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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-03-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,587
Posted By lillacfaerie
I think for my parents it was easy. They didn't...

I think for my parents it was easy. They didn't have their sons circumsized because my dad said it was "unnecessary mutilation". We are first generation american though. I think my parents did a lot...
Forum: Mental Health   11-01-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By lillacfaerie
You know, I really think that anxiety disorders...

You know, I really think that anxiety disorders are normal in an evolutionary sense. I think that some of us are "on guard" because we had to be back when we were cavemen! I truly think that you can...
Forum: Mental Health   10-30-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By lillacfaerie
sorry, I didn't see that you can't afford a...

sorry, I didn't see that you can't afford a psychiatrist. You can improve on your own! Look on amazon.com and see which books are most recommended for anxiety. For me books are awesome!
Forum: Mental Health   10-30-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By lillacfaerie
I don't normally post here, but your thread...

I don't normally post here, but your thread caught my eye. You are not alone! I have been diagnosed with OCD and GAD. I've always been a worrier, but things got a lot worse after dd(10 mos) was...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-29-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By lillacfaerie
Diphteria kills about 2,000 children in Africa...

Diphteria kills about 2,000 children in Africa every year and 3,000 in South East Asia. It's largely eradicated in the US. When it was still an issue here it killed abour 10 percent of its victims....
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-29-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,493
Posted By lillacfaerie
I think that Goestoshow is getting help. She has...

I think that Goestoshow is getting help. She has PTSD. Just because people here are uncomfortable with what she's saying doesn't mean we should belittle her or criticize her for her feelings. I...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-29-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,253
Posted By lillacfaerie
What also in never in the news or mainstream...

What also in never in the news or mainstream mags is this: What the hell is happening to our children then? Why are they all either diabetic, asthmatic, austistic, over weight, ADD, ADHD, Chron's,...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-27-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By lillacfaerie
I know, my poor daddy! He wasn't born in...

I know, my poor daddy! He wasn't born in America, so he didn't get vaxed for things as a child. He also routinely tests positive for TB because he only drank raw cow's milk growing up. He has many...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   10-27-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By lillacfaerie
My dad is a doctor and last year he was escorted...

My dad is a doctor and last year he was escorted from his office and told he had to be vaccinated or he couldn't practice medicine at the hospital where he works. The man is 65....I think he's been...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-26-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,698
Posted By lillacfaerie
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Forum: Women's Health   10-25-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By lillacfaerie
If she's acting fine, I wouldn't take her in....

If she's acting fine, I wouldn't take her in. Why expose her to all those sick kids at the dr's? It does kind of sound like rubella (which would be great to have an immunity from for pregnancy later...
Forum: Women's Health   10-25-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By lillacfaerie
I know this sounds crazy, but the first thing...

I know this sounds crazy, but the first thing that comes to mind is measles. But I think her fever would be higher. I don't know, there are a zillion rash causing childhood illnesses! I hope she...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-25-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By lillacfaerie
Pain meds are definitely being used more,...

Pain meds are definitely being used more, especially epidurals. I don't know ANYONE in real life who had a baby in the last 20 years without an epidural.


That's interesting. Almost all of my...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   10-24-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,965
Posted By lillacfaerie
Yeah, where is everyone! I'm an opera singer, I...

Yeah, where is everyone! I'm an opera singer, I sing and teach voice and piano to help make ends meet. I'm finding it increasingly difficult to learn music with a baby in the house! I usually put in...
Forum: Healing Birth Trauma   10-24-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,815
Posted By lillacfaerie
yes, I had pretty significant tearing. Sex is...

yes, I had pretty significant tearing. Sex is just the same, if not better than before the birth! I do feel a sort of tightness or pulling sensation from the scars, but it doesn't interfere with my...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-24-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By lillacfaerie
Quote: Originally Posted by XanaduMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by XanaduMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14569903)
Wait-- you were STRAPPED DOWN TO THE...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-22-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,324
Posted By lillacfaerie
she's forgotten how hard it was to have a baby....

she's forgotten how hard it was to have a baby. We all do. In fact, I have forgotten what it was like to have a newborn, and my baby is only 10 mos old. When dd was 5 mos, I made a comment in front...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,022
Posted By lillacfaerie
when I worked as a nanny I never in a million...

when I worked as a nanny I never in a million years would have asked for that much time off. I felt guilty leaving for x-mass eve! When you're a nanny you have a tremendous responsibility towards...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By lillacfaerie
Quote: Originally Posted by meandmine...

Quote:
Originally Posted by meandmine http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14543855)
Just a HUG and "me too." I am a single mom...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,953
Posted By lillacfaerie
look, that nanny was not good at all! It's a...

look, that nanny was not good at all! It's a good thing she's gone. I don't mean to make assumptions about your vehicle either. I figured that the nanny would drive your car because of booster seats...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-20-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,760
Posted By lillacfaerie
obviously there are extreme circumstances. If a...

obviously there are extreme circumstances. If a person is in a bad marriage with an unsupportive spouse, it is a tremendous burden, whether or not you have a child. Having parents who are alcoholics...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-20-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,760
Posted By lillacfaerie
I hate to drag this out, but I think attitude,...

I hate to drag this out, but I think attitude, or more precisely personality has a lot to do with a person's satisfaction with their life. I have been actively trying to be more happy go lucky and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-20-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,953
Posted By lillacfaerie
Quote: Originally Posted by JL83...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JL83 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14552735)
Obviously this nanny wasn't a good fit. She...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-19-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By lillacfaerie
Yeah, I'm not sure why they insisted on all of...

Yeah, I'm not sure why they insisted on all of the monitors. My blood pressure was quite high, but they didn't seem too concerned. I do think that being strapped down really slowed my labor down. It...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-19-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By lillacfaerie
maybe my mom just got lucky!

maybe my mom just got lucky!
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