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Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By contactmaya
I said 'going by publications/ and /or comments...

I said 'going by publications/ and /or comments to most articles you come across on the internet, to be specific, yahoo, huffington post, and various others where there is talk of vaccination, there...
Forum: Parenting   Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By contactmaya
I would have done the same thing-yell at you....

I would have done the same thing-yell at you. Yes, yelling isnt perfect parenting, but at 15, you shoudlnt be throwing ketchup around the place. If my 8yo or 6yo were doing that, i would be...
Forum: TV-Free   Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By contactmaya
We are not screen free, and not strictly speaking...

We are not screen free, and not strictly speaking tv free if you count videos watched on tv monitor, or tv shows/movies watched on the internet. But as for shows in general, i have no idea most of...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By contactmaya
Personally, i have never had the flu. I dont feel...

Personally, i have never had the flu. I dont feel the need to get a shot to prevent something that i have never had. So far, i still have never had the flu, despite having refused the flu shot every...
Forum: Vaccinations   Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 574
Posted By contactmaya
The prevalence of this skepticism is surprisingly...

The prevalence of this skepticism is surprisingly high. Going by comments on articles about vaccines, on a wide array of publications, and by the articles themselves, you would think that vaccine...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-25-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By contactmaya
I find it quiet everywhere, and it has been so a...

I find it quiet everywhere, and it has been so a long time....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-18-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,936
Posted By contactmaya
My oldest is only 9, but this thread has made me...

My oldest is only 9, but this thread has made me think about how, as a mother, i can best ensure his interests are taken care of when he becomes sexually active. Respecting privacy and autonomy are...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,936
Posted By contactmaya
By asking that, i meant, why the subject even...

By asking that, i meant, why the subject even came up in the OP's mind...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,936
Posted By contactmaya
I wanted to add, that i cant think of anything...

I wanted to add, that i cant think of anything more benign and innocent than two consenting 17 year olds who have been in a relationship for 4 years, having sex. I dont see it as a red flag in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-17-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,936
Posted By contactmaya
Having said this, it strikes me that the loud...

Having said this, it strikes me that the loud music, rather than the sex, is the problem here. Its a problem from the point of view of babysitting. If he cant hear, he cant respond to a problem...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-15-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,936
Posted By contactmaya
First, if they have been together for 4 years,...

First, if they have been together for 4 years, they most likely have a grip on the situation. Its hardly surprising they are sexually active. I have to admit, that seeing it with your own eyes is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-15-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By contactmaya
Yes, i agree the hot days present a challenge ...

Yes, i agree the hot days present a challenge that isnt there in the fall. I feel inspired and creative once it gets a little cooler, but feel more like zoning out in the heat. I think its human...
Forum: Diapering   08-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By contactmaya
Nowadays, its any peed on items together with...

Nowadays, its any peed on items together with general washing in a warm bucket of soapy water in the shower, to be rinsed whilst having my shower the following morning. In the past, with poop...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-15-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By contactmaya
.its a great question, and i am glad you asked...

.its a great question, and i am glad you asked it. Now you have given me the opportunity to express this life changing process called raising a family. Having the first baby is life changing in...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By contactmaya
I like your idea of allowing one hour of screen...

I like your idea of allowing one hour of screen time, and the concept of passive/active screen time. I think the issue with screens is they serve so many different purposes, that each purpose needs...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-03-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By contactmaya
Thanks for sharing, Its great to read how other...

Thanks for sharing, Its great to read how other intentional people approach these things.
Right now we seem to be defaulting to 'screen time after lunch only'....i like the idea of screen free days....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-31-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By contactmaya
testing homeschool routine-kids watching too much tv!

Im not your typical parent. I dont send my kids off to summer camp for the entire summer (i dont get it, i guess its for working parents, but people seem to think its so important). Instead, i look...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-31-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By contactmaya
I started mothering late, and had my now 2yo one...

I started mothering late, and had my now 2yo one week before turning 45. It took me over a year to conceive her, and i felt very blessed to have her. Having said that, i learned so much about my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-31-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By contactmaya
Are you hypocrite for taking a prenatal vitamin?...

Are you hypocrite for taking a prenatal vitamin? Are you a hypocrite for increasing your omega 3 intake?
Forum: Breastfeeding   07-23-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,966
Posted By contactmaya
I think this post is a joke of some kind. I cant...

I think this post is a joke of some kind. I cant imagine a woman who has gone through the learning curve of learning to breastfeed her child, and all it entails when balancing work and mothering, to...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-21-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 244,788
Posted By contactmaya
You should clarify what you are talking about....

You should clarify what you are talking about. Your post makes no sense at all. There is no third option. Its either intact, or cut off. Maybe you are referring to a symbolic circumcision, then say...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-12-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By contactmaya
Our yoghurt routine, is that we eat yoghurt...

Our yoghurt routine, is that we eat yoghurt before bedtime every night, so its yoghurt, brush teeth, get into bed, read stories, go to sleep-my 2yo nurses.

None of my babies wanted to suckle all...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-12-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By contactmaya
I just received a couple of books in the mail....

I just received a couple of books in the mail. Ill report on how that goes. In the meantime, i am doing auditory exercises in the form of memorizing poetry to a beat, and learning about different...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 22,752
Posted By contactmaya
Interesting. Its a 'medical food', that seems to...

Interesting. Its a 'medical food', that seems to be composed of omega 3's in a patented formula. I wonder how they got to patent omega 3's and why it is only available on prescription?

It sounds...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By contactmaya
The ability to listen and process information is...

The ability to listen and process information is the issue i am most concerned about... anyway, i ordered,

"Smart Moves' for some brain gym exercises, as well as
"Train, Brain, Hear"...i hope...
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