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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-21-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,073
Posted By mmace
I'm really glad I brought it back up! ...

I'm really glad I brought it back up!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-13-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,073
Posted By mmace
I'm glad I'm not the only one who enjoyed their...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who enjoyed their banning!  :-)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-09-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,073
Posted By mmace
How many years ago was that?!

How many years ago was that?!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-09-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 754
Posted By mmace
I also find it VERY convenient that she blames...

I also find it VERY convenient that she blames your son AFTER you've left the playgroup...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-09-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,073
Posted By mmace
I hadn't been on MDC for a while, and I had to...

I hadn't been on MDC for a while, and I had to smile when I saw my old-time Banned Title.  Anyone else still carrying their badge of honor????
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-09-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By mmace
My now husband and I started dating in May...

My now husband and I started dating in May 2007.  At the time, my daughter was 13 and his son was 15.  In February of 2009 when they were 15 and 17 they told us they "had feelings for each other"...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-29-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,722
Posted By mmace
No credit card debt here - no debt other than...

No credit card debt here - no debt other than mortgages.  We both had first marriages that ended with us holding a big bag of debt, and we both dug out of that and had no credit card debt before we...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-11-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By mmace
Do you have storm doors on your house?  When my...

Do you have storm doors on your house?  When my ex left he also thought he could still just come and go as he liked - I'd turn around and he'd be there, I'd come home and he'd be there, scared the...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-27-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By mmace
My ex left when our kids were 9, 5, and 4 months...

My ex left when our kids were 9, 5, and 4 months old.  I was a SAHM then and I still am now, nine years later.  I've done some part time work, but you know what - I disagree that becoming...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,688
Posted By mmace
I didn't date for 4 years after my ex left.  I...

I didn't date for 4 years after my ex left.  I had a 9 year old, a 5 year old, and a 4 month old.  I didn't have time to date!  lol  But I also didn't want to just bring people in and out of their...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-30-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By mmace
You're all so sweet to remember me!  The past...

You're all so sweet to remember me!  The past year has been busy for sure - got married May 2011 (got a 19 year old bonus son too!), bought a house and moved in last September, and my oldest...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-23-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By mmace
Probably no one remembers me but I used to spend...

Probably no one remembers me but I used to spend a lot of time at MDC - especially here at Single Parenting.  My kids were 9, 5 and 4 months when their dad left and I got A LOT of support here! ...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By mmace
Not sure who all may be around that might...

Not sure who all may be around that might remember me - for some reason a year or so ago any time I came here my entire computer would go whacky and shut down, so I've visited only once or twice,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-28-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By mmace
Anyone looking into the whole...

Anyone looking into the whole divorce/step-parenting thing and college costs yet? In a nutshell:

My earned income is low, I earned just under $18,000 last year.

Ex husband's income is about...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By mmace
My X walked out in August of 2003 and I went on...

My X walked out in August of 2003 and I went on my first date in May of 2007, so it was almost four years. I definitely am glad I waited - I wanted to be ready, and I wanted to wait for it to be...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-11-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,948
Posted By mmace
A while back a similar discussion happened, and...

A while back a similar discussion happened, and I've thought about my response many times since then. I know I could never put it into words like I did back then, so I'm going to do some copying and...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-29-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By mmace
Quote: Here they will usually say that...

Quote:
Here they will usually say that transportation is half/half on the parents - for instance take turns in getting/bringing or sharing costs.
My problem with this (and not picking on you,...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-29-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By mmace
Let me just tell you that it does not get any...

Let me just tell you that it does not get any easier as they get older. My kids are almost 16, 11, and 6. My oldest is very involved in activities - right now she is doing marching band and tennis....
Forum: Single Parenting   07-01-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By mmace
Holland, I am *thrilled* for you!!!

Holland, I am *thrilled* for you!!!
Forum: Single Parenting   06-29-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By mmace
I work a couple of part-time jobs. #1 - I clean...

I work a couple of part-time jobs. #1 - I clean our church. Takes me five or so hours a week, but I can spread that out and do it whenever I want, as long as it's clean Sunday morning. #2 - I work...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-28-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By mmace
I have primary physical and legal custody and he...

I have primary physical and legal custody and he has "reasonable visitation". To him that means seeing them once every couple of months. Friday night he took them when he went grocery shopping....
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By mmace
"Yowser" is putting it mildly! Honestly, we saw...

"Yowser" is putting it mildly! Honestly, we saw it coming, but damn we were hoping we were wrong! We went from the days of everyone sleeping over and them staying up until 2:00 watching dumb movies...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-20-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By mmace
I just don't seem to fit in over on the regular...

I just don't seem to fit in over on the regular dating thread...

My sweetheart and I started dating just over two years ago. We had a three month "hiatus" in there, but never dated anyone else...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-16-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By mmace
I take my kids to the dollar store and let them...

I take my kids to the dollar store and let them each pick out a couple of things for him. Last year they mostly got him office supplies. Not sure what that was about! And they make him cards. I...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-11-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 9,412
Posted By mmace
Remember too, (for a lot of us, at least!) we...

Remember too, (for a lot of us, at least!) we are older now - both the women and the men. We've been hurt and are more cautious - both the women and the men. The same man who would have been coming...
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