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Forum: Family Safety   04-29-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By sillygrl
I wasn't really sure where to post this question...

I wasn't really sure where to post this question so I hope this is okay.
 
I live in the Texas Panhandle and we've been having a LOT of dust storms so far this year. Some of them have been pretty...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-05-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By sillygrl
Oh, and also. My kids help out. My three boys...

Oh, and also. My kids help out. My three boys are 11, 10, and 8. They aren't slaves to the house, but they help with dishes, picking up the house, help me fold clothes, take care of their rooms....
Forum: Single Parenting   04-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By sillygrl
Wanted to send some love and hugs. I'm single...

Wanted to send some love and hugs. I'm single with four kids and an ex who lives two states away and sees the kids sporadically. I know what you mean. I go to bed super late, wake up super early,...
Forum: Family Planning   04-05-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By sillygrl
I don't remember when during my cycle I removed...

I don't remember when during my cycle I removed mine, I just found the string and pulled it out. I had the copper one, too. It was quick and fairly painless
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By sillygrl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by autumngrey http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By sillygrl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Alpenglow http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-02-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By sillygrl
Okay, I'll do that.   You would think that...

Okay, I'll do that.
 
You would think that he wouldn't make a fuss, but he can be strange. When we left Kansas, for months he helped me pack up the house, helped with money, loaded the uhaul and...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-02-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By sillygrl
My kids' dad goes hot and cold when it comes to...

My kids' dad goes hot and cold when it comes to communication with me. Sometimes, he is real easy to speak with, acts real interested in parenting, etc, and other times he acts like I'm not alive....
Forum: Single Parenting   04-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By sillygrl
:(  Yes, I know exactly how you feel. It was...

:(  Yes, I know exactly how you feel. It was hard even when I was still with ex because of his work schedule, but even harder now. I feel a little guilty that I talked my three boys into all playing...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-02-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By sillygrl
I desperately need to clean out our closets,...

I desperately need to clean out our closets, too. My aunt works with a lot of people with kids the same age as mine and they are so generous with passing on clothes to us.
 
I have used this list...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-01-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By sillygrl
I would look into other opportunities for...

I would look into other opportunities for connecting with friends, also. My boys enjoy baseball, are involved with 4-H and church.
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-01-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,487
Posted By sillygrl
Trust your body.   Don't give up!   ...

Trust your body.
 
Don't give up!
 
Drink lots of water.
 
If it seems like it's not working, snuggle in bed for at least a day, do skin to skin and just nurse and love on each other.
 ...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-01-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By sillygrl
Hey everyone! My kids and I are fairly newly...

Hey everyone! My kids and I are fairly newly vegetarian, and even though we are not completely vegan, I'm trying to cut back on dairy as much as possible for health reasons and I'm not a huge egg...
Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   03-31-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By sillygrl
Hi everyone! My kiddos and I moved (back) to the...

Hi everyone! My kiddos and I moved (back) to the Panhandle last July, we're currently living in Clarendon. Anyone else in the area?! Are there any local fb groups for natural parenting? Also, I was...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-30-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By sillygrl
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by quirkylayne http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399474/i-just-cant-do-it#post_17596579)
 What would you tell...
Forum: Parenting   03-30-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By sillygrl
I swear I never knew I could take such fast...

I swear I never knew I could take such fast showers until I had kids http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
 
I would either wait until they were napping and take a really fast one...
Forum: Learning at School   03-28-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By sillygrl
My kids have had years where their homework...

My kids have had years where their homework consisted of, "With mom or dad..." or "Read 10 pages to someone in your family and have them sign your sheet..." almost every night.
 
As it is now,...
Forum: Reuse & Recycle   03-28-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By sillygrl
Following! I had a stash that I bought off etsy...

Following! I had a stash that I bought off etsy forever ago and they got lost in the move, lol. I'm so broke, I just bought one of those 18 packs of cheap washcloths and fold them, but want...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-28-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 45,535
Posted By sillygrl
I am a single mom and am getting OUT of the...

I am a single mom and am getting OUT of the healthcare industry right now. For 13 years, I was an LPN and it's not a joke that the wages are going down. I was making decent pay for my area, around...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-28-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By sillygrl
It depends on how child support is handled in...

It depends on how child support is handled in your state. My ex is now over 33k in arrears in child support. The state of kansas (where we got our divorce) is set up so that they have to pay through...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-28-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By sillygrl
I am a single mama to four. When my ex and I...

I am a single mama to four. When my ex and I first divorced, we had three and he was deployed, so I was already pretty much a single mom. We tried to reconcile and I had our youngest, but we've been...
Forum: Parenting   03-28-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,639
Posted By sillygrl
I chose "mine" and "theirs" because I changed my...

I chose "mine" and "theirs" because I changed my name when I married, so they have the same last name as their dad and I. I still use that name even though we're divorced, because I didn't want to...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-17-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By sillygrl
The area I'm living is has been really hit hard...

The area I'm living is has been really hit hard by the H1N1 flu strain, and all hospitals within a 2-3 hour drive are full to capacity with people who are really ill. Knowing this, and having your...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   01-17-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By sillygrl
The first thing I'd look at is: is it actually...

The first thing I'd look at is: is it actually an antibiotic the doctor gave you or did he give you something like tamiflu? The flu is a virus and will not be affected by an antibiotic, but they do...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-24-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,786
Posted By sillygrl
My daughter is not even 2 yet :)  However, this...

My daughter is not even 2 yet :)  However, this is an interesting topic. I don't see myself forcing her to wear a bra, just like I don't tell my three boys what type of underwear (or even *if* they...
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