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Forum: Single Parenting   05-31-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,723
Posted By mama40
Kim, put him out and use your hand. Nothing good...

Kim, put him out and use your hand. Nothing good can happen here. If you can't control yourself, get up and go sleep on the couch.

I had an ex once who was so hot he just about spontaneously...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-30-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By mama40
Beppie, it strikes me this is a small rural area...

Beppie, it strikes me this is a small rural area in a part of the country where people set much store by honesty. If you hide the pregnancy and try to use them, they'll remember it for many years,...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-30-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By mama40
purplehaze, she was saying that because if you...

purplehaze, she was saying that because if you didn't say "hypothetically," she would have to start an investigation. She's a mandatory child abuse reporter. So she was trying to protect you from an...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-30-2007, 04:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By mama40
Janna, we just see things differently. I haven't...

Janna, we just see things differently. I haven't had to go through this with my daughter's dd; my stbx has been in dd's life nearly every day of her life. But I have protected her from other family...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-30-2007, 01:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By mama40
Quote: Originally Posted by trinity6232000...

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Originally Posted by trinity6232000 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8248427)
It seems to me that if a child's father...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-29-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,661
Posted By mama40
Quote: Originally Posted by Vypros...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vypros http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8248379)
You're right, I want to be a FATHER to my kids....
Forum: Single Parenting   05-29-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,661
Posted By mama40
Quote: Originally Posted by Vypros...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vypros http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8246944)
So, in essence, you are saying that (and I'm...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-29-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,661
Posted By mama40
Vypros, how come you to be telling women what...

Vypros, how come you to be telling women what assistance they should apply for (as if they know nothing about it) when your own child and child's mother qualify to live in a HUD building, and you're...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-29-2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By mama40
Quote: Originally Posted by singin'intherain...

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Originally Posted by singin'intherain http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8243688)
Based on my experience, I think there...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-28-2007, 05:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By mama40
Quote: Originally Posted by Holland73...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Holland73 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8238571)
I cannot control ds' relationships with...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-28-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By mama40
Ms Chats, I am not questioning your parenting...

Ms Chats, I am not questioning your parenting choices. It's certainly not my place. RSM came asking for opinions; this is mine.

I am a great fan of the gardening model of childrearing. If when a...
Forum: Parenting   05-28-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,629
Posted By mama40
God, that SNL skit's hilarious. "And I lost 700...

God, that SNL skit's hilarious. "And I lost 700 pounds...in four hours...so...."

I completely love job-grabbing competitive mothers. I'm single, working, school, whole schmear. You want to do...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-28-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By mama40
Quote: Originally Posted by blessed...

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Originally Posted by blessed http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8233569)
I think kids do okay with noncustodial parents...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-27-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By mama40
Quote: Originally Posted by MsChatsAlot...

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Originally Posted by MsChatsAlot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8232692)
If you purposely keep them apart, know...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-27-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By mama40
oh, and to answer your original question: ...

oh, and to answer your original question:

No, he's not around. He's so far over the line from being around that he's almost not there at all. He hasn't even come to see her in most of a year. You...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-27-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,007
Posted By mama40
I haven't been in this situation, but it raises...

I haven't been in this situation, but it raises red flags for me.

The red flags come from the amount of excuse-making you have to do for him. He's really trying, he's really broke, he's really...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-26-2007, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By mama40
Quote: Originally Posted by MsChatsAlot...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MsChatsAlot http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8210601)

In the moment, it seems like there is no...
Forum: Learning at School   05-26-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,559
Posted By mama40
Ten years ago I'd have said no, wouldn't want a...

Ten years ago I'd have said no, wouldn't want a kid of mine to go to an Ivy. After all I'd turned down a Seven Sisters school (Wellesley) and taken faculty-kid free tuition at a second-tier...
Forum: Parenting   05-26-2007, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,022
Posted By mama40
lalaland, Brattleboro is s-m-a-l-l. I do mean...

lalaland, Brattleboro is s-m-a-l-l. I do mean small. And the VT austerity is no joke. If you go, go with a plan to be self-sufficient. But go stay for a week first and see how you feel about walking...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-25-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,661
Posted By mama40
Quote: Originally Posted by Vypros...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vypros http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8219032)
I take offense to the title of this thread,...
Forum: Parenting   05-25-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,518
Posted By mama40
Unless it was grocery shopping or some other...

Unless it was grocery shopping or some other essential? Leave. Pronto. I get seriously annoyed when I go to some grownup-type place, like a coffeeshop, get working, and someone comes in with kids...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-25-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By mama40
Quote: Originally Posted by anniej...

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Originally Posted by anniej http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/8216517)
(DH was already paying about double what the...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-24-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By mama40
It's worth thinking hard about those costs, even...

It's worth thinking hard about those costs, even for yourself. Unless the public school is actually getting in the way of the kid's learning, or the kid is in physical danger, I'd resist paying for...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-24-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By mama40
Also, keep in mind that visitation does not mean...

Also, keep in mind that visitation does not mean he's being a good parent. It just means he has physical custody of the kids during that time. If he's pissy and morose, or just ignores them, and...
Forum: Parenting   05-23-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,681
Posted By mama40
You're going to have to talk more with your...

You're going to have to talk more with your child and start some real nutrition ed. Not just "we don't eat this" or "this isn't healthy," but explain what these things do in the body, and why it's...
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