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Have a moment? [07 May 2008|04:15pm]

wyshadara
Use it to help nominate [info]sollitaire to the Advisory board.  [Here]

There's a hundred reasons that she'd be great at this, but she really says it best in her post :)  We need 100 to make her a Candidate. So Go Comment!

[Feel free to talk to her about her nomination qualifications then re-post at will]

Seriously people, she's WAY qualified, a DFW parent and resident, member of this community and will do a great job representing our interests on the Board.

[22 May 2007|03:59pm]

righteous_betty

Hi. I'm a 36 year old  married mother to a 15 year old daughter named Cheryl and a 1 year old son named Jack. I'm from Dallas originally, but have resided in the UK (England) for the past 20 years. I work full-time but share the work load with my other half.

Hopefully in the next 2/3 yrs we'll be moving back to Dallas.

I'm interested in making new mommy friends, to share interesting stories about our kiddos. If you fit the category add me as a friend.


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Mandatory HPV vaccinations for girls... [06 Feb 2007|07:30am]

msboop
There are several reasons to be pissed off at backward religious zealots, and this one is so outrageous that I had to say something.

Gov. Rick Perry ordered today that schoolgirls in Texas must be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, making Texas the first state to require the shots.

The girls will have to get Merck & Co.’s new vaccine against strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, that are responsible for most cases of cervical cancer.

“If there are diseases in our society that are going to cost us large amounts of money, it just makes good economic sense, not to mention the health and well being of these individuals to have those vaccines available,” he said.


And, now, a dozen other states are considering the mandatory vaccination for girls.

Texans are all in an uproar that the government would have the audacity to command them to protect their children from sexually transmitted diseases, citing abstinence and "good Christian homes" and all sorts of absolutely STUPID arguments against vaccinating their "innocent daughters" from this virus that has been shown to cause cancer. It all centers around the fact that they believe that "good parenting in a good Christian home" is all the protection that is needed.

Because Christians don't have sex, right? Because kids always do what their parents and churches tell them to do, right? Because children are capable of making sane decisions when they are driven crazy by hormones and other children, right?

Wrong... because children who DON'T do what their parents and churches tell them DESERVE to get a lifelong disease that may prevent them from having a normal life, having children, enjoying sex, and eventually kill them. At least that's what I hear when I hear some of these idiots talk about this and comment on the news.

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MY TAKE
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The longevity of protection is currently unknown. Therefore, just as with the smallpox vaccination, tetanus, or just about any other vaccination, this is bound to wear off at some point in life. So, a GIRL will be protect for however long that is, and then she is completely open to it again later in life. How many adults do you know that get vaccines regularly? What happens when this protected girl marries the man of her dreams, who is infected with the HPV virus, and doesn't worry about it because she has had the vaccine... she will then end up getting it from her husband.

I remember reading some study, that I unfortunately can't locate right now, about women with AIDS. It showed that most married or monogamous women got HIV from their spouse or SO during a time when they THOUGHT their relationship was monogamous. Number one cause for this was NOT men fucking around with another women or having an affair with another women... they were having sex with other men and hiding it because our fucked up society doesn't allow gay men to be comfortable in their own skin so they get married and have gay sex on the side. This wouldn't even be a problem if men were allowed to be whoever they want to be and be able to practice monogamy with the one they CHOOSE to love, and what gay man in their right mind is going to have a part time affair with a married man and remain monogamous? It happens, I'm sure, but probably not that often.

Texas has the highest concentration per-capita of HPV infection. That's because everyone is fucking everyone in this stupid state. I thought CA was bad, but Texas is just a bunch of prolific fuckers and sex seems to be the biggest pass-time in this state - second only to football. Guess what? Some of those people fucking are MEN and BOYS, not just GIRLS. Guess what else? I don't freaking care that everyone is fucking everyone... not my bag, but I don't care. If there is medical science available to make life more enjoyable (like having sex with everyone in your city), then let's use it.

HPV is not passed from woman to woman very easily. You practically have to share a dildo and have some serious bodily fluid passing from one to another... highly unlikely. It is, however, passed easily from man to man. Not sure if it causes the ass cancer, I'll have to check on that. But no... Texas doesn't have any gay people!!! [sic]

So, I'm wondering where the girls GET this horrific virus. From other girls? Probably not. Masturbation? Nope. Hmmmm... let's see. Oh yeah, I know, from BOYS! *headbang* So, why not vaccinate the boys too? Is it just ok for BOYS to have the disease? Why is it mandatory and free for girls and not available without cost for boys? Are girls pariahs? Are girls the main spreader of this disease? Fucking wake up people.

Grrrrrr... I'm so mad.

xposted to my journal, atheism, dallasparents
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SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY [21 Dec 2006|09:53pm]

mirandalola
I'm a paranoid mom, and I am not ashamed.

I found the sex offender registry for the great state of Texas.

In just a few clicks, I came up with a list of all 19 sex offenders registered in my zip code. I was shocked to see how close to me some of them live. I was able to see pictures of them, what their offense was, risk level, whether or not their registration is current or if they are unverified, what age their victim(s) was(were), and map their addresses.

It ALMOST made me feel sorry for them.....

But like I told my husband: "If you don't want someone to come to your house and beat you up, then don't be a sex offender!"

*As a side note, if you want to find the sex offender registry for any state other than Texas, do NOT register with childsafenetwork.org. They will spam you like it's going out of style, and you will NOT get to see the sex offender registry like they promised!

So, with no further ado, here is the link to the Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry:
https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/Sor/index.aspx

Something ELSE you will find on the TX website is this link:
http://www.nsopr.gov/
Which I have not investigated, but it claims to be a sex offender search for every state in the US.
But the Texas State site was great for me, so I didn't look into this national one much :D

Go there, search for your zip code or city or whatever, and be informed!
Oh, and just another paranoid reminder: Just b/c someone has never molested a child before doesn't mean they won't start now, with YOUR child. Be paranoid about everyone, NOT just previous offenders!
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Pediatrician in Dallas? [18 Dec 2006|03:16pm]

mirandalola
Hi, I'm Miranda, my 8-month-old is Jack, his dad is Tim. Wish I had time for a good intro....

But we just got the letter in the mail that Jack has medicaid! Yay!

So, it's time to pick his pedi. My only requirements are
*Must listen to the child's mother, not blow her off when she KNOWS something is wrong with her child. I have a degree in biology, I never went to med school but I am pretty well-informed in the medical field, and I do NOT appreciate being blown off by my son's doctor.
*Must be breastfeeding-friendly.....and I don't mean just "friendly", I want a boob-nazi doctor. I don't want to have to argue with my son's doctor that breastfeeding is the best thing I am doing for my son's health!

If you have ANY info on ANY doctor you know of in the Richardson area, I'd LOVE to hear it!

Thanks so much!
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child care [17 Sep 2006|07:59pm]

sinister_foxx
I am trying to find a daycare in the 75243 zip code (or VERY close to it) that will let me bring my son (he's almost 4 yrs old) 2 days a week. (For a few months, then will proceed to full time later.) I need to find somewhere REALLY GOOD and also relatively inexpensive, if possible. If you have any recommendations, I would REALLY appreciate it. I don't even know where to START with my search.

Thanks in advance.
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www.mamarevolution.com/phpbb2/index.php [18 Jun 2006|01:55pm]
mamarevoltion
Mamarevolution.com was started in early winter 2004 by four young mamas who needed a place where they belonged. Too young and alternative for babycenter and too old for the teen based online communities, they struck out to make a home for mamas who just didn’t fit in anywhere else. After a few nights of brainstorming and women sharing their talents, Mamarevolution.com was born.

Mamarevolution is a pro-choice, feminist community who seeks to support, encourage and educate young women and mothers from all backgrounds and cultures. Our goal is to provide the community and support that is so desperately needed as we fight for our rights as parents and women, and to defeat the social stereotypes that surround young or alternative parents.


While we promote breastfeeding and natural parenting, we recognize that each family is unique and has their own set of needs and customs. We respect and support all families and their allies in their quest to raise strong, positive and socially conscious children.
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maybe this is asking too much information [23 Apr 2006|08:57pm]

morrigan_circle
What schools/daycares would you not ever ever send your kids to? I need a new one, rather quickly, but I really don't want to have to change again in a few months.
Thanks guys.
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property taxes [19 Apr 2006|12:53pm]

drunkenwanderer
hi,

my family is moving to dallas in a a few months, and we're looking for a nice home in a nice area. problem is, the nicest homes with the best prices have very high property taxes.

are there any ways around the $7,000 property taxes? anything anyone could share would be greatly appreciated.

thanks
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[16 Apr 2006|03:03am]

eponaschild
I need to find a GOOD lactation counselor in the DFW area, any suggestions?
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new member [14 Feb 2006|01:52pm]
phukkintired
[ mood | anxious ]

New to the group and somewhat new to the area...been in carrollton for almost a year...adn i am from a small blink and miss it town in ohio...so yes big change for me...
somewhat single mommy of three boys...ages 10,9,6 so yes have a boyfriend and would like to meet others like me you know the type that need some peoples to talk to during the day when i am not sleeping...work third shift at the infamous waffle house. so i need something to do then worry about money and how to find my youngest son...he has been "parent kidnapped" so also would like to find a good friend to vent with.

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New Member [15 Jan 2006|10:30am]

eponaschild
Hi, My name is Mikki. My husband and I are expecting our first child! Our little boy will be here in March. We've decided to cloth diaper but so far I can't find any places around dallas that sell quality cloth diapers (not the gerber kind).

Anyone have any places to suggest?

TIA.
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Intro [24 Dec 2005|03:33pm]

msboop
Hello All,

I'm a single mom. We just moved to Euless. Gotta tell you, some things are so cool about this state, but enough of that.

Before I haul them off to Salvation Army, would anybody like a set of nightstands (two drawers, oak, very good condition) or a 15" inch flat screen SVGA monitor? They're out of here come Tuesday if I get no takers.

~Kay
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q&a [14 Nov 2005|10:21am]

morrigan_circle
Someone please suggest to me a pediatrician in the Dallas area that takes Medicaid/Amerigroup and is not a jerk who thinks I'm overreacting when my Kid can't eat or sleep for three days cause she has stomach pains that make her hurt.

xposted all over the place. forgive me.
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dallasparents listen up [07 Jul 2005|12:00am]

sinister_foxx
I know it's BIG D and all, but because we ain't all rich like J.R., uhm, here is this:

publicassist

Feel free to join and share your experiences/horror stories. HA.

and if you've got dogs, go to dfwdogs.

YEAH! That's all the plugging I can do for now!
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[06 Jul 2005|11:53pm]

sinister_foxx
I forgot about this community, I am a dork!!!!!

HI MAMAS!

I hope everyone is doing well here!

Start posting some crap about your spawn!

Hahh
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Shelly's in tha house... [16 Mar 2005|11:03pm]

kyleighsmom
[ mood | tired ]

Well I know you both know me already Heather and Marie, but, I will just give a little intro in case someone else joins and they can just read this post.

I am Shelly (30) and a single mama to 6 year old Kyleigh. We live in Mesquite. I love tats and piercings. I only have 4 tats and my tongue is pierced, but I am hoping to get some more tats in the near future. I work full time for an oil & gas operating company as a secretary/receptionist. Kyleigh is in kindergarten. We have 1 cat named Leo whom we adopted from the SPCA about a month ago.

Well that's about it...

Shelly

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testing [16 Mar 2005|05:48pm]

sinister_foxx
[ mood | bored ]

Just seeing how this turns out, first.

:)

Welcome to the community. Feel free to introduce yourself. :)

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