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Forum: Single Parenting   06-16-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By SoulCakes
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http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif  For me I knew when the thought of staying felt worse than the guilt from leaving. 
Forum: Single Parenting   06-15-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By SoulCakes
I'm not really sure how adoption works, but I...

I'm not really sure how adoption works, but I believe you're obligated to tell the father before you can put your child up for adoption (haven't there been some Lifetime movies about fathers finding...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-12-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By SoulCakes
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Forum: Single Parenting   06-08-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,536
Posted By SoulCakes
I agree that the kids' preferences should be...

I agree that the kids' preferences should be given consideration. I hate the back-and-forth, and I think it's hard on kids, but we do it too. When my parents divorced when I was seven, we would have...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-08-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By SoulCakes
I'm so sorry. The grief experienced by a sudden...

I'm so sorry. The grief experienced by a sudden separation can certainly be a lot like the grief we feel when someone has died. I hope you're able to find comfort where you...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-08-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By SoulCakes
I would call code enforcement about the gate in...

I would call code enforcement about the gate in a split second. That simply is not safe. A friend of mine's little two-year-old sister drowned when her mother turned her back for just a moment -- it...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-06-2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,786
Posted By SoulCakes
Hiya,   Does anyone have any experience...

Hiya,
 
Does anyone have any experience hiring a private tutor instead of doing the homeschooling yourself? I think I'd be an awful teacher. I lack the patience, and have other things I'd rather...
Forum: Learning at School   06-06-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,226
Posted By SoulCakes
Homeschooling is probably the most convenient...

Homeschooling is probably the most convenient option, but if your child is very bright there are a lot of non-high-school options such as the Davidson Academy (http://www.davidsonacademy.unr.edu/)...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-06-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,796
Posted By SoulCakes
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Forum: Personal Growth   06-06-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,047
Posted By SoulCakes
We usually get that angry when the situation is...

We usually get that angry when the situation is out of our control. You've tried being nice, you've tried being reasonable, and you've contacted your landlord. Yet he's still cranking up the volume....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-05-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,813
Posted By SoulCakes
A lot of this could be solved by each household...

A lot of this could be solved by each household having a set of his clothes, a swimsuit, a sports uniform, etc. That would probably go a long way toward making each of his homes more homey (for lack...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-05-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By SoulCakes
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-05-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By SoulCakes
Yay! I'm so glad I'm not completely rude and...

Yay! I'm so glad I'm not completely rude and obnoxious (or at least completely rude). http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif It was a totally fun event (and good timing, too, because the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-04-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By SoulCakes
There's this huge festival right on our doorstep...

There's this huge festival right on our doorstep today and extending all the way down our street. Thousands of people bustling about, games, live bands (and samba!), etc. etc. DH, some friends and I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-02-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,401
Posted By SoulCakes
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,827
Posted By SoulCakes
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Quote:Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-02-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By SoulCakes
Oh, goodness, I'm really sorry. Try to be easy...

Oh, goodness, I'm really sorry. Try to be easy on yourself for now; you've just lost someone dear to you and so has she. Your daughter's behavior seems very normal. I'd even encourage the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-02-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,401
Posted By SoulCakes
Oh, man! I'm so sorry this is happening. The...

Oh, man! I'm so sorry this is happening. The only good thing is that he told you *now*, before you moved in, instead of shoving his doubts aside and letting it slowly overwhelm him or letting the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,814
Posted By SoulCakes
The concept of child support is based on a...

The concept of child support is based on a couple of assumptions: that the parents were pooling their resources prior to their split, and that minus one parent's resources the child's quality of...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-27-2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By SoulCakes
I have no idea how much it would cost for a...

I have no idea how much it would cost for a lawyer, because I didn't use one! Yes, if you're amicable, it's absolutely possible to divorce without a lawyer. My ex and I were dealing with the usual...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   05-11-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By SoulCakes
I joined and posted in an actual woodworking...

I joined and posted in an actual woodworking forum, but apparently they were put off by my complete and utter ignorance. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/eyesroll.gif
 
I've been...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-11-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By SoulCakes
I'm a smoker, so... sorry....

I'm a smoker, so... sorry.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif  But I wasn't always, and when a boyfriend of mine quit smoking the smell went away within days. I think it's...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-11-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,104
Posted By SoulCakes
No, I don't people that people on aid have a...

No, I don't people that people on aid have a moral obligation to accept a job that would reduce their quality of life. Once he was on second shift, it would possibly have a negative impact on your...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-11-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By SoulCakes
It'd be nice if you could find some people who...

It'd be nice if you could find some people who have BTDT. There's a risk that if you move, you'll have to move back, but there's also a risk that if you don't move now you'll end up stuck in NY. If...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-09-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,837
Posted By SoulCakes
Beautiful, vivacious, radiant -- she's...

Beautiful, vivacious, radiant -- she's understandably self-absorbed.
 
Love you, Mom.
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