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Forum: Parenting   03-22-2006, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By momea
Yes - I agree - think of this as a vacation! My...

Yes - I agree - think of this as a vacation! My husband travels a lot and when he's gone my kids hear "we're going to do things the easy way" all the time...
Forum: Parenting   03-22-2006, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By momea
I think you handled it perfectly! I tell my...

I think you handled it perfectly!

I tell my daughter that it's okay to defend yourself if you're being attacked - but not to be an attacker.

Sounds like your son felt like he was defending his...
Forum: Parenting   03-21-2006, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By momea
Okay so I came here tonight because I wanted to...

Okay so I came here tonight because I wanted to post about how rude people have been, and especially at our co-op (are you in Sacramento too? I saw "boiling hot"...
Forum: Parenting   02-15-2006, 03:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,566
Posted By momea
No advice - just empathy. Both of my children...

No advice - just empathy. Both of my children cried and cried in the car seat - I hated going anywhere. It got to where I'd be so nervous just anticipating the crying - which didn't help things.
...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-30-2005, 03:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By momea
When my daughter was 3 she became very intrigued...

When my daughter was 3 she became very intrigued with my step-mother and her relation to me. For a while she made a point of informing grocery checkers, mail carriers, random victims, that I was her...
Forum: Parenting   12-30-2005, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By momea
Another fan of Protecting the Gift here...

Another fan of Protecting the Gift here http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I think her discernment will grow as she does.

One thing I do is talk out loud in front of...
Forum: Parenting   12-23-2005, 02:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By momea
I think it's super hard to make any...

I think it's super hard to make any generalizations about gender differences. The author of the book "Growing a Girl" made the point that differences between individuals are far greater than any...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   12-16-2005, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By momea
This article...

This article http://www.mothering.com/guest_edito...ercialism.html (http://www.mothering.com/guest_editors/kids_commercialism/kids_commercialism.html) on the mothering site talks about how much...
Forum: Parenting   12-16-2005, 01:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 774
Posted By momea
Hey I just want to support you for dealing with...

Hey I just want to support you for dealing with the issue - especially with your son right there beside you! That's so awesome! That's something a lot of kids miss out on. I credit my ability to not...
Forum: Parenting   12-14-2005, 02:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By momea
Quote: Originally Posted by marybethorama ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by marybethorama
Someone is always going to say something no matter what you do.

Now that's the truth of it!
Forum: Parenting   12-14-2005, 01:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By momea
Oh man do I hear you! The fighting, the...

Oh man do I hear you!

The fighting, the arguing ... the insanity!!! It drives me nuts! And I remember saying (i must love being humbled) when I was pg with #2 - "oh I remember fighting with my...
Forum: Parenting   12-06-2005, 01:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,335
Posted By momea
Quote: Originally Posted by crunchy_mama The...

Quote:
Originally Posted by crunchy_mama
The helpful moms at church always suggest toys and such to occupy Luke ... Then when they give him a toy of course it is exciting, because he has never...
Forum: Parenting   12-05-2005, 01:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,412
Posted By momea
I think it's probably unusual for people to...

I think it's probably unusual for people to "insist" that Santa is real and argue with their children about it - or even go to any great lengths to convince them. If a child is inclined to believe...
Forum: Parenting   11-24-2005, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 913
Posted By momea
Good luck to you! 1) How do you keep up...

Good luck to you!

1) How do you keep up with local, state, nation, world news?
Do you use newspaper, satellite radio, local radio, magazines etc.

I sign up for email alerts from Amnesty,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-20-2005, 03:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,428
Posted By momea
Quote: Originally Posted by herwitsend [I]...

Quote:
Originally Posted by herwitsend
[I] /// i hope that for anyone who chooses to spank their children, it's never about mama having a bad day! that is a ridiculous way to explain away a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-20-2005, 02:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,428
Posted By momea
Quote: Originally Posted by tie-dyed ... in...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tie-dyed
... in the US we live in a culture that has criminalized poverty. If CPS gets involved in a case where there are poverty issues, it is much, much harder to get...
Forum: Activism and News   08-18-2005, 12:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 254
Posted By momea
Hi there, Here's some info for momma's in...

Hi there,

Here's some info for momma's in the Sacramento, CA area - our area is experiencing an outbreak of West Nile Virus, and our mosquito control district is aerially spraying our entire city...
Forum: Activism and News   04-30-2005, 02:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 19,220
Posted By momea
Great resource! A few more: Free the Slaves...

Great resource! A few more:

Free the Slaves
http://www.freetheslaves.net/home.php

International Red Cross/Red Crescent
http://www.ifrc.org/what/values/hvalues/index.asp
Forum: Parenting   04-30-2005, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By momea
hey that's wonderful! nw attachment parenting is...

hey that's wonderful! nw attachment parenting is a great organization - i'm sure they would send you "leader training" packet and some info.

http://www.nw-ap.org/

these groups can become...
Forum: Parenting   04-29-2005, 01:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,737
Posted By momea
"I could check my watch to see if I have time to...

"I could check my watch to see if I have time to stop at Good Vibrations to see if they have any exciting new toys. I could even gaze pityingly at the other mothers in the group, wishing that they...
Forum: Parenting   04-28-2005, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 893
Posted By momea
Hi there! I think you should talk to...

Hi there!

I think you should talk to someone who know A LOT about adoption. My best friend just reunited with her birth mother and I learned so much about how complex and overwhelming adoption...
Forum: Parenting   04-26-2005, 01:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,776
Posted By momea
thanks...

thanks http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

It's incredible how worked up I still get over this - it happened so long ago!

E
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   04-26-2005, 01:14 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 4,217
Posted By momea
Quote: Originally Posted by Emzachsmama I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emzachsmama
I didn't see it this way. I think they had the video camera there to protect themselves...

hmmm ... that actually made me a little suspicious. They were...
Forum: Parenting   04-26-2005, 12:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,776
Posted By momea
Quote: Originally Posted by lifetapestry ......

Quote:
Originally Posted by lifetapestry
... all the hysteria in this thread is amusing-- when it isn't scary ...

Hey! Hysteria? Amusing? That's a low blow!

I started this thread because my...
Forum: Parenting   04-24-2005, 03:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By momea
For me, it happens more often than not I end up...

For me, it happens more often than not I end up saying "I KNEW this would be a problem!"

And it might be a little awkward to send her back before everyone was expecting it, kwim? Would you feel...
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