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We are all different...but that's ok

Discussion in 'Parents Off Topic' started by StillMamamia, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. kiwimum

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    Since Michelle updated, so will I....

    Still a stay at home mum.
    Currently raising a wanna be food scientist (16 yrs) and a 14 yr old Ninja :eek:
    Living in the middle of nowhere due to DH new posting

    And still absolutely freakin gorgeous!;)
     
  2. StillMamamia

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    Ok, I'll post an update too:D

    I'm still Paula.
    I still post a lot.
    I still miss my folks.
    I am still quite shy in person but hide pretty well now, but not when I write.
    I still underestimate myself often.
    I miss working. MISS it!
    I love Calvin & Hobbes. Still do.
    I have a big heart and big hips. No change here.
    I still know tons of useless facts, and still suck at math.
    I become Captain Kirk on some days.:D Don't ask! It's a survival thing.:rolleyes: Or I'm a Trekkie at heart.
    I LOVE SMILIES!
    Some people think I'm wise. I think I just put words together well.:D
    I want a tattoo, but only under general anesthesia.
     
  3. Marcia

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    What a great post-I have enjoyed "meeting " everyone!

    I am 52:eek:
    Somedays I feel 52 and somedays I feel 32
    I am a nonpracticing RN, currently a postal clerk
    My 2 beautiful daughters are Mariel, 28,nonD and Abbey,12,the reason I
    post here
    I am originally from Western PA, now I'm in Western NY
    I love to read,watch Glee, listen to Abbey play her violin, talk to Mariel
    on the phone
    We have a beautiful, white Turkish Angora cat that allows us to live with her
    My daily challenge is to have the patience Ab needs and match the courage
    she has
     
  4. joan

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    I am Joan
    Mom to Jeff 21/ Andrew 17 dx at 22 mos
    RN and CDE
    Don't work but miss it a lot
    Married 25 yrs this month
    >40 years old but you wouldn't guess if you saw me
    my house is always a little bit messy because I'm a
    Knitter, crocheter, crafter, walker, exerciser
    Live in NJ but moving to florida next year
    Have a Havanese named Oreo
    I think I am funny. My kids don't always agree
     
  5. mamort

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    My name is Melissa

    I will be 41 next week (I do look younger)
    My kids were diagnosed 8 days apart:(
    I hate Diabetes
    I work in a Cardiac Cath lab 40-50 hours a week
    Crunchy exterior soft interior:D
    I cant spell
    I have a very warped sense of humor
    I write like I talk, all over the place
    I Love to read
    I hate to abide by schedules
    I hate to talk on the telephone, but in person watch out.
    I met my husband in a bar
    I LOVE Beer and Diet coke
    I want to cut back hours at work, but can't
    CWD saved my sanity:eek:
     
  6. Snowbound

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    I'm Glen.
    I like candle lit dinners, long walks on the beach, talking about my feelings and french films.
    I'm often mistaken for Brad Pitt.


    Ok, I've never been mistaken for Brad Pitt. I'm generally an honest person, so I'll start again.

    I'm a few months away from 2 score and 10
    I've been happily married to my sweetheart for 22 years
    We met New Years eve, our first date was Friday the 13th (making it easy to remember the dates)
    I have two boys, 12 and 10 yrs old
    I'm not much of a talker
    I've had a beard for about 20 yrs
    I wanted to be an artist when I grew up but,
    My dad talked me into becoming a Civil Engineer, but
    I'm now a software developer
    I'm a mediocre fiddle player
    I don't wear glasses, but I may need to in the near future
    I can't remember names, but I never get lost and can always remember how to get places.
    I have a very small, self inflicted tattoo
     
  7. Noel

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    • I am Cami.
    • I am 42 (but if you ask I will say 29 with many years experience)
    • I was born on Christmas and my middle name is Noel
    • I am a teacher (elementary computers to 1000 1st-5th graders :eek:)
    • I have been married to Keith for almost 14 years
    • Keith has had diabetes for 34 years
    • Aidan is 10 and has had diabetes for 9 years (diagnosed on Christmas Eve)
    • Even though we have had diabetes for all of these years I always feel like I never know what the hell I am doing
    • I was actually the one who noticed Aidan's diabetes symptoms not Keith
    • I love to read
    • I can cook but I don't like to advertise it...it is my best kept secret
    • I tend to be organized but boy can I procrastinate!
    • I can be sarcastic when the mood strikes ;)
    • My older son Austin was diagnosed with a chronic kidney disease (IgA Nephropathy) in December of 2009, best case scenerio he will remain status quo forever worst case scenerio he will need a kidney transplant :(


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  8. frizzyrazzy

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    And cami is one of the friendliest people ever - I met her and it was like we were best friends in 5 minutes! :)
     
  9. hawkeyegirl

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    *snort* You left funny off of your list of attributes. :p

    I'm Karla.
    I'm 37, but can't quite figure out how I got this old. I swear I was 24 just yesterday.
    I live in Illinois, but probably will always consider Iowa my home, and sometimes daydream about different scenerios that would get us living back there again.
    I love sports - playing and watching them. College football is my favorite spectator sport, and volleyball is my favorite participatory sport.
    I have lots of opinions. :rolleyes:
    I've been married for 7 years to my very patient husband, and have two weird, funny kids.
    I hate diabetes, but confess to finding it fascinating when I'm not hating it so much. I'm constantly amazed at how poorly I can recreate what the human body does automatically.
    My bar name was Regan, and I was usually a hand model.
    I don't do well with a lack of sleep.
    I have a severe Diet Coke addiction.
    I'm a lawyer, but still searching for what I want to be when I grow up.
    I cry every time I watch Hoosiers.
    I cannot wait for the final episode of Lost.
    I've been to Mardi Gras twice.
     
  10. MySweethearts

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    Glen-you are too funny!!! :)
     
  11. fredntan2

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    OMG this is a old thread. I started out reading Paula's intro and was thinking what I would write.
    well shucks I allready introduced myself
    I need to update myself.

    I have a hobby now-photography
    Still married to DH sometimes he's damn husband instead of dear husband.
    he can really drives me crazy sometimes.

    I want to be a school nurse. work in hospital now.
    I love chocolate.
     
  12. Lilfyrecracker21

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    I am Renee
    I am married to Darrel and have been for almost 6 yrs.
    I have a son Alex 9 he was diagnosed in Feb 2010 and life has completely changed for all involved. I also have a daughter Mary-faith non-d so far she is 3 and is my tomboy princess odd to use that in the same sentence but true.
    My hobby is riding my motorcycle when there is time.
    I love watching Alex play soccer and can't wait until his sister can to.
    My husband works on NAS Pensacola. I am happy to be here and just have a lot of questions. Very out going in person intimidated online some times because of lack of knowledge. Just reading and learning as much as I can.
     
  13. grantsmom

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    I am Cindy
    I am 44 but on most days feel much much older
    I have been married 24 years
    I have two wonderful step sons 30 and 26
    I have a wonderful daughter almost 20 who wants to be a nurse.
    My son is 14 and was dx'd in March 2008.
    I lost my job of 12 years in Dec 2007 and since then have tried insurance sales and consulting to stay afloat.
    I feel like I still have so much to learn about D
    My son is happy
    My family is my life
    I pray for a cure every minute of every day
    This board has saved me from being utterly devasted and lost.
    Thank you to everyone who has been there for me and my son:cwds:
     
  14. mapoe4

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    I am Bobbi
    I just turned 40
    I have 5 children, Tiffany-20, Mark-13,Mary-9, John (D)-6 and Billy-4
    I am a SAHM for a couple reasons. I really love it (well most of the time) couldn't afford to go to work when I would of had 2 in daycare. I worked for Waffle House for over 9 years with breaks in between when I had each kid. Then I got diagnosed with a rare breast cancer @ 3 years ago. I have had every type of chemo out there and 35 rounds of radiation. John was dx'd my last day of chemo. I have had a double masectomy and reconstruction. I am in pain everyday but I keep going because I am not ready to go yet.
    I have been married twice. DH and I have been together for 18 years and married 16 years in May. He is 14 years older than me and I love him with all my heart.
    I love boating, fishing, camping, reading, crochet, and big trucks and motorcyles. DH won't keep a motorcycle around because I keep bugging him to teach me to ride one. I also love four wheeling.
    I am not very talkative when I first meet someone and it takes me a while to actually carry on a conversation.
    I will help anyone that I can and get taken advantage sometimes when I do.
    I hold my temper well most of the time but don't cross me to much becasue then you won't like what you see.
    Don't do anything wrong to my kids because this is the one thing that I don't hold my temper back on.
    I try to be honest about everything can't stand to be lied to.
    I am a good listner and will not give an opinion unless you want mine.
    I am very sensitive and take things to heart alot.
    I worry all the time about everything.
    I am loud when I talk.
    I love the country but live in the city and hate it.
    I love cats.
    I love winnie the pooh and teddy bears.
    I have one best friend but we don't get together much anymore. She is always on the go with her work and her 4 kids. We have been BF since high school.
    I don't have anyone to hang out with.
    I don't go out much and don't feel comfortable going to groups that I don't know anyone so I can't meet anyone new.
    I love CWD I have gotten so much support here most of it is good and some I have taken to heart the wrong way. I would have lost it along time ago if I didn't find this place because everyone here is the only ones that get it. I have no one else to share with but CWD.
    Now that sums up about my life.
     
  15. VinceysMom

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    Bobbi, My mom is a 40+ year survivor of breast cancer...double mastectomy at 39 and she is 83 today! It CAN be beat!! :) Hugs to you.
     
  16. suzyq63

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    I'm Paula.
    I just turned 47 (how did that happen?)
    I have 4 kids (23, 19, 17, 13).
    I'm a SAHM and have been homeschooling since 1991.
    I've been married for almost 28 years.
    I am very introverted. Put me in a group of people and I won't say a word.
    It takes me forever to decide if I should post and then forever to figure out
    what to say.
    I always wanted to be a nurse. Never got to nursing school, but my youngest has certainly provided enough medical problems for me.
    I live in CT in the country, but would prefer to have a nice long driveway where I couldn't see any neighbors (although I can barely see the 2 I do have).
    I don't have any hobbies. I took piano lessons a few years ago, but life got
    in the way. I always say I'd like to get back to it, but never seem to do
    it.
    I guess that's enough for now.
     
  17. redcurls3

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    I'm Christy
    I have two kids with a rare type of diabetes
    I'm very logical, rational, and scientifically minded so I spend WAY too much time on the internet researching their disease.
    I tend to talk a lot and will tell anyone I meet about their disease if they are interested (I guess my own way of spreading awareness).
    I am a teacher, but wasn't able to get a job this year.
    I move A LOT so I tend to tell my life story within about 5 minutes of meeting you (hazards of the lifestyle).
    I had hobbies in a previous life (pre-babies) of photography, scrapbooking, crocheting, crafts, reading. I hope to one day take up some of these hobbies again.
    I can't seem to stop going to school. I'm currently one course away from getting my Master's in education and plan to start working toward a PhD in genetics so I can join research on my kids disease.
    My son is developmentally delayed due to his rare form of diabetes so he is very challenging at times, but very sweet too.
    My husband is totally obsessed with anything having to do with airplanes (thus my son had not choice in the matter as he was exposed to airplane sounds in-utero :) )
    I'm in the process of writing a book about our lives with this rare disease.
     
  18. kierbabi09

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    I decided to post an update too!

    My name is Kiersten.
    I am 19 years old.
    I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was 14. I will "celebrate" my 5 year diaversarry in December.
    I am a freshman in college.
    I am majoring in psychology so I can work with kids who have autism.
    I babysit a little boy who has autism and his cousin has it. They are the reason that I want to work with autistic kids.
    I am still short :rolleyes:
    I am addicted to facebook.
    I am a huge procrastinator.
    My sister is pregnant so I am going to be an aunt again and I am sooo excited!
    My nieces and nephew are my world and I love them more than life itself!
    I am painfully shy. Find it almost impossible to start a conversation with someone I don't know.
    I go to a small college, there are no more than 600 students total. I wake up 15 minutes before class start and leave 5 minutes before class starts. It takes no more than 5 minutes to get from one side of campus to the other and I LOVE it that way.
    I love college and I love living in a dorm, but I also really love home.
    I HATE talking on the phone more than anything else.
    I hate elevators and always choose the stairs.
    I am afraid of all bugs and insects, except for lightning bugs and lady bugs.
    Ants and stink bugs are the worse.
    I really HATE diabetes, and I cant wait until there is a cure.
     
  19. Karenwith4

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    ~ I'm Karen
    ~ I'm not telling how old I am - lol.
    ~ I am married to the most amazing man who can make me laugh out loud just with a look. He is truly my best friend.
    ~ I had 4 kids in 5 years with twins thrown in the middle - just to liven things up. :p
    ~ I couldn't have planned my family better. I am grateful every day that I share this journey with the five of them.
    ~ I have a business degree and worked on Bay Street and then in ad agencies before kids. That seems like a lifetime ago.
    ~ Now I am a reincarnated hippie, a passionate homeschooler, budding peace activist, naturalist/environmentalist and wannabe urban homesteader.
    ~ Homeschooling my kids is the most fun thing I could do. I can't believe I get to do this everyday.
    ~ When my kids are grown I want to be a Raging Granny, and go back to university to do the fun stuff I missed while doing my business degree.
    ~ I think real education is the way to change the world.
    ~ I love knitting socks, making CP soap, sewing and cooking from scratch.
    ~ I don't go anywhere without my camera.
    ~ I think diabetes was a gift to our family in many ways. I would still rather it was me than my daughter, but I don't hate it.
    ~ I have amazing girlfriends.
    ~ I blog on all kinds of topics - photography, activism with kids, homeschooling.
    ~ My favourite ways of exercising are hiking and biking which we do pretty much daily, and canoeing and swimming - so glad summer is almost here.
    ~ My ILs are the best grandparents my kids could ask for.
    ~ I love a good debate but it needs to be based in logic and fact, not be personal and there always has to be room for humour and kindness.
    ~ I'm a socially liberal, proud Canadian UU who often votes Green. That's why Nick (BrensDad) and I get along so well. :p
     
  20. Karenwith4

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    Your blog is fascinating - thanks for sharing.
    Karen
     

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