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Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-17-2016, 06:20 PM
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Posted By mum4vr
You are right, the counsellors do acknowledge...

You are right, the counsellors do acknowledge what is and is not working for both of us & have had frank discussions re the consequences for our family if things do not change incl what changes...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-14-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By mum4vr
& I agree mumto1 that a short, structured time...

& I agree mumto1 that a short, structured time away is probably beneficial. I'm just not sure how we can accomplish it best. I'm not sure which option is going to lead to the best outcome for her...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-14-2016, 01:16 PM
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Posted By mum4vr
She is not exhibiting signs of depression. She...

She is not exhibiting signs of depression. She simply seems to feel so entitled and so self - important, that she is ok with hurting & harming others to get her way. Ppl around her are becoming...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-14-2016, 01:07 PM
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Views: 1,659
Posted By mum4vr
First, thank you mamas for your replies-- it...

First, thank you mamas for your replies-- it helps so much just feeling that I can discuss this openly here.

I have considered family members. I am still considering. Much of my family is so...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-11-2016, 02:50 PM
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Views: 1,659
Posted By mum4vr
And that seems like an epic fail for our family.

And that seems like an epic fail for our family.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-11-2016, 02:37 PM
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Posted By mum4vr
Thanks, Lauren. I appreciate all suggestions. We...

Thanks, Lauren. I appreciate all suggestions. We have been in family therapy with a great couple who share our family values... She says what everyone wants to hear in sessions then goes on lying...
Forum: Judy Arnall   09-08-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By mum4vr
I am not disagreeing or criticizing, but have an...

I am not disagreeing or criticizing, but have an honest question: do you think some of this is a matter of semantics? What one parent may call requiring remediation, another may call punishment... I...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   09-08-2016, 03:34 PM
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Posted By mum4vr
The herbal/ natural protocol for PCOS has helped...

The herbal/ natural protocol for PCOS has helped some with polyps.

It has been awhile, but it involves 3+ months of progesterone cream (3weeks on/1 week off during your cycle), & a very low carb,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-08-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By mum4vr
Crisis, again

Hi mdc mamas, I am asking for your advice and ideas.

I have a teen daughter who will not be honest with me, will not respect the house rules, engages in risky behaviors with harmful friends, and...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-16-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,752
Posted By mum4vr
ITA also with Linda on the move's post! Well...

ITA also with Linda on the move's post! Well said.





idk-- what would you do if an adult house mate/ room mate was using drugs? Behave accordingly since that is what he is now.


What I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-16-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,752
Posted By mum4vr
First, yes, I can relate to your feelings!...

First, yes, I can relate to your feelings! {{{hugs}}}


Second, ITA with everything moominmama said-- it is some of the best advice for parents of young adults ever!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-28-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,052
Posted By mum4vr
okay, I stand corrected, hahaha. ...

okay, I stand corrected, hahaha.


Definitely check the laws in your state first for non -dadsname or -momsname naming!


And please let us know what you decide-- now we are all curious!
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   04-28-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By mum4vr
You found someone, yes?

You found someone, yes?
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-28-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,052
Posted By mum4vr
OK-- I have read now. If you don't like...

OK-- I have read now.


If you don't like hyphens, compound names are still a thing! Of course if a daughter decided to take her husband's name, she would "lose" both momsname & dadsname, whereas...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-28-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,052
Posted By mum4vr
Just a thought (& haven't read all replies, so it...

Just a thought (& haven't read all replies, so it may be a repeat)...


There is no law that the baby's last name has to be anyone else's last name at all. Hear me out...


My ds1 got my...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-22-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,426
Posted By mum4vr
Still walking and more walking here.

Still walking and more walking here.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-22-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,647
Posted By mum4vr
I'll reply & update: Everyone has...

I'll reply & update:


Everyone has security signage on gates & vehicles which no one seems to take seriously, locally. Technically the trail cam is a security cam, but I do not want to advertise,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-21-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By mum4vr
I also second the rec of "clear, age-appropriate...

I also second the rec of "clear, age-appropriate boundaries."


Ask yourself, Who's the mama? If your answer is "I'm the mama" then it is your responsibility to know where your 5 year old is, who...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-21-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By mum4vr
You -can- put a gps tracker on a kid & a kid...

You -can- put a gps tracker on a kid & a kid -can- ditch/ lose her gps tracker...


I agree that 5 seems young to be without adult supervision for very long & with relatively new people. I mean,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-21-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,426
Posted By mum4vr
YAY! What an awesome thread-- Nazsmum, if I don't...

YAY! What an awesome thread-- Nazsmum, if I don't join the next one, it means I can't find it & send me an invite or link, LOLz!


OK-- after reading this, apparently I am a slug bc I have spent...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-21-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By mum4vr
Yes, I know of several a fellow professor...

Yes, I know of several


a fellow professor & his wife lost their third child, first girl during childbirth. The mom suffered so much from comments & actions of people who truly tried to...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-21-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By mum4vr
Also, Couples Counseling. Not optional. ...

Also, Couples Counseling. Not optional.


AND


Family counseling including the son & mom/ ex. Absolutely not optional.


Bc, congrats! It's a boy! You now have a stepson & an...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-21-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By mum4vr
So sorry!

Oh, Harrihen!


This IS a terribly difficult situation! I can sympathize with how you must feel. Hugs.


But... idk... I would not jump to advocate that everyone break their "forever" promises...
Forum: December 2016 Due Date Club   04-21-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,178
Posted By mum4vr
Sorry-- that was a PP's details re age & family...

Sorry-- that was a PP's details re age & family size, not OP-- still... great news all around & congrats to all!


OP, does your son know yet? BC ime kids that age do not always like to learn...
Forum: December 2016 Due Date Club   04-21-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,178
Posted By mum4vr
Congrats!

That is wonderful news!


Last time, we conceived within a couple months of a mc... so we wanted to hold off... bc we had had to call with the terrible news within 48 hours of calling with the...
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