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Forum: Parenting   07-10-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,905
Posted By One Art
Love this thread. I like doing things with my...

Love this thread. I like doing things with my kids, but not playing. I don't like playing pretend or playing on the ground with them... sometimes board games are ok, but often I get antsy and want...
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   04-17-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By One Art
Thanks, Momsteader! I've actually never been to...

Thanks, Momsteader! I've actually never been to Montana at all so I'm nervous and excited to be way up north! I'm coming from the Southern end of the Rockies though so aside from more snow maybe the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-16-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,278
Posted By One Art
So great and encouraging to see some other...

So great and encouraging to see some other single mom students here! I'll be pursuing my graduate degree in environmental studies in the fall. I don't know what classes I'll be taking yet, but I...
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   04-16-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By One Art
Hi all,    I'm relocating to Missoula in...

Hi all, 
 
I'm relocating to Missoula in August to go to grad school and I'm the single mom to two daughters, ages 6 and 9. Any mothering mamas in the area? I don't know anyone in Missoula so I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-23-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By One Art
Thank you all... Yes, Neera, I am trying to...

Thank you all... Yes, Neera, I am trying to navigate this carefully because I don't want her to feel ashamed or like it's something she can't talk to me about. My instinct so far has been that it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By One Art
I'm not even sure this is a question... I just...

I'm not even sure this is a question... I just want to see if other moms have had this experience to evaluate where my response fits in. I would love to hear from others who have been through...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-20-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By One Art
I hear you on the pride issue - it is still...

I hear you on the pride issue - it is still something I struggle with in certain situations.

However, I am now two years out of my abusive marriage, and I cannot emphasize enough how dramatically...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-10-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By One Art
Congratulations! I am so happy to see this...

Congratulations! I am so happy to see this update. And wow, yes the road does shift in ways we can't imagine! And I think being a single mom is a huge part of why we are often able to meet...
Forum: Queer Parenting   03-10-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By One Art
Hi! I am newly out and a single mom to two...

Hi! I am newly out and a single mom to two little girls. I started coming out in october, but it took me about a year of intense internal struggle to recognize myself and then to accept it. I was...
Forum: Queer Parenting   01-04-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By One Art
Thanks for all the welcomes and advice! I would...

Thanks for all the welcomes and advice! I would consider moving, but I would have to give up custody if I did, so that's out. I will try to ask around and see if anyone knows anything... there...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-31-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By One Art
I have recently come out, and live in a great,...

I have recently come out, and live in a great, but very small town. I have a great job and a great (non-gay) community. I don't have a gay community where I live, and I'm ready to find one (to...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-14-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By One Art
I don't know your story, but from the little...

I don't know your story, but from the little you've posted I have one guess: You are coming out (I hope) of an abusive relationship. Please don't be hard on yourself, or feel guilty. You do not fail...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-13-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By One Art
Wow, thanks for all the support, mamas! I have...

Wow, thanks for all the support, mamas! I have been away for a long time... life has been a little crazy, and continues to be with the holidays and court again next month, but I will come back when...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-11-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 842
Posted By One Art
For those of you who are familiar with my story,...

For those of you who are familiar with my story, I wanted to share my terrific news! And for those of you who aren't - in a nutshell, my exh was abusive, left for another woman, and I'm gearing up...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-26-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By One Art
I think more details might be helpful if you...

I think more details might be helpful if you want some solid advice. I say this because while some couples seem to be able to go through with a DIY divorce peacefully and in agreement, they also...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-25-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By One Art
Thanks! I appreciate the insight. I suspect...

Thanks! I appreciate the insight. I suspect AnnieA and aricha are right on the money, but I wasn't sure quite sure how it could be framed from xh and his wife's pov. I am, by their account, the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-24-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By One Art
I'm usually in the single parenting forum, but I...

I'm usually in the single parenting forum, but I thought the step-moms here might be able to help me out. The details could fill a book, so briefly - if I am the vindictive monster of a mom who is...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-23-2009, 03:11 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 82,912
Posted By One Art
If I could go back I'd make sure that our...

If I could go back I'd make sure that our agreement stated that post-divorce the filing party would pay the defendant's legal fees if they did not abide by the agreement to mediate prior to filing...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-18-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By One Art
Thanks for the welcome! It's good to be here....

Thanks for the welcome! It's good to be here. Coming out was one of the hardest things I've ever done, but I recently realized it was like giving birth to myself - difficult, but in the end I have...
Forum: Queer Parenting   11-15-2009, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By One Art
Hello Mamas! While I am not new to MDC I am new...

Hello Mamas! While I am not new to MDC I am new to this subforum - though I've lurked for a long time. I have recently come out to my friends and family after a long internal struggle. I have come...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-18-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By One Art
Not knowing your story, it's hard to say much...

Not knowing your story, it's hard to say much about what might or might not work for you. I think for me it's easier to tell how things will go when I've read several posts from the same person. And...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-17-2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By One Art
LoveOhm, no kidding... except that I keep...

LoveOhm, no kidding... except that I keep wanting to go to mediation - a real place. I am seriously wondering what about mediation is so terrifying to him. He filed for visitation/vacation time. We...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-16-2009, 08:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,120
Posted By One Art
To add onto my previous post: I offered my...

To add onto my previous post: I offered my thoughts/questions because while I live in the U.S., I live in a place that exists outside the predominate U.S. cultural norms. Where I live everyone and...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-16-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,120
Posted By One Art
I have two thoughts on this discussion: 1....

I have two thoughts on this discussion:

1. I truly believe that because time is a human contsruct, it is wildly unrealistic to expect that 5 billion humans can somehow either naturally adapt, or...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-16-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By One Art
Look up my past threads if you want to see how...

Look up my past threads if you want to see how that story goes. I did d.i.y., ex agreed to mostly everything, etc. Now? He's taking me to court for the 4th time in a year. Quick and painless in the...
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