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Forum: Parents as Partners   06-02-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,466
Posted By Earthly_Joys
DH is most certainly attracted to me in my...

DH is most certainly attracted to me in my natural frizzy haired state. I wouldn't go so far to say he prefers me that way because he likes it when I put effort into my appearance too.

I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-26-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By Earthly_Joys
I agree with what everyone has said...

I agree with what everyone has said here...unless the father is willing to let things stay the way they are...you don't have much choice in the matter.

This is semi-unrelated. In the event that...
Forum: Infertility   05-13-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Earthly_Joys
Yikes! I'm not actively TTC but I'm not doing...

Yikes! I'm not actively TTC but I'm not doing anything to prevent pregnancy. What do you mean by category C? Why would it be a last resort for you? Is it THAT bad?? My doctor didn't mention anything...
Forum: Infertility   05-13-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Earthly_Joys
has anyone used or heard about avandamet? If so,...

has anyone used or heard about avandamet? If so, what was your experience??
Forum: Work from Home Parents   05-11-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 46,307
Posted By Earthly_Joys
Does anyone care for babies in the 6-10 week...

Does anyone care for babies in the 6-10 week range? I need some tips and stories! Thanks!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-11-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 557
Views: 18,261
Posted By Earthly_Joys
Has anyone tried Avandamet? I'm seeing a new...

Has anyone tried Avandamet? I'm seeing a new doctor who gave me a months worth of samples and a prescription for it. He says he thinks it works way better than metformin by itself. I was on Met for...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-11-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Earthly_Joys
Is/has anyone here TTC while being more than 50...

Is/has anyone here TTC while being more than 50 pounds overweight? Did you find that you found a lot of resistance from people in general and doctors? Did the risks from being overweight give you...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-06-2008, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Earthly_Joys
Hi! My family just moved to Williamsburg. I'm...

Hi! My family just moved to Williamsburg. I'm not new to the area (I grew up here) but my husband and 7 yo daughter are. I'd love to find moms in the area that would like to hang out and do things...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-30-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Earthly_Joys
My situation is somewhat unique because my DH...

My situation is somewhat unique because my DH has full custody of DSD and her mom has no visitation rights.

So, I do everything that I would do for any child of mine.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-08-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,610
Posted By Earthly_Joys
Dharma, you're absolutely right. I meant to...

Dharma, you're absolutely right. I meant to mention that in my first response. I asked several people who strongly believe in the anti-adoption movement the same questions I posted here. The answers...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-07-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,610
Posted By Earthly_Joys
Hmm. I was adopted as an infant (not...

Hmm. I was adopted as an infant (not internationally). I had/have a wonderful adoption. I completely regard my family (my adopted family) as my one and only family. I also parent my step daughter...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,876
Posted By Earthly_Joys
I agree with moving her to another room asap and...

I agree with moving her to another room asap and doing whatever you can to get to the bottom of the cause of the behavior. If you cannot move her and you're already working on the issue then I would...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-07-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By Earthly_Joys
I wasn't ever really afraid of them. However,...

I wasn't ever really afraid of them. However, there was a point that punishments coming from them stopped scaring me. At 16 I realized that there was nothing they could do..or really, would do, that...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-07-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By Earthly_Joys
I think so. People obviously can feel that way...

I think so. People obviously can feel that way but I do think there is a chance that it plays into it. I agree that what you focus your thoughts on can become true.

I think it is one thing for...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-07-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,831
Posted By Earthly_Joys
The one thing that has been so prominent in all...

The one thing that has been so prominent in all of this is forgiveness. BM has a great amount of guilt in her heart. She has always worried if she made the right choice. She even felt that the only...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-07-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By Earthly_Joys
Thanks for the responses! I think I missed...

Thanks for the responses! I think I missed something. I've had the flu and have not really been at the computer much...I forgot to check this post. While I'm a bit confused I am glad I missed...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-07-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,107
Posted By Earthly_Joys
I just recently found my birthmother. Several...

I just recently found my birthmother. Several years ago I made a post at adopteeconnect.com. Her sister put in my birth date and the city I was born in and read what I had posted. Details matched so...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-03-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,512
Posted By Earthly_Joys
We live in an apartment complex in a city. We...

We live in an apartment complex in a city. We don't have any yard space but we do have a good sized patio but it is right next to the parking lot. However, you cannot see it from the lot. DH will...
Forum: Personal Growth   03-03-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,046
Posted By Earthly_Joys
I'm not sure where this post is best...

I'm not sure where this post is best placed....if a mod sees it and thinks there is a better thread..please move it! Thanks!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I'm...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   03-02-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 46,307
Posted By Earthly_Joys
The 10 mo and 2 yo that I watch did not come...

The 10 mo and 2 yo that I watch did not come last Monday. Their mom called and said the baby had a fever on Sunday and she thought he was teething. She was keeping them home because I have a no...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-02-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By Earthly_Joys
wifeandmom...I did say IMO before I commented on...

wifeandmom...I did say IMO before I commented on it being a lot. Because In My Opinion it is a lot! It surprised me. I'm well aware that people who bring in more pay more in child support. Which is...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-02-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,525
Posted By Earthly_Joys
I'm a little late on commenting in this thread...

I'm a little late on commenting in this thread but I thought I'd still offer my opinion. I'm adopted (closed adoption) and my parents were always very open with me about it. They let me decide what...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-27-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 46,307
Posted By Earthly_Joys
That absolutely sucked! She didn't say anything...

That absolutely sucked! She didn't say anything horrible but she was obviously upset. She was kind of crying. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif

She took the reference...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-27-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Earthly_Joys
Thanks! His mom should be here in a few minutes....

Thanks! His mom should be here in a few minutes. Hopefully it goes well!

The CCP I was thinking about referring his mom to already knows the situation and has met him (She is a friend of mine...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   02-27-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 732
Views: 46,307
Posted By Earthly_Joys
Thanks for the support! I've made her aware that...

Thanks for the support! I've made her aware that he hits, is rough, pushy, and constantly complains about being alone even when he isn't. The first time I mentioned it she said, "Oh have you noticed...
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