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post #101 of 128
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Originally Posted by Cutie Patootie
Hmmmm...I'm not so sure. She hasn't been on since July 28th and if I was really seeking attention I would at least be watching and reading posts to my thread. I am wondering how she is...if she is...
You can lurk without being logged in.
post #102 of 128
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post #103 of 128
I personally did not get a trolling vibe from her at all....I think there was way too much effort put into her posts here and her blog (which only was up for a couple of days) and way too many details for it all to be fictional.

My fear is that she decided it was too much and gave up the kids to social services, and didn't want to post it. My hope is that my fear is unfounded, but that she decided she needed privacy more than she needed online support.

Either way, I wish her and those kids all the best.
post #104 of 128
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post #105 of 128
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Originally Posted by Quirky
I personally did not get a trolling vibe from her at all....I think there was way too much effort put into her posts here and her blog (which only was up for a couple of days) and way too many details for it all to be fictional.

My fear is that she decided it was too much and gave up the kids to social services, and didn't want to post it. My hope is that my fear is unfounded, but that she decided she needed privacy more than she needed online support.

Either way, I wish her and those kids all the best.
I agree, it seemed like there were way too many specific details and honest emotions in all of the writing. My fear is exactly the same as yours, that she became entirely overwhelmed and someone else now has the children. It's understandable if someone like that happened, what a major, unexpected and drastic life change, but I hope that isn't what happened, of course.

This family is in my thoughts frequently. K, if you are watching, I hope you are okay and getting all the help you need.
post #106 of 128
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post #107 of 128
Gosh, i dont understand suspicion at all. She truly seemed like a person who had it together and was handling such an astounding turn of events in the most mature way possible.

I'd bet she did get overwhelmed and sought help elsewhere but decided to keep privacy as much as possible on line.

I mean, if people can google and figure out what is going on with her than perhaps she's worried about certain figures showing up that would really throw a wrench into those poor kids' lives.

I wish her all the best
post #108 of 128
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Originally Posted by lauraess
Gosh, i dont understand suspicion at all. She truly seemed like a person who had it together and was handling such an astounding turn of events in the most mature way possible.

I'd bet she did get overwhelmed and sought help elsewhere but decided to keep privacy as much as possible on line.

I mean, if people can google and figure out what is going on with her than perhaps she's worried about certain figures showing up that would really throw a wrench into those poor kids' lives.

I wish her all the best
Maybe you are right. I am sorry to sound suspicious. You guys are probably right about the details. Still, I hope if she is real, that she and the kids are doing okay and just protecting their privacy.
post #109 of 128
I really don't think she was/is a troll. A quick google brought up posts on other message boards asking similar questions and with the exact same details. One of them was a carseat safety board- not exactly the sort of place one goes looking for drama.

I hope things are going well for you and your family, Kathleen. We are all cheering you on.
post #110 of 128
Has anyone e-mailed her through MDC?

I wonder why the blog redirects to an autoinsurance sales site instead of just being "not found".
post #111 of 128
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Originally Posted by Mama2Bug
I really don't think she was/is a troll. A quick google brought up posts on other message boards asking similar questions and with the exact same details. One of them was a carseat safety board- not exactly the sort of place one goes looking for drama.

I hope things are going well for you and your family, Kathleen. We are all cheering you on.
I did this, too. I found some similar posts, but there were some differences. At MDC, she said she did not know the youngest two existed but knew about the older two. On another board, she said she only knew about the oldest and had no idea the youngest three existed.

Who knows?
post #112 of 128
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Originally Posted by 2happymamas
I did this, too. I found some similar posts, but there were some differences. At MDC, she said she did not know the youngest two existed but knew about the older two. On another board, she said she only knew about the oldest and had no idea the youngest three existed.

Who knows?
Really? Wow, that is rather odd. I just wish she would log on and tell us. I don't want to believe that it could have been someone fooling with us.
post #113 of 128
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Originally Posted by RiverSky
Really? Wow, that is rather odd. I just wish she would log on and tell us. I don't want to believe that it could have been someone fooling with us.
Yup, search on google for "KHalton" AND "children". It comes up with a car seat site (as a PP mentioned). When you search for her other posts, she reveals that she only knew about the oldest and not the other three.
post #114 of 128
I too found some of it suspicisious (i can't spell) .. her story really mimicked the movie Raising Helen which is why I posted that about it to her.

Also she talks about getting Tv after one day, and they're watching it already, maybe my town just stinks but I can't buy a tv one night and the following morning already have cable, I gotta usually wait a couple days then wait between the hours of 8am-12pm for the guy to show up at 3pm.



But if im wrong i apologize, and I hope that the kids find loving homes.
post #115 of 128
I hope all is ok with her. The story does sound fantastic but I believe it for now. The 2 vs. 3 kids thing - well you know I don't think that's a big deal. She may have "heard" about the second but not met it or is just one of those people who mix themselves up when they talk under stress. I dunno. It does me no benefit to disbelieve the story right now. If she'd been drumming up financial help or donations I think my radar would have gone off, but she didn't. She didn't seem to want any personal attention - just answers about specific Q's about kids. It could all be fake. But it could all be real. Though rare, those things certainly could happen.

Honestly if she hit a point where she felt like she couldn't handle the kids in this early roller-coaster, I don't think I'd be in a position to judge her. Families adopting ONE kid from an abusive background sometimes are rocked to their core. A single woman adopting 4 kids? That's just a lot to shoulder alone.

I'm hoping she decided to stop logging on under this account and her blog because it's a real name and she's avoiding it for privacy reasons. If you're not someone who wants a lot of celebrity - attention like this could freak you out.
post #116 of 128
Well, if it wasn't true I'm hoping whatever reason she posted about it was fulfilled. Perhaps she needed to feel respected and looked up to and maybe she felt tht for a moment.

If it isn't/wasn't true, I wish her peace.
post #117 of 128
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Originally Posted by Hobbes
Also she talks about getting Tv after one day, and they're watching it already, maybe my town just stinks but I can't buy a tv one night and the following morning already have cable, I gotta usually wait a couple days then wait between the hours of 8am-12pm for the guy to show up at 3pm.
She said she lived in an apartment. Most apartment buildings are already wired for cable.
post #118 of 128
I have seen this same story, or a variation there of, posted on other parenting boards many many times. A family member dies, leaving the poster with a number of children. The names change, and sometimes the cause of death. I've seen the sister story a few times. There's also a story where the boyfriends parents dies leaving the poster to help care for all the boyfriends siblings. The OP posts a few times, and then never returns.
post #119 of 128
Could just be that she posted because she needed specific advice getting started, and now she doesn't feel like hanging out on parenting boards. Some people don't. Maybe she got what she needed and didn't feel the need to stay here and get chummy with everyone.
post #120 of 128
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Originally Posted by Daphnes_mama

Is anyone else having doubts about this person's authenticity? I wholeheartedly apologize if I am wrong and I will happily eat crow.
I am so glad I am not the only person thinking this :

I have actually thought that from the moment I read her OP.

She has no experience mothering, doesn't know anything about AP/NFl, or the things that are important to MDC users, but in one thread she manages to touch on circumcision, vaccines, co-sleeping, and BRITAX CARSEATS?!?!?!

I'm really not buying it.

I'm also pretty sure that I just violated the MDC U/A, so if I have, feel free to delete me, Madame Moderater, and mea culpa
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