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Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-21-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,231
Posted By mowilli3
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359650/why-not-spanking/120#post_17072565)

I agree...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-10-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 803
Posted By mowilli3
Hon, follow your instinct. Don't move into that...

Hon, follow your instinct. Don't move into that house. Your partner may not make himself accountable for his own actions if he doesn't make his son accountable. If you move in with him, you are...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-10-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By mowilli3
My DD is blond and fair. My DS has brown hair...

My DD is blond and fair. My DS has brown hair and is fair, but the brown hair and eyes make him more obviously mine. I am medium black, I'm darkest of my sisters. My children have my whole face, but...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-10-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,999
Posted By mowilli3
I am a black mama of a blond spirally curled...

I am a black mama of a blond spirally curled biracial daughter. I use the same hair products and techniques for both of us. My hair is course and tightly spiralled. Here's what I do:
 
Wash with...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-10-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,231
Posted By mowilli3
My mother spanked my sister and me and when I...

My mother spanked my sister and me and when I first started reading this site, I thought I had been abused as a child. My mom did have a lot of anger and depression, but I have realized that she was...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-03-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By mowilli3
 I was where you are two years ago. I grew up...

 I was where you are two years ago. I grew up with my mom and grandmother and I wanted that kind of arrangement for my kids and me. It seems overwelming, but you will find your way in the right...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-02-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By mowilli3
I used to have that problem, so I made a big...

I used to have that problem, so I made a big change in myself. I said, I will not sit down until the kids go to bed. That got the house clean and I lost 8 lbs! I forced myself to get up and move...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-02-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By mowilli3
This is hard. I have been working on preparing...

This is hard. I have been working on preparing myself for this because I actually do want my ex to have a full life and for myself to have someone else to truly love me and my children. We got...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-02-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By mowilli3
Sounds like good planning and preparation. You...

Sounds like good planning and preparation. You do what you have to do. I was faced with this a few months ago. I have the same custody sharing situation and I knew that I could hold on to my house...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-02-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By mowilli3
I work a flexible full-time schedule.   Mon...

I work a flexible full-time schedule.
 
Mon 8:30-4:30 with a break from 10-12 so that I can volunteer at the kids' school.
Tues 8:30-2:45 telework
Wed 8:30-7:15P Office
Thurs 6:00-2:45 telework...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-27-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,977
Posted By mowilli3
So What & F*ing Perfect by Pink Bad Romance...

So What & F*ing Perfect by Pink
Bad Romance Lady Gaga
Crazy by Pitbull because it's so much fun to dance to.
Rain Over Me by Pitbull and Marc Anthony 
Suerte by Shakira
A La Primera Persona by...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-27-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By mowilli3
Hi Mama,   It sounds like you are grieving,...

Hi Mama,
 
It sounds like you are grieving, and that is totally normal and healthy. Even those sad thoughts you are having right now are normal and healthy. I went through it. My relationship was...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-27-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By mowilli3
I understand. I wanted to just run away with my...

I understand. I wanted to just run away with my kids when my X and I were fighting so much. He was a jerk to me and the children. I was just a jerk to him....
Forum: Single Parenting   08-27-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By mowilli3
I'm in the same boat, but I have learned a...

I'm in the same boat, but I have learned a couple of things about myself that help me with the kids. I was afraid that we would be poor and I started hoarding money. I realized that I had a poverty...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-27-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By mowilli3
Hi Mamas,   My X and I separated in July and...

Hi Mamas,
 
My X and I separated in July and we had a plan for sharing custody in place before he moved out. I wanted to children to feel that they can have access to both of us whenever they...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-07-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,842
Posted By mowilli3
Hi ladies,   I'd like to join. My STBX is...

Hi ladies,
 
I'd like to join. My STBX is moving to his new house soon and we have been practicing coparenting for about a year while we wait for everything to come apart. The best thing for me is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-18-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By mowilli3
Hi Mamas, I am writing this with sadness...

Hi Mamas,

I am writing this with sadness and anticipation. This is my last month of nursing ever in my life. By Nov I will have nursed two children for 4 years each. I tandemed for 2.5 years. And...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-31-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By mowilli3
Mama, I had a similar experience over the...

Mama,

I had a similar experience over the past couple of years. My DC are 5 and 3.5 and about a year and half ago, I wanted a lot more space for myself. I was tired from tandem nursing, working...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-13-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By mowilli3
I am AA with tight curls. My DD is biracial with...

I am AA with tight curls. My DD is biracial with loopy curls. With DH, DD, DS and me, I think I cover 4 hair types!

For your DD, I recommend 2 strand twists or 3 strand plaits. Forgive me if I'm...
Forum: Parenting   06-05-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,153
Posted By mowilli3
My DD is the 4 YO fashion coordinator in our...

My DD is the 4 YO fashion coordinator in our house. I have started dressing much better because she loves being fancy and she encourages me to get dressed up.
Forum: Parenting   06-04-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By mowilli3
Quote: Originally Posted by sisteeesmama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sisteeesmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13882040)
That is all wierd, but I don't know...
Forum: Parenting   06-04-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By mowilli3
Mamas, I am having some difficulty...

Mamas,

I am having some difficulty reconciling my DS's DCP's actions and my parenting philosophy. She loves my DS very much. He is 2.5 and had was a very active biter for a few months. She was...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   03-08-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By mowilli3
Hi Mamas, My DD will be 4 next month and...

Hi Mamas,

My DD will be 4 next month and I'm pretty scared about choosing a kindy for her. We live in NE DC and there are some decent charter options, but I'm not thrilled about the culture of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-09-2008, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,165
Posted By mowilli3
I think you could use some help. It's so tough...

I think you could use some help. It's so tough being preg with a toddler. When you don't feel well, their behavior gets worse.

I recommend sensory and physical activities for him. Let him build a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-04-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,567
Posted By mowilli3
OP here. Thanks to the pps who have...

OP here.

Thanks to the pps who have empathized with me. I don't think I gave the impression that I don't want to change my DC's behavior at the center or at home. I do and I've been trying lots...
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