Name your country!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/23/2010 ( 122 moms have responded )

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A couple of the threads have recently made me wonder who is from where. If you feel comfortable with it...where are you from? The epidural, and the diva cup debate gave some insight.....I am wondering how much of your opinions stems directly from where you are from.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/23/2010

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I am from USA...East coast baby where we speak our mind quite bluntly.

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Jenn - posted on 11/30/2010

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I'm from Vittoria, Ontario, Canada. A lot of people call it ViCtoria. Or the nearest town is Simcoe and people think of Lake Simcoe north of Toronto - nope.

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Australia :) east coast in north queensland. we're slightly bogan, at times a little bit racist, but passionate and headstrong in what we believe in.

Melanie - posted on 11/28/2010

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Im from Australia, bottom of Victoria (which is at the bottom east side of Australia) i really dont think my opinions stem from where i come from...I AM WHO I AM.....LIKE IT OR LUMP IT :D

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Born and raised in New Jersey, USA for 26 years, so enough said about where my opinions stem from!

But in 1999 we moved to Arizona, so I have become even more opinionated with the backwards living here and political, social, and educational agendas.

Nikki - posted on 11/27/2010

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I am Southern by Birth Alabama to be exact and we are taught to speak our minds and not hold back. Currently reside in Ohio though

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nova scotia canada i dont think that effects my view on anything thought, except that i love the smell of the ocean....hahaha

Estela - posted on 11/27/2010

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I'm originally from the Dominican Republic, raised in the South Bronx area of New York, and now live in San Jose, CA.

JuLeah - posted on 11/27/2010

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The Pacific Northwest - in The United States - on the America Continent. In our country we teach there are 7 continents, in many countries they teach there are only 6 - the American continent, not the North and South American Continents.



Ohh, and yes, much of my belife system comes from where I grew up. But, it also comes from the fact that I have traveled and seen so much of the world. I have lived in many places around the globe and with each culture I met, I learned something new about myself.

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hey jennie commie cdn...I lived in kelowna for a few yrs! yes, it is an amzing place. took me leaving to really miss it though. from toronto, ontario, canada (no, didn't write that for you, wrote it for americans and others). LOVE BC but missed a big city. now I miss nature and skiing and the wine and scenery and camping and quadding, etc! also lived few yrs in italy.

Meghan - posted on 11/26/2010

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Peachland, BC Can....I don't know if it really affects my views. I would say my parents being from the East coast would have done it.

Gina - posted on 11/26/2010

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I'm in Melbourne Australia.Where I live maybe affects my views a little, but mostly I blame my parents, sometimes I just went the opposite way of what they thought, been that they are so old fashion!

Sal - posted on 11/25/2010

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when we had our last move the town had literaly 300 people, and the new cop was exciting news, everyone knew me before i had even arrived and when i met people for the first time they knew everything about me, it was odd, it was like being famous, very odd indeed, sister thinks it is like living in wandern valley, everyone is known by who's wife daughter sister, i'm the cops wife, i know the priest wife, the dr wife the farmers wife the teachers wife, it really is funny...

Jodi - posted on 11/25/2010

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I had no family in my small town, just my parents and brothers. My problem was that my dad was an emergency teacher at the local school AND he ran the local sporting complex AND mum and dad were always involved on the school councils, etc, so EVERYONE knew who we were.



I actually still keep in touch with some people who live there. My parents still live there. I like going back because the country girl in me misses the *real* country (and my parents have a property out of town). But I am glad I don't live there.

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Lol i was an unknown during high school, Oh how sad is that unknown in such a small town, I was able to get in anywhere i wanted underage because i hung out with prople who were a few years older all the staff just assumed i was 18!
I think the problem with this town is it's all family so the sooner we get out to somewhere we can forge our own new relationships would be so much better.

Jodi - posted on 11/25/2010

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LOL @ Sal and Shannen. I came from a small town population 2000 :) That's where I was raised and went to school. I hated it because you couldn't sneak in anywhere underage :P Everyone knew who you were!!!

I now live in Canberra, but am part of the little community I live in. These days I can't go anywhere without running into people I know. i think that's part of having your kids in school, and getting to know the parents and teachers, etc. Having kids and starting activities with them as they get older seems to make the community much smaller. I suppose, however, Canberra is much smaller than Sydney too, and more like a big country town in some ways.

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Sal we live rather close by the sounds of it. I disagree though i hate the small town bullshit. I know majority of the people if not personally then by mutual friends. Majority of the time they seem to know more about my life than i do i hate that i have no privacy. Our town has a population of about 2000 aswell. Problem being my brother married a bitch and my hubby is related to almost everyone, I personally can't wait to leave this town when the time comes.

Sal - posted on 11/25/2010

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regional new south wales,, australia, currently the new england table lands, also coffs coast, western region and hunter valley, yes it makes my opions different to people who live in large cities and towns as living somewhere so small does give a sence of security and commumity that maybe big places don't feel, it also means that i do know personally a lot of people, living in small paces does seem to mean that you do know almost everyone there-i sometimes feel like others might think she can't personally know all these people or things she talks about, but i think that is why i do seem to know many families, my hubby lived in sydney for 8 years and knew a handful of his neighbours, we now live in a town of about 2000 and know some one from every family almost (hubby knows the naughty ones and i know the nice ones-lol), i don;t know what a diva cup is but i don;t like the sound of it.....

Mrs. - posted on 11/25/2010

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I live in Ontario, Canada as well. Course, I am a American midwesterner by birth. I've lived all over the states and Canada. I toured and worked in the UK for some time too. Looking to finally get my dual citizenship soon now that my daughter is Canadian as well.

Michelle - posted on 11/25/2010

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I'm from Ontario, Canada:o) I live in a little village named Lansdowne.

ME - posted on 11/25/2010

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I live just outside of Chicago, IL in the states...I grew up here, then lived in CO for all of my twenties...then moved back here...I think my political and social views were actually effected FAR more by my ten years in CO than by my life in IL.

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@September

It CRAZY!! And no…I have not driven in it…my DH has a truck that we are getting around in…my car tires are almost bald…so dangerous to operate…

Did you see the news about he 8hr traffic..my cousin was stuck in it!! Left work at 4pm got home at 9:30 or so

Jodi - posted on 11/25/2010

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@ Chloie, you'd be surprised. There are a lot of regulars here from Canada, Australia and Britain too :)

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Hi there, I'm kinda late... but I'm from the good 'ol USA, Los Angeles, California. :)

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Jenny, I miss Okanagan Lake....if I could live anywhere in BC, I would move back to the okanagan in a heart beat. LOVE IT!

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Love bugs have ruined my car! I won't leave Louisiana, but I'll gladly give up the humidity, love bugs, and mosquitoes!

Jenny - posted on 11/24/2010

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Kelowna, BC, Canada. I love it here. We have great weather, except for right now when it's -15 celcius (5 degrees for the rest you foreigners). Camping, swimming, hiking, snowboarding, any outdoor activity you can think is minutes away. It has every ameninty one could need but is still around 100K so not too big for me yet (but getting close).



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Sharon - posted on 11/24/2010

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I'm probably more a product of what I am than where I am.

But I currently reside near Tombstone, AZ

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Ugh..love bugs....I definitely won't miss those. Did you know that love bugs are a science experiment gone bad years ago at the University of Florida? And about moving to Miami....Miami SUCKS (no offense if anyone's from there). I left when I was 18 and I've only been back twice....for a wedding and for a funeral. I escaped lol TOO MANY PEOPLE AND TOO MUCH NOISE AND TOO MUCH TRAFFIC LOL!

Serena - posted on 11/24/2010

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We just moved to Tampa, FL this summer from Santa Barbara CA and missing it badly. Miss the cool air all year round and no love bugs (you southern girls know what I mean LOL).
I am originally from Hawaii born and raised. It has definitely shaped me into the liberal I am. So coming to Florida is a big change for me.
I guess we should have moved to Miami or close by huh cause people are not accepting here.

Jodi - posted on 11/24/2010

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"Come to think of it I think we're one of the only countries that doesn't use the metric system as a rule too. Hmmmm? Makes you wonder"

Pretty much Jackie.......everyone else has converted. You guys just dance to the beat of your own drum ;P

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YAY! It's gonna snow here tonight overnight and hopefully we get a good dump because Roxanne's having her picture taken by a photographer friend of mine tomorrow and I would it if we could have some fun in the snow.

September, Ebony -- what's the weather like in Seattle? Our weather is typically pretty close.

September - posted on 11/24/2010

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Ebony! :) You're in Seattle too! So what do you think about this crazy weather? Have you drove in it yet? I made my way into work today however I stayed in with my boys yesterday and enjoyed a snow day! :)

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@ Jodi A - The New Zealand climate is very diverse. The top is sub tropical, the bottom is decidely not. Queenstown is a skiing town. You go there for the snow. If you don't want snow, don't go there LOL. The North Island is definitely warmer but hardly ever gets above 30C. 25C would be considered hot where I am (bottom of the North Island). But I live in the true 'Windy City'.

September - posted on 11/24/2010

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I was born in San Diego California but only lived there until I was 3. I've also lived in Michigan and Florida as well. Currently I live in Seattle Washington, which is where we plan to stay! :)

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I was born and raised in rural Nova Scotia. I now live in Ontario but lived in Alberta for awhile. I would say my opinions are formed by a mix of: how I was raised, where I've lived and what I've experienced.

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I'm from the USA. Nevada originally, but I am in California right now. I've never lived in any other state (I did live with my sister in Virginia for a month when she was first pregnant 4 years ago though...).

Right now my hubby and I are looking into moving our family to Australia though... Still in the thinking stages...

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