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Forum: The Childhood Years   Today, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 55
Posted By SoulJourney
Thanks, all! I'm glad to hear I'm not alone. He...

Thanks, all! I'm glad to hear I'm not alone. He wasn't wanting to play with the item and was happy to put it away. It was a Playmobil guy that he had accessorized specifically and was in a "scene"...
Forum: Single Parenting   Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 29
Posted By SoulJourney
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 127
Posted By SoulJourney
My DS is 9 and he has no interest in organized...

My DS is 9 and he has no interest in organized sports. He has participated in and loved dancing. He mountain bikes, skis, backpacks, hikes, fences and does plenty other physical activities but isn't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 55
Posted By SoulJourney
"Special Toys" and Sharing...

When you have company are other kids allowed free reign of your child's toys are do you allow your child to choose what is allowed to be played with? I don't always think to remind DS (9) to put away...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-29-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 83
Posted By SoulJourney
My DS just turned 9 in December. It's just the...

My DS just turned 9 in December. It's just the two of us (only child/single mom) and we still sleep together. I have my own room and I regularly offer to sleep in my room and let him know to tell me...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-29-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 29
Posted By SoulJourney
Reintroducing myself!

Hi all! I've been a MDC member for nine years and have been a single mama since 4 months pregnant. The past few years I've been pretty silent and/or absent here but I find myself needing that MDC...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-18-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By SoulJourney
For those of you out there who are full time...

For those of you out there who are full time single parents without an ex nearby to split regular custody, how do you date? My DS is 8 years old and I homeschool him. I am a freelance artist so my...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-18-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By SoulJourney
I met my girlfriend almost a year ago. My son...

I met my girlfriend almost a year ago. My son was seven at the time and his dad lives 16 hours away. I am a freelance photographer and I homeschool my child, so my life is REEEEEEEEEEALLLLLY hectic....
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   11-01-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By SoulJourney
Hey all...we are currently in Indiana and my...

Hey all...we are currently in Indiana and my partner just had a second interview for a dream job in Missoula. She has lived there before, serving with the Montana Conservation Corps, but I have not....
Forum: Single Parenting   01-06-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By SoulJourney
Ugh...sorry that you mamas go through this too,...

Ugh...sorry that you mamas go through this too, it's a rotten situation to be in. DS also comes home with tummy issues (He's ALWAYS plugged up when he comes home b/c we're vegan and his dad forces...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-04-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By SoulJourney
Our home: We are vegan and eat mostly whole...

Our home: We are vegan and eat mostly whole foods cooked at home, we do not have a TV or video games, we do not watch age inappropriate movies with DS, we read...A LOT (especially to DS). DS has...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-04-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By SoulJourney
Ugh. My DS just got an iPad from ex for...

Ugh. My DS just got an iPad from ex for Christmas! Luckily for us, it was actually a gift that ex purchased for himself under the guise of it being for our 6yo (yes...SIX!) DS, as it stayed at his...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-04-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By SoulJourney
Aricha...thanks for the response! I have tried...

Aricha...thanks for the response! I have tried to offer a suggested schedule that gives him the same amount of time that he has now but broken up more throughout the year obviously. I am still...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-21-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By SoulJourney
My 5 y/o only child is much more like...

My 5 y/o only child is much more like NiteNicole's, and my almost 5 y/o stepson's (only child in a different state) is much like the OP's. It's REALLY hard when they do see each other, which is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-20-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,291
Posted By SoulJourney
OH man...she sounds so much like my almost 6yo...

OH man...she sounds so much like my almost 6yo DS!!! His lip will quiver and he will start to cry saying I hurt his feelings at ANYTHING that isn't the way he wants it. Last night at 7pm, his...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-11-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By SoulJourney
I'm wondering if anyone could give me some...

I'm wondering if anyone could give me some insight into what your long distance visitation schedule looks like if your child attends a year round school. Our school system has recently changed to a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By SoulJourney
My son has been going on rides with me since he...

My son has been going on rides with me since he was a year old and here is my experience: The trailer was our best option for long distance until this spring (he's now 5 1/2) and we have only now...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-24-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By SoulJourney
Delilah, thank you. Both my DH and I have one...

Delilah, thank you. Both my DH and I have one son from a previous relationship but his son lives nine hours away so the time that either of us gets to parent DSS is so limited. When we do get him I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-22-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By SoulJourney
I am curious if anyone has any good book...

I am curious if anyone has any good book recommendations for this. DH has been in the picture since DS was 2 (he's 5 1/2). At first their relationship was fantastic, then over time it seems like a...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-19-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By SoulJourney
Welcome! I'm not sure what's available in Putnam...

Welcome! I'm not sure what's available in Putnam County to be honest but we're in Indy and there are plenty of "us" here. My DS is 5 1/2 and we have a very loose tribe here in Indy. We homeschooled...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   05-18-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,329
Posted By SoulJourney
I'm not sure if you're still trying to find out...

I'm not sure if you're still trying to find out about the new Reggio school in Indy but it's in partnership with Butler University and will be slowly taking over the building where School #60...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-06-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By SoulJourney
Great thoughts and suggestions, thanks everyone....

Great thoughts and suggestions, thanks everyone. I do think that I will be contacting her if, in fact, he does end up traveling to Kansas with her. I don't know for sure if it will happen but I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-03-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By SoulJourney
I'm experiencing the same issues with my 5 1/2...

I'm experiencing the same issues with my 5 1/2 yo so I feel your pain! We are vegan and our diet consists of little processed foods (whole foods based diet), NO artificial flavors/dyes/etc, and very...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-03-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By SoulJourney
She sounds exactly like how I was at that age...

She sounds exactly like how I was at that age and I remember my mom getting so frustrated with me! When she tried to limit my reading I would sneak and stay up later under my covers to continue...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,933
Posted By SoulJourney
I don't have any advice for you at all but I...

I don't have any advice for you at all but I just wanted to give some huge hugs and send positive energy and light for you and your family. What a horrible thing to have to deal with and I hope that...
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