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Forum: Babywearing   07-14-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 13,557
Posted By MamaRhi
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Me as a young mama with my first kid,...
Forum: Babywearing   07-14-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 13,557
Posted By MamaRhi
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These kids are now 14 & 11. :)
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-07-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,696
Posted By MamaRhi
Hi Newbian Mama! Good to know there's someone...

Hi Newbian Mama!
Good to know there's someone else nearby on here. :) What agency are you going through? I signed up for the CPR/First Aid recert through Red Cross, I think it's in Berkeley.
I've...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-25-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,696
Posted By MamaRhi
Here in Alameda County (California) they say...

Here in Alameda County (California) they say there is 90 days from submitting your paperwork for them to finish the licensing process.
 
We went to the orientation and now we're signed up for...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-09-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By MamaRhi
We're going to move to a bigger house before we...

We're going to move to a bigger house before we get too far into the licensing process, but I've already begun planning this out. I think I will put a twin bed and a crib in the room along with just...
Forum: Parenting   05-09-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 31,217
Posted By MamaRhi
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Last August, single mama with two amazing...
Forum: Parenting   05-09-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 31,217
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10 1/2 years ago, falling in love with my...
Forum: Parenting   05-09-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 31,217
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off-grid mountain homeschooled siblings...
Forum: Parenting   05-09-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 31,217
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homeschooled siblings learning to work...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-08-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By MamaRhi
I have a very low income and get most of my kids...

I have a very low income and get most of my kids activities paid for by their state-funded charter school. I also belong to at least 2 or 3 yahoo groups, which means 2 weekly local park days plus...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-15-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By MamaRhi
Hi emverry, I have been where you are. It's so...

Hi emverry, I have been where you are. It's so great that you have MDC to come to to vent.
 
I have some advice for you based on my own experience. I am now a SAHM to a 10 year old and a 13 year...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-15-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By MamaRhi
I am an adult who uses a wheelchair part time...

I am an adult who uses a wheelchair part time and so I thought I'd put in a bit of my perspective in hopes that it will help.
 
I resisted at first, feeling that it was a sign of failure or...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-15-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,667
Posted By MamaRhi
Dear OP, If I were in your position, here's...

Dear OP,
If I were in your position, here's what I would do:
 
1. I would tell my daughter's friend's mother that it is inappropriate to be nosing into my daughter's private life.
2. I would...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-15-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,491
Posted By MamaRhi
I think I would be mortified if my mom posted my...

I think I would be mortified if my mom posted my name, age and shaving status on a public website, quite honestly.
 
But to address the topic: My mom was very giggly and made jokes about shaving...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-30-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By MamaRhi
I know that, at least in California, if there is...

I know that, at least in California, if there is no court order, you can go wherever you want. An hour isn't far. When I first left my husband, I moved the kids and I to my friends' mountain...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-08-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,375
Posted By MamaRhi
I also want to add, good for you for seeking out...

I also want to add, good for you for seeking out counseling!! Take care of you, it's the best way you can be there for everyone else, honestly. :)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-08-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,375
Posted By MamaRhi
One thought the helps me implement rules and...

One thought the helps me implement rules and consequences with my kids (now 10 and almost 13) is thinking about all the adults I know who haven't recovered from losing their "mommy-maid" and how...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-07-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By MamaRhi
You are awesome for accepting her and seeking...

You are awesome for accepting her and seeking support. I have many queer and trans friends. One of my best friends is ftm trans and works for an organization for trans youth. Check out the website...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-03-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By MamaRhi
Thanks for all your help. I think the first step...

Thanks for all your help. I think the first step I am going to take is putting all my energy into finalizing the divorce. We talked again last night and feel that this has just gone on too long and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-02-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By MamaRhi
My boyfriend/ life partner and I are considering...

My boyfriend/ life partner and I are considering becoming foster parents. We've begun discussing it and have come up with various concerns that we need help with.
 
First, our partnership &...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-13-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By MamaRhi
It's amazing how common this is. It's also sad....

It's amazing how common this is. It's also sad. My ex, after 12 years of never really being involved, suddenly became super dad when I left. And then he started telling ME how to parent. I could...
Forum: California, Nevada   08-18-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,220
Posted By MamaRhi
Well, I am living in Oakland now. I tried to...

Well, I am living in Oakland now. I tried to start a new thread but it doesn't seem to be working. I really want to get out and meet people now. I am going to a homeschool playgroup thing today....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-17-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,364
Posted By MamaRhi
I am homeschooling my son, in 4th grade, through...

I am homeschooling my son, in 4th grade, through a charter school and have chosen the Oak Meadow curriculum to use this year. We're no stranger to Waldorf education. My daughter (now in 7th grade...
Forum: California, Nevada   08-17-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By MamaRhi
I just found a cute little 3 bedroom house in a...

I just found a cute little 3 bedroom house in a nice neighborhood for $1850. Keep looking, be persistent. We looked for several months before we found something. We're just south of Dimond District.
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   06-22-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,119
Posted By MamaRhi
I've been living in a 5th wheel for almost a...

I've been living in a 5th wheel for almost a year now with two kids, ages 9 and 12. We started out in an old trailer I bought for $200 that needed repairs. The kids had to share a big bed. Then we...
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