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Forum: I'm Pregnant   03-01-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By MissLotus
I'm in full agreement with MichelleZB.  Your...

I'm in full agreement with MichelleZB.  Your husband's behavior is not acceptable, and while improving your nutrition is hugely important, it won't change his apathy.  Has he been this...
Forum: Gardening   03-01-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,166
Posted By MissLotus
Hey there - I wasn't part of the 2012 Small...

Hey there - I wasn't part of the 2012 Small Space Gardening group, but if there's a 2013, count me in!  I've got to get inspired, and though I've always thrown a plant into the ground here and...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-08-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By MissLotus
I'm not sure if you've consulted with a lawyer...

I'm not sure if you've consulted with a lawyer but that's got to happen right away.  As for the current custody agreement - I take it that was just agreed upon, not ordered or anything?  If I were...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-04-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By MissLotus
You're smart to take this time for yourself! ...

You're smart to take this time for yourself!  You need it and deserve time to process how you're thinking and feeling, before you devote time and energy to someone else.  Having a chance to know...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-03-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By MissLotus
He is just bullying you.  Which is horribly...

He is just bullying you.  Which is horribly wrong of him, of course.  But the things he's saying are based on wanting to scare and control you - they are not based on how things actually work.
 ...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-29-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By MissLotus
Super cute dollhouse!

Super cute dollhouse!
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-29-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By MissLotus
I just saw this on the main page so although...

I just saw this on the main page so although unfortunately I don't know anything about Washington/Oregon/Idaho (although they sound gorgeous!) I thought I'd chime in another option... Portland,...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-19-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By MissLotus
If the kid is leaving actually bringing your...

If the kid is leaving actually bringing your daughter's belongings with her, she is being rewarded for her rudeness.  At the very least I would make sure to get your daughter's stuff back before the...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-19-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By MissLotus
You'll make it through!  It's nerve-wracking to...

You'll make it through!  It's nerve-wracking to deal with all those issues, but really it sounds like your ex has more to worry about than you do.  I mean, he's so far behind with all that money -...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-17-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,834
Posted By MissLotus
I am an optimistic person, extremely so.  But I...

I am an optimistic person, extremely so.  But I am here to tell you that the cycle of abuse will continue, until you leave.  If you posted this on the "Single Parents" and/or "Parents as Partners"...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-02-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,440
Posted By MissLotus
I live in NY, a little north of the city.  In an...

I live in NY, a little north of the city.  In an apartment, so can't do the generator thing and don't have a fireplace, etc.  Got a lot of non-perishable foods and water, batteries, etc (this stuff...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-22-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,599
Posted By MissLotus
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by abbylotus http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1365064/any-single-mamas-who-choose-not-to-date#post_17133918)
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Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By MissLotus
I agree it's not fair!  It's not even standard...

I agree it's not fair!  It's not even standard visitation.  You should be entitled to weekend time as much as your ex.  Kids need free time with their mom, too!
 
Ask your lawyer how he's going to...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-06-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,599
Posted By MissLotus
I don't know that I've made an active decision...

I don't know that I've made an active decision not to date, but I certainly have taken no action to date. I love the idea of companionship with someone I'm close to, but the whole dating process...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-02-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By MissLotus
Please talk to an attorney who does family law,...

Please talk to an attorney who does family law, to get actual facts - not threats from your boyfriend.  It will give you a much better sense of control, rather than living in fear!
 
And do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-27-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By MissLotus
Has anyone done this?  I didn't even think this...

Has anyone done this?  I didn't even think this was possible, but it seems so according to my state's uemployment web site.  I've sent them an email inquiry (they discourage phone calls on certain...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-24-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,075
Posted By MissLotus
...Training donkeys?   ...?

...Training donkeys?
 
...?
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-24-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,007
Posted By MissLotus
I eat my share of less-healthy stuff, but...

I eat my share of less-healthy stuff, but something I've had to have nearly every day the past few weeks is:  Sliced apples sprinkled with cinnamon.  I don't add sugar but somehow it tastes like...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   09-21-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By MissLotus
I'm not vegan but vegetarian and that's how I've...

I'm not vegan but vegetarian and that's how I've raised my son all eleven years of his life.  My parents don't live near, but when we've seen them, they've been supportive of the vegetarian thing...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-21-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By MissLotus
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by greenemami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-20-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By MissLotus
Quote:Originally Posted by Amor...

Quote:Originally Posted by Amor Rays http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-20-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By MissLotus
Your friend is way out of line.  And not acting...

Your friend is way out of line.  And not acting like a friend -- or an adult, for that matter.  Good grief, even just knowing about your sick parents, she should be supportive and understanding, not...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-19-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By MissLotus
Make sure you ask for "first right of refusal" -...

Make sure you ask for "first right of refusal" - meaning that if he can't take care of your son during his parenting time, YOU get your child.  Hopefully that will eliminate him falling back on his...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   09-19-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,040
Posted By MissLotus
I agree with those who say that if you did what...

I agree with those who say that if you did what he wants you to do, your relationship won't ever be the same anyway.  If he knows he's "selfish", etc. then maybe he needs to accept the fact that...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-07-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,601
Posted By MissLotus
I'm not often on this board, so maybe this...

I'm not often on this board, so maybe this subject has been done to death, but as my son just started 6th grade I wondered if anyone else thinks starting school really early in the morning is...
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