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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-01-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,363
Posted By giftedwith2
Unless you KNOW the baby is placed with you for...

Unless you KNOW the baby is placed with you for adoption and is TPR'd I don't believe it is morally right or legal to breast feed a foster child. Most bio parents love their children and often they...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-28-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By giftedwith2
No, no one "has it in" for me and she wasn't...

No, no one "has it in" for me and she wasn't "removed" from my home. She is in my home now for a visit with the encouragement and consent of DCF and her current foster parents. All are agreed that...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-27-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By giftedwith2
Thank you all for your replies. You've made me...

Thank you all for your replies. You've made me breath a little easier but I do understand we are all far from the finish line. Polliwog, I'm not entirely sure how things work but I do know that TPR...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-26-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By giftedwith2
Hi, I'm hoping someone here can offer some btdt...

Hi, I'm hoping someone here can offer some btdt advice, words of wisdom or just commiserate. I was foster mom to a little girl with some mild special needs for close to a year. She left my home to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-10-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,502
Posted By giftedwith2
My son will be twelve next month and he plays...

My son will be twelve next month and he plays like this every day. I'd rather he were pushing a monster truck than driving one with a joy stick in a video game. Perfectly normal IMO.
Forum: Parenting   10-29-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 761
Posted By giftedwith2
I know I had ALOT but only a small percentage...

I know I had ALOT but only a small percentage are remembered as things I played with alot or have strong associations with my childhood. I had a doll I named Laurie and one named "Tracy". These are...
Forum: Parenting   10-29-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 761
Posted By giftedwith2
I know I had ALOT but only a small percentage...

I know I had ALOT but only a small percentage are remembered as things I played with alot or have strong associations with my childhood. I had a doll I named Laurie and one named "Tracy". These are...
Forum: Parenting   10-10-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,571
Posted By giftedwith2
I think I know what you're trying to say and yes...

I think I know what you're trying to say and yes I totally believe that kids who are confident, interested and curious, and securely attatched to their parents have likely been shown lots of tlc and...
Forum: Parenting   10-07-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 8,249
Posted By giftedwith2
I don't think it's fair to let kids "work" so...

I don't think it's fair to let kids "work" so hard to collect a pile of candy and then just throw it away. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif At the same time I can...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-25-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,673
Posted By giftedwith2
Truthfully, my level of comfort/discomfort would...

Truthfully, my level of comfort/discomfort would depend on how well I knew your family (or a family in your situation). If I knew that your husband was crossdressing/trans before meeting you-...
Forum: Book Clubs   03-30-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 18,728
Posted By giftedwith2
Edward does give a few reasons in the books...

Edward does give a few reasons in the books about why he is attracted to/loves Bella. The scent of her blood drew him too her as much as it repulsed him for making him desire human blood but he does...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-03-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,653
Posted By giftedwith2
My13y/o DD, her freind my 10y/o son and I saw it...

My13y/o DD, her freind my 10y/o son and I saw it last night. The book is MUCH better. The movie skipped the teasing/ relationship building elements of the book and jumped from scene to scene. They...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-16-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By giftedwith2
I'd call the school and get the teachers side...

I'd call the school and get the teachers side before jumping to a conclusion. If it appears your dd's version is accurate NO WAY would I allow it to happen. If she forgets her book-fine then she has...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By giftedwith2
Obviously the neighbor mom isn't comfortable...

Obviously the neighbor mom isn't comfortable with a sleepover and frankly she has every right to make those kinds of decisions for her own child. She may have a reason for saying "no" that might...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-11-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By giftedwith2
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif What is g mail? Is it the same as email? And could someone please tell me what server they use that lets them get copies of emails sent to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-25-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,050
Posted By giftedwith2
Quote: Why is that when we share some of our...

Quote:
Why is that when we share some of our practices that women have done for centuries...homebirth, eating and honoring of the placenta, breastfeeding well beyond the baby years, homeschooling...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-25-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,050
Posted By giftedwith2
EWWWWW! I can respect the whole using it to...

EWWWWW! I can respect the whole using it to nourish plants and the symbolic nature of using it to support new life but....[I]eating it?[I] Its a HUMAN organ!!! Seriously.... to me its just wayyy too...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-13-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By giftedwith2
Honestly, I would cry, pray for her and worry...

Honestly, I would cry, pray for her and worry over her....but I would send her back.
My answer would be very different if there weren't other small children in the home but there are. You have a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-01-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By giftedwith2
Nope... apparently they arent restricted to a...

Nope... apparently they arent restricted to a certain type-and I'm glad to hear it! I'm the OP. I was only speaking for myself personally. I thought I was too "old" too conservative and too serious...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-17-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By giftedwith2
Thanks so much for the suggestions! I cant wait...

Thanks so much for the suggestions! I cant wait to check out that site with DD!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-16-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By giftedwith2
Since many of you have adopted transracially...

Since many of you have adopted transracially maybe some of you "already been there and done that " moms can help. My dd is 13 and just getting interested in make up. She's also AAwith a coconut...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-16-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By giftedwith2
Thanks for the responses guys! You've made me...

Thanks for the responses guys! You've made me feel a lot better! It was also nice to run into a 60y/o grandmother in FYI the other day. She was looking for more indoor sports games for the wii to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-14-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By giftedwith2
Play video games with your kids? And like...

Play video games with your kids? And like it?http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif LOL! I am 4oy/o, work as a nurse with special needs kids, dress and live fairly...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-31-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,366
Posted By giftedwith2
I care for special needs kids and we do have an...

I care for special needs kids and we do have an alarm on the bedroom door they use. I only activate it at night to be sure I wake up should a kiddo get the urge for midnight exploration! I got mine...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-24-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By giftedwith2
Well, If there is enough trust between you this...

Well, If there is enough trust between you this could be an amazing thing for all of you and the future child. I would be very careful to still use a lawer- and make sure she has one too and gets...
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