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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   08-21-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By riversong
My dd is 8 years old.  She has never been a...

My dd is 8 years old.  She has never been a skinny kid, but always looked healthy and seemed to be a healthy weight.  In the last 5 months, she has gained 10 lbs.  She has grown taller, but I'm not...
Forum: Mental Health   04-20-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By riversong
Thanks for your support, lauren.

Thanks for your support, lauren.
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-20-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By riversong
Yes, I can forgive him and try to understand...

Yes, I can forgive him and try to understand what he did.  And, yes, I've already committed to seeing a counselor every week and I have a part-time job for the summer that was already arranged.  And...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-18-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By riversong
Thanks so much for your replies, cat13 and...

Thanks so much for your replies, cat13 and honeybunmom. 
 
I will probably attend an AlAnon meeting in the future.  I just don't have the energy for it right now.
 
It's helpful to hear other...
Forum: Grief and Loss   04-17-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By riversong
I lost my mom and dad last year, to two...

I lost my mom and dad last year, to two different illnesses.  I know exactly what you mean about wanting so badly to feel someone's presence after they're gone.  My mom was the one I was close to...
Forum: Mental Health   04-17-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By riversong
About 2 weeks ago, dh confessed that he has a...

About 2 weeks ago, dh confessed that he has a problem with marijuana and had been using it frequently behind my back.  He had a problem with it in the past and went to treatment for it, but then...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-10-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By riversong
Thanks for all of your responses.  Yes, my dh is...

Thanks for all of your responses.  Yes, my dh is getting individual therapy along with the rehab program he's in right now.  He's been seeing a counselor for a few months now and it's helped him. ...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-09-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By riversong
This is a long story and I'm not sure where to...

This is a long story and I'm not sure where to start.  When dh was a teenager he was sexually abused by a man in his church.  When he went to his dad and pastor for help he got horrible advice.  He...
Forum: Family Safety   01-18-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By riversong
My dd is 7.5 and about 52 inches tall and around...

My dd is 7.5 and about 52 inches tall and around 50 lbs.  She can't legally ride without a booster till she's 8 here, but I wonder if that would be safer than sitting in an expired booster!
 
I...
Forum: Family Safety   01-18-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By riversong
No, they'll never all be in the Fit at the same...

No, they'll never all be in the Fit at the same time unless the Sienna breaks down.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/wink1.gif  I use the Fit to take ds1 to school by himself or dd to...
Forum: Family Safety   01-17-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By riversong
I borrowed boosters from my carpool partner...

I borrowed boosters from my carpool partner today (the only two she has) and they're both expired.  One expired 2 years ago and the other looked really old, but I didn't check for a sticker.  These...
Forum: Family Safety   01-17-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By riversong
Thanks for your advice, Maedze.  Uninstalling...

Thanks for your advice, Maedze.  Uninstalling the Frontier every time we switched between kids sounds like a huge hassle.  We'd have to do it a few times a week.  Maybe we can just use the Frontier...
Forum: Family Safety   01-17-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By riversong
We have three kids, ages 7.5, 5, and 2.75.  In...

We have three kids, ages 7.5, 5, and 2.75.  In our Sienna, they're in a Parkway SGL booster, a Frontier, and a rf Boulevard. 
 
We need a seat for dh's car, a Honda Fit.  Our youngest ds's...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   05-12-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,487
Posted By riversong
We're going to Iowa this summer to bury my...

We're going to Iowa this summer to bury my mother, which will not be very cheerful and fun, so I'd like to find some fun stuff to do with our kids (2, 4.5 and 7 y.o.) while we're there.  We'll be in...
Forum: Grief and Loss   04-29-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,170
Posted By riversong
My mom died suddenly of a stroke last week after...

My mom died suddenly of a stroke last week after 7 years of living with Alzheimer's.  The stroke was a huge surprise to me and I was not prepared for her death.  I lost her slowly over the past 7...
Forum: Grief and Loss   04-29-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,748
Posted By riversong
I will say a prayer for your friend.  I feel for...

I will say a prayer for your friend.  I feel for him because I am in a very similar situation.  My mom died last week and my father is getting hospice care and is in the final stages of his liver...
Forum: Grief and Loss   02-28-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,260
Posted By riversong
 I am so sorry for your loss. You are not a...


I am so sorry for your loss. You are not a bad mom.  Your daughter's death was an accident.  When my youngest was about 6 months old I was cosleeping with him in a twin bed and I pulled the down...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-27-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By riversong
Thanks again for all the new replies.   I...

Thanks again for all the new replies.
 
I never really thought about feeling inferior before.  She might see me that way, but I guess I feel more undeserving than inferior.  My parents are both...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-26-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By riversong
Thanks for all of your responses.  To clarify,...

Thanks for all of your responses.  To clarify, my dh was angry with his family members for badgering him, not with me.
 
I like the suggestion of total openness, but I think it will be hard for...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-22-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By riversong
She's never said it, but I can tell and I've...

She's never said it, but I can tell and I've been able to tell for years.  There were a couple of times that I said or did something that offended her, and I called and apologized, but I kinda...
Forum: Family Safety   04-16-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By riversong
Thanks. I wish there was a way I could try out...

Thanks. I wish there was a way I could try out the seats in the cars before we get there.
Forum: Family Safety   04-15-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By riversong
At home I drive a minivan, so this isn't an...

At home I drive a minivan, so this isn't an issue, but we're going away for a week and will be renting a car. The AAA guy looked up rates for me and a minivan will cost $1400! for the week. I want...
Forum: Grief and Loss   03-02-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,926
Posted By riversong
Hugs to you, mama. How scary. I hope your...

Hugs to you, mama. How scary. I hope your daughter is able to make a full recovery. I haven't been through this, but I can understand how it could happen in a flash.

Karika, I'm sorry for the...
Forum: Diapering   02-28-2010, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By riversong
Thanks for both of your replies. I started using...

Thanks for both of your replies. I started using vinegar in the final rinse and I'll see if that works. If it doesn't, I'll wash the prefolds separately with bleach. I don't think I can use bleach...
Forum: Diapering   02-26-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By riversong
Both of my boys just developed rashes in the...

Both of my boys just developed rashes in the last two days. I'm sure it's from the diapers. Ds1 only wears a prefold at night, but he pees in it and is wet for most of the night. Ds2 is diapered all...
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