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Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   02-20-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 269
Posted By doulatara
I am on the RP/Edgewater border, on the south...

I am on the RP/Edgewater border, on the south side of Devon.  Glad to see there are so many of us!  It has been several years since I have attended an MDC get together!  Welcome, Kitchensqueen!
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   02-10-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By doulatara
Kid friendly cafe rec:...

Kid friendly cafe rec: http://www.familygroundscafe.com/ (not near downtown, but I do know lots of families that enjoy this place.)
 
Here is an amazing vegan food truck that can come to you (it...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   01-26-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By doulatara
I am a bit late in responding, but I wanted to...

I am a bit late in responding, but I wanted to highly recommend my family practice doctor, Dr. Amy Weiler, D.O. I have sent my daughter to Dr. Minkus since she was a toddler, but since she is a...
Forum: Ask-An-Intuitive   09-03-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By doulatara
edited.

edited.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-21-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,439
Posted By doulatara
I feel a bit embarrassed to say that I don't...

I feel a bit embarrassed to say that I don't know when it is appropriate for a first visit to a gynecologist. I saw my primary care physician and didn't see a real gynecologist until I was on my...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-21-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By doulatara
My daughter just started her period (at...

My daughter just started her period (at sleepaway summer camp no less!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif) just about a month shy of her 11th bday, (a few weeks ago.)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-08-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,896
Posted By doulatara
No. My daughter is ten, and I have told her when...

No. My daughter is ten, and I have told her when she is thirteen if she is interested she can join, but we will have to come up with age-appropriate guidelines at that time and all of her privacy...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-19-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,943
Posted By doulatara
My newest obsession is a really young sister duo...

My newest obsession is a really young sister duo from Sweden called First Aid Kit. Just saw them live in a small intimate venue last week and I was BLOWN AWAY.

Seriously, listen to them:...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-19-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,723
Posted By doulatara
Discharge at 8 is completely in the realm of...

Discharge at 8 is completely in the realm of normal. Make sure you are communicating about the changes her body is and will be going through and continue to encourage the open lines of communication.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-21-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By doulatara
I would go with your husband...perhaps solely...

I would go with your husband...perhaps solely because if I had a strong reaction about something like this, I for sure would want my partner to stand with me on it.

If this boy remains in your...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-25-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By doulatara
I would also go with your dh on this one. She...

I would also go with your dh on this one. She feels good in the clothes, they are fashionable and people know it is a style so therefore it won't reflect poorly on you or her. I would let this one...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-25-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,297
Posted By doulatara
I have a very fashion-forward 10.5 year old who...

I have a very fashion-forward 10.5 year old who is pretty specific about her style. We are on a tight budget, but you would be surprised at the amazing clothes we can find at thrift stores. Preteen...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-19-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,815
Posted By doulatara
It is way past time to get an official legal...

It is way past time to get an official legal agreement. DD's dad and his fiance are getting married this July and moving across the country before the next school year starts, where they accepted...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-19-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,134
Posted By doulatara
Yes your ex sounds like an arse, however I agree...

Yes your ex sounds like an arse, however I agree 100% with Oriole, I would let your son go to the wedding. The way your ex is handling it is terrible, however I think as a mother you should think...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-04-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By doulatara
I have been thinking about this alot as my 10...

I have been thinking about this alot as my 10 y.o. daughter edges closer towards teenhood, and I realize that I do not have a model from my own parents or really any parents I know (I had dd young,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-03-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 484
Posted By doulatara
Well, me and dh are pretty crazy about...

Well, me and dh are pretty crazy about eachother. But it does cycle- sometimes we are strongly connected and other times not so much. When I met him there was an undeniable physical/sexual attaction...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-03-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 482
Posted By doulatara
I guess i would give the teens their own smaller...

I guess i would give the teens their own smaller rooms, the parents the master and tthe boys could have bunks in the main area? But I guess that would keep anyone from using common areas once the...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-03-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,895
Posted By doulatara
Kristin, you should check out Kathy Puls, she is...

Kristin, you should check out Kathy Puls, she is right in Evanston and she is wonderful: http://www.kathypuls.com/

Also, closer to you but in Chicago, the Swedish Covenant Midwives are pretty...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-03-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,587
Posted By doulatara
This is really weird. So, your SD's mom smokes...

This is really weird. So, your SD's mom smokes and somehow the cigarettes got into SD's backpack? (Just wanted to make sure I am understanding this correctly.)

I would definitely have your...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-02-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By doulatara
Quote: Originally Posted by csekywithlove...

Quote:
Originally Posted by csekywithlove http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15252680)

I know that you are worrying about...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-01-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By doulatara
Quote: Originally Posted by Smithie...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smithie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15251842)

But the friendly approach DID do your...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-31-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 270
Posted By doulatara
Quote: Originally Posted by dawningmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by dawningmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15248046)
There's Dance Dance Party Party...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-31-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By doulatara
Thanks to everyone for your comments. It is not...

Thanks to everyone for your comments. It is not necessarily that I am such a "big person", it is that my parents went through a terrible messy divorce and my stepmom was always very resentful and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-30-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 270
Posted By doulatara
I do like to dance and will do it without any,...

I do like to dance and will do it without any, ahem, social lubricant, but nowadays it depends on how supportive my bra is! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-30-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 707
Posted By doulatara
My wall is open...never really had an issue,...

My wall is open...never really had an issue, however I do have a good friend who is very politically radical, and her familly is very conservative politically and religiously and there is major...
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