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Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-27-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By bhawkins
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1382234/13-yo-ds-wants-to-move-in-with-dad#post_17339633)

mama he...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-03-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By bhawkins
I need some advice, some guidance, some...

I need some advice, some guidance, some something! My 16 yr old son is stressing me out to the max! We have 2 main problems:
 
1) grades--His grades are terrible!! His last report card he had 3...
Forum: Traditional Foods   08-02-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 19,044
Posted By bhawkins
We've been primal and loving it for about 6...

We've been primal and loving it for about 6 weeks now. No time to go in depth right now.....subbing for later.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-28-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By bhawkins
I'm an RN who worked 3 12-hr night shifts a wk...

I'm an RN who worked 3 12-hr night shifts a wk FT for 4 yrs (prior to having my 2 smallest children). I started back about a year ago and continued until recently when I took a school nurse job....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-28-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By bhawkins
I'm a mama of 3 (15, 6, 3) and I work 5 days/wk....

I'm a mama of 3 (15, 6, 3) and I work 5 days/wk. I strive to feed my family quality, homemade food as much as possible. Lately, I've been struggling with this. I feel like I spend way too much time...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-03-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By bhawkins
Thanks for the replies! I don't think he's...

Thanks for the replies! I don't think he's depressed, although I wouldn't rule anything out. It's not like he's holed up in his room and won't come out to do chores. He just avoids until I finally...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-31-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,416
Posted By bhawkins
Life with my 15 DS seems likes a constant...

Life with my 15 DS seems likes a constant struggle/battle. I cannot seem to figure out how to get him motivated to do ANYTHING! He is in 9th grade and his grades are not good (mainly C's and D's)....
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-15-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 510
Posted By bhawkins
fajitas!!

fajitas!!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-23-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By bhawkins
I think that sounds awesome! I'd love for my DS...

I think that sounds awesome! I'd love for my DS to do something like that.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-02-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,322
Posted By bhawkins
How did your 14 y/o get a permit? I thought you...

How did your 14 y/o get a permit? I thought you had to be 15.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-29-2009, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By bhawkins
I was a SAHM after working L&D for a number of...

I was a SAHM after working L&D for a number of yrs. I got into a very similar predicament re: childcare, lack of shifts that worked for me, etc. Eventually I went back to work FT in home health....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-22-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By bhawkins
Quote: Originally Posted by Seasons...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seasons http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13972952)
Cook once a month to fill the freezer, for...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-21-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By bhawkins
I've been working FT for about 9 mths now. I've...

I've been working FT for about 9 mths now. I've just kept hoping that somehow along the way I would find the ability to balance my life between work, family, and housekeeping. Yet, I am failing...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-21-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By bhawkins
This is the first summer of my life as a mother...

This is the first summer of my life as a mother that I've worked FT during the summer (other than three 12 hrs shifts). My oldest son is 13.5 and is currently staying at home by himself while DH and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-07-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By bhawkins
I have a Baby Bjorn little potty that DD, 18...

I have a Baby Bjorn little potty that DD, 18 mths, has been using lately. I love the way it's appropriate for most any size as DS, almost 4, still uses it for pooping. Very ergonomic and easy to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-07-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By bhawkins
I've helped two boys PL, but not a girl until...

I've helped two boys PL, but not a girl until now. With the boys, it didn't seem to matter where we'd go we could easily find a place for them to go. Not to sound gross, but often times when my...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-04-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,512
Posted By bhawkins
Would I keep working? Not just no, but hell no!...

Would I keep working? Not just no, but hell no! I'd stay home in a heartbeat!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-22-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,385
Posted By bhawkins
I hire my 16 yr old cousin to come clean my...

I hire my 16 yr old cousin to come clean my house once a wk. It's an awesome deal for both of us. She does a great job for less money than a professional would run me and she gets paid far more than...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   01-18-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By bhawkins
We have a steer killed every year and I seem to...

We have a steer killed every year and I seem to notice a mark like that once or twice a year. I don't know what it is. I have just assumed it was some sort of mark made for butchering purposes.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-17-2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By bhawkins
I worked PRN for 3.5 yrs while my children were...

I worked PRN for 3.5 yrs while my children were smallest. I also found the PRN work to be difficult to deal with. About 3 mths ago I took a home health job that really just fell into my lap. I must...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-11-2008, 01:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 999
Posted By bhawkins
This has become the common theme in DS's (13...

This has become the common theme in DS's (13 y/o) life. Everything from school assignments to chores to a phone message, he constantly "forgets". He will look at me and acknowlege what I said and...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-11-2008, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By bhawkins
Yes, and I've been thinking about it. It's just...

Yes, and I've been thinking about it. It's just hard for me to allow a stranger in my home to clean it, as well as a major contol issue to...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-11-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By bhawkins
How do you cope? How do you come to terms with...

How do you cope? How do you come to terms with it? I have tried every approach I know to help DH understand that we need a more even division of labor. Hell, I'd settle for 70/30 at this point. He...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-19-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By bhawkins
I love to bake and make candies for Christmas...

I love to bake and make candies for Christmas gifts. This year I have a few diabetics I would like to have a food gift for also, but I'm stumped. I don't want to sabotage their diet but I want it to...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-18-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By bhawkins
I have a wonderful DCP for my two littles, age...

I have a wonderful DCP for my two littles, age 14 mths and 3.5 yrs. I believe that she truly does love my kids and takes care of them in a very caring way, almost like a grandmother. The only...
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