
I have to say in 10 minutes of reading on MDC I...

I have to say in 10 minutes of reading on MDC I have learned so much about my two sons' genitals. Amazing stuff.

I wanted to clarify that the curve is to the right (I know this because sometimes...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-19-2005, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By CindiC
I just read other postings on curvature of the...

I just read other postings on curvature of the penis but it didn't answer the question I have. My 6 yr old uncirc has a penis with a definite curve. This really started to show itself a year ago. He...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-29-2005, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By CindiC
Thanks Salema for the tip. I sent off an email...

Thanks Salema for the tip. I sent off an email today. I feel bad coming late in the charter school idea as friends are already part of a great school that is not able to continue past its first...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-29-2005, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By CindiC
We are wondering if folks in SE/NE Portland know...

We are wondering if folks in SE/NE Portland know of any new charter or alternative public school programs that are being talked about. We would also be interested in connecting with a private school...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-23-2005, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By CindiC
It was fun to read people talking about the...

It was fun to read people talking about the school. Here's our siblings policy, which has worked well for most people depending on how active their babe in arms is:

"Non-crawling infants in...
Forum: Learning at School   02-22-2005, 01:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 641
Posted By CindiC
I just wanted to let any Portland Oregon parents...

I just wanted to let any Portland Oregon parents know I posted some info about a cooperative preschool open house at Finding Your Tribe -
http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?p=2715165...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-22-2005, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By CindiC
I wanted to share information about our...

I wanted to share information about our cooperative preschool open house for Portland-area parents. There is a thread in education about us and how we started (search for Hawthorne Family Playschool...
Forum: Learning at School   01-12-2005, 04:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,967
Posted By CindiC
For anyone who runs across this wonderful...

For anyone who runs across this wonderful thread, here's another update. Three years later we are still going great with a new teacher (our first teacher is now our substitute teacher), my second...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-30-2004, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By CindiC
Good for your mama - back in 1988 there was...

Good for your mama - back in 1988 there was little information about non-vac your kids, and most parents did it. Now we are lucky to get more information and unlucky to get so many more vaccines to...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-30-2004, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By CindiC
Just want to add that we have processed these...

Just want to add that we have processed these forms for our preschool for two years with about 25% signing the religious exemption with no questions asked of the school or the parents. No letter or...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-30-2004, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By CindiC
Hey SE, NE and N Portland moms looking to create...

Hey SE, NE and N Portland moms looking to create community. Come join us to volunteer and make a great space for you and your kids.

Friends Indoor Park: Join us in planning the re-opening of the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-17-2004, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By CindiC
Must have had some good karma working this...

Must have had some good karma working this morning. A quick stop a Value Village yield two Ravensburger puzzles, a Ravensburger Madeleine game, Junior Monopoly and the Disney trivia game. All for a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-17-2004, 01:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By CindiC
What a great and quick response. I really loved...

What a great and quick response. I really loved everyone's comments and am forwarding a link to the discussion to his grandmother for Christmas ideas. I love the Ravensburger quality and also agree...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-16-2004, 03:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By CindiC
My 5 yr ds has just found a passion for board...

My 5 yr ds has just found a passion for board games as a nice way to have time with me (and time for conversation). We have run through our two games and need recommendations of games beyond the...
Forum: Natural Body Care   04-26-2004, 02:02 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 64,475
Posted By CindiC
As a note to the above, expect your routine to...

As a note to the above, expect your routine to change over 2-3 months as your hair gets used to this new routine. For me, now 3 months later, I only need to BS/ACV once a week.
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-31-2004, 11:41 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 13,369
Posted By CindiC
Just returned from a nice week in Hawaii. The...

Just returned from a nice week in Hawaii. The salt air/water and BS routine just didn't work there. After one treatment with BS and a rinse of tea, my hair was really thick and difficult. Second...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-19-2004, 12:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,610
Posted By CindiC
Tried my first sugar and olive oil scrub today....

Tried my first sugar and olive oil scrub today. Lovely for my skin, slippery for my bathtub. What do people do to clean it up so that dh doesn't break a leg showering?

Also, any good kid bubble...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-17-2004, 09:17 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 13,369
Posted By CindiC
I use the house brand of acv from Trader Joe's....

I use the house brand of acv from Trader Joe's. Cheap, smells right and has the mother in the bottom. For a nice summer time refresher, you can mix a little water and acv for a nice drink. My...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-13-2004, 06:48 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 13,369
Posted By CindiC
Got my hair cut today and took my bottle of...

Got my hair cut today and took my bottle of vinegar in for him to use as a wash (I'd bs'ed earlier in the week and it was the day for just an acv rinse). He was good natured about it but I think he...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-12-2004, 03:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,610
Posted By CindiC
Glad to have this new forum to focus on the rest...

Glad to have this new forum to focus on the rest of the body. No soap is workign great for me and kids. Our week with chicken pox meant oatmeal bathes three to four times a day (and I learned just...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-05-2004, 02:04 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 13,369
Posted By CindiC
Here's my mix that I take to the shower. Two...

Here's my mix that I take to the shower. Two glug, glugs of acv into a large glass (which I later fill with warm shower water), a small cup of bs (probably 4-5 tablespoons) and into the bathroom I...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-02-2004, 09:20 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 13,369
Posted By CindiC
Two weeks into no-poodom and things feel nice....

Two weeks into no-poodom and things feel nice. My short salt and pepper hair is really soft. I plucked some rosemary from my garden and made a rinse, so yesterday's routine was bs for pits (took...
Forum: Natural Body Care   02-28-2004, 07:44 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 17,615
Posted By CindiC
Brushing seems to be one of the biggest benefits...

Brushing seems to be one of the biggest benefits I have learned from y'all. As I transition to being poo-free, the wooden bristles on my brush really help my scalp feel good. And taking time to...
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