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Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-20-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Artisan
Bad news -- MD is more expensive than VA....

Bad news -- MD is more expensive than VA. (Generally speaking.) http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

Downtown Silver Spring is another option. Close in, but kid friendly.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   07-20-2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,047
Posted By Artisan
I gained a lot when I was a vegetarian, too....

I gained a lot when I was a vegetarian, too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif My body really needs larger quantities of protein than I was able to get through a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-18-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,917
Posted By Artisan
We have one and my kids love it. I highly...

We have one and my kids love it. I highly recommend it.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-18-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Artisan
I had two short labors, and my third was quite...

I had two short labors, and my third was quite long. I would just go in with no expectations, and welcome whatever comes. You can't be disappointed that way....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-18-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,645
Posted By Artisan
Big babies. Back pain. Heat. Baby's comfort. My...

Big babies. Back pain. Heat. Baby's comfort. My comfort (I'm tall, small strollers require me to hunch over). Storage. Easier to push, smoother ride for babies -- less jarring for their spine and...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-17-2007, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,161
Posted By Artisan
You have to inherit a mutated copy of the gene...

You have to inherit a mutated copy of the gene that causes redheadedness from BOTH parents in order to be a redhead/have redhead characteristics.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-17-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 21,332
Posted By Artisan
I voted for away at school/out of the house. I'm...

I voted for away at school/out of the house. I'm not a proponent of sex in high school. Once you're in college, that becomes a different story. I'm a high school teacher, and even the most...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-17-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Artisan
I would just say that it's contrary to your...

I would just say that it's contrary to your religious beliefs to vaccinate. Then you'll still be able to maintain a relationship with your doc without arguing. There's truly no point in listing your...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-17-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,482
Posted By Artisan
The NY&CO is a good suggestion, and I second...

The NY&CO is a good suggestion, and I second Target, particularly for T-shirts. You can get nice fitted Ts for less than $9 in a variety of colors that go with your new skirt wardrobe....
Forum: Learning at School   07-17-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By Artisan
I'm generally against corporate-run charters....

I'm generally against corporate-run charters. But charters run privately or not for profit often provide learning environments not available in other public or private schools, and often it's those...
Forum: Television   07-16-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By Artisan
Did you read that Scott Baio now has a pregnant...

Did you read that Scott Baio now has a pregnant girlfriend? VH1 didn't want that to be released because it would mess with their ratings, but it's true.
Forum: Family Planning   07-16-2007, 11:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,105
Posted By Artisan
I'd go for a Mirena IUD.

I'd go for a Mirena IUD.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-16-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By Artisan
Quote: Originally Posted by Felicitymom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Felicitymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8654087)
I live in Tucson and have for about 13...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-16-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By Artisan
You're doing the right thing....

You're doing the right thing. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-16-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,048
Posted By Artisan
When she's in bed with us, she's usually on her...

When she's in bed with us, she's usually on her back or side. When she's napping, it's on her tummy, now that she's bigger and can lift her head up pretty well.

I think babies sleep better with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-16-2007, 02:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,745
Posted By Artisan
Another vote for let it go. It's a battle you...

Another vote for let it go. It's a battle you can't win, really. You'll drive yourself nuts with the redirection and frustration.
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-16-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Artisan
Save your money and get an Ergo or a Beco...

Save your money and get an Ergo or a Beco instead. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-16-2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,482
Posted By Artisan
I live in a warm climate as well (and teach high...

I live in a warm climate as well (and teach high school). My "uniform" is knee length skirts with nice T-shirts/blouses, bare legs, and dressy sandals. It lets you feel dressed up without killing...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   07-16-2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Artisan
That is really sad....

That is really sad. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

I wonder if it has something to do with the state of midwifery in Florida? I bet the MWs felt they had to...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-16-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,146
Posted By Artisan
I think it will be mispronounced her entire...

I think it will be mispronounced her entire life. People will say Purse-phone (like telephone). No one will ever know how to spell it.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   07-16-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 994
Posted By Artisan
With my hospital birth, baby was separated from...

With my hospital birth, baby was separated from me for three hours after birth. For no medical reason whatsoever. He was big, and they wanted to monitor his blood sugar. (I did NOT have GD, and...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-16-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By Artisan
Thank you all, this is really helpful. It's hard...

Thank you all, this is really helpful. It's hard researching schools from far away, because we all know there's SO much more to school quality than test scores.

Any ideas about Tucson? Good/bad...
Forum: Family Planning   07-15-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Artisan
Options for BFing moms: NFP Condoms...

Options for BFing moms:
NFP
Condoms (lambskin, latex, polyeurethane)
Spermicide gel/cream/film
Today Sponge
Cervical Cap
Diaphragm
Combination of the above...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-15-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By Artisan
We are thinking of moving to AZ -- either...

We are thinking of moving to AZ -- either Phoenix or Tucson.

I would love to live somewhere with a bit of character -- I don't want to live in a subdivision with a cement wall around the dirt...
Forum: Vaccinations   07-04-2007, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By Artisan
Ah, oh well! I can understand why you...

Ah, oh well!

I can understand why you wouldn't want yourself on a list that they claim they're not keeping but really are. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
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