Then I lurked, (don't ya love that word, "lurked", it sounds so sneaky, hehe), and saw what a great community you all have! So, of course, I just had to join. :-)
I hope to learn even more and offer some of my motherly wisdom, lol. Actually, more like parenting advice and tips that I learned through trial-and-error and sometimes just plain old "omg, that worked!?!?!" moments. ;-)
Btw, you can call me Amy. I'm a divorced parent with a 9 year-old son, Clayton, who is wonderful. Its just us two. Unfortunately, after my ex and I divorced, he chose not to visit our son anymore. I offered him no child support and unlimited visitation but he didn't bother to visit or even call. Now my ex pays very minimal child support, has another son who lives with him and his new wife, and lives only 20 minutes from our home! I've even offered to take our son over there and pick him up since his excuse once was that he had no gas money...um, I don't think I could've made it any easier. Its been so long now that if he did show to pick up my son (I raised him, all my ex did was inseminate me, he's MY son now, not OURS) that my son wouldn't know him. Sad? Yes. Mad as hell? Hell yes! Vindictive? No. Ultimately, its my ex husband's loss and my gain. I get to have this amazing child that lights up my day and loves me fiercely. What does the ex get? Nothing but regret and sadness later on in life when he realizes what he chose to miss. I've never, EVER uttered a bad thing about his father in front of him, that would hurt my son worse, but he's not clueless, he knows deep down that his father should be around. Wow, I did not intend on my first post, my intro post, would turn into a mini rant. I apologize for that.
Pat yourself on the back if you made it all the way through, lol. I'll try and keep my posts down to a minimum of 5 chapters from now on. ;-)
Welcome Amy! Pull up a chair and look around. Lots of great info, and great friends :)
~Mama to my boys~ to a teen, a tween & a toddler and surro-mama to twins and their sister
Livin' in the sticks with my chicks and lovin' it!
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