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Subject: Re: Is It Selfish to Not Want Children?

Forum: Is It Selfish to Not Want Children?
Hey Claskate,

I completely understand your opinion. I personally do not want kids right now or within the next six years because of the circumstances school has taken on my time andon the fact that I am entitled to being selfish meaning I am not ready to give up receiving Xmas gifts, birthday gifts, etc lol. Children are wonderful but the require a great deal of time and management, so I choose me while I still have the option. Now if I get married within those six years, then of course this will have to be re-evaluated because I'll have to include my husband's point of view.

I don't judge people who don't have children, I honestly think they are the nicest people I've ever met in my life. They genuinely care and they always have great advice to offer and they have a gentle spirit.

Subject: Re: Things you will do again!

Forum: Things you will do again!
Hey Rosine,

This is just what I needed tonight for some motivation.

1. I will pray and seek God 1st.

2. I will continue to compete on CollegeNet.

3. I will eat a nice bowl of butter pecan icecream tonight.

4. I will exercise for 45 minutes tomorrow morning.

5. I will do my toenails this weekend.

Have a Good Night Everyone:)

Subject: Re: Do you coupon?

Forum: Do you coupon?
Hey Jared,

I coupon whenever I can, but "extreme couponers" go from store to store and they collect coupons not only from online but also from paper coupons (sometimes they steal coupons as well because they'll take neighbors newspapers from off of their gates). It takes a really long time to be an extreme couponer, it's a full time job. This one lady had certain binders for certain coupons (green for groceries, pink for makeup/cosmetics, blue for baby, etc).

I only have time for grocery coupons and coupons I get out of the Sunday newspapers or the pennysavers. Other than that, I rely on my reward cards to do the rest.

Subject: Re: Hair colors

Forum: Hair colors
Hey Karlie,

Yeah, I've been noticing these colors lately. I saw Raven Simone's interview with Oprah a few month's ago and her hair was gorgeous. I think that when you do these bold colors, everything else has to be bold as well or it won't look right. For example, if I decided to wear purple streaks in my "extensions" for 1 month, then I would definitely take a mental note to make sure that my makeup was properly done everyday and that my hair was either curled, flat-ironed, or styled for that entire month. There would be no "I woke up like this" moments where I would just get up out of bed and throw my purple hair into a ponytail and expect everyone not to look at me strange or take pictures with their phone.

I've done purple in high school as a 9th grader but this time, I think I'd like to try the light green with a little bit of pink---but not my entire head...just some streaks lol

Subject: Re: Sister Issues..

Forum: Sister Issues..
Hey Mo Mo,

My sister and I are 5 years apart and though we are very close, we are on different levels of maturity. I've found that it works best when my sister openly comes to me seeking advice because she has open ears and is ready to receive whatever my advice is (whether it's boyfriend advice, ex-boyfriend advice, school/work advice, etc). But if I move too soon, it appears as though I am knocking on wood and can stir up an argument. Nothing gets done because no advice is given or received if two sisters are arguing or pissed the hell off, so to avoid this, I just wait and let her come to me.

I've also learned to mind my own business, yeah I know that sounds harsh but it's the truth. Your sister is young so unless she is endangering herself in risky behavior, then I would leave it alone. I understand that you want the best for her but know that if you decide to talk to her and she seems a little confrontational or if she gives you the "side-eye", then MoMo you need to make that conversation very short.

Subject: Re: Creativity in Education

Forum: Creativity in Education
Hey Claskate,

I do think creativity is very important in the classroom because that is what keeps the subjects fun and interesting. Creativity doesn't have to just manifest in the classroom though, it can be in extracurricular activities as well as going to a School of the Arts compared to traditional schools. I guess it just depends on where the student's creativity is more focused because you also have students who are gifted and they have different classes from peers their age.

I guess it would have to depend on where the student's creativity will be focused and how it will affect their studies. As long as the student is learning the concepts of the subject material, then they can be creative as they like.

Subject: Re: What Can I Take For This Massive Migraine?? Whew..

Forum: What Can I Take For This Massive Migraine?? Whew..
@Eball---Thank you Erin, I actually got more sleep than I intended to. I slept nonstop for ten hours and I felt very refreshed. I didn't think I was that tired, but my body said differently. Placing a hot towel on my head seemed to work well, but I can honestly say that last night I slept like a baby.

Subject: Re: Do You Check Your Phone Before Bed?

Forum: Do You Check Your Phone Before Bed?
Hey Elle,

Usually, I'm playing the Candy Crush Soda game before I go to bed, I actually just started doing this so this is becoming a bad habit. It takes of my night time sleep but I never have any time to play this game during the day. But from taking a psychology stress management course, I do know that the more we are doing things when we're laying down trying to go to sleep, the longer it takes for our bodies to get in that sleep mode. And yes, I do check my phone before I go to bed because I like to clear out all the notifications before I'm officially out.

Some of the changes that I have to implement would be setting a automatic bed time which has not happened since last semester. Since I take online classes now, I feel like I spend more time on my laptop compared to when I took regular in class sessions. It feels so hard going to bed at pm because that means that everything has to be done by that time including time for me like watching a movie or chatting on the phone, ooVoo, etc

Subject: The Foundations of Emotional Incest? Lets Discuss

Forum: The Foundations of Emotional Incest? Lets Discuss
When the child becomes the spouse...we've all heard about this and probably have seen movies on Lifetime about it as well. But from reading this article that I linked below, I just recently found out that the term "emotional incest" has nothing to with having any physical sexual intercourse with a child, it has more to do with the child playing the role of a surrogate husband or wife to a lonely, needy parent. This sometimes happens when there is an accidental death that occurs or maybe if the spouse leaves the family for another woman/man and the other person is extremely depressed. I don't really know exactly what facilitates this behavior, but I know that this happens more often than not.

I've only had time to read Part 1 which explains the different terms (covert incest, covert emotional incest) and what it is, but there are actually 3 more parts to it that go in depth. It is very interesting because there are different ways that this occurs, meaning that this does not just happen with the death of a spouse but this behavior is also breed within the Christian principles. The Bible is always interpreted differently which is fine, but it is also and has been for centuries, a significant influencer of revelations in addition to manipulating people into subjugation or coercing them to commit heinous acts.


So I'll probably finish reading the article later this evening and post more information that I found out and see what you guys think or heard of, or maybe knew someone who've experienced this. If you get a chance to read bits and pieces of the article, let me know what you think.

Have a Hopeful Wednesday Everyone!!!!!!

Subject: Re: Believe It or Not?

Forum: Believe It or Not?
Ok Heather.....

I do believe that your second toe is longer than your big toe because my sister's feet are like that lol

My turn---I switched my major six times throughout my bachelor's degree experience.

True or false?

Great forum Joyce