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Forum: Single Parenting   12-29-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By mama41
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sillysapling http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-29-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By mama41
Your GF needs to realize that you're a mom. This...

Your GF needs to realize that you're a mom. This is normal courtship when you date a parent.
 
She's entirely free to go on trips and go to concerts. No one's stopping her. But if she can't...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-25-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,710
Posted By mama41
Hi. You need to bring your son to a good child...

Hi. You need to bring your son to a good child psychologist for evaluations and -- this is key -- regular visits. The psychologist must know you and your son well -- you need ongoing 3rd-party...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-07-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By mama41
This is crazy. You need a court order. You're...

This is crazy. You need a court order. You're split, he doesn't get to dictate what you do datingwise, and you don't get to dictate what he does. And he certainly doesn't get to threaten withholding...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-07-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By mama41
You know, this is really part of the tension of...

You know, this is really part of the tension of working at the place. I know perfectly well -- lots of staff do -- that the institution's untenable. They honestly don't know how to adapt, and when...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-07-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By mama41
:) 'sokay. And thanks.   Grantwriting's...

:) 'sokay. And thanks.
 
Grantwriting's actually a tough racket. The main thing is that the people who can actually pay you enough to live on are not, in general, people you'd want to help get...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-06-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By mama41
I must say, this is really part of why things...

I must say, this is really part of why things become difficult. In the very first post, I said that I'm not an academic, there are no better local job prospects, and moving is not in the cards....
Forum: Single Parenting   12-06-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By mama41
Hi - thanks. Academia's...well, it depends on...

Hi - thanks. Academia's...well, it depends on the kind of university, but in general, it's not what it used to be. The money has to come from somewhere, and when it doesn't -- either because state...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-03-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By mama41
hey guys, I appreciate the responses, but as I...

hey guys, I appreciate the responses, but as I said above, I'm not a PhD, not looking for one, either. I'm a writer, employed as a grants editor, media person, writing teacher, and sixteen other...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-29-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By mama41
Very much against "just friends" -- first...

Very much against "just friends" -- first because it's lying and second because unless the kids are really dim, they'll come to suspect every "friend" is a boyfriend.

I'd do it this way: If...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-28-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By mama41
No matter how often I chant, "I am not an...

No matter how often I chant, "I am not an academic", I seem to have been sucked into full-on PhD-level craziness and I can't do it anymore. I also can't afford not to do it anymore. I'm a writer in...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-11-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By mama41
Hi, MamaRuga --   One thing to keep in mind...

Hi, MamaRuga --
 
One thing to keep in mind is that you can tell a child a great deal about a diagnosis without naming it formally -- which, when you think about it, is the least important part....
Forum: Single Parenting   10-14-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,823
Posted By mama41
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamatoabirdie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1123042/50-50-custody-fight-please-help/20#post_17483234)
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Forum: Single Parenting   10-14-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,710
Posted By mama41
When you say no one listens but you, what has...

When you say no one listens but you, what has happened, and who have they talked to?
Forum: Single Parenting   09-30-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 889
Posted By mama41
Wait, wait. So men take up with you, make...

Wait, wait. So men take up with you, make babies, and take off, and you're worried about your looking like damaged goods? Hello? You're the stand-up responsible one! The daddies/donors are the the...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-29-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,032
Posted By mama41
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamathunder http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1388352/formulating-my-exit-plan-help#post_17435957)
The only...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-29-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,032
Posted By mama41
One thing you haven't mentioned is your own...

One thing you haven't mentioned is your own family. Are your parents or siblings at all supportive of you? If so, you must call in their help, as well as close friends' help. You will need people to...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-29-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By mama41
He sounds like a smart cookie. It's important,...

He sounds like a smart cookie. It's important, though, for him to understand that (a) there's more to these things than what he'll find online; and (b) there are things that, at 12, it is neither...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-28-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By mama41
Rather than focusing on encouraging your Aspie...

Rather than focusing on encouraging your Aspie ex to parent, I would focus first on building in protection and resilience in the little ones. Even if you do manage to sensitize your ex somewhat to...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-27-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,710
Posted By mama41
I'd suggest doing more than praying.   Laws...

I'd suggest doing more than praying.
 
Laws don't change until there's sufficient push. As of now, it doesn't sound as though you know where legislation about these things is. Sometimes what the...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-26-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By mama41
It really can be hard. For me, well, I don't...

It really can be hard. For me, well, I don't have any family, but I guess that's no different from family who'll just tell you to suck it up. (For real! Awful. The karmamobile will be visiting...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-25-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,645
Posted By mama41
I didn't for a long time, and then I did. The...

I didn't for a long time, and then I did. The first two men I didn't introduce to my daughter, and boy, was that a good idea, because the first one was a cheat and the second one, I'm very sorry to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-15-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By mama41
Is she really on her own all day? If so, is...

Is she really on her own all day? If so, is there some way to talk with your ex and his wife about enrolling her in an activity or something so at least the poor girl has some company?

Also, can...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-15-2008, 02:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,072
Posted By mama41
Quote: Originally Posted by alima...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alima http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11948180)
Do you have an email for him? It would be way...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-15-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,638
Posted By mama41
Quote: Originally Posted by BabyMamaPhD...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BabyMamaPhD http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11947182)
...and the right to have a career as...
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