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Forum: Single Parenting   11-28-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By shantimama
Can you reframe how you view child support? ...

Can you reframe how you view child support?

Receiving child support does NOT make you indebted to your child's father. Child support is not a loan, it is not charity, it is not a form of social...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-19-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 126
Posted By shantimama
You can hold on to your goal of becoming a...

You can hold on to your goal of becoming a midwife but unless you see some way of making the relationship work for the next several years while you complete your certification, you might have to put...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-01-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By shantimama
I can't recommend strongly enough that you speak...

I can't recommend strongly enough that you speak with someone and your local DV shelter as soon as you can. They can provide some support for all you are dealing with and they can also help you know...
Forum: Learning at School   05-23-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,884
Posted By shantimama
My oldest started FI in grade 4 and it took him...

My oldest started FI in grade 4 and it took him the first term to really adjust. He did fine but it was challenging for him. The other two adjusted just fine.

They are in high school now and...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-10-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By shantimama
If he is going to use being bipolar as an excuse...

If he is going to use being bipolar as an excuse for his neglectful and abusive behaviour he is going to learn that he will be required to have only supervised access to your son. He can't have it...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-19-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,200
Posted By shantimama
Those counters are beautiful! I have always...

Those counters are beautiful! I have always wanted wooden counter tops.

It has warmed up to the freezing point today and I am having to convince my teens that they still need to bring coats to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-17-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,200
Posted By shantimama
1jooj - i just learned that my kids' favourite...

1jooj - i just learned that my kids' favourite teacher of all time is going to be teaching in Dubai for the next two years. She considered a job in Abu Dhabi but went with this one instead. She is a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-13-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,200
Posted By shantimama
Definitely measuring temperature in C around...

Definitely measuring temperature in C around here. My dd walked the dog in her t-shirt after school because it was a balmy -2 degrees. I think that is around 30F. I would love to have even a couple...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-13-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,200
Posted By shantimama
I am so excited. it looks like over the next few...

I am so excited. it looks like over the next few days the temperature is going to warm up into the single negative digits. Lots of snowshoeing ahead! This is my favourite kind of winter weather. I...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-11-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,200
Posted By shantimama
JG - I have not been able to really run in...

JG - I have not been able to really run in years. I miss it terribly. Between my asthma and pain issues I just can't do it without great cost. Going on an intensive anti-inflammatory diet for three...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-10-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,200
Posted By shantimama
Geo - this is a snowbank on a side road about 10...

Geo - this is a snowbank on a side road about 10 minutes from where I live. Keep in mind that I live in a rural area but even so, you get the idea! There is a tree in my front yard that isn't a huge...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,200
Posted By shantimama
Nic - SO glad you are...

Nic - SO glad you are safe. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif
 
Jo - glad you are home and it was such a fulfilling trip.
 
jaygee - don't understand the effects of chronic...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-06-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,200
Posted By shantimama
I think I can do SS this year. Putting together...

I think I can do SS this year. Putting together little packages always makes me feel better at this time of year!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-03-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,200
Posted By shantimama
Nic, I wish you were teaching my kids! The...

Nic, I wish you were teaching my kids! The organizational thing is really tripping my ds up. He is a very intelligent and creative kid, does excellent work - when he doesn't lose track or get...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-30-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,008
Posted By shantimama
I have some very happy teenagers at home Bcause...

I have some very happy teenagers at home Bcause the earliest they would have been able to start writing their exams is 10 days after the original start date the school has cancelled al semester one...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-30-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By shantimama
Yes, please do it. If you were still together...

Yes, please do it. If you were still together your child would be benefiting from his increased salary and legally your child is entitled to increased support now that dad is earning more money. It...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-30-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By shantimama
It sounds highly inappropriate but sadly just...

It sounds highly inappropriate but sadly just because someone's profession would suggest that they should know what is appropriate and have healthy boundaries doesn't mean that they do. Doctors,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-30-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,008
Posted By shantimama
My kids were supposed to be finished their exams...

My kids were supposed to be finished their exams by now and they haven't even started yet! This weather has been unbelievable. Monday is the earliest they will be going back to school.Here is a...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,008
Posted By shantimama
Runningmommy - go for it - rip it out and start...

Runningmommy - go for it - rip it out and start over. It was a pretty quick knit so you might as well do it again and have something you are happy with!
 
tjsmama - naps are highly underrated -...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-26-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,008
Posted By shantimama
It snowed AGAIN last night. The girls had to...

It snowed AGAIN last night. The girls had to work again this morning as no one who lives out of town can get in to keep Timmy's open and I had to dig another tunnel - not as bad today but I am tired...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-25-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,008
Posted By shantimama
Deep freeze is right. This is the first day in...

Deep freeze is right. This is the first day in over a week when it has been warmer than -30C so I just took the copped-up-too-long puppy for a walk. I am pretty sure getting her into a jacket to...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-23-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,008
Posted By shantimama
Oh bec, I am speechless and so very, very sorry.

Oh bec, I am speechless and so very, very sorry.
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-20-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,008
Posted By shantimama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by bec http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-19-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,008
Posted By shantimama
My kids are finally really good about chores and...

My kids are finally really good about chores and helping out. They all do their own laundry and it took me awhile to come up with a system that worked for everyone. They don't initiate things like...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-18-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 4,008
Posted By shantimama
Last year I had flu which nearly became...

Last year I had flu which nearly became pneumonia and it was scary and a really long recovery.This year I got a flu shot, With my asthma I really should and last year taught me a lesson.
 
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