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Forum: Single Parenting   04-24-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By bananabee
Big hugs, Mama. I remember feeling the same way...

Big hugs, Mama. I remember feeling the same way when my DD was that age!! I didn't get any time to myself, since her dad was out of state in the military. To save y sanity, I started sewing and when...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-18-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By bananabee
Very cool! Thanks for sharing. I hope they get a...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing. I hope they get a lot of participation.
Forum: Single Parenting   03-02-2016, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By bananabee
This whole thing strikes me as weird...probably...

This whole thing strikes me as weird...probably because I just went through a custody battle with my xh who had lived out of state for the past 5 yrs. Be careful. Your son may really need a lot of...
Forum: Bob Sears   12-29-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,120
Posted By bananabee
I have ankylosing spondylitis which is associated...

I have ankylosing spondylitis which is associated with HLA-b27, as is MS. I also have narcolepsy, which is an autoimmune and neurological disorder typically associated with certain HLAs (human...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-26-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,135
Posted By bananabee
Crashing in because I saw the title of this...

Crashing in because I saw the title of this thread on the side of the page in another forum. I'm the mom of a 4 1/2 yr old easy going sweet happy little girl...an extrovert. I'm an extrovert, too. I...
Forum: Site Help   09-12-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,053
Posted By bananabee
Definitely report that to Cynthia Mosher! That is...

Definitely report that to Cynthia Mosher! That is nutz!!!! Totally inappropriate. Wow.
Forum: Site Help   05-16-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By bananabee
Oh thank you so much!!!! I knew I had...

Oh thank you so much!!!! I knew I had accidentally changed it. Now I can see so much better!!
Forum: Site Help   05-15-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By bananabee
Hi! Mobile problem here. I somehow switched to...

Hi! Mobile problem here. I somehow switched to desktop view and can't figure out how to change it back. I'm on an iPhone.
Forum: Single Parenting   03-01-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 963
Posted By bananabee
Could you make weekly videos of yourself talking...

Could you make weekly videos of yourself talking to your daughter when you are in a better state of mind? Read stories to her, sing bedtime songs, tell her how proud you are of her for specific...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-16-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By bananabee
I love to sew, and have found the times I sit...

I love to sew, and have found the times I sit down to do this are great for telling my DD (now 3 yrs old, but this worked at 2 yrs) I was busy and to go play. She resisted at first, and would pester...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-30-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 936
Posted By bananabee
One thing I don't get that you are saying,...

One thing I don't get that you are saying, Contactmaya. "The gift is for the child, not the recipient." That doesn't make any sense to me. Of course the gift is for the recipient, and the point is...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-30-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,481
Posted By bananabee
You could tell her that her dad was sick and not...

You could tell her that her dad was sick and not well enough to be a daddy to her. Later when she's older, explain that he is an addict, and he may never recover, and that being an addict messes up...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-19-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By bananabee
What kind of problems is she giving you? It may...

What kind of problems is she giving you? It may help to know that in the middle of a custody battle, or whatever it is exactly that you're going through, there are a lot of high emotions. In time,...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-14-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By bananabee
Wow! He let you have a Christmas tree? Sounds...

Wow! He let you have a Christmas tree? Sounds like a GREAT husband. Kidding. Other than letting you have a tree and calling if he's going to be late, he sounds exactly like my ex. Hope you get out...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-14-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By bananabee
Hah!! Good!! Sounds like you have a good...

Hah!! Good!! Sounds like you have a good lawyer. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif
Forum: Single Parenting   12-13-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By bananabee
Just an idea: Call him "Uncle _____", and let...

Just an idea: Call him "Uncle _____", and let your son get to know him that way, then when your son asks who his daddy is, tell him you didn't find a good daddy for him, so Uncle _____ helped you...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-13-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,087
Posted By bananabee
Bumping up this thread for the newbies here, and...

Bumping up this thread for the newbies here, and also to see how everyone else who posted on here last year is doing. It's been 3 years since my XH walked out, 1 1/2 since the divorce was final, and...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-13-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By bananabee
I would listen to your family. Take him to court...

I would listen to your family. Take him to court after the baby is born and paternity can be established. Until then, he can just deny it's his all he wants. Why spend time arguing when you have...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-13-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By bananabee
Yeah, no way. First you need to know if you are...

Yeah, no way. First you need to know if you are officially separated, so that from this point on, your finances are considered separate as far as new debt and new income. Are you bank accounts...
Forum: Site Help   11-13-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By bananabee
Yes, I'll PM you.

Yes, I'll PM you.
Forum: Site Help   11-12-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By bananabee
Twice so far, once today and once yesterday,...

Twice so far, once today and once yesterday, I've clicked on a thread or unread post and found myself staring and a full page ad saying I've won something or can enter to win $5,000, etc. 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-25-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,256
Posted By bananabee
I find my DD winds down better if I'm winding...

I find my DD winds down better if I'm winding down myself. If she's not sleepy enough to put her head down and fall asleep, then we have a tickle game, then read a story or two, and then I let her...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-25-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,049
Posted By bananabee
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by evabea http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1355786/my-2-yr-old-is-not-overweight-rant/20#post_17023948)
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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-25-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,109
Posted By bananabee
Are you seeing a therapist? Taking any...

Are you seeing a therapist? Taking any anti-anxiety/anti-depression medications? I went through a divorce when my DD was an infant, and with the huge amounts of stress that were on me, esp when XH...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By bananabee
I don't have two, but have you tried running the...

I don't have two, but have you tried running the dishwasher or other white noise to mask the sounds your DD might make? Put some soothing music on and have your DD dance around in the other room or...
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