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    I'll have to remember this one next time I make...

    I'll have to remember this one next time I make an angel food cake and have egg yolks to use up.
  2. Thread: Self weaning?

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    I weaned my oldest at 12 months and regretted it....

    I weaned my oldest at 12 months and regretted it. So I let my other three self wean, that is, I stopped breastfeeding when they seemed to lose interest. For all three of them, it was 19 months. Once...
  3. Although I don't post much, I always enjoyed...

    Although I don't post much, I always enjoyed reading her comments and had noticed she wasn't posting any more. My heart is sad for her poor motherless child.
    Please add my name - Triss.
    Thank you.
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    Arden Blythe Channing Delaney Hartley...

    Arden
    Blythe
    Channing
    Delaney
    Hartley
    Waverley
    Yardley
  5. Thread: Mary and Joseph

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    I wouldn't do it myself. I would probably laugh...

    I wouldn't do it myself. I would probably laugh (not nicely!) if I heard a sibset with it, unless there were so many children it was nearly unnoticeable. For example, children #2 and #8 out of 10....
  6. Thread: Volcano!

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    That's amazing! And beautiful. I would love to be...

    That's amazing! And beautiful. I would love to be there to see that.
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    Poll: I have a foster daughter with a 3-syllable Ros-...

    I have a foster daughter with a 3-syllable Ros- name. She almost two years old and we mostly call her Rosie. I have to say, it's totally adorable! I can easily see her being Rose in a few years....
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    Yes, that's what I meant- they had either never...

    Yes, that's what I meant- they had either never heard of it (therefore didn't assume a gender) or they knew it as s boy's name. Now everyone HAS heard of it- as a boy's name. I guess I wasn't clear...
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    My name is Tristan; I'm a woman nearing 50 years...

    My name is Tristan; I'm a woman nearing 50 years of age. My mother saw it on a little girl in a magazine and loved it. When I was a child, few people had heard of it, or they said "As in Tristan and...
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    Sticky: She was unfailingly kind and encouraging. I will...

    She was unfailingly kind and encouraging. I will miss her here.
  11. Thread: Name Sadness

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    Certainly it's a major loss, it's understandable...

    Certainly it's a major loss, it's understandable to mourn not having living children. And you feel cheated; you don't get to daily talk to/about your own well-named children. Excuse my awkwardness,...
  12. Thread: Name Sadness

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    Truly you have my sympathies. You didn't ask...

    Truly you have my sympathies.
    You didn't ask for suggestions but I'm going to suggest something- fostering. My province, Manitoba, has a huge need for foster parents. Approximately one out of...
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    Prisca is a Bible name I love and it's similar to...

    Prisca is a Bible name I love and it's similar to Petra.
    Two of my foster daughters have these Biblically connected names as part of their names:
    Sapphire (part of Heaven- the foundation, I think)...
  14. My favorite is Zipporah R-u-b-y. And Zippy for a...

    My favorite is Zipporah R-u-b-y. And Zippy for a nn is so cute!
  15. I love Archer; I think it's the perfect way to...

    I love Archer; I think it's the perfect way to get the adorable nn Archie, though it seems like you prefer other nns.
    Asher is a good name, it's just that I have met far too many people whose name...
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    Someone I know in the U.S. named her baby Pippa...

    Someone I know in the U.S. named her baby Pippa as a stand alone name a few months ago. I much prefer that; like other posters, I dislike Philippa.
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    Tristan and Kristen? I wouldn't. The Cara/Kara...

    Tristan and Kristen? I wouldn't. The Cara/Kara situation is also not good.
  18. Thread: Need Help!!!

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    I like Beckett, Finn and Ezra. You can't go wrong...

    I like Beckett, Finn and Ezra. You can't go wrong with any of those, if they work with the surname. Maybe I'd like Calloway better if I could think of a real good nn. Not Calli.
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    I like Willoughby and Will or Wills are such nice...

    I like Willoughby and Will or Wills are such nice ordinary nn.
    My personal opinion is that a fn ending in a vowel sound flows best. Otherwise the names run together and sound, for example, like...
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    I completely agree!

    I completely agree!
  21. As you mentioned, letters make them feel special...

    As you mentioned, letters make them feel special and add the personal touch that cards would lack.
    One small girl I knew in Africa showed me a picture from her sponsor. I was shocked to see that it...
  22. I would make up short stories, making sure she...

    I would make up short stories, making sure she understood that they were "pretend" or "not true." Have her in the stories but not necessarily as the main character in case it might confuse or upset...
  23. I have given birth to four children and fostered...

    I have given birth to four children and fostered a couple newborns and they've always just seemed like "Baby" to me. Saying their name seems awkward at first so I've always had to make a conscious...
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    Oh, do go for more exciting names if you're...

    Oh, do go for more exciting names if you're starting to lean that way! You wouldn't regret it.
    I'm not exactly sure what kind of opinions you're wanting. I would drop anything with an Ellie or Emmy...
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    Thanks! Is it possible for you to write the...

    Thanks! Is it possible for you to write the pronunciation?
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