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Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-26-2015, 03:12 PM
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Posted By littletree
13 y/ and stepfather issues (xp in blended family)

Sorry if this is a bit rambling, I need to get this out. It's been a while since I've posted but it's nice to be back on MDC. So here's what's happening in our family. DD (13) is going through a hard...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-26-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By littletree
13 y/o depression and stepfather (xp in teen parenting)

Sorry if this is a bit rambling, I need to get this out. It's been a while since I've posted but it's nice to be back on MDC. So here's what's happening in our family. DD (13) is going through a hard...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,859
Posted By littletree
DD calls her "bio"dad Papa and "step" dad Daddy....

DD calls her "bio"dad Papa and "step" dad Daddy. It stared when she was about 6, 2 years after DH and I were together. I know it was hard for here papa, he was really angry about it. She still calls...
Forum: Learning at School   08-08-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,211
Posted By littletree
I didn't make any requests. The other teacthers...

I didn't make any requests. The other teacthers are great too and I think she'd do wonderfully with either.
Forum: Learning at School   08-08-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,211
Posted By littletree
I'm all for letting kids work out their problems...

I'm all for letting kids work out their problems on their own and learning to be self sufficient, but sometimes the line is tested.
 
DD is entering the 5th grade in a few weeks and is anxious...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   04-13-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 189
Posted By littletree
I'm heading down to Miami in May with DD and my...

I'm heading down to Miami in May with DD and my mom. We have family there and usually just do the family visiting thing and don't have much time to explore. This time I want to find some fun new...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-13-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By littletree
eek, 9 yr old DD heard us having sex last night....

eek, 9 yr old DD heard us having sex last night. Our room is right next door. I'd checked on her not long before and she was sound asleep. I heard her sniffling in her room afterward and went to...
Forum: Women's Health   02-17-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By littletree
DD has had sensitive skin/belly since birth....

DD has had sensitive skin/belly since birth. It's never been a huge problem, we try to not overload on dairy but otherwise it's been fine.
For the past year though she's been exceptionally gassy,...
Forum: Parenting   05-04-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By littletree
Each night at our house, dinner is becoming an...

Each night at our house, dinner is becoming an exasperating challenge. DD(age 8) will sit and pick at her food, eating just a little at a time. We are constantly telling her to "take bites". It's...
Forum: Learning at School   03-21-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By littletree
She didn't read the letter. It didn't say why he...

She didn't read the letter. It didn't say why he was arrested but it will be in the paper on Wednesday.
Thanks for all the imput. I have the book Protecting the Gift and will refer to it before I...
Forum: Learning at School   03-20-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By littletree
I found out, as did our whole community, that a...

I found out, as did our whole community, that a teacher at DDs school was arrested for allegedly touching three girls inappropriately. He's a fourth grade teacher and well respected. I know him out...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By littletree
Thanks so much. I all but cut and pasted what...

Thanks so much. I all but cut and pasted what you said in an email to him. Hopefully one day we can make this work!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By littletree
Go! My ex threw a fit too when my husband, DDs...

Go! My ex threw a fit too when my husband, DDs SD, came to her confrence. He helps her with homework and is part of her blended nutty family. We live with my father-in-law. He should've come too!
I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By littletree
Not sure if this is in the right spot but here...

Not sure if this is in the right spot but here goes...
I'm sorry if I rant a bit here but I'm getting a little fed up. I haven't been posting a lot lately so a quick backround.

DD is 7, her dad...
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By littletree
What do your kids do around the house? I feel...

What do your kids do around the house? I feel like often times when I ask DD to do something to help me, she reacts like it's the end of the world. I may as well be asking her if I can burn all her...
Forum: Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine   12-02-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By littletree
I don't live in Craftsbury but my husband went...

I don't live in Craftsbury but my husband went to Sterling and we visit often. It's so nice up there with wonderful people. Good luck!
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   05-21-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By littletree
We're a bit further south on the coast,...

We're a bit further south on the coast, Damariscotta area. But there are things cropping up here too, land/house wise. The community is great, a lot of alternative, aware people.
I love Belfast...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-25-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By littletree
I was just recently (3 days ago) diagnosed with...

I was just recently (3 days ago) diagnosed with cervical cancer. I'm still waitng to meet with the specialist but will most likely need a hysterechtomy (don't think I can spell that yet). Every...
Forum: Parenting   08-25-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,645
Views: 92,965
Posted By littletree
I have been on the fence about having another...

I have been on the fence about having another and now I think it's out of the cards. I was just diagnosed with cervical cancer and will most likely be having a hysterchtomy in september. Dd is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-03-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,172
Posted By littletree
Have you thought of an alarm? In our old house...

Have you thought of an alarm?
In our old house Dd's window was ground level at the back of the house. It was tucked between the fence and a part of the house that stuck out the back. It was dark...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-02-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 773
Posted By littletree
This is great, we're in close to loose tooth...

This is great, we're in close to loose tooth mode.
Our TF is on a budget so will have to stick with $1 a tooth.
Have your kid hold out for a major holiday/family event sort of thing. I lost a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-02-2007, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By littletree
ok, this is a first. She's sitting next to me...

ok, this is a first. She's sitting next to me and drew a pair of pants and a penis. She's telling me what it looks like (she's got it all wrong, thankfully). She thinks this is hilarous, I'm at a...
Forum: Learning at School   04-02-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By littletree
Aura- !!!!!Ahhhhh!!!!!! I can't even comment. oh...

Aura- !!!!!Ahhhhh!!!!!! I can't even comment. oh sh*t. I'm done.

RB- He may have understood what it meant. I don't hear kids say that either, probably the parents.
Forum: Learning at School   04-01-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By littletree
I'm not sure if this is the right place for this...

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this but here goes.
I was substituting at Dd's school last week in a special ed class. A kid, maybe 10/11 yo, from the older group (I was with the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-25-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 847
Posted By littletree
Instead of money we have a marble jar. When Dd...

Instead of money we have a marble jar. When Dd (she's 5) does something helpful when asked or not she gets a marble in the jar. If she does something wrong (nonstop whining, not using kind words...
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