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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-01-2015, 03:21 PM
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Posted By USAmma
Those are excellent suggestions! I was thinking...

Those are excellent suggestions! I was thinking about suggesting that if the cemetery people are not able to help, she just leave his grave alone for a year and set up a home shrine or something.
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-01-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By USAmma
My first impression was that it was random,...

My first impression was that it was random, because I know it happens, but my step-mom says that other graves are being left alone. She notices the same flowers and decorations being left alone on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-01-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By USAmma
I wonder if, since they are older and can take...

I wonder if, since they are older and can take care of themselves, if they could spend a night there once a month or so, and you and dh can use that as a date night? The grandma in question sounds...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-01-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By USAmma
Unhappy Someone stealing flowers from grave

My dad passed away a little over two years ago. I have never been able to bring myself to visit his grave. Too painful, and not necessary, as I remember him in other ways.

My stepmother is...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-29-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By USAmma
I remember being in the store and seeing those...

I remember being in the store and seeing those things for the first time. I was intrigued because they were lining the top shelf of the toy aisle all the way down. I thought I should get one, since...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-29-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,409
Posted By USAmma
I want to know where the stretch marks are in...

I want to know where the stretch marks are in that photoshopped pic of her?

I am a registered nurse who has gained and kept on some weight since having the kids. I eat vegetarian and have for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-28-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By USAmma
Wink Funny/Awkward/Inappropriate Gifts Thread

I remember a thread from years ago about this topic, and I had so much fun reading about people's awkward or inappropriate gifts. I hope I don't seem ungrateful or materialistic because I try to see...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-12-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By USAmma
Good for you! I'm glad you still get to work...

Good for you! I'm glad you still get to work around kids and make a difference.

I know-- college. My 14 year old is going to be taking an art class this summer at our community college. Next year...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By USAmma
Talking 14+ Years on MDC-- coming back to say thanks!

I am popping back in again just to say thanks. Life is busy and I don't make it to MDC much anymore, but when I need parenting advice this is still where I come.

My baby that was a newborn when I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-23-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 35
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Views: 1,601
Posted By USAmma
When you use word flakey I'm not sure what you...

When you use word flakey I'm not sure what you mean. I am struggling with Abi realizing that she need to contribute to the household work. She has the dishes and general clean-up after herself. A...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-23-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 35
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Posted By USAmma
It's nice to see a familiar face here,...

It's nice to see a familiar face here, IdentityCrisisMama! Our dd's are both 13. Wow! And you are so right about them being both in the adult world and still children. I realized the other day that...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   05-16-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,098
Posted By USAmma
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by rainbownurse http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397348/leaving-the-anti-vaccine-movement#post_17611058)
 As...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,883
Posted By USAmma
My mom got one and had a rough recovery. She did...

My mom got one and had a rough recovery. She did not expect that kind of pain, and she's had other medical surgeries before.
 
I have a lot of loose skin. I notice that when I wear my back support...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,169
Posted By USAmma
I also visualize bad things happening to my...

I also visualize bad things happening to my family sometimes. It's because of the stuff I see at work in the Peds ICU. I have a strong imagination and empathy for the patients, and it's a bad...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 2,169
Posted By USAmma
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Finch http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/684156/can-you-see-things-in-your-head#post_8258147)

Yeah, I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,503
Posted By USAmma
And I can tell whose fart it is in the house...

And I can tell whose fart it is in the house without looking. We all have our own fart "voices". LOL
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By USAmma
I don't know if this counts but I changed my...

I don't know if this counts but I changed my first hame (which was ironically a hippy-type 70's name) to a Hindu name when I married into that culture. But no one can say it so only the close...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By USAmma
I have two daughters, ages 13 and 10. They both...

I have two daughters, ages 13 and 10. They both have very healthy body images. 
 
I have been a member here since my 13 year old was tiny, and I have tried to be mindful of developing a healthy...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-15-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,503
Posted By USAmma
What a funny story!   To answer your...

What a funny story!
 
To answer your questions, yes. After 18 years of marriage it doesn't bother anyone anymore. Besides I'm a nurse. I've seen/heard it all.
 
I think after my dh saw me give...
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-15-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By USAmma
I have been in this situation and still am in a...

I have been in this situation and still am in a way. I have let my mother go a couple of times. Through counseling we now have a very tentative relationship and I hold her at arm's length, but we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-13-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,667
Posted By USAmma
My 13 year old does piano lessons once a week,...

My 13 year old does piano lessons once a week, guitar lessons once a week. She is expected to practice 6 days a week. We have a contract that if she wants lessons I will pay for them but she has to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-13-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,420
Posted By USAmma
I have two lists of chores posted in the...

I have two lists of chores posted in the kitchen. They rotate so that each of my girls has to do one of the lists all week. They are mostly things related to life skills and independence (washing...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   05-11-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By USAmma
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by katelove http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   05-11-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By USAmma
I think I will respect my daughter and go with...

I think I will respect my daughter and go with what she wants, which is to do it all at once. After talking to a mom whose child got surgery on just one knee, her child ended up in the wheelchair...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   05-09-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By USAmma
I'm a peds RN but this is totally out of my area...

I'm a peds RN but this is totally out of my area of expertise. I deal mostly with lungs and airways.

My child was born with patellofemoral instabilitiy (her knee caps pop out of place). She's had...
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