Happy Mother's Day!

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by jen_faith, May 9, 2010.

  1. jen_faith

    jen_faith New Member

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    Really? Am I the first one to remember it's mother's day here in the US (and Canada)?

    Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.

    I dug up a few old youtube favorites in honor of the day:

    The Mom Song
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXgoJ0f5EsQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhcA4Ry65FU

    Anderson Cooper's mother wants a nice, hand-signed card.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4g9McqZ-Jg

    Mr T says "Treat Your Mother Right" (did we really wear clothes like that back then? :yikes:)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_rBidCkJxo

    Hope everyone has a wonderful day and that you are "treated right" all day long!
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2010
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  2. MOIJTO

    MOIJTO Banned Member

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    Happy Mother's Day to ALL!
     
  3. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Happy mother's day to all the mothers in Canada and USA!

    :cheer2:

    Mother's day was last week here in Portugal.

    :D
     
  4. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL MOTHERS. :cheer2:
     
  5. Really

    Really No longer just a "well-known member" Yay!

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    Happy Mother's Day!
     
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  6. Simone411

    Simone411 Just Flip-Flopping Around

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    Happy Mothers Day and thanks for the videos, jen_faith! :)
     
  7. Eden

    Eden Well-Known Member

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  9. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    Happy Mother's Day!!!!
     
  10. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Happy Mother's Day, FSU moms! :cheer2:
     
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  11. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Happy Mother's Day to all! Hope you have a great day surrounded by your loved ones. And hope your kids treat you well!
     
  12. iloveemoticons

    iloveemoticons Well-Known Member

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    Happy Mother's Day everyone! When I was in second grade I had a particularly bad day in school. I can't remember exactly what happened, all I know is it was really embarrassing, and I didn't want to go back there. I still remember mom saying, "Go in there tomorrow with your chin up! If you don't think it's a big deal, no one else will think so either!" And no one else did :)
     
  13. LadyGray

    LadyGray New Member

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    I hope everyone had a lovely Mothers' Day :)
     
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  14. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    Happy mothers day!!!
     
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  15. bobalina77

    bobalina77 Duck Hunter

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    Little late but Happy Mother's Day! We had the parents over for dinner last night. Should all go well (and hopefully quickly, within the next few months but I know it could take longer) I'll be celebrating Mother's day with my own little one next year.. so excited!
     
  16. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Seems I've fallen off the information train. Are you expecting?
     
  17. bobalina77

    bobalina77 Duck Hunter

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    Not yet.. just about to start trying. With both of us in our 30's we feel the window of opportunity closing (both biologically and timeline wise). It's definitely not a decision we made lightly and we made sure we were on the same page relationship wise. We will get married eventually but I think he wants to wait until he has the money for an engagement ring.. which I don't really care about at this point but I think it's important to him to do it "right". We can get married whenever.. it's not as time sensitive.
     
  18. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations bobalina.

    But I do need to say that a baby is much much more expensive than an engagement ring.


    But, wishing the best for you anyway. :)
     
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  19. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    IMO - and this is PURELY in my own opinion; it's good to be married before the baby comes. There's a commitment to family that comes from being married... And having a kid changes a relationship; it's stressful, especially at first. IMO, marriage first, to formalize the family unit. It makes a difference.

    Others will, of course, disagree.
     
  20. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

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    ^This.
     
  21. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    I agree, though I do not think anyone doing it the other way around is doing anything wrong. It does make things easier when the parents get married first. Baby's name, health insurance coverage for mom and baby, family issues, etc.

    If you don't get married first, you should both, at least, have comprehensive physicals. You want to be sure that neither of you carry any genes or have other problems that need to be addressed.

    But, congratulations on your relationship!
     
  22. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member

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    Health insurance coverage is not an issue for bobbi.

    She's Canadian.
     
  23. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    You don't need have to have a ring to get engaged...when I got engaged, I got my "real" engagement ring almost 2 months later.

    Just sayin'. :)
     
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  24. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Health insurance is not usually calculated in the cost of having a baby but of course could be included.

    It's usually diapers, equipment such as car seat (mandatory here in the US, in fact hospitals will not release the baby to you unless you demonstrate the proper car seat!) crib, etc and last but not least, childcare.
     
  25. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, thanks. I realized the costs associated with children after raising my 4 to adulthood.

    I was responding to the post before mine on marriage first making it easier, actually the post said easier, for bobalina to have a baby.
     
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  26. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Things surely didn't get cheaper raising kids in the early 21 century. We did a projection of how much a private college tuition+ board would cost for Mini Ice and were :scream:
     
  27. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    Never
    got one of those - we've been married 33 years. :lol:
     
  28. modern_muslimah

    modern_muslimah Thinking of witty user title and coming up blank

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    Me neither. Honestly, I didn't even know that you were "suppose" to get one until I talked to some co-workers recently. I just thought people got wedding bands, if they even wanted that.
     
  29. Rafter

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    I'm a little perplexed as to how your SO can't afford to buy you an engagement ring but can afford to have a child?

    I'm expecting a baby in about 2 months and the amount of stuff you have to buy really adds up. Stroller, car seat, crib, crib bedding, high chair, diaper bag, monitor(s), change table, bathing tub, etc. That's not even getting into things like maternity clothes, breast pump etc. And people keep telling me they (children) only get more expensive as they get older!

    Good luck to you.
     
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  30. cruisin

    cruisin Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if you are criticizing here. I do think it's easier if you get married first. Not just because of health insurance. But, in general, it is easier to have that stability and family support. They may very well have the stability and family support without getting married, and that's fine. It's not wrong or bad to have the baby first. But there are lots of decisions that have to be made about lots of things, not eve getting into cost, and marriage can make the foundation more solid.

    Bobalina77, I'm not sure why an engagement ring would be the determining factor in your decision to get married. Rafter and others make a good point - babies/kids are expensive, way, way, way more expensive than one ring.