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Forum: Vaccinations   03-30-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By rda
Thank you all for your responses. I knew I just...

Thank you all for your responses. I knew I just needed to get my mind on the right track thinking this situation through and you've helped me do that.

I really hadn't even thought about the...
Forum: Vaccinations   03-27-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By rda
I have been a MDC member for a long time and...

I have been a MDC member for a long time and have lurked a bit, and I haven't been here regularly in a while, but this is the first place I thought of when I needed vax info! I have looked through...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-12-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By rda
Quote: I also don't believe that you need to...

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I also don't believe that you need to encourage kids to keep up a subject that causes them to go into uncontrollable tears. Hearing your children and their view and helping them through it...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-09-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,502
Posted By rda
I have a 15.5 yr old dd, a 14 yr old dd and a 5...

I have a 15.5 yr old dd, a 14 yr old dd and a 5 yr old dd. Number 3 was a huge surprise for us as we thought I was infertile due to an abdominal infection/surgery/scar tissue thing. No birth control...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-09-2007, 12:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 572
Posted By rda
When my 5yo DD asks such questions, I usually...

When my 5yo DD asks such questions, I usually take it as an expression of her need to explore her own feelings about the subject. I try to get her to tell me more about what she's thinking, or...
Forum: Television   09-23-2004, 08:13 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,878
Posted By rda
I don't fault Chip and Kim at all for dividing...

I don't fault Chip and Kim at all for dividing the tasks as they did. I think it illustrates their greatest strength, the one I believe played the biggest part overall in winning them the race:...
Forum: Television   09-02-2004, 09:57 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,878
Posted By rda
In their defense, I think Brandon and Nicole...

In their defense, I think Brandon and Nicole made the right decision for them. As much as I would have liked to see Brandon's locks gone, it wouldn't have guaranteed them a win by any means, and it...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-29-2004, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By rda
My favorite hint for getting kids to eat the...

My favorite hint for getting kids to eat the most healthy diet possible is to put out the healthy foods when they are the most hungry. I fix the salad first at dinner time and set it out while I'm...
Forum: Television   08-25-2004, 09:55 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,878
Posted By rda
Yet another great episode. As for the whole...

Yet another great episode. As for the whole Colin meltdown, I really had a hard time not calling him every nasty name in the book - my older kids were watching with me!

While I know editing...
Forum: Television   08-11-2004, 02:55 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,878
Posted By rda
Fabulous episode last night! By far the best...

Fabulous episode last night! By far the best reality show on tv.

I am really rooting for Chip and Kim, partly because of their obvious enjoyment of the adventure, but mostly because of the way...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-02-2004, 12:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 303
Posted By rda
We are self-employed small business owners. Last...

We are self-employed small business owners. Last year, we had Blue Cross coverage that was costing us (family of 5) over $1000/month with $500/1000 deductible, $30 office visit copays and $15/45...
Forum: Television   08-01-2004, 11:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,878
Posted By rda
I believe they are calling the delay thingy a...

I believe they are calling the delay thingy a "Yield", and I agree with everything you said, kama'aina mama. I really hope no one uses it and it gets dumped forevermore. Just think what the fast...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-20-2004, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 29
Posted By rda
I am a regular lurker, tho I don't post much...

I am a regular lurker, tho I don't post much lately. I hope you all can help me because I really need some new ideas and perspectives to help me get past my current mental blockage on this vacation...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-18-2004, 10:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By rda
I can't believe no one's made a "Something About...

I can't believe no one's made a "Something About Mary" joke here.......http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-08-2004, 11:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 709
Posted By rda
SoHappy - that's a good point - a good insurance...

SoHappy - that's a good point - a good insurance broker should be able to help you find a group that you qualify to join tht can get you group rates. We were doing that. We paid $100 per year to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-08-2004, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 709
Posted By rda
I am in a slightly different positon than many...

I am in a slightly different positon than many of you, but we found a solution that may be worth looking into.

DH and I are self employed small business owners. We have employees, but we can only...
Forum: Learning at School   02-05-2004, 12:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 728
Posted By rda
Not crazy at all. I rejected the elementary...

Not crazy at all. I rejected the elementary school my kids were supposed to go to because the doors they would have to go in were ugly and scary to me - big dark steel doors with old, dirty...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-26-2004, 11:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,422
Posted By rda
lorijds - I agree completely with your take on...

lorijds - I agree completely with your take on the selective reduction issue. I have been lucky to have been able to have three successful and relatively easy pregnancies and births, but I don't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-26-2004, 09:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,422
Posted By rda
I live in Grand Rapids, and in one of the...

I live in Grand Rapids, and in one of the articles I read it said that the babies were born naturally because it helps clear out the lungs and gets them ready to breathe on their own better - which...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-24-2003, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By rda
I can see how you'd be having a hard time...

I can see how you'd be having a hard time getting into the spirit of the season! I have trouble and my kids have yet to get into the teen misbehavior stage. How about if you spend more time than...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-15-2003, 11:52 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 4,689
Posted By rda
I think you're right about not winning the...

I think you're right about not winning the reward challenges, but I also think Rupert is extremely competative - to a fault possibly. It will be hard for him to hold back from winning, but he's...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-14-2003, 08:17 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 4,689
Posted By rda
Kama- I didn't particularly like the scene...

Kama- I didn't particularly like the scene either, but I think it was revealing of something we don't always get to see. With that and this week's show and next weeks previews, Lil seems to be being...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-08-2003, 12:38 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 4,689
Posted By rda
I found the most interesting thing about this...

I found the most interesting thing about this episode was Rupert and his maneuvering. The more I see of him, the more I think he's playing the game harder than just about anyone ever. He is...
Forum: Natural Body Care   11-03-2003, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By rda
I have heel spurs as well, and I have also found...

I have heel spurs as well, and I have also found that the most important thing to find is the shoe that fits the shape of the bottom of my foot. Birkenstocks don't, but Naot's are perfect and my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-30-2003, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 111
Posted By rda
Thanks for all your responses! Some really good...

Thanks for all your responses! Some really good ideas. I have done Bath and Body gift sets before, but just for the women. It didn't seem right for the guys,so then I had to come up with another...
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