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Forum: The Childhood Years   09-27-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,187
Posted By Wild Lupine
I guess we all use forums in different ways, but...

I guess we all use forums in different ways, but speaking as someone who has been posting on MDC for many years, a lot more goes on here than sharing opinions. We offer advice, support and develop...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-26-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,187
Posted By Wild Lupine
jr37 I am having trouble seeing how your posts...

jr37 I am having trouble seeing how your posts are helpful to the OP.
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-22-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,981
Posted By Wild Lupine
NiteNicole, how much homework do your kids get?...

NiteNicole, how much homework do your kids get? Do you feel it is an age-appropriate amount? Mine get a packet for the week, which allows them to do it when it suits their schedules. They do their...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Wild Lupine
What is the climate like where you are?...

What is the climate like where you are? Nosebleeds happen more frequently when it is dry. So if it is drier where you live than normal, that might be a reason for the sudden increase.
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-27-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,187
Posted By Wild Lupine
I'm late to this thread but this alarms me more...

I'm late to this thread but this alarms me more than anything else. Even days later, past the heat of the moment, he is blaming his children for his behavior. A grown man, an adult, blaming a four...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-10-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,981
Posted By Wild Lupine
Just wondering about the range of time kids...

Just wondering about the range of time kids spend in activities after school/on the weekends. My 1st grader does gymnastics and dance, my kindergartner usually just does gymnastics, but he's doing...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-18-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Wild Lupine
I filed in October 2013. We continued living...

I filed in October 2013. We continued living together for four months because XH didn't see the need to leave, and since I was only working part time because I did most of the child care (DS isn't...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-15-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By Wild Lupine
My XH doesn't complain to my face, but I know he...

My XH doesn't complain to my face, but I know he complains to his friends and family. He also pays about 1/3 of his income. I don't want to say any more in a public forum but he was dishonest with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-05-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Wild Lupine
I did a 30 day trial of YNAB and really liked...

I did a 30 day trial of YNAB and really liked it. I just bought the full version. Thanks for the recommendations!
Forum: Single Parenting   03-04-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Wild Lupine
I can really relate to that stuck feeling, too....

I can really relate to that stuck feeling, too. I wanted to leave for years and it took me a long time to figure out how to finance a move. My divorce was just finalized last month and I moved at...
Forum: Parenting   02-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Wild Lupine
Thanks, Annlea. I have had the talk with her, my...

Thanks, Annlea. I have had the talk with her, my 7 yo has even tried to explain in a very respectful way things that she is uncomfortable with. My mother just doesn't get it. I don't think she wants...
Forum: Parenting   02-26-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Wild Lupine
I'm really not sure where to post this, so if it...

I'm really not sure where to post this, so if it needs to be moved, go ahead.
 
My mother really wants a closer relationship with my children and I am not sure how to help her with that. She does...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-28-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Wild Lupine
If you need to be convinced I can give you...

If you need to be convinced I can give you an argument: the child support is to make sure your child has a standard of living that is equitable to any future children you or your XH might have. It...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-28-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Wild Lupine
I'm going to try the free trial. I am setting up...

I'm going to try the free trial. I am setting up a new household this weekend, with a new bank account and everything, so it is a perfect time start something like this. 
 
I don't have fancy...
Forum: Parenting   01-26-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Wild Lupine
Snakes, cigarettes, and guns.   Snakes,...

Snakes, cigarettes, and guns.
 
Snakes, because I'm terrified of them, even the harmless small ones. (No exceptions. Toy snakes aren't allowed, either.)
 
Cigarettes because they're bad for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-25-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By Wild Lupine
I'm looking for recommendations. I want...

I'm looking for recommendations. I want something that is easy to use and allows me to track income and expenditures in different categories. It doesn't need to be free, but it cannot be too...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-13-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By Wild Lupine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by seekingpeace1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1386607/its-really-over#post_17525259)
 To Laura87 and all,...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-10-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 82,852
Posted By Wild Lupine
Bumping because it is such a helpful thread.

Bumping because it is such a helpful thread.
Forum: Parenting   12-02-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By Wild Lupine
I'm 45 and have a 7 yo and a 5 yo. Count me in!

I'm 45 and have a 7 yo and a 5 yo. Count me in!
Forum: Single Parenting   11-25-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Wild Lupine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ILoveMyBabyBird http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-24-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Wild Lupine
Oh, I am so sorry. This sounds like a scary...

Oh, I am so sorry. This sounds like a scary situation. Are you scared for yourself, the kids, or both? 
 
Even if you never filed DV charges, you could talk to your PD to see if anything can be...
Forum: Site Help   11-07-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 123
Posted By Wild Lupine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by keakiepie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1392570/why-does-this-site-whistle-at-me#post_17502452)
 It's an...
Forum: Parenting   11-05-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,713
Posted By Wild Lupine
This isn't advice that was directed at me, but...

This isn't advice that was directed at me, but something I read on another forum:
 
We're not raising children, we're raising adults.
 
It helps me think in the long term and not worry too much...
Forum: Site Help   11-05-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 123
Posted By Wild Lupine
No, seriously! When I am logged on every few...

No, seriously! When I am logged on every few minutes my computer will make a whistling sound. Nothing changes on the screen, I am not mousing over an ad or anything. It doesn't happen when I am...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Wild Lupine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by micah_mae_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391148/help-with-visitation-plan#post_17483015)
 Well I know...
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