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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   08-09-2006, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Casual Storm
I know similiar news articles have been...

I know similiar news articles have been discussed here before, but here is a new one:

http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/hea...cle1217831.ece...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-03-2006, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By Casual Storm
I recently separated and moved out. I am also a...

I recently separated and moved out. I am also a SAHM for my 4 yo ds. We also have alternative night custody, except weekends. For the first couple of weeks or so, my ds seemed to miss stbx more than...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-02-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Casual Storm
My dh and I went to a therapist who used the...

My dh and I went to a therapist who used the imago technique to counsel us. We stopped going after about 8 sessions and I don't think we accomplished much -we separated recently (3 yrs later) even...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-22-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By Casual Storm
I chose the good relationship, but I am in a...

I chose the good relationship, but I am in a fortunate situation where my stbx makes a good enough living that I will be financially ok regardless.
I do believe some laywers try to stir the pot to...
Forum: Parenting   07-05-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Casual Storm
Thanks for everyone's advice and help! I really...

Thanks for everyone's advice and help! I really appreciate it.
Forum: Parenting   07-03-2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Casual Storm
Hi, My 4 yr old ds is really into board...

Hi,

My 4 yr old ds is really into board games now like Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, etc. However, he doesn't like to play unless he is sure he is going to win. He will make up rules that apply...
Forum: Parenting   06-24-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Casual Storm
I think I influenced my cousin-in-law about...

I think I influenced my cousin-in-law about extended breastfeeding. I was the first in our family to breastfeed past a year...I lasted 25 months. Needless to say, I got quite a bit of slack for it!...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   06-24-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,383
Posted By Casual Storm
Quote: Originally Posted by ahwuko Just...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ahwuko
Just curious; how did you come to terms with/realize that you are happy with a minimal social life? I always felt really bad, like I wasn't trying hard enough,...
Forum: Parenting   06-24-2006, 10:17 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,245
Posted By Casual Storm
I agree about the dh. I feel like my dh takes me...

I agree about the dh. I feel like my dh takes me as the "default" parent too much for granted. If I get distracted when we are both present with ds, I don't think for a second dh will intuitively...
Forum: Parenting   06-14-2006, 08:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 998
Posted By Casual Storm
My 4 yo ds doesn't seem to be into boy stuff at...

My 4 yo ds doesn't seem to be into boy stuff at all. He loves his play kitchen, Dora, "The Littlest Pet Shop" toys, etc. He likes gender neutral stuff also like puzzles, blocks, etc. He never had...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   06-11-2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,336
Posted By Casual Storm
Here are Material Safety Data sheets for various...

Here are Material Safety Data sheets for various mattresses:

http://www.foamorder.com/material_safety.html
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-20-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Casual Storm
Thanks for the responses -I feel better!

Thanks for the responses -I feel better!
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-19-2006, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Casual Storm
Hi, I bf my ds for 25 months, but I stopped...

Hi,
I bf my ds for 25 months, but I stopped over two years ago. This morning when I was taking a shower and doing a breast exam, milk leaked out of one breast when I squeezed the nipple. The other...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-26-2005, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By Casual Storm
Hi, I have a friend whom I'll call Jay. He...

Hi,

I have a friend whom I'll call Jay. He has a cell phone, and I swear I have never seen anyone get more phone calls than him. If we are out, I'm not kidding when his phone rings 5 times a hour...
Forum: Parenting   07-01-2005, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By Casual Storm
I do not encourage my ds to kiss or hug anyone,...

I do not encourage my ds to kiss or hug anyone, and I get annoyed if someone asks him for a hug or kiss more than once. I think physical affection should be completely spontaneous and voluntary. If...
Forum: News and Current Events Archives   06-14-2005, 06:57 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,375
Posted By Casual Storm
Quote: Originally Posted by Emilie Brain...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emilie
Brain surgeon, lawyer, salesman, mother- may get out before a unemployed person....


Please keep in mind that the lawyers have a say about who is on the...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-24-2005, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
  I lied.
Views: 688
Posted By Casual Storm
Quote: Originally Posted by Breathless Wonder ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Breathless Wonder
I'm curious to know though- what happens in states where they have a vax database? Do they automatically check it when you go to the hospital? And...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-24-2005, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
  I lied.
Views: 688
Posted By Casual Storm
I don't think you lied. You were telling the...

I don't think you lied. You were telling the truth for your situation. I've also answered "yes" to that question without hesitation or guilt, because for my ds, he was up-to-date.
Forum: Television   05-20-2005, 02:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,415
Posted By Casual Storm
I was so happy Kendra won. She presents herself...

I was so happy Kendra won. She presents herself so much more professionally than Tara. Even if Tara did think up the circle design for the car booklet, I think any kudos were totally negated when...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-28-2005, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By Casual Storm
Does anyone know how much detail a doctor has to...

Does anyone know how much detail a doctor has to go into in a medical exemption letter? Can the doctor just say it is his/her medical opinion that the particular vaccination's risks outweigh the...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-28-2005, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By Casual Storm
I really hope they pass it! I truly believe...

I really hope they pass it! I truly believe mandated vaccinations are a violation of our civil liberties. It makes me so angry. We have to have the right to say no and not have to justify our...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-27-2005, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By Casual Storm
Does anyone know how NYS looks at medical...

Does anyone know how NYS looks at medical exemptions? For example, are they generally accepted without question, or does the Health Dept review it and decide for themselves if it is "worthy" (I'm...
Forum: Television   04-23-2005, 03:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,821
Posted By Casual Storm
Wow. I didn't see the show but read the blog...

Wow. I didn't see the show but read the blog entry about her poor baby crawling aimlessly around in his crib, crying for his parents for 2 hours while he vomited 6 times because he was so upset. How...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-23-2005, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Casual Storm
Oh, I just wanted to add that if you want him to...

Oh, I just wanted to add that if you want him to pee standing up, I've heard throwing in a couple of Cheerios, or similiar round cereal, in the toliet and telling him to "sink the boats" makes it a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-22-2005, 01:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By Casual Storm
My ds (3 next month) started potty training a...

My ds (3 next month) started potty training a few weeks ago. Things have been going well...but I still ask/remind him if he has to go, and I just bring him to the toliet when he first wakes up,...
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