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Forum: Parenting   03-31-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By jmarroq
Manners? Vent

Today, I brought my 9 yr old daughter with me to mail a package at the post office. There was only one person in front of me and she was already at the counter. The PO was silent and there were no...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-14-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By jmarroq
I don't assign chores normally. My kids...

I don't assign chores normally. My kids associated chores with money early on and they would ask "what can I do for $5"...I didn't like that. I made a distinction between "chores" and...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-27-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By jmarroq
Thanks. I knew there were other parts of the...

Thanks. I knew there were other parts of the world that practiced FGM, but I was surprised by some of the other info.

In my lifetime, it was taught that male circumcision was more about...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-23-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,288
Posted By jmarroq
Your daughter will learn from this, no matter...

Your daughter will learn from this, no matter what she decides. My daughter had a friend who was really mean to her at times and it broke my heart...She would lie and do anything to make her scared,...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-23-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,389
Posted By jmarroq
I heard they circumcise the female girls in some...

I heard they circumcise the female girls in some African countries at a later age (not at birth), often with a rock, without anesthesia and not in a sterile environment, with the main purpose being...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   09-28-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By jmarroq
Can you get the sores in nose checked out? I...

Can you get the sores in nose checked out? I don't get cold sores, but I got sores in my nose. First in one nostril, and then in both. They would come and go, but it got bad enough that I mentioned...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-25-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 953
Posted By jmarroq
I know this is going to come across a little...

I know this is going to come across a little harsh and I don't want to offend, but I always thought it was weird, the whole "push gift" thing. From what I've heard, it is usually some piece of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-20-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By jmarroq
You had already made friends with this family and...

You had already made friends with this family and knew their names and they were comfortable enough to let their kids wander over to you for a moment. The dad probably came over to get them because...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-18-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By jmarroq
Sorry I didn't read your whole post, but yes, the...

Sorry I didn't read your whole post, but yes, the dentist has lied to my kids. They were pretty upset about it too. They couldn't understand why he said he was not going to give them a shot...and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-06-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By jmarroq
Can't relate, but I think it's just a personality...

Can't relate, but I think it's just a personality thing.

My son had no idea about bodies at that age. He came into public restrooms, in the stall with me until he was probably about 7 or 8 and I...
Forum: Toddler Health   08-02-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By jmarroq
I have heard of using these indoors for keeping...

I have heard of using these indoors for keeping dogs out of certain areas of the house...It should mention this on the "invisible fence" website. I don't think there is any chance of it harming a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-30-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,225
Posted By jmarroq
Is there any way you could "block" posts related...

Is there any way you could "block" posts related to them? I know you want to keep tabs on your son while he is there, but at the same time, it is painful to see a jerk of a husband/father pretending...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-02-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By jmarroq
Thank you! I am definitely a person who has...

Thank you! I am definitely a person who has trouble setting boundaries at times. I am going to have to come up with some firm rules. I think I will let them play "outside only" for a while.

I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-01-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By jmarroq
Am I a grouch?

My neighbors have two small boys ages 3 and 7 (and an older boy who I believe lives there part time). The 7 year old gets along great with my 8 yr old daughter who doesn't have any friends her age in...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   07-01-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By jmarroq
Just wanted to give a different point of view....

Just wanted to give a different point of view. There are people who are extremely thin by nature and wish they were heavier! Both sides of my family had thin people..even the men! I fluctuated...
Forum: Meal Planning   06-23-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4,788
Views: 111,738
Posted By jmarroq
Wine. Sorry, but I have no appetite tonight! I...

Wine. Sorry, but I have no appetite tonight! I had a massive migraine and can't take the good stuff (Aleve) due to allergies, so I just had a huge glass of wine (Castle Rock Pinot Noir)!!! If I do...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   06-23-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By jmarroq
I hear you. Embrace it. I am one of those people...

I hear you. Embrace it. I am one of those people that everyone hates...I have skinny genes. I have always been thin and even underweight. I am now in my mid 40s and 5'5 and I fluctuate between...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-23-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,371
Posted By jmarroq
Haven't done this in a while, but I love this...

Haven't done this in a while, but I love this thread! I woke up around 7:30, made coffee for my husband and I, got ready for work, did some errands before work (post office, pet store), went to work,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-23-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By jmarroq
I have found that the public schools do a good...

I have found that the public schools do a good job of bringing up the topics here in FL. Then it's up to us parents to expand on it. There is a ton of anti smoking, drug and drinking stuff that comes...
Forum: Toddler Health   05-06-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 711
Posted By jmarroq
Oh no poor girl. No real suggestions except to...

Oh no poor girl. No real suggestions except to start seeing doctors.

Hopefully you will have better luck than I have had with my daughter. I have found it impossible to find answers for her...
Forum: Traditional Foods   04-02-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By jmarroq
It's a process, but it can be done. There are a...

It's a process, but it can be done. There are a few co-op type delivery services. I would go to the downtown market on Saturday and ask around. There was some local organic beef there a while back....
Forum: Chicken Pox   03-26-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,723
Posted By jmarroq
My sister had a bad case of chicken pox when I...

My sister had a bad case of chicken pox when I was an baby. I was probably less than one year old at the time, and there was no vaccination for it back then. My mom did her best to isolate me, but...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-25-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,664
Posted By jmarroq
At least you have asked, and have gotten a...

At least you have asked, and have gotten a straight answer from your partner. I usually get guilt trips, sarcastic remarks, and manipulative tricks.

OK, so you got a straight answer, but it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-17-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By jmarroq
If the kids are nice and they play well with your...

If the kids are nice and they play well with your kids, then it's much better. It's even better if the family seems nice and normal too!

It can be so awkward when something happens though. I have...
Forum: Women's Health   07-16-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By jmarroq
Is the pill safe for me at 42?

My insurance company says I have to try BC pills before they will pay for a procedure I want for my irregular periods. The pill should be a safe choice for me. I am 42, have always been thin and...
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