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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-13-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,087
Posted By monkeybum
General question - for those who are in happy...

General question - for those who are in happy marriages, what do you think makes it happy?  What makes it work?
 
My parents divorced when I was a teen, and although I had several long term...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-13-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By monkeybum
Hi Vertigo, just wanted to send you some virtual...

Hi Vertigo, just wanted to send you some virtual hugs and tell you to stay strong.  You are in a really tough situation, but I know you can beat this, and prove him wrong!  Being a mom (and an...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-13-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By monkeybum
Hooray!  Good for you!  I know how hard making...

Hooray!  Good for you!  I know how hard making that step is...you'll have your ups and downs for sure, but try to grab on to one of those "a-ha" moments that made you realize you had to leave, and...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-18-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By monkeybum
I'm working on our Separation Agreement and...

I'm working on our Separation Agreement and trying to figure out what to put in for the boys visitation with their dad.  It's unsupervised and he probably won't want them overnight.  They do better...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-18-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 914
Posted By monkeybum
I just want to thank you so very much for...

I just want to thank you so very much for writing this post.  Really.  It made me cry, but in a good (hopeful) way!  Hugs, and a huge thank you! :)
Forum: Single Parenting   12-13-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By monkeybum
Thanks everyone for your responses, I truly...

Thanks everyone for your responses, I truly appreciate it. Some good things to think about and look in to.
 
So, I often feel overwhelmed, scared and trapped by what I'll need to do to get out of...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-10-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By monkeybum
Thanks Petronella.  :(  My lawyer says to...

Thanks Petronella.  :(  My lawyer says to definitely not leave with the kids and there is no way I would ever leave without them.  Her advice is the same as the other 2 lawyers and judge I spoke to...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-05-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By monkeybum
Thanks Mom31.  I have retained the lawyer and...

Thanks Mom31.  I have retained the lawyer and she is great, I do really like her.  She knows her stuff.  But people - lawyers, my family, police - all seem to think either it's not bad enough to...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-04-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By monkeybum
Thanks all.  I do have a lawyer, but apparently...

Thanks all.  I do have a lawyer, but apparently if I move out with the kids (which had been my plan - either rent or try to find somewhere to stay) it causes all kinds of problems.  The laws are...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-03-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By monkeybum
I have been married to my STBX for 12 years. ...

I have been married to my STBX for 12 years.  We've been to counseling many times over several years and by the last session the most recent counselor said he didn't know why we stayed married and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-04-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By monkeybum
MammaColleen, I am in a very similar boat to you...

MammaColleen, I am in a very similar boat to you - primary breadwinner, we'd be living under the poverty line if we survived only on DH's salary, and I find it very, very stressful.  Just feeling...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-04-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,171
Posted By monkeybum
For those who work full time and have young...

For those who work full time and have young children, do you enjoy going to work?
 
I work full time and have two children, 4 and 7.  I went back to work when both were 11 months old, both have...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-09-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,567
Posted By monkeybum
I need some book recommendations for my 7 year...

I need some book recommendations for my 7 year old.  He likes the Captain Underpants and Diaper Baby books, but I'd really like something with a better message (they pull pranks a lot and use...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-08-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By monkeybum
It's really important to have the teacher on...

It's really important to have the teacher on side with this.  My son is the same (now 7) and he cannot sit while he is learning or working - he has to be walking, jumping, standing, just moving.  He...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-08-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By monkeybum
OMG, I am laughing so hard as this is a daily...

OMG, I am laughing so hard as this is a daily occurrence at our house!  I have two boys, 4 and 7 and they are obsessed with potty words, naked butts, etc.!  And of course the copying, and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-08-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By monkeybum
Luckymamma, I don't know if it's "normal" but it...

Luckymamma, I don't know if it's "normal" but it sounds so much like both of my kids! :)  I hear so many of those EXACT same comments from both of my boys at various times.  With the clothing...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-08-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,688
Posted By monkeybum
Thanks to those who have replied so far.  I also...

Thanks to those who have replied so far.  I also notice that this extends to food - they will take one sip of a juice box and then leave it, only to go get a new one a 1/2 hour later, and another...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-08-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,688
Posted By monkeybum
My kids are 4 and 7, and I feel like they do not...

My kids are 4 and 7, and I feel like they do not appreciate what they have, at all.  This in turn results in them not taking care of any of their belongings.  We have done some volunteer work and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-08-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By monkeybum
I am looking for any advice or experience any of...

I am looking for any advice or experience any of you have with boys.  Mine are 4 and 7, and they are constantly rough-housing or wrestling.  They rarely “play”, but instead always seem to want to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-17-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,315
Posted By monkeybum
We went through this exact same thing for the...

We went through this exact same thing for the exact same reason.  My son was 5 however.  I eliminated dairy, particularly cheese as that constipated him, and increased his fruit intake.  Once I knew...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-11-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By monkeybum
I have "left" my husband but we are still living...

I have "left" my husband but we are still living under the same roof.  However, he refuses to move out.  I have been asking him repeatedly for almost a year but he refuses to go.  He doesn't want to...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-05-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By monkeybum
DH and I have agreed our marriage is over, well...

DH and I have agreed our marriage is over, well we pretty much agreed this a year ago but he refuses to move out.  I've been asking him to move out for the last year.  He says he is only in it for...
Forum: Learning at School   09-05-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,656
Posted By monkeybum
Thanks all, I'm not actually in Toronto, but in...

Thanks all, I'm not actually in Toronto, but in the GTA/suburbs so different school board.
 
All great posts, so thank you!!!  :)  Lots to think about...
 
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-05-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,753
Posted By monkeybum
Thanks, these are all very helpful posts!  There...

Thanks, these are all very helpful posts!  There has been a lot of other stuff going on in our family during these same 2 years that I saw the changes, following the move (which was very hard on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-05-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By monkeybum
Thanks, I don't think he really has ADD, or if...

Thanks, I don't think he really has ADD, or if he does it is not causing any problems, (he has straight A's in school) but he just never sits still.  I was looking more for dietary or lifestyle...
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