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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-05-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,663
Posted By tndixiemom
I don't think it was too harsh at all. I had a...

I don't think it was too harsh at all. I had a parent choose their SO over me. My dad let her treat me and my sister like crap. I haven't spoken to him in 7 years and only then because he heard...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-05-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,663
Posted By tndixiemom
I really hope your son has at least one adult in...

I really hope your son has at least one adult in his life that will put him first and advocate for him because it does not seem like you are willing to do that. You let his man threaten you with...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-04-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,663
Posted By tndixiemom
I really think you both need to be in joint...

I really think you both need to be in joint family counseling. If only to get documented proof of the things he is saying. Telling you that you can't be with anyone else unless you keep it a secret...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   04-29-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By tndixiemom
My books all look unread. I am so carefull with...

My books all look unread. I am so carefull with all of them. I cannot imagine writing in them or dogearing the pages. I never lay them flat. I always have a bookmark ready as soon as I sit down to...
Forum: Parenting   04-28-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By tndixiemom
I wouldn't take mine unless it was a close...

I wouldn't take mine unless it was a close family member. That is me. I know how I grieve and I don't want to have to worry about taking care of the children when I want to be saying good-bye.

My...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   04-26-2010, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,544
Posted By tndixiemom
jane green

jane green
Forum: Lactivism   04-13-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,508
Posted By tndixiemom
Formula is not a failure. Many children have...

Formula is not a failure. Many children have been fed formula and they are happy, healthy, intelligent children. That is not failure.
Forum: Lactivism   03-22-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By tndixiemom
I have a question. Why was there a nurse in for...

I have a question. Why was there a nurse in for not being able to bf in a dressing room. The one near us only has two dressing rooms and you are lucky if you can catch one open. It doesn't seem...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   03-06-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,422
Posted By tndixiemom
"I'm sorry,honey. I know that you are shaking...

"I'm sorry,honey. I know that you are shaking from the pain and in agony. I know you have been in labor for twenty hours and are only 6 cm, but we can't afford an extra 1000.00." How is that not...
Forum: Activism and News   03-02-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 28,422
Posted By tndixiemom
Quote: However, I refuse to buy things at...

Quote:
However, I refuse to buy things at businesses that do not accept credit cards. There's a local (popular) burger joint here called Arctic Roadrunner that takes cash only. I swear they're...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-08-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By tndixiemom
I think your DH is right. You don't know the...

I think your DH is right. You don't know the relationship that the mom had with the boyfriend or the terms they broke up on. She is the one who should decide about letting this guy be part of her...
Forum: Breastfeeding   01-15-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By tndixiemom
I only have a Medela Harmony. If I am planning...

I only have a Medela Harmony. If I am planning an outing, I start pumping a few days in advance so I have more than I need and the rest of the time, he is at the breast. We introduced the bottle...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-13-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By tndixiemom
Listen to your daughters. My dad's wife(in no...

Listen to your daughters. My dad's wife(in no way was she ever a mother to us) was horrible to us from day 1. She would take every chance she could to make us feel unwelcome and like we were...
Forum: Gardening   12-15-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,165
Posted By tndixiemom
We have 25. That is including the three...

We have 25. That is including the three roosters. We got them back in April and they are thriving. Dh built a good size coop for them and then, he added a run when they were big enough to go out....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-18-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
  Science
Views: 836
Posted By tndixiemom
Thanks so much! I knew I would find an answer...

Thanks so much! I knew I would find an answer here. I still have ton of reading to do. DH and I talked some this morning and I laid out part of my case. He said that he wasn't saying no, that we...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-17-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
  Science
Views: 836
Posted By tndixiemom
I am not a homeschooling parent . . . yet. I am...

I am not a homeschooling parent . . . yet. I am trying to put together a curriculum plan for ds 1 who will be in second grade next year. DH is almost at the point where he will agree to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-21-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,589
Posted By tndixiemom
Another suggestion. Before you relay any...

Another suggestion. Before you relay any information to your STBX, ask if it is ok to share. The daughter of my bio-dad kept him informed of my life events and it was not ok with me. IMO, he had...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-20-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,589
Posted By tndixiemom
I am not saying not to tell them they exist. I...

I am not saying not to tell them they exist. I am saying not to tell him that you are contacting the mother. Also, they could already be healed and this would just reopen old wounds long closed. I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-20-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,589
Posted By tndixiemom
I had something similar happen to me. I was...

I had something similar happen to me. I was adopted by my aunt, but always knew about my bio father. When I was 16, one of my bio dad's dd's contacted me. She was expecting this sisterly...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   10-01-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,148
Posted By tndixiemom
I have had two births and two epidurals. Both...

I have had two births and two epidurals. Both times I pushed for maybe 5 minutes. My first birth was a 25 hour induction and my second was 3 hours.
Forum: Parenting   09-07-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By tndixiemom
Another train obsessed child here. DS 1 is 6 and...

Another train obsessed child here. DS 1 is 6 and loves trains so much. It is all he talks about. He has every Thomas the Tank Engine toy, all the friends, and most of the train accessories. He also...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-28-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By tndixiemom
My parents both remarried when I was around 11...

My parents both remarried when I was around 11 or 12. My stepdad is great to the kids. He treats both the bio and step grandkids as his own and my mom does the same with my step-sisters' kids. They...
Forum: Activism and News   08-27-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,532
Posted By tndixiemom
BK has already said that the manager went way...

BK has already said that the manager went way over the line and they did not back them in any way. They said that right after it happened.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   08-25-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By tndixiemom
No, that is not normal. I formula fed my first...

No, that is not normal. I formula fed my first and the cart that they bring the baby in with had a six pack of the ready to feed. You just open one when the baby gets hungry or call the nurse if you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   08-24-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 788
Posted By tndixiemom
The only time it is rude, IMO, is when you go...

The only time it is rude, IMO, is when you go out of your way to do it. My BIL was very uncomfortable when my cousin would nurse at holidays. If he came into a room and she was bfing, he would look...
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