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Forum: Parenting   05-15-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,259
Posted By Tapioca
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by KaliShanti http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1381290/leashes-for-children-yes-or-no/80#post_17355460)

I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-15-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,248
Posted By Tapioca
I don't know where the OP is from but "ratbag"...

I don't know where the OP is from but "ratbag" is a common word, where I'm from, to use about kids who are being a bit naughty but you love them.   If anything it's an affectionate term.  Everyone...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-07-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Tapioca
law firm librarian document control for...

law firm librarian
document control for engineering/mining/oil & gas companies - your skillset would cross over well and at the higher levels, it can be very well paid. 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-16-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By Tapioca
ex-SAHM here who would never go back.  I love...

ex-SAHM here who would never go back.  I love being a working parent! I have a lot of SAHM friends but I don't envy them at all.  In retrospect I really didn't like having to fit into that...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-01-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By Tapioca
Me :)   My first was a homebirth.  The birth...

Me :)
 
My first was a homebirth.  The birth itself was fine, but it was very painful.  I really wanted an epi but couldn't bear to get in the car and go to the hospital.  This time I really want...
Forum: Parenting   09-11-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,242
Posted By Tapioca
Personally, I wouldn't bother bringing it up...

Personally, I wouldn't bother bringing it up with her.  It's such a touchy subject at the best of times and whose to say in a year or two she might have got over it or your kids, being more mature,...
Forum: Parenting   07-27-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,631
Posted By Tapioca
FWIW  - and I haven't been in your shoes - I...

FWIW  - and I haven't been in your shoes - I think 'paranoia' is a realistic assessment of your situation.
 
To me being paranoid is ultimately making an incorrect assessment of a situation and...
Forum: Parenting   07-26-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By Tapioca
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rightkindofme http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359072/how-about-a-thread-about-neighbor-kids#post_17056675)...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-25-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,436
Posted By Tapioca
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Quote:Originally Posted by Ragana http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-25-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,436
Posted By Tapioca
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Quote:Originally Posted by tillymonster http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-24-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,436
Posted By Tapioca
sorry chiromama! lol.

sorry chiromama! lol.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-24-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,436
Posted By Tapioca
I'm not sure I've BTDT but I was an SAHM for 5...

I'm not sure I've BTDT but I was an SAHM for 5 years before going back to work 3 years ago when DD was 4.5.  I found the transition really tough and felt guilty for not being there initially.  While...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-24-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,374
Posted By Tapioca
Cut her off until you feel strong enough to deal...

Cut her off until you feel strong enough to deal with her crap, then you let her into your life, but on your terms only.
Forum: Personal Growth   07-24-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Tapioca
Don't engage.  I don't know this lecturer but I...

Don't engage.  I don't know this lecturer but I wonder if he's the type to pick targets, in which case you should just ignore him.  Treat him with civility - as you would any stranger - but don't...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-23-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,903
Posted By Tapioca
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Quote:Originally Posted by allisonrose http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1356789/hubby-feels-he-has-two-jobs/20#post_17052623)
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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-22-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Tapioca
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Quote:Originally Posted by GoBecGo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1358591/a-friend-whose-child-hits#post_17052109)

Hang out with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-22-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By Tapioca
Yes, I held off the whole Disney thing for as...

Yes, I held off the whole Disney thing for as long as possible.  I didn't have a problem with the movies per se, but like you wanted to avoid the mania that goes along with them these days.
 
When...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-22-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,903
Posted By Tapioca
Quote:Originally Posted by littlest...

Quote:Originally Posted by littlest birds http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1356789/hubby-feels-he-has-two-jobs/20#post_17050268)

He...
Forum: Parenting   07-22-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,637
Posted By Tapioca
Unfortunately, i think the 'it takes a village'...

Unfortunately, i think the 'it takes a village' mindset doesn't work so well in our modern world, where there is more emphasis on the individual than the community.  
 
I agree with PP that you...
Forum: Parenting   07-18-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,283
Posted By Tapioca
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Quote:Originally Posted by Evan&Anna's_Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-17-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,319
Posted By Tapioca
Yes, I had this feeling and had an abortion.  I...

Yes, I had this feeling and had an abortion.  I have not regretted it.  
Forum: Parenting   07-17-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,283
Posted By Tapioca
I just wanted to point out that this woman is...

I just wanted to point out that this woman is the OP's neighbour, which means if things go south it would be hard for her to avoid the woman AND her kids.
 
Really, a loon?  Is it really necessary...
Forum: Parenting   07-16-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,283
Posted By Tapioca
I can see both sides to this. IMO, let it go and...

I can see both sides to this. IMO, let it go and don't leave DS alone home again (sounds like you've already decided that).  Hopefully this blows over.  On one hand yes she should stand up for her...
Forum: Homebirth   07-10-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,265
Posted By Tapioca
I  know who you're talking about and I'm really,...

I  know who you're talking about and I'm really, really sorry she used you like that to score cheap political points.
 
I'm sorry mama :hug:
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-06-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,705
Posted By Tapioca
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Quote:Originally Posted by DevaMajka http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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