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Forum: Meal Planning   11-13-2014, 10:12 PM
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Views: 59,586
Posted By philomom
We made a large vat of potato soup tonight. I had...

We made a large vat of potato soup tonight. I had made homemade broth overnight in the crock pot with the potatoes simmering all night. A bit of blender time and its all good.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   11-03-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,823
Posted By philomom
I consider myself to have a high pain tolerance...

I consider myself to have a high pain tolerance since I did birth without drugs all three times. Kidney stones and gallbladder going bad both brought me to my knees... which is something labor never...
Forum: Book Clubs   11-02-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 647
Posted By philomom
I just finished Apples of Uncommon Character....

I just finished Apples of Uncommon Character. That was an excellent read.

http://www.amazon.com/Apples-Uncommon-Character-Heirlooms-Little-Known/dp/1620402270

I'm working on When Life Nearly...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-23-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By philomom
Too much teasing is the same as verbal abuse. I...

Too much teasing is the same as verbal abuse. I grew up with mean teasers and it took me years to build friendships with folks I trusted. Also, I'm distant with my family of origin still. They think...
Forum: Birth Stories   10-22-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,779
Posted By philomom
My mom was a nurse in the late 60's when we three...

My mom was a nurse in the late 60's when we three were born. I'm '66, my sister '67 and my brother '70.


With me, she stayed home as late as possible. This was in an era where women labored all...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-21-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By philomom
Thanks chickenlover. I had a thought as...

Thanks chickenlover.

I had a thought as well that female circumcision may be wanted by young women in some cultures. Because her mom is and all her friends are... it is just done. I can't support...
Forum: May 2015 Due Date Club   10-21-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By philomom
I did the brewer diet each time and gained just...

I did the brewer diet each time and gained just 20 pounds with all three of my pregnancies. I remember eating bean burritos and extra boiled eggs to get in my protein each day.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By philomom
I agree with you that the medical system we have...

I agree with you that the medical system we have in place in the United States of America may be "broken" .

But I cannot agree with you that every single choice a mom might make is okay. Because...
Forum: Site Help   10-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,525
Posted By philomom
Saw the hot asian women ad just now. Eww!

Saw the hot asian women ad just now. Eww!
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-20-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By philomom
I don't have to support a woman's choice if I...

I don't have to support a woman's choice if I feel she has not made the best choice for herself and the baby! I'm not sure I know how to be more clear. Some women homebirth even though they should be...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-20-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By philomom
I love that response, too! It sounds like she...

I love that response, too! It sounds like she make several bad choices in a row.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-19-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By philomom
Last day! I went this morning, the kids all had a...

Last day! I went this morning, the kids all had a great time and we listened to the sweetest little bluegrass group!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wild-Rose-Trail/252241668224390
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-18-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By philomom
Wow, a lot of that sounds very bitter. I'm not...

Wow, a lot of that sounds very bitter. I'm not sure that's the kind of article I'd like to share.

For the record, I had marvelous childbirths in the hospital with my CNM catching and a well rated...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-18-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By philomom
My kids have a hyphenated last name and I've been...

My kids have a hyphenated last name and I've been married to their dad their whole lives.
Forum: Canada   10-15-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By philomom
No, unless you can prove abuse of some kind he...

No, unless you can prove abuse of some kind he does have a legal right to do whatever he wishes with her. Sorry.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-14-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By philomom
One more weekend on the apple tasting!:x

One more weekend on the apple tasting!:x
Forum: Intactivism   10-14-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By philomom
Wow, what a crock of BS.:frown:

Wow, what a crock of BS.:frown:
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-13-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By philomom
I can't speak to Eugene but Portland has many...

I can't speak to Eugene but Portland has many Asian faces and communities.
Forum: Personal Growth   10-10-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By philomom
Honestly for me this is more about setting and...

Honestly for me this is more about setting and context. If my parents had taken my kid to the beach and everyone was peeling down briefly at the outdoor shower to get the sand off.. that might be...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-10-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By philomom
Whoohoo!:grin:

Whoohoo!:grin:
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-10-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By philomom
I have my police non-emergency number programmed...

I have my police non-emergency number programmed into my phone. I would call every time he does this and urge other neighbors to call, too.
Forum: Activism and News   10-10-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By philomom
Do these grand juries differ somehow from the...

Do these grand juries differ somehow from the one's in ordinary people's lives? Because I'm serving on my local grand jury for a month. We are plain citizens, chosen at random... we hold no power...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-09-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By philomom
In near Beaverton.. the Raleigh hills elm. is the...

In near Beaverton.. the Raleigh hills elm. is the one to be in. One of my good friends moved to that neighborhood to use that school specifically, so I think that speaks highly of it.
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-08-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By philomom
.... part of this post deleted for privacy...

.... part of this post deleted for privacy reasons....

I have a friend whose kids have done well in the Tigard school system but you'd have to do your own research. Lake O schools are amazing but...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-05-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By philomom
That sounds like free babysitting to me. I might...

That sounds like free babysitting to me. I might do that if one of my friends and neighbors is in a pinch...but I won't do it all the time. I like my time more flexible than to have someone else's...
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