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Forum: Single Parenting   09-12-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Jster
Hugs, mama, sounds like you've set some...

Hugs, mama, sounds like you've set some reasonable boundaries and it's a good sign that he is (even relutctantly) following them.  In my case, my ex had left me while I was pregnant w/ dd2 for...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-09-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By Jster
Well, a little update: we have a marriage...

Well, a little update: we have a marriage counseling appointment set up for Monday. And yesterday morning, I was so stressed and tired of feeling stressed and asked DH to sleep in the other house,...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-05-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Jster
If you have a good therapist and are both...

If you have a good therapist and are both working on reconciling your issues, maybe it would help to work out why he wants this (vacation?  less arguing?), what you would want out of it, and if...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-05-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By Jster
 Thank you for your comments!  It's nice to...


Thank you for your comments!  It's nice to see you again too, Holland, I've thought of you and my friends online and really missed the support and companionship I had here.  In that sense, it is...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-05-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By Jster
I was here and very active about 5-7 years ago,...

I was here and very active about 5-7 years ago, when my first marriage ended with my husband's infidelity.  Although it took awhile, I really got my life back on track, went to law school, and was...
Forum: Fertility   04-15-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By Jster
Can I join the crazy train?  My cycles are...

Can I join the crazy train?  My cycles are short--23 or 24 days--and have only been irregular post-partum.  My last real period started 2/10, but we had a possible late withdrawl on 2/15 so I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-31-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By Jster
Quote: Originally Posted by 2lilsweetfoxes...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2lilsweetfoxes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15993686)
:this

I don't know the whole...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-28-2010, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By Jster
Crystal, thanks for sharing your similar...

Crystal, thanks for sharing your similar experience. I was a victim of favoring by my aunt as a child, and it really did feel uncomfortable to be the favored, just as I saw my sister be treated...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-27-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,309
Posted By Jster
I know he's the youngest. My only boy. Third...

I know he's the youngest. My only boy. Third child. All reasons why, sometimes, he might get left out. But it's more than just a little obvious that he is less well regarded among my family (my mom,...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   10-27-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,109
Posted By Jster
Aw, hey Steph! Hello again! I haven't been to...

Aw, hey Steph! Hello again! I haven't been to MDC in a loooong time but have thought about you a lot and am so glad to see where you are now in life...we had some dark times together back in single...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-06-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,827
Posted By Jster
Quote: Originally Posted by Arduinna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arduinna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15591302)
I forgot to say this before, if due to your...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-05-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,827
Posted By Jster
To explain the physical abuse comment, I was...

To explain the physical abuse comment, I was referring to how Bella was bruised and battered in their sexual encounters in the last book. I mean, hey, I bruise easy, but it's not supposed to be that...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-05-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,827
Posted By Jster
Thanks for the thoughts, that's where I'm...

Thanks for the thoughts, that's where I'm leaning but it's a hard one to deal with "peer pressure" and "peer influence" wise. Part of me wants to be able to discuss the problematic aspects of this...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-04-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,827
Posted By Jster
So...I'm sure I'm not the only one in this...

So...I'm sure I'm not the only one in this situation! My daughters started hearing about twilight at school...they are 6 and (nearly) 9. Since then, I read the books, and while I admit they are...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-26-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By Jster
We're renting a house on three acres tucked into...

We're renting a house on three acres tucked into a patch of woods on the edge of a very small city. There is a lot of country around, and this was the closest to town with lots of privacy (we...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   09-17-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By Jster
To reduce the risk to the chicks, I'd put that...

To reduce the risk to the chicks, I'd put that mama and her babies in a separate box.
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-06-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Jster
Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I think as...

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I think as I'm having more time to appreciate my blessings, I'm feeling a little more at peace. If it was meant to happen, it would have, and I trust that my body...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-04-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By Jster
My miscarriage lasted 7 days, my normal periods...

My miscarriage lasted 7 days, my normal periods are 5. There was heavy cramping/flow on the first day and lots of clots passed on the fourth day, along with the embryo/placenta, which were tiny. I'm...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   09-02-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Jster
We have three beautiful children, and my husband...

We have three beautiful children, and my husband really feels done, he's a sahd, and he'd be overwhelmed by another, and we hope to adopt older children one day. But I would welcome another child.
...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-16-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 8,565
Posted By Jster
I was very disappointed! I think there was...

I was very disappointed!

I think there was entirely too much time spent on the teenage love stories, when that could have been done more succinctly, and yet the clear moments were left out, like...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   04-18-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,657
Posted By Jster
We just found out we're moving to Crestview! I...

We just found out we're moving to Crestview! I just got a job offer there, so we'll be going (not as military!) next month. Right now I'm working and DH stays home with the kids and homeschools...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-01-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 639
Posted By Jster
I made a mermaid doll for dd1 four years ago,...

I made a mermaid doll for dd1 four years ago, and last week I made one for dd2 using some amazing mix of greens mohair that I've been holding on to. Then I made a baby mermaid for dd2, because I had...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-09-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By Jster
Awesome! We just changed the laws in our city,...

Awesome! We just changed the laws in our city, although we had the chickens before the fight started. It was a long process (July to January), ridiculously complex (debate and debate over smell,...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-09-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Jster
We've sold ours from 3.50 to 5, depending on the...

We've sold ours from 3.50 to 5, depending on the time when we were working out price (and also when dh was laid off, I was still looking for work, and every penny coming in was valuable). We've...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-07-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,830
Posted By Jster
Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions! I am...

Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions! I am enjoying perusing the have-more plan, and will check out micro eco farming as well! And I'm already familiar with path to freedom...it is inspiring, to...
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