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Forum: Single Parenting   10-13-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By robin4kids
Wow self respect. I have to work on that. I have...

Wow self respect. I have to work on that. I have to admit that as soon as I left the relationship I felt a huge relief. Like I was finally free. I am not happy every day. Right now it is only about...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-13-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By robin4kids
I have only been separated for a few months, but...

I have only been separated for a few months, but I know our relationship is over. He cheated on me many times, over many years. We had other problems as well. Communication, money...i am feeling so...
Forum: Learning at School   10-13-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By robin4kids
I have a tendency to react too strongly about...

I have a tendency to react too strongly about things sometimes. I admit it! Yesterday i picked my dd up from school. This is a new school for her. She is 11 and is trying to find her place in the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   09-12-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,592
Posted By robin4kids
Bedhead- When I first found out my DH was...

Bedhead- When I first found out my DH was cheating we could not watch tv or any movies together. it seemed that every show was about cheating. It was usually him who would get up and walk out of the...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-11-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By robin4kids
Last year we moved to the country and started...

Last year we moved to the country and started raising pigs. It has been a wonderful learning experience. We now want to expand to 1 or 2 meat cows. We have a lot of land, but not a lot of inside...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-10-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,883
Posted By robin4kids
I am sooo with you on this one. It is very hard...

I am sooo with you on this one. It is very hard to decide what to buy organic and what to turn a blind -eye to and just get it because you need it and it is cheap.
 
One very extreme thing we have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,419
Posted By robin4kids
So long story short, last Aug we rented out our...

So long story short, last Aug we rented out our city home and moved to the country. I used to have my own daycare, but in the country there are not many people in need of care. I have only found 1...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   04-07-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By robin4kids
I will try to post pictures soon. We got 2...

I will try to post pictures soon. We got 2 piglets about a week ago. They are cute and smart. They are in a barn that is connected to our house, till we can figure out what kind of house we want for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-07-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,524
Posted By robin4kids
Did anyone watch the new TLC show named "Extreme...

Did anyone watch the new TLC show named "Extreme Couponing" or something like that? I am in awe and wonder. i knew that this was possible, but have never seen it done that extreme.
 
I know it is...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-29-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,293
Posted By robin4kids
Oh I am so inspired. We recently moved to the...

Oh I am so inspired. We recently moved to the country and although it is not as basic as some it is not an easy life. We were told that we had free heat from a gas well, but the well does not...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-29-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By robin4kids
Oh good I was thinking PIG too, but then my...

Oh good I was thinking PIG too, but then my husband mentioned a sheep. Yes i would love the wool, but after seeing the sheep at the auction I was not excited about it. The sheep was huge and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-29-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By robin4kids
In case you read my other thread, we are still...

In case you read my other thread, we are still up in the air as to whether we will continue to live in this house. In the mean time we are continuing to figure out if the country life is for us. We...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-27-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,495
Posted By robin4kids
I tried working and having 2 children in...

I tried working and having 2 children in daycare. For me no amount of money is worth having someone else watch my children. I had my children in a great, expensive daycare and I still felt that I...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-21-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By robin4kids
The rental situation is a strange one. For...

The rental situation is a strange one. For example last fall they hired some guys to paint the house and replace the windows. These guys were local guys just looking for work. The owners who BTW are...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-21-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By robin4kids
We have a BIG decision to make and we are...

We have a BIG decision to make and we are struggling DAILY with it.
 
Last September we moved from a city home to an OLD country house on 40 acres of land. We were so excited to finally be...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-09-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,459
Posted By robin4kids
Well first off, anyone who has been in swimming...

Well first off, anyone who has been in swimming knows that as boys get older, their are FEWER of them swimming. He makes friends easy and likes even the girls on the team but has never developed a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-05-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By robin4kids
My brother is a very immature 30 y/o. He has...

My brother is a very immature 30 y/o. He has many issues and sometimes ends up going back home for a while. My parents thought it was their right to set rules. Some I agreed with, but others I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-04-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,309
Posted By robin4kids
Hi! I just posted about my 15 y/o DS. I have no...

Hi! I just posted about my 15 y/o DS. I have no idea what to do, as my DS is exactly the same! I was just yelling to him today, that I just want him to feel passionate about SOMETHING. His swimming,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-04-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,459
Posted By robin4kids
We have 5 children and 4 of them are on a swim...

We have 5 children and 4 of them are on a swim team. My 15 y/o has been on a team swimming since 1st grade. He is not a wonder swimmer, but he is doing very well. He wants to give it up. He says...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-04-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,143
Posted By robin4kids
Hi All! I hope it is not too late to join. I am...

Hi All! I hope it is not too late to join. I am the mother to 5 children: 15, 13, 10, 8, 4! I can't believe I have TWO teenagers! I am 38 and have always tried to stay active. I have never been...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-28-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By robin4kids
Sorry, you are right the first paragraph does...

Sorry, you are right the first paragraph does not flow with the other. We were going through a very rough patch prior to moving and we together thought a move would be good. It unfortunately is not...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-28-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,758
Posted By robin4kids
So he is going to Vegas? Why? To have fun with...

So he is going to Vegas? Why? To have fun with friends? I am so sorry to tell you this, but he is probably cheating on you right this moment. He does not have to pay someone for sex. He can get it...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-28-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By robin4kids
  DH and I have been going through a lot during...

  DH and I have been going through a lot during the last 5 years. We have been married for 16 years. We have always been terrible with money. We have 5 kids and no savings. We decided last summer to...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-28-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,029
Posted By robin4kids
SOOO Bored! I wish I was not. I can think of a...

SOOO Bored! I wish I was not. I can think of a hundred things I would love to be doing, but I never feel like I have enough time to get them going. I also am "shut in" with no money, and we live out...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-10-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By robin4kids
We are getting by, but it is tough. There are so...

We are getting by, but it is tough. There are so many same things that come up with 5 kids. Just last night my dd (10) had a Christmas program. She got all dressed up and had no dress shoes! (We...
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