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Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   05-23-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11
Posted By mommatooth
Marathon Momma

Wow! Thank all of you for the output of support and sensible conversation. I really do believe that staying healthy, both mentally and physically, is crucial during pregnancy- especially in a "what...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   05-15-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11
Posted By mommatooth
Marathon Momma

I am an avid runner- it's one of the things that keeps me sane.  I just found out last week that I am pregnant!! It is not something we planned, but we are thrilled.  I got into the Chicago marathon...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-11-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
Posted By mommatooth
I'm 6 weeks pregnant, I'm a single mom already,...

I'm 6 weeks pregnant, I'm a single mom already, I have decided I really want to have this child but the father wants nothing to do with it.  Can he be absolved of his responsibility (and rights) and...
Forum: Family Planning   11-28-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,682
Posted By mommatooth
Thanks ladies!   Although we are not ready at...

Thanks ladies!  
Although we are not ready at all to start another leg of family here, it does help just talking.  I wonder if anyone experienced earlier symptoms?  this seems to be the big...
Forum: Family Planning   11-27-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,608
Posted By mommatooth
Hey dogmom,    Could you talk a little more...

Hey dogmom, 
 
Could you talk a little more about your experience with the "pull out"  method?  I'm in the same boat as the OP, 10 days PO, pulled out on a fertile day... the difference is, I do...
Forum: Family Planning   11-27-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1,837
Views: 139,976
Posted By mommatooth
oh this is exactly where I wanted to be-...

oh this is exactly where I wanted to be- somewhere I can drivel a bit :)
I've recently found the man of my dreams...ok I'm in new love. So all of the hormones I am experiencing could be to blame....
Forum: Family Planning   11-27-2011, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,682
Posted By mommatooth
Just a few months ago I met someone amazing...

Just a few months ago I met someone amazing (yeah for me, single mom for 5 years!) and although I have always charted loosely for my own personal knowledge, it's been a wild ride and some things...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-01-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,969
Posted By mommatooth
I earn exactly 21% of the living wage for my...

I earn exactly 21% of the living wage for my area.  That seems about right, we are really struggling and I often have to answer mommie why can't we... all my friends... why don't we just DRIVE...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-29-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,256
Posted By mommatooth
You have got to see "fly away home"  my dd's...

You have got to see "fly away home"  my dd's FAVORITE of all time... and as a bonus, I loved it too.  It's an empowering female story with only one scary part in the very beginning that is easily...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-05-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By mommatooth
yep, I am a single mom.  And I work at home from...

yep, I am a single mom.  And I work at home from 4am to 7 when she gets up- it's the only way.  So to say I am sleep deprived is a monster understatement.  I have really tried to talk with her about...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   04-05-2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By mommatooth
Hey again,  My 3.5 dd has no trouble falling...

Hey again, 
My 3.5 dd has no trouble falling asleep, but wakes up and hollers for me sometimes more than 10 times each night.  I am tired, we are not sleeping.  She has been in her own room on and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-13-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By mommatooth
you know, I picked up a waterproof, shockproof...

you know, I picked up a waterproof, shockproof camera at Costco for about 80 bucks... more than you wanted to spend... but my daughter had winged it onto the concrete AND dropped it in the lake-...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-13-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By mommatooth
My dd has been such a challenge (deep breath)...

My dd has been such a challenge (deep breath)  but the one thing we never fought about or dealt with much were potty issues.  She was ec'd, and out of diapers completely before she could walk.   We...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-12-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,179
Posted By mommatooth
I was just about to post something similar to...

I was just about to post something similar to this, about my daughter who is almost 4, but has been out of diapers more than 2 years.  She has recently been peeing herself on purpose and sometimes...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-21-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By mommatooth
yes, I have really tried hard to explain the...

yes, I have really tried hard to explain the difference between not able to and "my legs are broken so I can't".  For a while I had success with getting her to voice "I just want to be carried"...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-18-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By mommatooth
I am resurrecting this thread because my...

I am resurrecting this thread because my daughter has really taken this over the top lately.  She will insist that she cannot put her own underwear on (which she has been doing for about a year),...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-17-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,177
Posted By mommatooth
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by hakeber http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1297641/alternatives-to-time-out#post_16265659)
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-15-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,177
Posted By mommatooth
 Quote:  You have to be super firm at...



Quote: 
You have to be super firm at this age, but reasonable, too and willing to bend when you realize you are not being reasonable, but just principled.  Kids do not get principles and...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-12-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,177
Posted By mommatooth
I agree she might be acting out because she...

I agree she might be acting out because she wants attention.  She gets SO MUCH ATTENTION.  It confuses me to think that somehow she isn't getting enough, I cannot leave the room without her, I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-12-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,177
Posted By mommatooth
Hey there, I am a single momma of a VERY...

Hey there, I am a single momma of a VERY spirited 3.5.  Lately, I have been trying to use her bedroom as a sort of time-out recharge place and as a break for me when things get tough.  She will not...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-03-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By mommatooth
Yes you can absolutely paint it!  For best...

Yes you can absolutely paint it!  For best results, I would sand it lightly first or wash with TSP- this is a not too crazy deglosser...  the glossy part of the varnish is why paint usually fails....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-03-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By mommatooth
So my dd and I have been having a bit of a power...

So my dd and I have been having a bit of a power struggle about mealtime.  I have never been a fan of the cleanplate club or forcing her to stay in her chair- it's just the two of us and frankly- I...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-03-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,435
Posted By mommatooth
Yes!  I love this book, it's the only one (of...

Yes!  I love this book, it's the only one (of the many on the list) that I have read and decided to buy.  I have gleaned helpful passages from some of the others- but this book inspires me and I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-03-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By mommatooth
well, I could now write a dissertation on what...

well, I could now write a dissertation on what you don't do...my next post will be about forgiving myself for being screamy- mom.  
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-03-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By mommatooth
I am a single SAHM of a beautiful barnacle...

I am a single SAHM of a beautiful barnacle daughter, most days I feel like she has taken root on my arm.   Last night we were up ALL night and again this morning, missing preschool AGAIN.  It is my...
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