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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   07-01-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,033
Posted By smartmama
I think a certain amount of cursive is important....

I think a certain amount of cursive is important. She'll need to be able to sign her name someday, and that can't be done in print. I don't know that you need to teach her to write everything there...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-24-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By smartmama
I do my own "school" photos. I have a DSLR camera...

I do my own "school" photos. I have a DSLR camera and (not to sound like I'm bragging) I take really great photos, and get really creative with where and how to take them. I actually just found a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By smartmama
I started homeschooling my kids when they were...

I started homeschooling my kids when they were halfway through 2nd and 5th grade. So I dove right in with the foreign languages. We do Italian and American Sign Language (I know ASL isn't technically...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-14-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By smartmama
It's normal. You had an idea for the kind of...

It's normal. You had an idea for the kind of family you wanted, and now that's changed and it wasn't your idea to change it. It's normal to mourn the loss of that, and to resent your ex for being the...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-14-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By smartmama
I disagree that part of this is your fault. Your...

I disagree that part of this is your fault. Your son should be able to do things and you can't wait until the very last second to schedule those things.

I don't know if an agreement between the...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-31-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By smartmama
Does he have court ordered visitation? If he...

Does he have court ordered visitation? If he does, do not block access. First, it will get you in trouble in court, which you don't want. Second, the kids will know that you deliberately interfered...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-31-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By smartmama
My question is this: Do you BOTH think it's "very...

My question is this: Do you BOTH think it's "very casual"?

If you both think it's very casual, then I'd say a quick phone call would be sufficient. If it's truly very casual, then there's no...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-22-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By smartmama
I completely understand why you don't want to...

I completely understand why you don't want to bring him into your bed, and don't blame you. What about, as an alternative to that and a compromise, moving his bed into your room? I realize it might...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-22-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By smartmama
Yes, I know people who do that. And I always use...

Yes, I know people who do that. And I always use this comment: 
 
My home is NOT broken. It WAS broken, when I was still with my ex, and because I agree with you that children should not grow up...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-16-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By smartmama
You may not want to be in the middle of this,...

You may not want to be in the middle of this, but you are. This is about you. So you need to take control of the fact that you're in the middle and deal with it. 
 
You need to sit your mother...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-10-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By smartmama
I can understand where your ex is coming from,...

I can understand where your ex is coming from, with the limited info he had. Your son told him he'd been exposed to things that you were now telling Ex that he is too young for - it looked...
Forum: Unschooling   04-28-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By smartmama
Piano - have you already paid for the rest of...

Piano - have you already paid for the rest of the year's lessons? As a single mother whose ex doesn't pay the child support he's ordered to, money is tight for me and so my children understand that...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By smartmama
After so long with just the two of you, I would...

After so long with just the two of you, I would expect it would be quite a difference to have someone else living with you. I don't think it's unreasonable that it's been several months and you're...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-26-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By smartmama
The idea that your children will not grow up...

The idea that your children will not grow up properly is ridiculous. Yes, things will be different. Yes, your children will be hurt by divorce. But they will be hurt far more by unhappy parents...
Forum: Unschooling   04-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By smartmama
"So, where does "rhythm" end and "structure"...

"So, where does "rhythm" end and "structure" begin?  Because "skiing on Friday" might be very rhythmic, if it happens with regularity.  Bedtime can be a rhythm, or it can be a structure.  We have a...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-18-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By smartmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kate&Joey http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-18-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By smartmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kate&Joey http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-17-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By smartmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kate&Joey http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-17-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By smartmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Kate&Joey http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Unschooling   04-17-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By smartmama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by moominmamma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1400611/finding-the-right-amount-of-structure#post_17611458)...
Forum: Unschooling   04-17-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By smartmama
It almost sounds like they didn't/don't see you...

It almost sounds like they didn't/don't see you as a parental (authority) figure. Ordinarily, I'd say this was a bad thing, but it doesn't sound like it caused a lot of strife in your house. Of...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-17-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By smartmama
My ex currently owes $29K in past due support. I...

My ex currently owes $29K in past due support. I NEVER speak to him, but I am sure that he complains to anyone who will listen, though the amount he was ordered to pay is pathetic ($325/mo for 2...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-14-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By smartmama
Unfortunately, he's not the one who controls...

Unfortunately, he's not the one who controls where you live. The court may decide that you can't move, because it would make his relationship with your daughter very difficult. You'll have to have...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-12-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By smartmama
I got divorced in 2003, when my youngest was 21...

I got divorced in 2003, when my youngest was 21 days old. I was pregnant when we split. I threw him out in June, and filed in August. I only waited that long because I was so pregnant that taking my...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-11-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By smartmama
I've always felt that if you feel really...

I've always felt that if you feel really uncomfortable about doing something, even if you don't fully understand WHY you feel that way, it's best to go with that feeling. Have you talked this over...
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