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Forum: Single Parenting   01-07-2003, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By alianmama
I can relate to the exhaustion big time. I have...

I can relate to the exhaustion big time. I have ds's 9 & 15 & now raising my nieces 2 & 3, and I'm single, working (teaching) FT & taking graduate level courses FT.

Psychologically, kids will act...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-07-2003, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By alianmama
Sorry to come off as negative, but when...

Sorry to come off as negative, but when someone's behavior changes drastically for the negative, and then deflects questions and tries to make YOU, the questioner, out to be the 'bad guy' there is...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-12-2002, 07:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By alianmama
sounds good! I teach full time in the Grass...

sounds good! I teach full time in the Grass Valley area, but some days when I don't have a meeting I leave a bit early to have some fun kid time...Normally I don't leave until 4 or later, don't get...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   11-12-2002, 05:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By alianmama
I now have, in addition to my boys 9 & 15, two...

I now have, in addition to my boys 9 & 15, two little girls, 2 & 3. My sister's babes; she's very ill and unable to parent them right now, so I'm picking them up this weekend. Boy am I out of...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-08-2002, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,379
Posted By alianmama
Hot damn, Jeff, you've got some fabulous ideas!...

Hot damn, Jeff, you've got some fabulous ideas! Where can I buy in? I have a GREAT sob story! And the crazy thing is that it's completely true! 2 years ago my sister had a brain tumor, just weeks...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-07-2002, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By alianmama
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif :LOL :LOL :LOL :LOL !!!!!!!!!

This just means your ex and his stupid cow are even dumber than you thought they were!!! Hee heee...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-07-2002, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By alianmama
If he's a totally nasty creep, move and bid him...

If he's a totally nasty creep, move and bid him good riddance.

If he is a decent human being, but you just don't want to be with him, consider what kind of part-time dad he would likely be. If...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-07-2002, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,379
Posted By alianmama
I'm a mama who lives in the boonies too! ...

I'm a mama who lives in the boonies too!

Damn, you sound absolutely furious! I have been there and truly understand. I've laid awake at night fuming, blood pounding, fantasizing all the things I...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-29-2002, 05:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By alianmama
The Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley/Nevada City...

The Auburn, Colfax, Grass Valley/Nevada City areas are all good places for what you are describing you want. GV & NC are possibly less good as far as racing, but otherwise there's a funky mixture of...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   10-17-2002, 01:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By alianmama
Hi! I work in Penn Valley, a 10 minute drive...

Hi! I work in Penn Valley, a 10 minute drive from Nevada City. My boys are 9 & 15, so not little enough to play with yours. But I am a Mothering mama! So feel free to chat w/me!

Blessings,
S
Forum: Single Parenting   09-17-2002, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By alianmama
read my reply to "question for divorced mamas"- ...

read my reply to "question for divorced mamas"-

it relates perfectly to what you're asking!

Bottom line- your life isn't an experiment that you can repeat if you don't get it right the first...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-17-2002, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By alianmama
when I'm sad & feeling lonely, I find myself...

when I'm sad & feeling lonely, I find myself berating myself & thinking "oh, I COULD have worked it out after all, really!" but honestly, that internal response doesn't last. In the end, I am a...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-17-2002, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By alianmama
Tell right away. Be proud of being a mom, be...

Tell right away. Be proud of being a mom, be proud to have your child. Last thing single moms need is a guy who got hooked on the woman, and are reluctant to let go once they've got 'the good stuff'...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-17-2002, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By alianmama
Joing LEGAL custody is the norm; the other...

Joing LEGAL custody is the norm; the other parent has to be really screwed up to be refused joint legal, meaning both parents have the right to input re determine religious, eductional and health...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   09-17-2002, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,189
Posted By alianmama
Every so often I check just in case! Anyone...

Every so often I check just in case! Anyone local out there??!!
Forum: Personal Growth   07-11-2002, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,583
Posted By alianmama
check out www.rawfood.com....

check out www.rawfood.com. (http://www.rawfood.com.) I cannot tell you how utterly life/health-changing becoming a raw-foodist has been. I would write pages, but the website may be a bit more...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-11-2002, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By alianmama
Congratulations! So very cool. Would you be...

Congratulations! So very cool. Would you be interested/able in carrying a few more products? I'd love to see some Yonka (french- the best face creams etc...) and some fabulous skin oils by Aesop, an...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-11-2002, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By alianmama
Definitely resonates with me. Makes me think of...

Definitely resonates with me. Makes me think of my favorite 'self-help/spiritual/philosophy' book- only 138 pages long The Four Agreement by Don Miguel Ruiz.

Life is so much sweeter when we have...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-11-2002, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,009
Posted By alianmama
I'd be honest and compassionate. It's a balance....

I'd be honest and compassionate. It's a balance. First, you don't need another high maintainance "project" in your life, so don't go trying to 'fix' and change her etc. You don't want to blow her...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   07-09-2002, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By alianmama
Eventually you will have to get to a point where...

Eventually you will have to get to a point where you are not simply talking/complaining about it (him/gaming/lack of participation), but you will have to DO something. Many very intelligent...
Forum: Parents as Partners Archive   07-08-2002, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By alianmama
I would have zero tolerance for this. Tell him...

I would have zero tolerance for this. Tell him if he's going to leave you a widow, cash in the life insurance policy so that you & the kids can travel and have some fun in life. Tell him that for...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-08-2002, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By alianmama
I have been very fortunate to recieve help here...

I have been very fortunate to recieve help here & there when I needed it: IMHO you have gone WAY above and beyond what ANY friend- or even relative- could ask from you. It sounds like you are trying...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-08-2002, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By alianmama
Great advice! DO call a local women's center or...

Great advice! DO call a local women's center or some such thing- they usually offer great free legal advice, tons of leads for all the resources you'll need, great people to talk to, counseling,...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-08-2002, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By alianmama
My son's dad was out of the picture until he was...

My son's dad was out of the picture until he was around 10. My explanation was that he wasn't quite ready to be a dad yet, and that he knew ds was getting great parenting and lots of love. I made...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-26-2002, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By alianmama
Super and eloquent, Moondance! I second her...

Super and eloquent, Moondance!

I second her opinion 100%.


Life is far to precious to just squeak by...
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