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Forum: Preteens and Teens   Yesterday, 07:37 AM
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Posted By mammal_mama
Thank you for your support and affirmation,...

Thank you for your support and affirmation, mamarhu!


Dd seemed to have a much better day yesterday. She said everything went okay with this friend, except that when they went into the lunchroom...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-19-2014, 05:05 AM
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Views: 231
Posted By mammal_mama
Some freaky weird back-to-school drama

Dd1 (14) just started 9th grade a week ago. Last year, 8th grade, was her first year in public school after homeschooling up to then, and she made some good friends, including one friend who has some...
Forum: Parenting   08-07-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By mammal_mama
So is he basically a stay at home dad now? That's...

So is he basically a stay at home dad now? That's basically our situation now. I was a SAHM for ten years. Then when he lost his job shortly after the subprime mortgage crisis, and wasn't really able...
Forum: Spirituality   07-02-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,945
Posted By mammal_mama
Welcome, MeltCandy88!

Welcome, MeltCandy88!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-30-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By mammal_mama
Smile What was really affirming for me was the fact...

What was really affirming for me was the fact that my own instincts about the best way to help her learn to interact more respectfully and empathically with others were actually right on-target....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-29-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By mammal_mama
We had our younger daughter evaluated when she...

We had our younger daughter evaluated when she was four because of some unusual behaviors like arm-flapping. We found out that she's not on the autism spectrum, but is sensory-seeking.


Now that...
Forum: Spirituality   06-28-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,945
Posted By mammal_mama
I'm glad you're here, momma,mia!

I'm glad you're here, momma,mia!
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-10-2014, 10:23 AM
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Views: 451
Posted By mammal_mama
Breastfeeding ducklings and kittens simultaneously

Maybe this should go in tandem nursing? LOL


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Forum: Spirituality   05-22-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,945
Posted By mammal_mama
That is such a great post, Tricia Valek! Lately...

That is such a great post, Tricia Valek! Lately I've been spening a bit of time studying the Yoga Sutra, and also reading a book about Hinduism -- not that I feel led to adopt any one religion, I...
Forum: Unschooling   05-18-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By mammal_mama
I started out being very open about our...

I started out being very open about our unschooling with all of our family and friends -- then my sister called CPS on us when our oldest was eight. The CPS worker saw no reason to open a case, as...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,775
Posted By mammal_mama
I'm glad your daughter's doing well.

I'm glad your daughter's doing well.
Forum: Religious Studies   04-26-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By mammal_mama
Well, it's the morning after dd's slumber party...

Well, it's the morning after dd's slumber party and I think everyone had a great time. The friend whose parents were concerned about dd being a lesbian did let her come to the first few hours of the...
Forum: Religious Studies   04-21-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,244
Posted By mammal_mama
I apologize that I don't think I'll have time to...

I apologize that I don't think I'll have time to read through all the replies anytime soon -- but I recently checked out a really fascinating book from the library on mystic Christianity. It's A...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-17-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,854
Posted By mammal_mama
It's great to see some new posts! We are all in...

It's great to see some new posts! We are all in such different places in our lives. Some of you have very tiny children, while mine are older, and I'm sure we're all different ages. And yet, here we...
Forum: Religious Studies   04-15-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By mammal_mama
cynthiamoon, I really appreciate everything you...

cynthiamoon, I really appreciate everything you have to say! About bi women being at all stages of the Kinsey scale, dd did feel rather uncomfortable when a bi-curious girl recently told her...
Forum: Religious Studies   04-15-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By mammal_mama
Oh, I'm so sorry about your classmate! And I...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your classmate! And I never got the impression that you equated being bi with being confused -- I was just thinking that I might have given the impression that I saw it that...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-13-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By mammal_mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Spiderpig http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Religious Studies   04-13-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By mammal_mama
Thank you so much, Alex! I really liked your...

Thank you so much, Alex! I really liked your post in Parenting. I just saw it for the first time a little while ago, so that's why I hadn't responded before.
 
As far as faith in Jesus, our...
Forum: Queer Parenting   04-13-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By mammal_mama
I don't necessarily think being bi has to affect...

I don't necessarily think being bi has to affect a monogamous relationship, any more than being straight does. Those of us who are in monogamous relationships, whether gay or straight, all do need...
Forum: Religious Studies   04-13-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By mammal_mama
About being bi, I didn't mean to sound like I...

About being bi, I didn't mean to sound like I was equating it with insecurity. Dd initially told us she was bi, then soon after said she might actually be straight-up lesbian, then soon after said...
Forum: Religious Studies   04-12-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By mammal_mama
Yes, there is an MCC church in our area. ...

Yes, there is an MCC church in our area.  However, we also have some openly gay people in our UU congregation, and dd's youth group is pretty supportive. I'm hoping that she'll make some really good...
Forum: Parenting   04-12-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,052
Posted By mammal_mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Polliwog http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397976/cps-whistleblower-video#post_17581638)

CPS is not one...
Forum: Religious Studies   04-12-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By mammal_mama
I've been feeling a desire to start a thread...

I've been feeling a desire to start a thread about raising non-straight kids in a region with strong religious fundamentalist undertones. Dd is okay with me starting this thread, by the way. I think...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-19-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,854
Posted By mammal_mama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Yammas http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-16-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,854
Posted By mammal_mama
Well, I got some encouraging news this morning....

Well, I got some encouraging news this morning. I'd had a fatty deposit under one eye, which was kind of embarrassing because it looked like a glob of gunk -- but I looked in the mirror this morning...
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