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Forum: Single Parenting   08-22-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By cinnamongrrl
Call your local social services. They can help...

Call your local social services. They can help you get free legal aid, housing, food, etc. Do you have family who can help too?
 
If your husband isn't interested in working on things at this...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-22-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By cinnamongrrl
Have you been to the Meetup website? You can...

Have you been to the Meetup website? You can start a group in your area for just about anything. Maybe you could start a single mom's group--you could meet with the kids. And you could ask the group...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-31-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By cinnamongrrl
Thank you for the advice, PPs! I did actually...

Thank you for the advice, PPs! I did actually email my SIL about a month ago, asking if I'd offended her in some way because I hadn't heard from her. I didn't call her because she never answers her...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-30-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By cinnamongrrl
My brother and I don't call each other--not...

My brother and I don't call each other--not because we don't get along, but that's just how we are. As far as our kids not getting along, the only problem we've had is my 13 year old niece...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-30-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By cinnamongrrl
I don't know what to do so I figured I'd ask a...

I don't know what to do so I figured I'd ask a bunch of other moms. :) My SIL, married to my brother, lives 20 minutes away and has just sort of...dropped out of my life over the past six months....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-30-2010, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By cinnamongrrl
I know that they sell special makeup that is...

I know that they sell special makeup that is just for covering up tattoos. The permanent solution would be to have the marks removed by laser, but that is costly. I don't think the marks look too...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-06-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By cinnamongrrl
I noticed you said you wake up at 5:30 a.m. and...

I noticed you said you wake up at 5:30 a.m. and go to sleep with your son at 8 p.m., while your husband stays up til 11 p.m. I'm guessing you wake up at 5:30 a.m. because your son wakes up that...
Forum: Parenting   11-27-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,134
Posted By cinnamongrrl
I probably wouldn't do it. Maybe if the baby was...

I probably wouldn't do it. Maybe if the baby was asleep it wouldn't be so worrisome, but if she started choking on something, would your 8 year old be able to do the heimlich? That's the kind of...
Forum: Parenting   10-27-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By cinnamongrrl
Whoa! You are brave. If you don't want to shell...

Whoa! You are brave. If you don't want to shell out for a cake, you could 2 or 3 disposable baking pans, boxes of cake mix, and tubs of frosting. Bake them up and put on lots of sprinkles or...
Forum: Vaccinations   09-04-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By cinnamongrrl
I had the exact same rash you describe after...

I had the exact same rash you describe after getting the DTP vaccine as an adult. I became severely ill with what I'm assuming was diptheria. No one in my family became ill, but they were all...
Forum: Learning at School   09-01-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By cinnamongrrl
Does anyone else have a school supply list from...

Does anyone else have a school supply list from their child's teacher that includes things like antibacterial hand gel and Magic Erasers? How do you handle this when you don't use these types of...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-25-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By cinnamongrrl
siobhang, your post was very inspirational!...

siobhang, your post was very inspirational! That's great advice about practice leading to success.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-09-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 978
Posted By cinnamongrrl
I agree that teaching them to eat sitting at the...

I agree that teaching them to eat sitting at the table is teaching them manners for outside the house, too. It drives me nuts when we have guests over and the kids roam my house with food and...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-08-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,619
Posted By cinnamongrrl
I agree that the OP's wife sounds irrational...

I agree that the OP's wife sounds irrational about her MIL, but the OP also said there his mother was rude to his wife during her pregnancy (before the PPD) and also criticized her choice to be the...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-08-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,619
Posted By cinnamongrrl
But what exactly happened between your wife and...

But what exactly happened between your wife and your mother? Because it sounds like your wife has PPD, but it also sounds like she may be so angry with you over something your mother did that she is...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   08-07-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,619
Posted By cinnamongrrl
What exactly has your mother done/said to make...

What exactly has your mother done/said to make your wife dislike her and fear her? It sounds like your wife is suffering from PPD, but I'm guessing that she has some legitimate reasons to be angry...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-31-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,045
Posted By cinnamongrrl
I don't see the bra issue as one of sexualizing...

I don't see the bra issue as one of sexualizing so much as it is modesty. If you have breasts and you're wearing a thin, light shirt, people are going to notice your breasts, no matter what age you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-31-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By cinnamongrrl
Sugar coat! Ha ha! Good one....

Sugar coat! Ha ha! Good one. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif
No, I won't tell people dd is diabetic because that could result in her getting the wrong medical...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-30-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By cinnamongrrl
Mary-Beth, yes, that's exactly that happens to...

Mary-Beth, yes, that's exactly that happens to my dd. Once she has had too much sugar and she starts going into a reaction (when her blood sugar is dropping) and she becomes extremely tired and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-29-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By cinnamongrrl
Evan&Anna's_Mom, thank you for the advice. I...

Evan&Anna's_Mom, thank you for the advice. I edited my original post because I didn't want to sound overprotective, but the thing is, my child could go into a coma just like a diabetic if she has...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-29-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By cinnamongrrl
Diabetes runs in my family and both me and my...

Diabetes runs in my family and both me and my kids are sensitive to sugar. I get yeast infections and yeast overgrowth in my ears, and the kids seem to get a version of them--irritated, itchy skin...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-28-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,650
Posted By cinnamongrrl
My friend's son was really aggressive at that...

My friend's son was really aggressive at that age. She had to be on top of him all the time or he would hurt smaller kids--and she'd get some really dirty looks and angry comments from other moms...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,261
Posted By cinnamongrrl
It wouldn't bother me. Sexual fantasies would be...

It wouldn't bother me. Sexual fantasies would be pretty boring if they were required to be squeaky clean. You accidentally found out about someone's personal life and maybe it's a bit naughtier than...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-14-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,499
Posted By cinnamongrrl
I know you don't want the 8 year old to be...

I know you don't want the 8 year old to be afraid, but if you keep taking these kids in, in reality you are not helping them in the long run. You are enabling their mother to do drugs and neglect...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-13-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,499
Posted By cinnamongrrl
Wow, you are a lot more patient than I could be....

Wow, you are a lot more patient than I could be. Imagine this scenario: a total stranger shows up at your apartment one day and tells you she is going to leave her kids with you many times a week...
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