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Forum: Single Parenting   01-07-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By DogwoodFairy
I want to weigh in on this, because I faced a...

I want to weigh in on this, because I faced a similar situation 3 years ago. I left a controlling, manipulative man, took my son, and drove across the country to stay with family. I can't type out...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-07-2012, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By DogwoodFairy
Thanks for the input, Mamas :) I did manage to...

Thanks for the input, Mamas :) I did manage to get him into Moss Street Children's Center, though not quite full time since they didn't have all the openings I need. But I'll take what they can give...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   12-14-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By DogwoodFairy
Hi Eugene Mamas :)     I know there have...

Hi Eugene Mamas :)  
 
I know there have been a ton of threads and conversations about Eugene schools, and I have read through them all. Nothing previously discussed seems to meet my needs though,...
Forum: Montessori   10-25-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,453
Posted By DogwoodFairy
Well, my entire story is a long one, so I'll try...

Well, my entire story is a long one, so I'll try to pare it down a bit. First off, when I first contacted them last April about enrolling him for the fall, I got a huge runaround, and weeks of...
Forum: Montessori   10-23-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,453
Posted By DogwoodFairy
I would love to join in on this conversation,...

I would love to join in on this conversation, but I'm simply too exhausted to tell our story tonight http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/sleepytime.gif.
My ds just turned 4 and he started...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-03-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By DogwoodFairy
I wish I had more time to post! Full time school...

I wish I had more time to post! Full time school keeps me too occupied to actually sit and chat about stuff going on, but it sure is nice to read others' stories, and enjoy a supportive group, even...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-05-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By DogwoodFairy
I took my 3 year old to Yo Gabba Gabba a couple...

I took my 3 year old to Yo Gabba Gabba a couple months ago and it was mind blowing for him (and me, when Biz Markie stepped out and started busting raps with the kids - I'm a child of the 80's and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-05-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,739
Posted By DogwoodFairy
I am currently dealing with this issue, though...

I am currently dealing with this issue, though my 3 yo ds has a different approach - he refuses to sleep anywhere but my bed. This is new. He easily transitioned from co-sleeping with me to his own...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-05-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By DogwoodFairy
Wow! Hi everyone. It's been a really long time...

Wow! Hi everyone. It's been a really long time since I've been on MDC, though it was my daily home for a long while through my divorce and custody battle. I sort of fell out of posting because I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-04-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,629
Posted By DogwoodFairy
Wow, I am so impressed with some of you Mamas,...

Wow, I am so impressed with some of you Mamas, and your amazing workloads! This fall will be my 2nd year in school, and I'm taking

Intro to Women's studies
Sociology and Gender
Interpersonal...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-04-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,791
Posted By DogwoodFairy
Quote: Originally Posted by lah7...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lah7 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15749025)
When my ex took all his belongings from the...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-04-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,266
Posted By DogwoodFairy
"When Mama Comes Home Tonight." ...

"When Mama Comes Home Tonight."
http://www.amazon.com/Comes-Tonight-.../dp/0689842201...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,791
Posted By DogwoodFairy
Lol, too funny...

Lol, too funny http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
My ex would have asked for the engagement ring if I hadnt had the foresight to take it without asking. He did, however...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By DogwoodFairy
It took us over a year - because my ex refused...

It took us over a year - because my ex refused to budge on custody/visitation, and we went to trial. Plus we had an interstate divorce - I moved out of state when we separated, then he filed in the...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-15-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,402
Posted By DogwoodFairy
Dr. Leita Dzubay at River Bend Pavilion....

Dr. Leita Dzubay at River Bend Pavilion. Awesome. (She shares with Dr Bradshaw, who is also awesome) http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Super-pro breastfeeding, pro-co...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-01-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By DogwoodFairy
I'm in exactly the same place, Papai, and it is...

I'm in exactly the same place, Papai, and it is frustrating. My son has been in pull-ups for about 2 months, and uses it the same way as a diaper. And those suckers are expensive, so that annoys me....
Forum: Single Parenting   02-25-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By DogwoodFairy
My ds was 18 months old when he started doing...

My ds was 18 months old when he started doing overnights, and I did not night wean him. I felt that any sort of weaning process would have been more difficult for him during the upheaval and...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-11-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By DogwoodFairy
Awesome! Thank you for the inspiration, One Art....

Awesome! Thank you for the inspiration, One Art. I have followed your story and posts for the last year, and I have been amazed at your strength and tenacity. Congratulations on achieving some...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-07-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By DogwoodFairy
Ohhh, I think thats so sweet...

Ohhh, I think thats so sweet http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif... I dont think there is anything at all unusual or abnormal about him wanting to touch/cuddle with Mama's...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-07-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By DogwoodFairy
I didnt have a period until ds spent 48 hours...

I didnt have a period until ds spent 48 hours away from me - when he was 2 years old (literally, the week he turned 2). So between pregnancy and nursing for 2 years, I didnt have a period for nearly...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-06-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By DogwoodFairy
I used Plenty of Fish, and received an onslaught...

I used Plenty of Fish, and received an onslaught of emails from men that were SO not my type, also with annoying subject lines in their emails "Hot mama!", "Hey gorgeous", etc. So annoying. I...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-06-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By DogwoodFairy
Started period today...

Started period today...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-01-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By DogwoodFairy
Quote: Originally Posted by MissLotus...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissLotus http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14740358)
Because we got hitched in my ex's home...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-28-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By DogwoodFairy
Quote: Originally Posted by sugarmoon...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sugarmoon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14729850)
Any update, MP? I've been thinking of you....
Forum: Single Parenting   11-27-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By DogwoodFairy
I lean on MDC....

I lean on MDC. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif

So much of my support since my separation a year ago has been garnered here at MDC, even indirectly by reading...
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