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Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-05-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By chaoticzenmom
We used Sharon Hempler at Redmond Pediatrics for...

We used Sharon Hempler at Redmond Pediatrics for awhile and thought she was really good.  She was good with my intact son.  She was fine with delayed vaccinations, but it's been awhile since we've...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-12-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,138
Posted By chaoticzenmom
Moderator note: Oceanbluemomma, this forum is...

Moderator note:
Oceanbluemomma, this forum is for support only, not debate.  Please respect that. In the Special Needs Parenting forum, it is especially important to respect each other.  Also,...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-07-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By chaoticzenmom
We're relaxed and secular.  I look for...

We're relaxed and secular.  I look for interesting curriculum, but I'm not strict about when we use it.  I want my children to have a big vocabulary and spell well and I want to see some steady...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-04-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,163
Posted By chaoticzenmom
Just saw this article today that about 15% of...

Just saw this article today that about 15% of the US population is on foodstamps.  http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/04/pf/food_stamps_record_high/ 
 
It's also sickening to read the articles about...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-04-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By chaoticzenmom
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Forum: Parenting   08-04-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 18,193
Posted By chaoticzenmom
I'm glad to see you're getting some supports in...

I'm glad to see you're getting some supports in place.  Too bad the chiro didn't do more for your pain:(  Back to the date night stuff.  Maybe your husband can pick up some Japanese food once a week...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-04-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By chaoticzenmom
It's so hard for us, as parents, to give up the...

It's so hard for us, as parents, to give up the idea.  My son, at 11, decided to attend the local public school here.  It was an emotional blow to me and I was really afraid of being judged for not...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-03-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,163
Posted By chaoticzenmom
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Forum: Single Parenting   08-03-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 31,432
Posted By chaoticzenmom
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Forum: Single Parenting   08-02-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 31,432
Posted By chaoticzenmom
Icecreamjoy, MDC does ask that you respond to...

Icecreamjoy, MDC does ask that you respond to posts in a respectful manor and some of your responses have been very disrespectful to the members on this thread.  However, this is a common thing that...
Forum: Parenting   08-02-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,504
Posted By chaoticzenmom
An expensive gold Omega chain worth about 1000...

An expensive gold Omega chain worth about 1000 dollars.  When I yelled "OMG!! That thing cost almost 1000 dollars!" My son's (5yo at the time) reply was "When did you used to be rich?" 
 
and a...
Forum: Site Help   08-02-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By chaoticzenmom
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Forum: Site Help   08-02-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By chaoticzenmom
Another forum might be a good idea.  Maybe one...

Another forum might be a good idea.  Maybe one especially for people who are more radical (UP, Summerhill, Consentual, free-range).  I also find that any mention of being strict gets some heated...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-01-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,024
Posted By chaoticzenmom
No, I wouldn't...even if you didn't regret it. ...

No, I wouldn't...even if you didn't regret it.  I'm completely against it and when I don't want to know (can't handle the answer) I don't ask.  I'd give you any info I could while you were pregnant...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-01-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 489
Posted By chaoticzenmom
It seems like you care more about her situation...

It seems like you care more about her situation than she does.  You matter too, you're not disposeable.  You made the boundary and don't feel guilty for sticking to it.  You can't fix it all for her...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-30-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,421
Posted By chaoticzenmom
I've never read the book, but loved the dvd. ...

I've never read the book, but loved the dvd.  The best thing I got out of it was when he asked if we wanted to raise "yes men."  It really helps me to view my children's challenges differently.  I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-27-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,672
Posted By chaoticzenmom
http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/    ...

http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/ 
 
Have you seen this blog?  You'll feel validated.  I love this woman and how great her points are.  I'd be mad too.  I'm a SAHM and a graduate student. ...
Forum: Activism and News   07-25-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,701
Posted By chaoticzenmom
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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-25-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,961
Posted By chaoticzenmom
I had a ped who wanted to circ my 2yo son...

I had a ped who wanted to circ my 2yo son because of "complications" of being intact.  The complication was that his foreskin didn't retract.  What she apparently didn't know was that it wasn't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-18-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,075
Posted By chaoticzenmom
There are a lot of places here where I don't go,...

There are a lot of places here where I don't go, but I still feel like I fit in.  I just don't frequent the boards that don't apply to me.  I occationally go the the selective/delayed vax board if I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-18-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By chaoticzenmom
I wonder why he cc'd your parents though? ...

I wonder why he cc'd your parents though?  That's what makes me think that he must think of you two as still being children yourselves.  He told your parents on you??  Glad it's further away and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-18-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By chaoticzenmom
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Forum: Activism and News   07-15-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,701
Posted By chaoticzenmom
I'm conflicted about it, personally.  I think it...

I'm conflicted about it, personally.  I think it can have a positive effect, but at the same time, I've always considered it rude to talk about others' sexuality.  I watched a film about Jane  Adams...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   07-12-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,427
Posted By chaoticzenmom
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-12-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,579
Posted By chaoticzenmom
When I was reading your OP, I wondered if maybe...

When I was reading your OP, I wondered if maybe your inlaws delivery of the request was the problem.  I give my children a lot of information about why we're doing something, how long we'll be doing...
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