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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-23-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By sophmama
Have you done it or wish you could? Where would...

Have you done it or wish you could? Where would you go? Madagascar? Europe? Third World? the Serengeti?

Would you take curriculum with you and cover other topics or is it possible to cover...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-13-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By sophmama
I was having a discussion with a friend recently...

I was having a discussion with a friend recently about play learning and have been thinking about what a playground could be like that let children interact with information in a non-directed format...
Forum: Lactivism   06-29-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By sophmama
She's in Lexington. I'm so busy with work right...

She's in Lexington. I'm so busy with work right now - end of the month and I'm trying to not be homeless as I've got client issues right now. I'd really love to find some moms who can take on...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-29-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,465
Posted By sophmama
I'm pretty sure the courts are useless when it...

I'm pretty sure the courts are useless when it comes to this stuff.

I'll try contacting his mother maybe. She hates me for being so eeevil as to out her whittle boy for his horrible behavior (I...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-27-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,465
Posted By sophmama
My ex & I have 67 facebook friends in common...

My ex & I have 67 facebook friends in common (and I'm still 'friends' with him - I just use all the privacy settings to control what he can see on my account).

Maybe I'll dedicated some time this...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-27-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,465
Posted By sophmama
Thanks for all the suggestions. I know I may...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I know I may sound like I'm over-reacting to some. This has happened many times before, even when we were together.

My ex objected to the swim shirts I used to...
Forum: Lactivism   06-26-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By sophmama
Anybody have ideas about how to get more local...

Anybody have ideas about how to get more local support for her?
Forum: Lactivism   06-25-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By sophmama
http://www.lex18.com/news/mother-say...ding-daugh...

http://www.lex18.com/news/mother-say...ding-daughter/ (http://www.lex18.com/news/mother-says-restaurant-gave-her-trouble-for-breastfeeding-daughter/)

(Original thread:...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-25-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,465
Posted By sophmama
My ex's mother has skin cancer and my children...

My ex's mother has skin cancer and my children are very fair skinned. I lecture my 6 year old every time they go to their dads about making sure they get sunscreen. He and I have argued since they...
Forum: Lactivism   06-25-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By sophmama
Here's the link - she's on the local news now!...

Here's the link - she's on the local news now! She's determined to stop the discrimination against nursing moms there.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Suppor...37365909607717...
Forum: Lactivism   06-24-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By sophmama
Am I allowed to post a link to the Facebook Fan...

Am I allowed to post a link to the Facebook Fan page for people to be able to find out info / support my cousin? She's trying to gain public attention to force Johnny Rockets to educated their...
Forum: Lactivism   06-22-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By sophmama
Any lawyer recs? Advice for her? I'm not...

Any lawyer recs? Advice for her? I'm not familiar with KY's laws.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-04-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 218
Posted By sophmama
Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-04-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By sophmama
(Note: My son is somewhat verbal - but not able...

(Note: My son is somewhat verbal - but not able to communicate complex things yet.)

Some people seem to define all crying, complaining, etc. as whining. What do you think is ok and what is not ok...
Forum: Parenting   06-04-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By sophmama
My 6 year old can grasp the concept of 'can't...

My 6 year old can grasp the concept of 'can't afford to waste' and 'waste is a bad thing for the planet'. She handles it pretty well.

The 3 year old can't quite grasp the whole 'waste' concept...
Forum: Parenting   06-04-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By sophmama
Do you think it's a good idea to require kids...

Do you think it's a good idea to require kids finish the food that they ask for?

A few points: I'm not in a financial position to throw away a lot of food. Both of my kids will ask for things...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   05-29-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By sophmama
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/jo...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif

Hi guys - just wanted to see who else is out there. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hola.gif

It's a rare thing for me...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-28-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 218
Posted By sophmama
Sigh. I haven't been around here much for a long...

Sigh. I haven't been around here much for a long time. Life has been complicated and hard. I'm really not sure how I'm going to make it financially.

But a huge part of it is over - I've signed...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-22-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 162
Posted By sophmama
Is it primarily you or your partner? Or is it...

Is it primarily you or your partner? Or is it 50-50? Is one of you more of a complainer? Does one of you feel like you can't talk about issues due to the arrangement of your relationship?
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-22-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By sophmama
I think this 'women caretaker' thing came from...

I think this 'women caretaker' thing came from the marriage counselor I saw with my ex. She said it's a fact that just has to be accepted. Of course - I divorced the jerk and she was a terrible...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-22-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By sophmama
I've heard this before and it's always been my...

I've heard this before and it's always been my experience. I've always been the 'make-up' and resolve issues person, etc. in every relationship. Is it like this for everyone? Why? Is this part of...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-13-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By sophmama
Think about what advice you'd tell your children...

Think about what advice you'd tell your children if they were in the same situation as adults. Would you tell them to go back to the abuse? Would you tell them to do it for financial security?

Do...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-12-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By sophmama
btw - my moment of clarity happened over...

btw - my moment of clarity happened over something seemingly insignificant:

it was about the 1 billionth time that he was sitting on the couch drinking a beer and relaxing for his usual 6 hours...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-12-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By sophmama
Quote: Originally Posted by RollerCoasterMama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by RollerCoasterMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15059314)
The thought of growing old together...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-12-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By sophmama
Quote: Originally Posted by wendyland...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wendyland http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15059123)
I don't know your story, but I can at least...
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