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Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   08-10-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,018
Posted By mamagoose
Hello all, I've just been reviewing this...

Hello all,
I've just been reviewing this thread because I'm in the middle of making a decision on where to send 5yr old DS -- and one of my option is The Clearwater School here near Seattle. I...
Forum: Allergies   11-18-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By mamagoose
Thanks everyone. I will explore in more depth...

Thanks everyone. I will explore in more depth the possibility of food allergy -- I do know that his dad and girlfriend do not eat any dairy, so perhaps DS is drinking soy milk there and that could...
Forum: Allergies   11-18-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By mamagoose
3 yo DS spends every Sunday day and overnight...

3 yo DS spends every Sunday day and overnight with his dad. This has been our schedule since this past August. For the past two months, DS has thrown up at daycare almost every Monday morning...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-30-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By mamagoose
Hi Bu's Mama, I did a lit search on this very...

Hi Bu's Mama,
I did a lit search on this very issue back in grad school, and the studies I was able to find at that time (this was in '02) mostly all concluded that the level of conflict to which...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By mamagoose
hugs, mama. It will be ok. My husband of 11...

hugs, mama. It will be ok. My husband of 11 years all but moved out when our ds was 2 months old, and then did physically move out when ds was 6 mos old. I was devastated, had PPD, was...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By mamagoose
thanks so much to all of you for the helpful...

thanks so much to all of you for the helpful suggestions. Having him on a mattress in my room is not quite feasible simply because of space (I have my two kids in the master bedroom -- ds's 1/2...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-04-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By mamagoose
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post...

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, so mods please move if it's better somewhere else.

DS turned 3 on May 3. Until then, I co-slept with him. His Dad and I are divorced and DS...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-21-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By mamagoose
I met my current boyfriend on OkCupid, and he's...

I met my current boyfriend on OkCupid, and he's wonderful. Before he and I started communicating, I met a couple of other guys through OkCupid and met them in person for coffee. Both were very nice...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-15-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By mamagoose
Welcome, mama. I, too, found myself unexpectedly...

Welcome, mama. I, too, found myself unexpectedly a single mom with a 6 month old, after 11 years with stbx. DS is 3 now, and while it's been hard, I've done it, and DS and I are both thriving. You...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-07-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By mamagoose
couldn't read and not reply -- hang in there,...

couldn't read and not reply -- hang in there, mama! Just keep pushing his BS right back at him and telling him you won't talk about stuff when you're exhausted. You sound strong, wise, and like...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-31-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By mamagoose
meandmine, hang in there! I work full-time, too,...

meandmine, hang in there! I work full-time, too, and most days I feel like I've accomplished something major when I get myself and ds out of the house in the morning, to daycare and work, and back...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-28-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By mamagoose
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif Oh mama, hang in there. Your babies will be ok. They know you love them, they know you're not leaving them. Let your kids know it's ok to...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-25-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,933
Posted By mamagoose
Great question! I don't think there's a straight...

Great question! I don't think there's a straight answer, either. I suspect that some family courts in some states will presume that 50/50 is best, and others may presume that EOW is best, but when...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-25-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By mamagoose
That is wonderful, and kudos to you for having...

That is wonderful, and kudos to you for having such a positive attitude. I have been both the new wife (my ex's daughter from his previous relationship was 2 when I met him -- she's 15 now), and I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-20-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,021
Posted By mamagoose
Quote: Originally Posted by moonlight mom...

Quote:
Originally Posted by moonlight mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10804585)
Your ds is beautiful! You sound exactly...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-19-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,021
Posted By mamagoose
Lindsay, thank you so much for sharing this, and...

Lindsay, thank you so much for sharing this, and CONGRATULATIONS to you for nursing your sweet boy for so long! Great work! I don't post/read this thread often, but just came here today as I too am...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-19-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By mamagoose
OkCupid....

OkCupid. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Single Parenting   03-14-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,763
Posted By mamagoose
Just posting out of sheer gratitude to the...

Just posting out of sheer gratitude to the Universe for sending me J (we met on OkC and began dating in late Oct) -- this man is smart, sweet, funny, responsible, fun, and treats me so well....I...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-13-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By mamagoose
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif Mama, I'm so sorry to hear about all this, and I wish I knew of some resources but I don't. Hopefully other mamas will have suggestions...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-03-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,763
Posted By mamagoose
Quote: Originally Posted by Sharondio...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sharondio http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10681477)
IMHO, it's less about whether the guy has...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-07-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,606
Posted By mamagoose
My2girls9901, try OkCupid. It's free, and I...

My2girls9901, try OkCupid. It's free, and I found all the tests and questions to be fun in and of themselves. Also, I met my current boyfriend through OkC, and he's a sweetheart of a catch....
Forum: Single Parenting   01-20-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,527
Posted By mamagoose
Mama, I couldn't read and not post. I don't have...

Mama, I couldn't read and not post. I don't have any advice. I'm so sorry your sweet girl had to go with him, and I can't imagine the heartache and sickness you're feeling. I wish you the best in...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-10-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,989
Posted By mamagoose
Cycle, I could have written your post 4 months...

Cycle, I could have written your post 4 months ago when I had just gotten up the nerve to join OkCupid and put myself out there. I was nervous about finding a guy who was ok with my being a single...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-19-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,493
Posted By mamagoose
Green & Holland, thanks for your perspectives on...

Green & Holland, thanks for your perspectives on introducing the "friend" to ds. I think I was also trying to make too big a deal of it. It turns out that J is the only person available to give ds...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-14-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,493
Posted By mamagoose
ok, how do I figure out when/if to introduce my...

ok, how do I figure out when/if to introduce my new "friend" to ds? I've been dating "J" since late Oct, we are really clicking, enjoy each other so much, and have each confessed to liking the other...
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