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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   03-14-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By Viriditas
Hi,   I'm hoping someone can recommend a...

Hi,
 
I'm hoping someone can recommend a good couples/marriage counselor in PDX that is either low-cost or has a sliding scale.
 
Also, if anyone has ideas about how to figure out childcare for...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-11-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By Viriditas
Why not let him feed himself purees with...

Why not let him feed himself purees with something like this...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-17-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 749
Posted By Viriditas
When I was a kid I had to spend every other...

When I was a kid I had to spend every other Christmas with my dad. When I was 16 he gave me a big, expensive Hickory Farms gift box. I was/am a vegetarian. He knew this. He told me that I could...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-17-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 325
Posted By Viriditas
I was just thinking about this yesterday! I am...

I was just thinking about this yesterday! I am in an about-to-go-into-labor-any-time contemplative place right now.
 
My parents were not even remotely AP/GD/Natural. My mom was super young, in a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-03-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 2,765
Posted By Viriditas
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Emilie2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1333848/opinions-on-surrogacy/120#post_16730764)

I am...
Forum: Homebirth   11-02-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,013
Posted By Viriditas
I didn't use ice at all either time. I guess I'm...

I didn't use ice at all either time. I guess I'm too sensitive for something that cold in that area. I found witch hazel pads (or tucks pads) from the fridge indispensable, though.
 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-01-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 2,765
Posted By Viriditas
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by miriam http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1333848/opinions-on-surrogacy/80#post_16726824)

I am talking...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-31-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 2,765
Posted By Viriditas
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by miriam http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1333848/opinions-on-surrogacy/80#post_16726550)

 Using his...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-31-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By Viriditas
Oh, crap! That's what I get for trying to do...

Oh, crap! That's what I get for trying to do something useful at 4:30 in the morning.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-31-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By Viriditas
Seriously? 64% say no? That is so depressing. I...

Seriously? 64% say no? That is so depressing. I thought that in Portland, of all places, people would be more supportive. I see people nursing toddlers here all the time, and no one bats an eye....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-31-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 31
Posted By Viriditas
Unfortunately, I'm having trouble embedding the...

Unfortunately, I'm having trouble embedding the video, but here's the link:
 
http://youtu.be/wmG80v473AI
 
From my Facebook post:
 
I can never decide what I like better: the lyrics, the...
Forum: October 2011   10-30-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
Posted By Viriditas
DDCC   DS started having the same problem...

DDCC
 
DS started having the same problem when he was a few weeks old. Lucky for me, it was easy to figure out the cause. I was dairy-free at the time, but he was born a month before Christmas and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-28-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 2,765
Posted By Viriditas
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by rainbow_mandala http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1333848/opinions-on-surrogacy/80#post_16722784)

...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-28-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 2,765
Posted By Viriditas
Wow, rainbow_mandala, your tone in this thread...

Wow, rainbow_mandala, your tone in this thread (which I just found) is quite a bit different than it was when you commented on my surrogate birth story. In that thread, it was such an "honor" for me...
Forum: Birth Stories   10-17-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By Viriditas
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by rainbow_mandala http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1325171/the-birth-of-surrogate-baby-mb#post_16705867)
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-13-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By Viriditas
Thank you for your response! I was beginning to...

Thank you for your response! I was beginning to think I should have given the thread a provocative, enticing title so people would read it. :P
 
I bet the family in Toronto will help us out...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-12-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,275
Posted By Viriditas
I have blocked one person, but I almost always...

I have blocked one person, but I almost always end up clicking to see the posts I've blocked anyway. I can't seem to help myself. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif The feature does...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-12-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By Viriditas
Hi,   I'm hoping you all can help me (and...

Hi,
 
I'm hoping you all can help me (and DH) think this through...we are a family of 3 with another one coming next month. DH is from Toronto, I am from central California. I lived in Toronto for...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,390
Posted By Viriditas
Thank you.  We have done a bunch of diet stuff....

Thank you.  We have done a bunch of diet stuff.  He has never had dairy.  He has been off gluten for almost 2 years now.  He will have an occasional bite of eggs or something with eggs in it, but...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-05-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,390
Posted By Viriditas
Thank you both for your responses.    He...

Thank you both for your responses. 
 
He actually hasn't been to the doctor in awhile.  He is terrified of the doctor, even though the most they have ever done to him is try to look in his ears....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-03-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,390
Posted By Viriditas
I'm at the end of my rope dealing with poop with...

I'm at the end of my rope dealing with poop with my almost-6-year-old autistic kiddo, and I'm looking for some ideas about where to go from here.
 
DS was potty trained at about 3 years, 3 months....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-03-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By Viriditas
He sounds a lot like my son, who is now almost...

He sounds a lot like my son, who is now almost 6, hyperlexic and autistic.  That said, at 2 1/2 autism didn't even cross our minds.  We just though he was spirited, quirky, smart.  Neurotypical 2...
Forum: November 2011   09-27-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By Viriditas
Congratulations! :)

Congratulations! :)
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-27-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Viriditas
Thank you all for your responses.  I really,...

Thank you all for your responses.  I really, really appreciate the support.
 
its_betty:  You've kind of hit on something DH and I have been concerned about for a long time, and one reason DH...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-26-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By Viriditas
  Warning:  This is going to be a looong vent...


Warning:  This is going to be a looong vent about money, so feel free to skip it.
 
A little over a year ago, I was working as an intake specialist for a whistleblowing hotline.  $15 an hour,...
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