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Forum: Mental Health   07-25-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 69,400
Posted By Surfacing
Lilgreen it is apparent you have done a lot of...

Lilgreen it is apparent you have done a lot of research and are carefully working to take care of yourself. Good for you!
Your partner sounds like a wonderful source of support.
Forum: Personal Growth   07-18-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Surfacing
From your post it sounds like you lost control...

From your post it sounds like you lost control today, you regret it. I have been there. I especially felt the blinding rage when I was not on medication for a mood disorder. The meds have helped take...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-18-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Surfacing
Thank you very much Mamas for checking in with...

Thank you very much Mamas for checking in with me. I am feeling quite a lot better now.

Things with my husband are much better, we got the issues around the Australia friends straightened out,...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-13-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Surfacing
Stuck in life

nevermind
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-28-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Surfacing
There is a great book called "Why Am I Still...

There is a great book called "Why Am I Still Depressed?" that talks about the many faces of bipolar 2... how subtle it can be, how it can appear different than the big swings of mania/depression in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-28-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By Surfacing
Dd1 is 9 years old and speaks with contempt to...

Dd1 is 9 years old and speaks with contempt to her sister. It is also leaking through in her interactions with me. I am making it clear I won't be spoken to that way, that I speak to her with...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-28-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By Surfacing
Thanks for replying Sienna-forever. Dh and I...

Thanks for replying Sienna-forever. Dh and I have had many conversations/arguments about this and we both finally seem to understand the other person's perspective a little bit more. Dh is backing...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-25-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Surfacing
Thanks Mamas for your responses. It seems...

Thanks Mamas for your responses. It seems bullying from classmates is a big reason she wants out. It seems to be the really insidious girl social bullying, not the overt obvious shoving or anything....
Forum: Personal Growth   05-24-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By Surfacing
Recently dh and dd1 went overseas to visit dh's...

Recently dh and dd1 went overseas to visit dh's best friend. They lived with best friend (age 40s) and his wife (age 20s) for 2 weeks and were treated like royalty. Dh got to go out with his best...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-12-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Surfacing
Daily phone calls from the school secretary have...

Daily phone calls from the school secretary have become the norm. Every. single. day. my 6 year old insists that she feels sick and needs to go home. What is the underlying cause of this behaviour?...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-22-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By Surfacing
Great ideas. I used to let my dd's paint but...

Great ideas. I used to let my dd's paint but have gotten lazy with ds. Just don't want to have to do the clean up and worry about keeping his hands off stuff. LOL  Guess that is something I need to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-22-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Surfacing
Hi Christie11, sorry to hear you had such a...

Hi Christie11, sorry to hear you had such a rotten experience. I had a 3rd degree tear from my first birth and was stitched up right there in the delivery room. But I birthed in Ontario, Canada....
Forum: Mental Health   04-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 69,400
Posted By Surfacing
Would anybody care to join in for an update? ...

Would anybody care to join in for an update?

I am having really bad PMS right now... am on meds and they take the edge off my irritability and behaviour but don't totally squash out any...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-20-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By Surfacing
Setting up the sand and water table on my...

Setting up the sand and water table on my sundeck for spring and summer. My downstairs neighbour usually complains due to water dripping because of spillage (sand clogging the water drain, water...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 96,645
Posted By Surfacing
subbing to come back and read

subbing to come back and read
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-18-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Surfacing
subbing

subbing
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-18-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Posted By Surfacing
I need to lose 50 lbs. Let's start with 10 and...

I need to lose 50 lbs. Let's start with 10 and then another 10.
Strength to all in their journey.
Forum: Personal Growth   04-17-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By Surfacing
I can really relate to your post. I too struggle...

I can really relate to your post. I too struggle with remembering who I used to be before kids and who I am now.
How can I mesh these two things? Just hugs.
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-17-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By Surfacing
subbing

subbing
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 6,726
Posted By Surfacing
subbing

subbing
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-17-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,661
Posted By Surfacing
I find it challenging and overwhelming to keep...

I find it challenging and overwhelming to keep our home clean and tidy with five of us.
 
Things I find that works for me:
- tidying as you go (e.g., walk into the washroom, pick clothes up off...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-16-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,661
Posted By Surfacing
How is your plan coming along?

How is your plan coming along?
Forum: Mental Health   04-16-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 69,400
Posted By Surfacing
bumping

bumping
Forum: Mental Health   04-15-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Surfacing
Hi there Mama, I also have Bipolar 2 but it...

Hi there Mama, I also have Bipolar 2 but it hasn't been identified until more recently. I was depressed through my pregnancy with dd2 and started an antidepressant at that time (Prozac). After...
Forum: Mental Health   04-15-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Surfacing
Hugs Mama. I am also a mother with mental health...

Hugs Mama. I am also a mother with mental health issues and understand the struggle of parenting with them.

Like you, after my first child I questioned whether it was a good idea to have more...
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