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Forum: Mental Health   02-04-2005, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
  Emdr??
Views: 1,132
Posted By Maurica
I also had great luck with EMDR. For me it was...

I also had great luck with EMDR. For me it was gentle and loving. It allowed me reconnect a memory with a positive emotion. My therapist recommended a book called EMDR by Shapiro and Forrest,...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-04-2005, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,041
Posted By Maurica
DS and I have been asked to be the models for a...

DS and I have been asked to be the models for a breast pump instructional DVD and catalog. (I am by no means a professional model though I've done some other catalogs with my kids for friends.) They...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-02-2005, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Maurica
I've been thinking about visiting "G'mas &...

I've been thinking about visiting "G'mas & G'pas" as well, so this is encouraging for me to hear again. Thanks for that.

Other ideas:
park/beach/stream clean up - many communities do this as...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-02-2005, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By Maurica
[QUOTE=MsMoMpls] Sometimes you have to out...

[QUOTE=MsMoMpls]
Sometimes you have to out stubborn them. QUOTE]

Well, that was what I needed to hear! My 4 yo DD is so...so...oh, let's say contrary sometimes. She has also taken to replying...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-23-2002, 03:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By Maurica
Oh I did struggle with this one! Yikes!...

Oh I did struggle with this one! Yikes! Mindyfalcon, you sound just like me! I'm also 24, co-sleeping and nursing my 18 month old daughter. I was not married to her father, thank goodness for us!
...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-22-2002, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By Maurica
Hi gang! I'm delurking and in need of some...

Hi gang! I'm delurking and in need of some serious support. Thank you in advance for reading.

My 18 month old daughter was kicked out of her 3rd daycare today because she needs a lot of...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-19-2002, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By Maurica
Oh, Ananda! Been there and done that! You have...

Oh, Ananda! Been there and done that! You have your work cut out for you! And thank goodness, too! This tough time is the greatest excuse in the world to grow and truly come into your own! You can...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-10-2002, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By Maurica
Don't you think it's our society that fuels this...

Don't you think it's our society that fuels this "kids on the side" mentality? I always look around and think, "Geez! The world would be such a different place if we raised our kids differently!"...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-10-2002, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Maurica
Thanks for the kudos from the parents with...

Thanks for the kudos from the parents with partners! It's nice to hear every once in a while....

I second that sentiment, Emily! I can't imagine having a DH! Oh, the conundrums, I can just...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-10-2002, 04:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By Maurica
Congrats! ...

Congrats!

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Forum: Single Parenting   04-30-2002, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By Maurica
((hugs!)) Wow! Sounds like a tough age! I have...

((hugs!)) Wow! Sounds like a tough age! I have no advice but wanted to offer some support! Is that the why why why age? Personally, my divorced and remarried parents hated each other but never ever...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-30-2002, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Maurica
Thanks for the support! I have very few fellow...

Thanks for the support! I have very few fellow solo mama friends (who were very encouraging, btw) but my family was outraged when I told them of my plans! They worry about money money money -...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2002, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Maurica
Celebrate with me!! I found a way to be home...

Celebrate with me!! I found a way to be home every afternoon with my toddler! From now on! Whooopee! Feels like Christmas! I have been working and/or attending class with DD in daycare nearly 40...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-22-2002, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,524
Posted By Maurica
Raven, you voiced my ideas about fathering...

Raven, you voiced my ideas about fathering beautifully. I know there are great dads out there, I just don't know any first hand! Girl friends who have relationships with their children's fathers...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-21-2002, 04:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,524
Posted By Maurica
Honestly, I am extremely thankful I am a single...

Honestly, I am extremely thankful I am a single mom! I wouldn't have it any other way! I don't have to compromise with anyone on DD's upbringing, I take complete responsiblity. True, I have no...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-21-2002, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By Maurica
This one hits home for me, let me tell you! I...

This one hits home for me, let me tell you! I have struggled with this issue since DD was 6 months old. Initially, I did what you did, had DD in her side car next to BF and I. In the mornings she...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-21-2002, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,145
Posted By Maurica
Hi Mamabear, nice to "meet you"!...

Hi Mamabear, nice to "meet you"! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif

I wanted to thank you for that comment "I owe it to them to model authenticity as a way of life."...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-20-2002, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By Maurica
Oh Mountain! What a difficult place you are in...

Oh Mountain! What a difficult place you are in right now! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif I would like to offer you some support and {{{hugs}}}. I, for one, will...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-18-2002, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By Maurica
{{{huge hugs}}} I just cannot believe this!...

{{{huge hugs}}}

I just cannot believe this! You must be so outraged and frustrated! You *actually* have to deal with an ex like this! You are absolutely right, you must keep your DD out of that...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-15-2002, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,349
Posted By Maurica
I am proud of you! That must have been very...

I am proud of you! That must have been very difficult to write, especially within the context of your life presently. You set a bottome line, very clearly. This, I believe, is the best you could do...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-13-2002, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By Maurica
I love to "see" and "meet" new moms! Pull up a...

I love to "see" and "meet" new moms! Pull up a chair!
Forum: Single Parenting   03-13-2002, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Maurica
Thanks for the replies, it's great to hear form...

Thanks for the replies, it's great to hear form other moms. I understand the pride of being a solo mama, I feel that too, especially when I was a new mom very alone in my parenting ideals (compared...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-12-2002, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Maurica
I have been hatching this idea lately and wanted...

I have been hatching this idea lately and wanted to bounce it off this board. Thanks for reading, here goes:

I hate being typecast/labeled/stereotyped as a "single mom"! THere's not one thing...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-12-2002, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
  Crying
Views: 990
Posted By Maurica
Hi jorgiemom, man, can I feel you pain! ...

Hi jorgiemom, man, can I feel you pain!

Honestly, I held it in at all costs. I would not recommend this tactic at all, though I think I did it for myself more than DD. I already have problems...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-11-2002, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By Maurica
Hi gals, I am right here with you! I lived alone...

Hi gals, I am right here with you! I lived alone with my now 14 month DD when she was 2 through 10 months old. I soon became starved for aldult communication! At the time I was finishing my...
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