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What a busy month October was! 566 posts! We are a bunch of chatty mamas. We celebrated big time during our 420th post. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> And we got our BROC ON! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Broccoli">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Broccoli">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Broccoli">:<br><br><br>
Our standing message:<br>
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We are the MJ Mamas and Papas. Our purpose is to talk, educate, inform and share information regarding the use of marijuana. Marijuana has many medicinal uses that the government has tried very hard to keep from us. Some people think that it is medically useful and less harmful than prescription medicines, that we are spending too much money on the war on drugs (especially marijuana), and that there are better things on which our government could be spending this money. Hemp, which has many wonderful non-medicinal uses, is also illegal in this country, and we are open to discussing this as well. We promote the use of this wonderful medicinal herb for morning sickness, glaucoma, cancer, AIDS, spiritual, etc., keeping in mind that it is important to use all things in harmony with yourself and others.<br><br>
As this is a public forum and may be viewed by anyone with internet access, please be careful what you post about using. Everyone has different comfort levels and we wouldn't want to discourage anyone from joining us. So... please talk, act, and use responsibly. Welcome to our forum, newcomers, and enjoy!<br><br>
Here is a list of links that we like:<br><a href="http://www.jackherer.com/" target="_blank">http://www.jackherer.com/</a><br><a href="http://forum.grasscity.com/index.php?" target="_blank">http://forum.grasscity.com/index.php?</a><br><a href="http://www.pottv.com/" target="_blank">http://www.pottv.com/</a><br><a href="http://www.a1b2c3.com/drugs/mj007.htm" target="_blank">http://www.a1b2c3.com/drugs/mj007.htm</a><br><a href="http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer.../can-babies.htm" target="_blank">http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer.../can-babies.htm</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/articles/p.../marijuana.html" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/articles/p.../marijuana.html</a><br>
(if I missed any links let me know!)<br>
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Have a kynd month <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> .<br><br><span style="color:#008000;">THE GIFT EXCHANGE LIST IS NOW CLOSED</span><br><br>
Here's how it works: The first poster (me), will give to the next poster, who will give to the next poster and on and on. The last person to say they're participating will then give to me. It will be your responsibility to pm or e-mail the poster after you, to get their address. Then when December rolls around, we can gather our goodies and mail them off. <span style="color:#008000;">Our big gift opening day will be December 15th at 4:20 pm your time.</span> So, get creative, think of things you have that you once loved, but are ready to pass on, or something that you've made, maybe even something MJ related (such as a shirt, or sticker). Let's try to not spend more than say $10 total (remember there's postage to pay too). But, you may need to buy crafting materials, etc. or a small extra thing to add to the collective fun box. Let's keep this for the mama's, we need somthing special 'cause we do so much for our kiddos. <span style="color:#008000;">We'll mail them off at the beginning of DECEMBER!</span> So, let's have fun with it!<br><br><br>
Those participating in the MJ gift exchange:<br><br>
NorCal Mama<br>
mamaroni<br>
Roth Mommy<br>
Parthenia<br>
Earth Angel<br>
darkstar<br>
tyedyedeyes<br>
mommaluv321<br>
BirthJunky<br>
Mama Faery<br>
KateMary<br>
shishkeberry<br>
Peace~*<br>
elsanne<br>
monkeymimi<br>
iris'mama<br>
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I'm in on the gift exchange! This will be so fun. Thanks so much for organizing NorCal.<br><br>
Happy November everyone. I hope there aren't too many candy hangovers out there this morning! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I might have eaten a few too many pieces. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br>
Ok, so who's next??
 

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I'm down for an exchange! (But Im Jewish, so no christmas stuff please!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Hey- question.... how does 1 go about finding a head shop in their area? I have no idea what to look for in the phone book or online.
 

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I'm in too!!!!! How exciting. So, if its for the Holiday season in December, when should we have everything in the mail???? And this is for the mamma right??? not the kiddos???? Bear with me...I've never done anything like this before on line <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Roth Mommy....look for smoke shops in the yellow pages....or tobacco shops....something like that.<br><br>
mamaroni....I'm so glad your kids are healthy. They look so cute in their costumes!!! Did you decide on a senior title yet?? Maybe she needs more help ladies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
The boys had a blast last night. They were super sweet and the little one wouldn't let go of his basket the whole night!!! He even got upset when I tried to sneak a chocolate bar out of his basket before we drove home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> Just like his mamma....protective of his chocolate!!!! The funny thing is is that he has NEVER eaten stuff like that, yet he knew it was pretty special!!!!! Smart boy!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Hope everyone had a happy halloween!!!
 

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OK, I added to the OP that this will be for the mams since we do so much for our kiddos already. Also, we'll mail them off at the beginning of December. What should be our opening date? Since we have different traditions here, let's pick a date for ourselves. How about the 15th? It'll be our own special holiday! Hey! We can open them at 4:20! How about that? Although, that would mean, I would be one of the last ones to get to open since I'm on the west coast. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> That's OK. I can wait!
 

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Sounds perfecto!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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nak<br><br>
i'm in for the exchange.rothmommy i could possibly help you out as i sell glass, what are you lookin for? hope you all are well, i am skipping school this morning, as i am totally not ready for this anatomy exam <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Rainbow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rainbow peace"><br>
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Greetings and salutations mamas! Count me in for the exchange!<br><br>
It's November...my gosh. My DS turns 3 on the 25th! Trying to plan a birthday party (for close family) and I'm at a loss. DS hasn't had a b-day party yet (well, if you count DH, me and him his first year, and then his birthday was on Thanksgiving last year) so I want to have something for him this year. I'm doing it the Sunday after Thanksgiving, as his birthday is on the day after Thanksgiving. That's a good day, right? I've made the invitations (with leftover card stock from DH and I's wedding invitations) but haven't written anything as far as date or time in them yet. It just says "It's a party" on the front, with three little wooden cutouts of an airplane, a train and a car glued onto the front. They're cute, but that's as far as i've gotten. I know I need to get on the ball about this, so I can send out the invites by Thursday or Friday. Anyone have any ideas to pass along, I'll gladly take them. I've never planned a birthday party before.<br><br><br>
Anywhoodle, i'll catch you mamas later, gotta go take a shower. I don't stink so pretty. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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hi tyedyedyes!!! My Ds turns 5 on the 5th and i turn 30 on the 9th.....YEAHHHHH NOVEMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
We are planning a party for ds on his actual b-day...don't have much advice, but i did get some good ideas from searching the childhood years board.<br><br>
We are having kids and their sibligs/parents. We'll have about 25 or so people total...so i'm really hoping for good weather so the kids can be outside for a bit. The party is from 12-3 and well have a bbq and snacks (chips and salsa/guac...veggies and dip....cheese and crackers) and of course a cake (carrot cake made with honey and cream cheese icing). I am trying to avoid all things sugar!! Ds is sensitive to it anyway, but usually at kids parties there is this barrage of sugar and it gets outta hand IMO. I bought some party favors through magic cabin dolls and also some pencils and stickers. My big favor though are magic wands that Dh and I have made. They came out really cool. The faovrs (except the wands) will go into a game called pass the parcel. It is a layered package and it gets passed around to music. When the music stops, whoever has the package opens a layer and gets whatever is inside. I'm also thinking of setting up a talbe to make sock puppets and to play with homemade playdough if the kids want...totaly unorganized. I'm not sure how many activities 5 yr olds need. They seem to mostly like to play with each other. A lot depends though on the weather.<br>
So, thats what were doing. This is only my 2nd party for him. Don't know if any of that helps at all??? I've been planning since Oct cause if not, it all gets away from me and then BOOM its here and I have nothing ready <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Hope you have a blast!!! I think it is a nice day that you picked, especially because everyone will have been off work etc for a few days, so they will be ready to come and have fun!!!!
 

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I am in on the exchange as well, and wanted to add my sincerest thanks (yet again) to NorCal for organizing all this. Broc on, mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Broccoli">:
 

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This seems like a good place for me to hang out, so I'm going to subscribe and read for a while. TTC for 1 1/2 years, recently diagnosed with endo and have a lap scheduled for Friday. I occasionally smoke to help with menstrual migraines and stopped for a long time while TTC. I recently took it up again because I was so depressed with the infertility problems, and it was either that or Zoloft, which would have been much worse for a possible fetus, IMO. It's helping a lot and I'm feeling a lot stronger, lately. It's also been nice to again have an alternative to popping 1/2 bottle of tylenol when I get a migraine.<br><br>
OK, I'll just sit back and listen for a while. Nice to meet everyone.
 

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Welcome, CAJen! You'll find great information/support/laughs on this thread; it is a wonderful group of mamas (and mamas-to-be).<br><br>
Good luck to you, and I'm sure we'll get to know you better in the months to come!
 

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<span>Not much time to do much but subscribe, I am doing <a href="http://www.nanowrimo.org" target="_blank">NaNoWriMo</a> this year (did it last year and it was a blast!) so I am gonna be a crazy-writin' mamma this month! Wish me luck!<br>
Still sick, but hoping to be feeling better soon enough. Halloween was a blast even with my cold, DH took the bebe trick or treating and by the end of the block, he was able to say "trick or treat"!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> And he got his mama and daddy quite the haul! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Candy, how I adore thee. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br>
And I am SO in on this exchange! I have no idea what I will gather for gift(s), but it'll be fun to figure out!<br>
Peace, mamas! Love to you all!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Rainbow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rainbow peace"></span>
 

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Hi Everyone, I am in on the gift exchange too!<br><br>
Earth Angel, those sound like great ideas for your party, I can't wait till Ruby is a little older and we can do fun crafts and art and stuff. I love the layered package idea too, what a neat game.<br><br>
Welcome CAJen! Are you from California? I'm from the Bay Area but live in Portland. Anywho, I think you'll find some great support here.<br><br>
Talk to ya all later!
 

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Hi everyone!!<br>
nak<br>
I was lurking the past month, just couldnt find a time to jump in, so i decided to sub early on!!<br>
Ill write an intro later!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Broccoli">:<br>
oh and Im not in tthe gift exchange.
 

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Welcome CAJen and Hookahgirl (we cross posted <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Broccoli">:<br><br>
And I'd love to be in on the exchange! Sounds awesome. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Mama Faery you inspired me! I signed up for NaNoWriMo, too. Just this morning, and I was walking to my office I was thinking about the novel I've always wanted to write, and asked myself why not do it just for fun. Well I need some inspiration, and thanks to you, I think I have some. I wish you luck. Wish me luck, too! I just want to get 30 pages. That's my goal.
 

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welcome CAJen and hookahgirl! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
good luck with the party tyedyedeyes. earth angel has some great ideas. we have in the past cooked out or ordered pizza, and just had a few snacks as well. I've done different little party favors -- but nothing so special and handmade liek earth angel's wands! maybe you could do a pinanta? I know that's a ton of sugar, though. unless you put "prizes" in it. you can buy small inexpensive trinkets at target or one of those big party supply stores. I've had a few BIG ones (where kids and parents come) and it's fun but I'm about done with that. it's just a lot of work and I don't get to relax. my oldest just turned 5 and we had a moonwalk which was a huge hit. since we did that I didn't do any favors. anyway, i'm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"> as usual. good luck!<br><br>
darkstar, sorry you're having a bummer morning! I'm sure you'll do fine on the test. will you be able to reschedule it?<br><br>
mama faery, that sounds really cool. I'll have to check that out.<br><br>
oh, and earth angel, I like the name you came up with. I just need to get it together and ask CM to give it to me!! I was sort of waiting for elsanne to give us the proper spanish too. Green Sun Goddess? how do you say that in spanish, oh elsanne??<br><br>
in sharp contrast to my tuesday afternoon last week, today I have 2 kids at school and one napping. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Broccoli">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wash.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wash"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dishes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dishes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jammin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jammin"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Broccoli">:
 
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