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Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-04-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By FancyPants
My oldest child worked out his spiritual...

My oldest child worked out his spiritual preference/belief system at 8.  He still adheres to it.
My youngest child, now also ten, figured this out for himself at 9. That seems the normal age.
It...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-20-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By FancyPants
What Alpenglow said here is very true. This is...

What Alpenglow said here is very true. This is exactly what happened in my case. The courts did not at all care that my ex had been a completely uninvolved father (and we had a summer sitter willing...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-13-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,087
Posted By FancyPants
I have an electronic keypad (same reason - ex)....

I have an electronic keypad (same reason - ex). I can easily program it for holiday mode when they are with their dad. Then I can just use my key or my master code to get in.
Good luck
Forum: Single Parenting   04-11-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 84,884
Posted By FancyPants
bumping really.... I like 1. No cigarette...

bumping really....
I like
1. No cigarette smells anywhere
2. Peace and quiet
3. Time for myself
4. Options that are entirely my own
Forum: Single Parenting   04-11-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By FancyPants
If you are this exhausted, :hugs I would imagine...

If you are this exhausted, :hugs I would imagine that having to go through a divorce would be even tougher.
I understand you may be done with your husband but perhaps it would make the most sense...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-10-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 434
Posted By FancyPants
Erm... embarassed to admit it but my teenager...

Erm... embarassed to admit it but my teenager goes there every school morning he's with me. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/2whistle.gif
Instead of an allowance he gets Starbucks' cards....
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-30-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,363
Posted By FancyPants
Hm. Well I am not sure where this idea of a...

Hm. Well I am not sure where this idea of a pot-head not being able to function comes from. I do not smoke but my husband is a, ahem, heavy heavy user of the drug. It is legal in his case. My...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-26-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By FancyPants
Thank you both so much. :) I will look into...

Thank you both so much. :)
I will look into the link. 
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   01-21-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By FancyPants
Hi! Wise mamas - does any one of you know...

Hi! Wise mamas - does any one of you know someone knowledgeable on the Portland Public School system and willing to help/available for pay?
 
We have a second meeting coming up regarding our...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-13-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,948
Posted By FancyPants
Thank you for the replies....

Thank you for the replies. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif

RainyDay: I meant other than a regular flu...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   10-09-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,948
Posted By FancyPants
Just curious if anyone got it locally. How did...

Just curious if anyone got it locally. How did you even know that it is swine rather than local? How bad was it actually?

Thank you!
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-09-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By FancyPants
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/go...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif:http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif:http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif:
Forum: Parents as Partners   09-07-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 500
Posted By FancyPants
TIN, I admit I am completely confused by this...

TIN,
I admit I am completely confused by this post. Given what you have been posting about your husband, I would think that him disappearing into video game lala land would be a great positive over...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-07-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By FancyPants
Quote: Originally Posted by sunflower.mama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunflower.mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14347478)
********I am not currently working but...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-07-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 816
Posted By FancyPants
Quote: Originally Posted by FourTrees...

Quote:
Originally Posted by FourTrees http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14325406)
I didn't cry when my oldest went to...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-04-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By FancyPants
Quote: Originally Posted by Ellien C...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ellien C http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14286242)
Oh heck No! I'm the queen of low standards....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-04-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By FancyPants
I put my son in a Red Cross class "when I'm in...

I put my son in a Red Cross class "when I'm in charge". The red cross is international so they probably have something similar where you live.
It was a very good class, talking to the kids about...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-25-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,283
Posted By FancyPants
Quote: Originally Posted by zinemama...

Quote:
Originally Posted by zinemama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14279050)
Why don't you look into sharing an apartment...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-19-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,283
Posted By FancyPants
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

I honestly think your husband hates himself and brings that out to bear on others when he thinks he can get away with it.
When you go,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-10-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By FancyPants
Quote: Originally Posted by That Is Nice...

Quote:
Originally Posted by That Is Nice http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14204172)
Thank you.

Thank you, all.

You...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-05-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By FancyPants
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

Is your husband a bit of an @ss or is he overwhelmed also and struggling to keep his head above water?

If its the first would your...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-05-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By FancyPants
Quote: Originally Posted by AlmostAPpropriate...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlmostAPpropriate http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14184125)
my husband often sleeps in another...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-03-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,190
Posted By FancyPants
Quote: Originally Posted by ccohenou...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ccohenou http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14173603)
I've been a SAHM and wouldn't want to do it...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-30-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By FancyPants
Can you talk to a counsellor at a university? ...

Can you talk to a counsellor at a university?
What are the options for you to move into student housing or some such? If you started applying now, getting the paperwork in, I think you'd maybe...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-30-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 20,412
Posted By FancyPants
Quote: Originally Posted by Carita...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carita http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14163649)
What about a going back into environmental...
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