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Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-16-2016, 01:00 PM
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Views: 2,221
Posted By mum4vr
ITA also with Linda on the move's post! Well...

ITA also with Linda on the move's post! Well said.





idk-- what would you do if an adult house mate/ room mate was using drugs? Behave accordingly since that is what he is now.


What I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-16-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,221
Posted By mum4vr
First, yes, I can relate to your feelings!...

First, yes, I can relate to your feelings! {{{hugs}}}


Second, ITA with everything moominmama said-- it is some of the best advice for parents of young adults ever!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-28-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,719
Posted By mum4vr
okay, I stand corrected, hahaha. ...

okay, I stand corrected, hahaha.


Definitely check the laws in your state first for non -dadsname or -momsname naming!


And please let us know what you decide-- now we are all curious!
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   04-28-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By mum4vr
You found someone, yes?

You found someone, yes?
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-28-2016, 11:58 AM
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Views: 1,719
Posted By mum4vr
OK-- I have read now. If you don't like...

OK-- I have read now.


If you don't like hyphens, compound names are still a thing! Of course if a daughter decided to take her husband's name, she would "lose" both momsname & dadsname, whereas...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-28-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,719
Posted By mum4vr
Just a thought (& haven't read all replies, so it...

Just a thought (& haven't read all replies, so it may be a repeat)...


There is no law that the baby's last name has to be anyone else's last name at all. Hear me out...


My ds1 got my...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-22-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,057
Posted By mum4vr
Still walking and more walking here.

Still walking and more walking here.
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-22-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By mum4vr
I'll reply & update: Everyone has...

I'll reply & update:


Everyone has security signage on gates & vehicles which no one seems to take seriously, locally. Technically the trail cam is a security cam, but I do not want to advertise,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-21-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By mum4vr
I also second the rec of "clear, age-appropriate...

I also second the rec of "clear, age-appropriate boundaries."


Ask yourself, Who's the mama? If your answer is "I'm the mama" then it is your responsibility to know where your 5 year old is, who...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-21-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By mum4vr
You -can- put a gps tracker on a kid & a kid...

You -can- put a gps tracker on a kid & a kid -can- ditch/ lose her gps tracker...


I agree that 5 seems young to be without adult supervision for very long & with relatively new people. I mean,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   04-21-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,057
Posted By mum4vr
YAY! What an awesome thread-- Nazsmum, if I don't...

YAY! What an awesome thread-- Nazsmum, if I don't join the next one, it means I can't find it & send me an invite or link, LOLz!


OK-- after reading this, apparently I am a slug bc I have spent...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-21-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,527
Posted By mum4vr
Yes, I know of several a fellow professor...

Yes, I know of several


a fellow professor & his wife lost their third child, first girl during childbirth. The mom suffered so much from comments & actions of people who truly tried to...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-21-2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By mum4vr
Also, Couples Counseling. Not optional. ...

Also, Couples Counseling. Not optional.


AND


Family counseling including the son & mom/ ex. Absolutely not optional.


Bc, congrats! It's a boy! You now have a stepson & an...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-21-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By mum4vr
So sorry!

Oh, Harrihen!


This IS a terribly difficult situation! I can sympathize with how you must feel. Hugs.


But... idk... I would not jump to advocate that everyone break their "forever" promises...
Forum: December 2016 Due Date Club   04-21-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By mum4vr
Sorry-- that was a PP's details re age & family...

Sorry-- that was a PP's details re age & family size, not OP-- still... great news all around & congrats to all!


OP, does your son know yet? BC ime kids that age do not always like to learn...
Forum: December 2016 Due Date Club   04-21-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By mum4vr
Congrats!

That is wonderful news!


Last time, we conceived within a couple months of a mc... so we wanted to hold off... bc we had had to call with the terrible news within 48 hours of calling with the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-01-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By mum4vr
I like the idea of bringing in a security guard...

I like the idea of bringing in a security guard or even a former/ retired security guard to assess & opine. That is a good suggestion & I thank you. I'm not sure where the nearest security personnel...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-01-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By mum4vr
Thanks again ladies-- you help keep me from...

Thanks again ladies-- you help keep me from feeling alone in this!


Re the security cameras-- it requires a steady & powerful internet connection. We looked into this when we moved here. Our cell...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-01-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By mum4vr
Anna, I had just found that breath of fresh air &...

Anna, I had just found that breath of fresh air & relief of so much pressure, then I "reset the clock" for 20 years by having another (surprise-- you still CAN!) when the "then-baby" was 13yo. HAHA @...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-01-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By mum4vr
Super-small kitchen

Regarding small kitchens... I think ours takes the cake. It is 10' x 5' (that's 3m x 1.5m) small under-counter fridge with counter on top next to sink next to stove- dish rack above sink. Our entire...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-01-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By mum4vr
Absoutely & they always have!

All of my children always help me cook. Even a toddler can tear greens for salad, wash veggies, & "help stir" things that are not hot. We have an adorable pic of my baby (before she could even walk)...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-10-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By mum4vr
Thanks much for the support and ideas! ...

Thanks much for the support and ideas!


These are ideas I have considered, so we think alike on here-- haha.


There are exactly 2 daycares in my county (not town. COUNTY). One home, one...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By mum4vr
Also, re trying in home daycare while HSing-- it...

Also, re trying in home daycare while HSing-- it tended to take over my home, life, and schedule far more than working outside the home. I think you may find the change refreshing!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By mum4vr
We have tried many things that have worked & some...

We have tried many things that have worked & some that didn't (I am a single HSing mom now, but for a while we both worked-- similar logistics)


The most important thing ime is to evaluate &...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   03-09-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,447
Posted By mum4vr
PLZ HELP! Sticky situation-- lots of variables

Basically, this comes down to an "I am a single mom, I work (almost) FT, and I homeschool" logistics problem... but with lots lots more (like all of us, hah)


(will try to be brief)


My DC at...
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