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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-08-2015, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Surfacing
Our two kittens are fine. Just some ear mites...

Our two kittens are fine. Just some ear mites (yuck) and had a couple of extra tests done as we got them from (in the vet's words) "a questionable background". Ahem.


Ouch - yep it adds up...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-08-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 248
Posted By Surfacing
Errr nothing since this post. I need to do more...

Errr nothing since this post. I need to do more exercise! Today was all busy with chores and activities of daily living.

ETA - okay I exercised!!!!
2/8 - 20 min yoga + 30 min walking DVD

Total...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-08-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Surfacing
Thanks girls, that's helpful. This reminds me of...

Thanks girls, that's helpful. This reminds me of the approach from the book How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk.

I was having a conversation with my mother the other day...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 725
Posted By Surfacing
Thanks for the welcome! It's nice to be welcomed....

Thanks for the welcome! It's nice to be welcomed. :smile:

I budgetted $210 for our kittens' visit to the vets today but it ended up costing $469 unexpectedly. UGHHHH.
Forum: Mental Health   02-07-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Surfacing
I think psychcentral.com has a section for family...

I think psychcentral.com has a section for family members of those with mental illness.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-07-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Surfacing
You Never Understand Me

"You never understand how freaking annoying she (dd2) is to me. You never understand what I'm saying to you." Dd is in the throes of pre-teen feelings. She is crying right now. I feel despair....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,226
Posted By Surfacing
:lurk:

:lurk:
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Surfacing
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-04-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 725
Posted By Surfacing
Subbing for inspiration!!! :grin: I also did...

Subbing for inspiration!!! :grin:

I also did some cost reducing measures such as reviewed my cell phone plan and discovered a cheaper plan would still meet my needs. I am cancelling a magazine...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-04-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 248
Posted By Surfacing
2/3 - 30 min stretching with my daughter 2/4 ...

2/3 - 30 min stretching with my daughter
2/4 - 50 min walking DVD with floor exercises

Total 80 min :thumb
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   02-03-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 248
Posted By Surfacing
30 min of stretching with my daughter today....

30 min of stretching with my daughter today. :grin:
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-30-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 452
Posted By Surfacing
Subbing, what an inspiring group!!!

Subbing, what an inspiring group!!!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   01-30-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 471
Posted By Surfacing
Hello Mamas, hope you dont mind me joining in...

Hello Mamas, hope you dont mind me joining in here. I have neglected my physical fitness a lot in the past 9 years immersed in parenting my little ones, managing the household and working full time....
Forum: Mental Health   07-25-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 633
Views: 75,727
Posted By Surfacing
Lilgreen it is apparent you have done a lot of...

Lilgreen it is apparent you have done a lot of research and are carefully working to take care of yourself. Good for you!
Your partner sounds like a wonderful source of support.
Forum: Personal Growth   07-18-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By Surfacing
From your post it sounds like you lost control...

From your post it sounds like you lost control today, you regret it. I have been there. I especially felt the blinding rage when I was not on medication for a mood disorder. The meds have helped take...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-18-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Surfacing
Thank you very much Mamas for checking in with...

Thank you very much Mamas for checking in with me. I am feeling quite a lot better now.

Things with my husband are much better, we got the issues around the Australia friends straightened out,...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-13-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Surfacing
Stuck in life

nevermind
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-28-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
Posted By Surfacing
There is a great book called "Why Am I Still...

There is a great book called "Why Am I Still Depressed?" that talks about the many faces of bipolar 2... how subtle it can be, how it can appear different than the big swings of mania/depression in...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-28-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,456
Posted By Surfacing
Dd1 is 9 years old and speaks with contempt to...

Dd1 is 9 years old and speaks with contempt to her sister. It is also leaking through in her interactions with me. I am making it clear I won't be spoken to that way, that I speak to her with...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-28-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Surfacing
Thanks for replying Sienna-forever. Dh and I...

Thanks for replying Sienna-forever. Dh and I have had many conversations/arguments about this and we both finally seem to understand the other person's perspective a little bit more. Dh is backing...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-25-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Surfacing
Thanks Mamas for your responses. It seems...

Thanks Mamas for your responses. It seems bullying from classmates is a big reason she wants out. It seems to be the really insidious girl social bullying, not the overt obvious shoving or anything....
Forum: Personal Growth   05-24-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Surfacing
Recently dh and dd1 went overseas to visit dh's...

Recently dh and dd1 went overseas to visit dh's best friend. They lived with best friend (age 40s) and his wife (age 20s) for 2 weeks and were treated like royalty. Dh got to go out with his best...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-12-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Surfacing
Daily phone calls from the school secretary have...

Daily phone calls from the school secretary have become the norm. Every. single. day. my 6 year old insists that she feels sick and needs to go home. What is the underlying cause of this behaviour?...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-22-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By Surfacing
Great ideas. I used to let my dd's paint but...

Great ideas. I used to let my dd's paint but have gotten lazy with ds. Just don't want to have to do the clean up and worry about keeping his hands off stuff. LOL  Guess that is something I need to...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-22-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Surfacing
Hi Christie11, sorry to hear you had such a...

Hi Christie11, sorry to hear you had such a rotten experience. I had a 3rd degree tear from my first birth and was stitched up right there in the delivery room. But I birthed in Ontario, Canada....
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