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Forum: Single Parenting   10-02-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By hillymum
Is she going to be there instead of his dad? That...

Is she going to be there instead of his dad? That would be a huge no, and I think the school would listen to you on that, and turn her away. If she is going with your ex, then I do not think there is...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-11-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By hillymum
Take her to a library or a good bookstore (used...

Take her to a library or a good bookstore (used is good as well as new) and let her brows around. She is the only one who can tell you what appeals to her.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-29-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By hillymum
I feel very badly for this kid. He has a mom who...

I feel very badly for this kid. He has a mom who apparently doesn't care about him, and a stepmom to be who is very immature and petty. Lady, try to take the high road and be a good example. I agree...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-20-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,412
Posted By hillymum
It sounds like your son is a bit like mine. I...

It sounds like your son is a bit like mine. I have to get really angry with him, and almost treat him like a little kid. My next lecture will be titled "If you want me to treat you like an adult,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-20-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By hillymum
that child support sounds reasonable to me. I...

that child support sounds reasonable to me. I would suggest that this is your husbands issue to deal with. He needs to set boundaries about Grandma respecting his parenting time and not making plans...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By hillymum
While I agree you can not stop ex from seeing...

While I agree you can not stop ex from seeing your son because of none payment, I would add, if your agreement states he is supposed to be doing half the driving, then I would tell him that you need...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-31-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By hillymum
The best way for her to know if she is being paid...

The best way for her to know if she is being paid at an acceptable rate is to research what other nannies are being paid in her area (possibly go on some interviews and see what is being offered?). ...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-28-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By hillymum
Buying chain by the foot for jewelry making?

Hi, this is my first time posting on this particular forum. I am altering a costume which is made mostly from rose gold chain. I've worked out the name of the chain used and am looking where to buy...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-12-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By hillymum
You can try bringing up the conversation about...

You can try bringing up the conversation about how he parents, the need for boundaries and routine, especially for a young child, and mention how it will be harder and harder each year for the child...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-18-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By hillymum
Why have you asked for advice, and when most...

Why have you asked for advice, and when most people give the same advice you argue against it? You seem to not understand that when a couple share children, they have to be able to deal with each...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-21-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By hillymum
I think the biggest thing is to just enjoy...

I think the biggest thing is to just enjoy yourself! You are going to a fun event, try to relax and just go with the flow. How much have you been around any kids before? If these are the first...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-21-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By hillymum
Hugs. I am so sorry! I hope whatever is going on...

Hugs. I am so sorry! I hope whatever is going on can be resolved ad you can find happiness again!
Forum: Single Parenting   05-17-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 537
Posted By hillymum
For a start, not putting your city and state in...

For a start, not putting your city and state in your profile. Other than that , and not putting too many details, how would he really know it was you? I take it he doesn't have access to your email...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-12-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,697
Posted By hillymum
Letitia, the quote I gave was to the American...

Letitia, the quote I gave was to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. See here. (http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Your-First-Gynecologic-Visit-Especially-for-Teens)
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-12-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,697
Posted By hillymum
If you google "when to start seeing an OBGYN" you...

If you google "when to start seeing an OBGYN" you will see "Women should start seeing their gynecologist at least once every year when they turn 18 years old, or when they start being sexually...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-12-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,336
Posted By hillymum
One of the discussions I have had with my boys...

One of the discussions I have had with my boys over time, has included subjects such as peer pressure into sexual acts, being emotionally mature enough for having a sexual relationship, and the need...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,225
Posted By hillymum
What agency is it that has you on a waiting list?...

What agency is it that has you on a waiting list? I have had all of my children assessed by psychiatrists (for depression and ADHD) and the time from first contact to assessment was about 6 weeks...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-11-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,336
Posted By hillymum
"In this article, they say that most abuse by...

"In this article, they say that most abuse by women of men (or other women) occurs in institutions or when the men are fairly young like your partner. But they do say some men were coerced by...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-09-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By hillymum
What is it that you are upset about? That they...

What is it that you are upset about? That they said they do not want to go to your house, or that they said it bluntly? I can't be the only person that finds it hard to believe they are reacting so...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-09-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,336
Posted By hillymum
Ummmm, your son would be correct on thinking men...

Ummmm, your son would be correct on thinking men are raped by women in a proportionate number as women are raped by men. My partner was raped by his then girlfriend who was older than him. It's...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-02-2017, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By hillymum
Why did you not go to court to get parenting time?

Why did you not go to court to get parenting time?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-19-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By hillymum
The teasing (bullying) is probably something he...

The teasing (bullying) is probably something he is sadly going to have to learn to tolerate, as middle schools are full of it. Are there any cubs he is interested in, that he could join? Can he look...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-03-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By hillymum
Can you do some practice scenes with your...

Can you do some practice scenes with your daughter and get her to react verbally? Her voice is a wonderful weapon against assault, especially in a place where there are other people. She can practice...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-22-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By hillymum
I might not be the best person to respond... ...

I might not be the best person to respond...

I've been divorced for over 5 years, my kids are 17, 16 and 12. Bf and I have been dating for 4 1/2 years. He has never been married, and lives almost...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-22-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By hillymum
I think it's only common manners to tell an ex...

I think it's only common manners to tell an ex spouse, who is still in contact due to children, that you are marrying. More to the point, it's vindictive and petty to not do so.

It kind...
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