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Rhubarb grew wild in every back yard in my hometown in Minnesota. Rhubarb pie and jam were summer staples at every church picnic and family gathering. Yum! I was thinking of growing some in my garden this summer (If I can every tame the darn rabbits). Maybe I'll bring you some jam. :-)
My head itches just reading about your hypotheticals!
Toggle Commented May 31, 2010 on hypothetically speaking... at Chicago Moms Blog
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Thank you Rita, actually, it isn't painful anymore because I am just so happy to have my son back. He still has issues (and severe ADD), he still has terrible grades and little internal drive. But suddenly that stuff doesn't seem as important (still important, but just less so) because, he's nice again, interested in life again, and he's the kid I remember from "before" again. :-)
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Carrie, I just read your post. Sounds awfully similar. So frustrating that doctors don't listen to mothers!!
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I would love to learn more, Haycynth. We are also looking for a Naturopath for our whole family. I am so over the dispensing of drugs for everything. Send me any links etc you have. Thanks a lot!
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Two months ago I reclaimed my child, my baby boy. Well, not so much a baby anymore, but he'll always be my baby. Tyler is sixteen years old and for the last two years he was lost to us. He... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at Chicago Moms Blog
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And ya know, I am 34 and I can't hold my bladder either, simply because I had four kids and it just messed things up. I still think life rocks. I just can't jump on a trampoline anymore, LOL (or leave my house without a back-up plan). That's just life.
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Wonderful!
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Interesting thoughts. I don't think it has anything to do with age, though, and more with individual people and individual health statuses. Someone can have these same issues from the time they are born or when they are 18 and get in a motorcycle accident, or 40 and they have a stroke or 60 or 80 or 90 or 105. Have you ever looked around at a group of "elderly" people? There are 50 year olds that look as old as the 75 year old next to them and 80 year olds that could run circles around their 60 year old friends. And what's wrong with age spots. My grandma likes hers. They are signs of life lived and years enjoyed on this earth. :-)
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Girl, you are thinking so hard your head must hurt!! I have four kids, spaced: 6 years, 18 months & 5 years. I can tell you that there is no perfect spacing, no perfect time, no right "feeling" before you decide to have more. I think that, assuming you have a stable marriage, reasonably stable finances and lots of love, you don't need to think so hard, just let things happen as they may. Really, in my opinion, that's the only way . . .
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Thank you for your encouragement, Rita. I know that porn alone is not the worst of all problems. It's not the worst of ours, just a relevant, recent example. I do believe that although I cannot prevent my boys from ever peeking at the forbidden fruit, that porn and it's objectification of women is something I want to steer my sons from. They need to understand that, by consuming porn, they are taking part on that objectification and disrespect of someone else's little sister, just like their own. When we reminded him of that, he was clearly shaken, having most likely never seen it in that way. Looking at porn changes the way a man sees women. I want my future daughters-in-law to be treasured and adored and what my son let's into his mind now will affect that.
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2010 on It's Lonely Out in Front at Chicago Moms Blog
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Oh, can I ever relate! I recently lost 30 pounds, after carrying it around for over 9 years. I was a little hopeful about the swim suit situation, thinking that at least I'm not quite overweight anymore. But alas, I am also not 20 anymore. I've carried and nursed 4 children, carried 30 pounds (well, really 40 pounds, I'm not quite there yet) around, stretching out my skin, for many years. Things just don't go where they belong anymore. Thus, I've spent at least 10 trips to the bathroom to read and re-read the Lands End swim suit catalogue and attempt to find just the right fit. Any even though I'm excited about my thinner body, I am most definately considering a swim-skirt (what a wonderful invention!).
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