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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-05-2004, 03:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,545
Posted By kamalani
Quote: My son is 13 and intact. I have...

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My son is 13 and intact. I have absolutely nothing to report. It's never been an issue. So I guess it's a case of "no news is good news."
Me too!...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-30-2004, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By kamalani
I'm in the library reading this, and I laughed...

I'm in the library reading this, and I laughed out loud at the end. It sure does put it into perspective! What's an F or two when you look at it that way?...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-25-2004, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By kamalani
Quote: I have seen some seriously messed up...

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I have seen some seriously messed up kids turn out to be mighty cool adults....so there is always hope
There is hope, Sunny. I agree with the other posters. Take care of yourself and your...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-24-2004, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By kamalani
Yesterday I did take her to lunch and shopping....

Yesterday I did take her to lunch and shopping. We try to get together every week on a day when her classes are over early and I don't have to work. It's good to get together, even though it's for a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-21-2004, 04:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By kamalani
Reading your posts brought tears to my eyes....

Reading your posts brought tears to my eyes. Thanks again for your support and insight.

I've been keeping very busy so as to not be a bother to dd, dh, ds, and my own mom... But... Today I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-13-2004, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By kamalani
Thanks, everybody. I appreciate your words of...

Thanks, everybody. I appreciate your words of wisdom and encouragement.

My dd doesn't have to pay a cent to call me, and she can talk as long as she likes. We have cell phones with a family plan....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-08-2004, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By kamalani
I came here today to whine about how sad and...

I came here today to whine about how sad and lonely I feel since my DD (18) just went off to college. I'm happy that she's finally out of high school, and is beginning her life on her own, but after...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-30-2004, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By kamalani
Actually, I think we're all on a roller coaster...

Actually, I think we're all on a roller coaster of emotions, the whole family. We used to be so close, but now everyone is running off in different directions to sports events, work, with friends....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-25-2004, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By kamalani
Just curious... This has been such a...

Just curious...

This has been such a stressful time for us.. first there were finals, then preparations and practices for the graduation, then the actual ceremony followed by the project...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-25-2004, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By kamalani
Regarding the sister who has no friends and was...

Regarding the sister who has no friends and was disowned because she was such a bitch... I guess she thinks that her "honesty" is a virtue, when others view it as hostility. What I wonder is, do...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-24-2004, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By kamalani
I also have a hard time accepting that I'm...

I also have a hard time accepting that I'm entitled to have any feelings because I've been told so many times that I "shouldn't be so sensitive" or that I "shouldn't let it bother me." By now, I'm...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-24-2004, 02:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By kamalani
I have a hard time accepting that I'm entitled...

I have a hard time accepting that I'm entitled to have any feelings.[QUOTE]
because I've been told so many times that I "shouldn't be so sensitive" or that I "shouldn't let it bother me." By now,...
Forum: Gardening   04-14-2004, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By kamalani
I used to live in a house where one of our...

I used to live in a house where one of our roommates had chickens and ducks. The male muscovie was very mean, but so was Louie, the Peking Duck! He used to chase people, and loved to bite the dogs!...
Forum: Gardening   04-12-2004, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By kamalani
Thanks momto and farmer, I remember looking...

Thanks momto and farmer,

I remember looking at DE under a microscope when I was a kid. Where do I get it? I'd like to try it.

About the ducks... I thought they ate slugs, and have been...
Forum: Gardening   04-10-2004, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By kamalani
Does anyone else have problems with slugs? I've...

Does anyone else have problems with slugs? I've allowed them to take over my garden in the past, but lately I've been poking them with shish-ke-bob sticks every night and throwing them in the trash...
Forum: Gardening   04-10-2004, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By kamalani
I love my chickens, too! I buy them as chicks...

I love my chickens, too! I buy them as chicks from a hatchery in town. They're called brown nicks, and look like Rhode Island Reds or New Hampshires. They only cost about a dollar a piece. I keep...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-10-2004, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By kamalani
I just checked out a copy from our local...

I just checked out a copy from our local library. I skimmed it, and gave it to my ds, 13. He is reading it, although he won't talk to me much about it. It is up to date, and very to the point. I'd...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-27-2004, 01:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By kamalani
One of my son's classmates was suspended for one...

One of my son's classmates was suspended for one day for "endangering another student." His offense was putting a tie wrap on a girl's finger. This offense was far less severe than punching someone...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-12-2004, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,511
Posted By kamalani
I discovered FlyLady via a discussion on these...

I discovered FlyLady via a discussion on these boards, when I was desperate for a way to put some order in the chaos that had become my life. Her comments and instructions are always simple and to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-21-2004, 04:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 434
Posted By kamalani
There have been more times than I can count when...

There have been more times than I can count when I've sat and observed "our culture" as though I'm someone from another planet. They stare at me; I stare at them....
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-21-2004, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By kamalani
My ds (13) "forgets" to do certain homework...

My ds (13) "forgets" to do certain homework assignments and is then given F's. He carries a HUGE backpack loaded with everything from the usual school supplies to deoderant, Valentine candy, and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-12-2004, 06:19 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,656
Posted By kamalani
I first heard my name in a Hawaiian love song. I...

I first heard my name in a Hawaiian love song. I was told that the it means "one who is particular." I am and I like the name.
Forum: Single Parenting   02-02-2004, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By kamalani
jannan: Rejection sucks, no matter how you look...

jannan: Rejection sucks, no matter how you look at it. As I was reading your post, a light bulb appeared above my head when I noticed that you are a substitute teacher. I am too.

Every day that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-02-2004, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By kamalani
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/argue.gif:

My ds and I argue about the value of video games. He's a kind and non-violent boy, but it troubles me to see him drive cars like a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-01-2004, 05:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 525
Posted By kamalani
Hi kama'aina mama, I'm here at the computer...

Hi kama'aina mama,

I'm here at the computer with the cat on my lap. She's so terrified that she won't eat, and keeps yowling like it's the end of the world.

My friend just came home from a...
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