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Forum: Single Parenting   Today, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By greenemami
I'm surprised she even wants to be her sister's...

I'm surprised she even wants to be her sister's matron of honor if she hates her soon-to-be wife so much.

I do think your partner should stand up for you, and it's great she wants to and is...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-23-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 73
Posted By greenemami
I think you asking him to come to you guys is...

I think you asking him to come to you guys is perfectly reasonable. Expenses and travel issues aside, your dd will be much more comfortable in her home environment, especially considering she likely...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-22-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 170
Posted By greenemami
Agreed, he signed it and it is his problem now. ...

Agreed, he signed it and it is his problem now. And even if he tried to go back to court saying you somehow tricked him into it, it will look silly since it's been almost a year-he can hardly act...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-18-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 243
Posted By greenemami
Yes, your husband will be considered the primary...

Yes, your husband will be considered the primary caregiver since he is at home with him. Once the child is in school, it will only be relevant if you are unable to get the child to and from school...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-09-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By greenemami
Also, something that really helped me make the...

Also, something that really helped me make the decision was to envision watching my kids in a relationship like mine, and thinking about how that would absolutely break my heart, especially knowing...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-09-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By greenemami
You are in a really hard place right now-but I...

You are in a really hard place right now-but I promise you that this fear of the unknown and fear of making this huge change is scarier than actually doing it. I was in a similar place-my ex was...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-08-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 101
Posted By greenemami
And also, congratulations!

And also, congratulations!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-08-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 101
Posted By greenemami
Agreed-it's always a good idea to give time to...

Agreed-it's always a good idea to give time to process. I know I'd appreciate that in her shoes. Even though I certainly don't want to be back with ex, it would make me a little emotional to think...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-08-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By greenemami
Also, if you really want to stick to your usual...

Also, if you really want to stick to your usual christmas (which is totally fine and understandable) maybe you could do christmas eve together with the girls or brunch after opening presents...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-08-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 84
Posted By greenemami
Hmm...honestly, I think you should probably try...

Hmm...honestly, I think you should probably try to make it at least kind of equal, or she is going to feel badly, especially if the gifts are "from santa." I know you want your daughter to have her...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-03-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 56
Posted By greenemami
I'm in Pennsylvania, so I don't know how much of...

I'm in Pennsylvania, so I don't know how much of this is going to be the same, but here you go:

You don't say how old your kids are, but my dd did K12 through a public charter for the first half...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-03-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 157
Posted By greenemami
My ex sees the kids EOW plus a midweek every...

My ex sees the kids EOW plus a midweek every other week as well. He does not generally call them all between visits, even when he has gone 2-3 weeks without seeing them. They do ask to call him...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-03-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By greenemami
I've found it's much more of a stigma to admit...

I've found it's much more of a stigma to admit that your stepchildren annoy you than to admit that other people's kids annoy you. Or even that your OWN children annoy you! (Of course, I'm assuming...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-01-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By greenemami
Sure, that could work assuming you had childcare...

Sure, that could work assuming you had childcare for the mornings still. I work from home, but generally school in the morning and then work for 3 hours in the afternoon, so it's similar to what you...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-01-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By greenemami
I sometimes feel the same way OP, that I hate...

I sometimes feel the same way OP, that I hate letting ex feel like I am relying on him still. Even when asking for half of dance class money, etc. Part of me would like to tell him to keep his...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 524
Posted By greenemami
Yes, I agree with all of the above. Having been...

Yes, I agree with all of the above. Having been a step-parent, I would never expect a potential partner to immediately bond and love my children like I do-that is unfair and unrealistic. However, I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-23-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 249
Posted By greenemami
I think that what you are feeling is very normal,...

I think that what you are feeling is very normal, and it's good that you can admit it. I also think the key thing is that, while it is okay to feel that way, it is really important that you not show...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By greenemami
This sounds so much like my ex that I could have...

This sounds so much like my ex that I could have written it (and probably have!) You are NOT too sensitive, you are not the one twisting his words/actions. He works hard to make you believe that...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 599
Posted By greenemami
I don't have time to read all the responses, but...

I don't have time to read all the responses, but my short answer is that I knew it was time to leave when I could no longer convince myself that it was better for the kids to stay. I realized that I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-12-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 81
Posted By greenemami
Holiday Cards...again!

I posted about this exact same issue last year, and yet here I am debating it again as I'm faced with the holiday season and our usual yearly photo card again.

Quick background-I was with dsd's...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-09-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By greenemami
He will not be able to get any input about where...

He will not be able to get any input about where she goes to therapy, but will more than likely be able to have equal input into where the kids go to therapy, or if they go at all (shared legal...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-04-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By greenemami
I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. It is a...

I'm so sorry you are dealing with this. It is a very tough decision. What finally convinced me to leave my situation (which did not involve alcohol, but did involve verbal/emotional abuse and loud...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-02-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By greenemami
Nope, I wouldn't say anything. There is no court...

Nope, I wouldn't say anything. There is no court order saying you have to, and even if there was, he would have to make the effort to get her in the first place. This makes him look bad, not you.
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Forum: Single Parenting   10-26-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By greenemami
Yup, I agree with all of the above-a single mom...

Yup, I agree with all of the above-a single mom is a mom is who single, no need to make it more complicated than that. I would call someone with no involvement from child's dad a solo mom (though I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-15-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By greenemami
Hmmm...I don't really see how those issues...

Hmmm...I don't really see how those issues translate to a need for therapy for a 5-year-old. Definitely not the after school socialization bit, since I think it's pretty young to be worrying about...
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