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Forum: Vaccinations   06-09-2012, 08:16 PM
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Posted By jess in hawaii
I have always thought Mothering (magazine and...

I have always thought Mothering (magazine and MDC) took an anti-vax position. I still have old back issues of the mag with huge articles about the dangers of vaxing. Did something change when I...
Forum: Vaccinations   06-09-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,569
Posted By jess in hawaii
So I guess there should also be a pro-circ forum...

So I guess there should also be a pro-circ forum and a pro CIO forum.
Forum: Parenting   06-03-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,066
Posted By jess in hawaii
I don't think it's rude to ask, I would. Often,...

I don't think it's rude to ask, I would. Often, "adults only" includes babes in arms. So if you had, say, a 10 mo, then definitely not, but a little one is usually acceptable. Just sit where you can...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-10-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,907
Posted By jess in hawaii
I did it with my first and it was probably the...

I did it with my first and it was probably the worst thing I could ever do for my spine. It was not worth the physical pain.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-07-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,118
Posted By jess in hawaii
I am on my 7th pregnancy and have felt the...

I am on my 7th pregnancy and have felt the spirit before hand every time, whether I consciously let it come in or let it sneak in however it managed (I've had a couple that were very unlikely,...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-07-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,664
Posted By jess in hawaii
Sounds good minnowmomma! I wish I'd had the...

Sounds good minnowmomma! I wish I'd had the foresight to go it alone from the beginning. It's not that I ever thought I "needed" a man, I was fine without one, they were just always there, sort...
Forum: April 2012   03-06-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By jess in hawaii
My community is super crunchy, way more than me,...

My community is super crunchy, way more than me, so I don't think I could do anything unusual... unless it was have a totally medicated hospital birth with scheduled induction, lol.
I have had 3...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-02-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 132
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Views: 10,268
Posted By jess in hawaii
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Mom31 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342898/poverty/100#post_16897849)

I am being very cautious. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-01-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 132
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Views: 10,268
Posted By jess in hawaii
Zebra- ugh, sorry you went thru all that and...

Zebra- ugh, sorry you went thru all that and they got your hopes up for nothing.
 
Em- that's so sweet of you to help another mama.... just be careful, i've always been a helper and it has often...
Forum: April 2012   02-20-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By jess in hawaii
Aloha!  Congratulations, and welcome to our...

Aloha! 
Congratulations, and welcome to our DDC http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
Forum: April 2012   02-16-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By jess in hawaii
I got stretch marks with my first, but I wasn't...

I got stretch marks with my first, but I wasn't using anything. I was told it didn't matter, you get them or you don't, no matter what you do, and they are hereditary (my mother had them bad). That...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-16-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 132
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Views: 10,268
Posted By jess in hawaii
I second going into the DHS office personally...

I second going into the DHS office personally and even asking for a different worker if you are feeling like the one you have isn't helping. I am one of those kind of people that have no problem...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-09-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 132
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Views: 10,268
Posted By jess in hawaii
Hi ladies! I just got some mixed news... The...

Hi ladies! I just got some mixed news...
The good news is that I got approved for temp. disability/ work rehab.
The bad news is that my property manager doesn't believe i will have enough to live...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 132
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Views: 10,268
Posted By jess in hawaii
Sorry Zebra, that's disappointing news

Sorry Zebra, that's disappointing news
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   02-01-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,365
Posted By jess in hawaii
Four intact boys, eldest is a young adult now,...

Four intact boys, eldest is a young adult now, (if you add up their ages, it's 38 years) not one has ever had a single problem.
Forum: Single Parenting   02-01-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,010
Posted By jess in hawaii
I highly suggest asking for a custody eval if...

I highly suggest asking for a custody eval if your lawyer recommends it. I generally think they are bogus, but I decided not to do one when my lawyer wanted it, and ended up finding out the hard way...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 132
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Views: 10,268
Posted By jess in hawaii
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Quote:Originally Posted by zebra15 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342898/poverty/40#post_16857653)

For those of you looking...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 132
  poverty
Views: 10,268
Posted By jess in hawaii
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Quote:Originally Posted by MrsSlocombe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342898/poverty/40#post_16857501)



Thanks!  Wow, I've...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 132
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Views: 10,268
Posted By jess in hawaii
Em- Sorry you are having an extra difficult...

Em- Sorry you are having an extra difficult moment... I know how those are, always something new when you just wrapped your mind around the last emergency. (((hug))))
 
Socializing- Home or the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-30-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 132
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Views: 10,268
Posted By jess in hawaii
justmama- yep, you know it too. ((((hugs))))...

justmama- yep, you know it too. ((((hugs)))) back to you.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-30-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 132
  poverty
Views: 10,268
Posted By jess in hawaii
3xMama- I did mention that picture before, and...

3xMama- I did mention that picture before, and then dropped the subject because no one else felt the same. That's fine, whatever. It's a little hard to articulate what rubbed me the wrong way about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-30-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 132
  poverty
Views: 10,268
Posted By jess in hawaii
High calorie foods for the money: At the end of...

High calorie foods for the money: At the end of the month we do a lot of mac & cheese (homemade) and bean & cheese tacos/burritos, plus whatever veg is on sale. I have growing boys, so I have to...
Forum: Parenting   01-30-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By jess in hawaii
I am a believer in astrology. I have had the...

I am a believer in astrology. I have had the good fortune to have my chart done by an EXCELLENT astrologer, who also did comparison charts of all my major relationships (kids, parents, lovers,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-29-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 132
  poverty
Views: 10,268
Posted By jess in hawaii
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/yeahtha...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/yeahthat.gif fresh_veggie, I know the personality you are dealing with, my ex husband is a controlling, abusive sociopath who everybody outside of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-29-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 132
  poverty
Views: 10,268
Posted By jess in hawaii
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Quote:Originally Posted by Mom31 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1342898/poverty/20#post_16852582)

Ugh. I lent my friend my...
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