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Forum: Single Parenting   10-08-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,914
Posted By PretzelMama
I'm not officially a single mother yet, but I've...

I'm not officially a single mother yet, but I've made the decision to leave so I will try to answer.

There were many, many incidents that should have been the wake up call, but which I managed to...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-02-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,238
Posted By PretzelMama
We struggled with this too. In the end we just...

We struggled with this too. In the end we just chose a name that was easily pronounceable in both languages, but which isn't strongly attached to either culture.

What about doing a first name...
Forum: Parenting   09-22-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,402
Posted By PretzelMama
This: Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaS...

This:

Quote:
Originally Posted by TanyaS http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15870685)
You did the right thing. The other...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-19-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,900
Posted By PretzelMama
Ugh, I'm sorry. How utterly infuriating! ...

Ugh, I'm sorry. How utterly infuriating!

All I can say is that it's confirmation that you made the right decision in leaving him.
Forum: Birth Stories   09-11-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,893
Posted By PretzelMama
I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss, mama....

I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss, mama. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Single Parenting   08-31-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,769
Posted By PretzelMama
That's ridiculous. There are only so many hours...

That's ridiculous. There are only so many hours in a day, and as a single mother you don't have many to spare. Don't feel one bit guilty about not wanting to do this!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-06-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 694
Posted By PretzelMama
I'm fluent in two languages - English &...

I'm fluent in two languages - English & Icelandic.

I also learned French in high school, but I don't remember much.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,853
Posted By PretzelMama
Quote: Originally Posted by bandgeek...

Quote:
Originally Posted by bandgeek http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15124091)
I don't see much wrong with it, but then I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-27-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,409
Posted By PretzelMama
Quote: Originally Posted by joensally...

Quote:
Originally Posted by joensally http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15068226)
Why, so she can be haunted by knowing that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-26-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 289
Posted By PretzelMama
Way too much!...

Way too much! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-24-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By PretzelMama
I have a good relationship with my family, and...

I have a good relationship with my family, and it would be a big deal to me. I would still love my parents the same, but I would be very confused and upset over not knowing sooner. I think everyone...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-24-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 276
Posted By PretzelMama
Definitely not too old! Go for it!

Definitely not too old! Go for it!
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-16-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,446
Posted By PretzelMama
Quote: Originally Posted by mami to 3 :)...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mami to 3 :) http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15055114)
I was born in Spain but I was raised in...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-16-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,936
Posted By PretzelMama
Quote: Originally Posted by linchi...

Quote:
Originally Posted by linchi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15074902)
So, this...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-16-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,369
Posted By PretzelMama
I get that a lot too, mostly from MIL. If it's...

I get that a lot too, mostly from MIL. If it's not the hat then it's the socks. Never mind that DD feels toasty warm and will only be outside for the 10 seconds it takes to get from the car into the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-15-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,936
Posted By PretzelMama
Thank you all for your responses! There isn't...

Thank you all for your responses! There isn't much literature about trilingualism out there, so it's very helpful to hear about people first-hand experiences.

Just to make it clear, I didn't in...
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-13-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,936
Posted By PretzelMama
Quote: Originally Posted by linchi...

Quote:
Originally Posted by linchi http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15062702)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-13-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 651
Posted By PretzelMama
I like my MIL. She's had a few nutty moments...

I like my MIL. She's had a few nutty moments where she's really gotten on my nerves, but looking at the bigger picture, she's pretty cool....
Forum: Multicultural Families   02-12-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,936
Posted By PretzelMama
I'm asking about this for a friend. Her...

I'm asking about this for a friend.

Her daughter, K, is being raised with 3 languages - her mother's language, her father's language, and the language of the country she is being raised in. K is...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-06-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 41,878
Posted By PretzelMama
I just wanted to leap in to cheer you on a bit....

I just wanted to leap in to cheer you on a bit. It sounds like you've already accomplished so much by leaving your husband, and now it's time to bring it full circle. I wish you all the best of...
Forum: Parenting   12-04-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By PretzelMama
Worst: "Don't hold her too much! She'll get used...

Worst: "Don't hold her too much! She'll get used to it and want to be held all the time." (said to me when DD was 10 days old)

Best: "Follow your instincts."
Forum: Parenting   11-28-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By PretzelMama
It's never too late. It sounds like you're doing...

It's never too late. It sounds like you're doing a wonderful job. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Parenting   11-16-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,779
Posted By PretzelMama
I would get the truck. It looks like it's good...

I would get the truck. It looks like it's good quality, sturdy, something he will play with for a long time. I'm not keen on buying little junk plastic toys that last for all of 10 minutes, but that...
Forum: Parenting   11-16-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,888
Posted By PretzelMama
I would suggest tapping into any resources you...

I would suggest tapping into any resources you have to find him some more playmates around his age. Finding play dates is your #1 priority for the next few weeks!

I can relate somewhat, though my...
Forum: Family Safety   11-02-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By PretzelMama
Tell her you're confident in your decision and...

Tell her you're confident in your decision and it's no longer up for discussion. End of story.
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