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Forum: Parents as Partners   05-30-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,259
Posted By mama amie
Hi all! I'm back with an update! I...

Hi all!

I'm back with an update!

I moved into my own apartment in April. The kids are doing great. I no longer have a car, but live across the street from my job in a neighborhood that is...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-07-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By mama amie
I can't stay in our current house. Rent alone is...

I can't stay in our current house. Rent alone is more than I can earn each month. :-/

It looks to me like I will need to arrange to start the kids in school/daycare before divorcing so I can...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-06-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By mama amie
I am currently a married working homeschooling...

I am currently a married working homeschooling mother of 2 (ages 5 & 2). My husband and I have carefully arranged our work schedules so that I have them from waking up until he gets home M-F, then I...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-05-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,259
Posted By mama amie
I would have to work days in order to avoid...

I would have to work days in order to avoid working evenings, and that would mean transitioning DS (5) to school for the first time ever and paying childcare for DD (2). I would prefer that, for the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-05-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,259
Posted By mama amie
Thanks for all this! We are now trying to figure...

Thanks for all this! We are now trying to figure out a separation schedule that would also work for separate homes. The big hurdle here is that the kids would have to spend most of their nights w/...
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-28-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,259
Posted By mama amie
The issue w/ support is that I would have to...

The issue w/ support is that I would have to have sole custody. We have to do 50/50. I can't afford to fight him for anything, and we will be raising them 50/50. :-/
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-28-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,259
Posted By mama amie
Posting an update, in case you're curious. ...

Posting an update, in case you're curious.

We've agreed, in a very diplomatic and positive way, that our relationship as a couple is just over. No hanging on or trying to create what we never...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-30-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By mama amie
Today, DH did a little text "check in" during a...

Today, DH did a little text "check in" during a struggle with DS. I was home w/ kids, him at work. I responded honestly that one child was napping, and the other was being really challenging. He...
Forum: Unschooling   10-27-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 666
Posted By mama amie
Hey there, everyone! I've been absent awhile....

Hey there, everyone! I've been absent awhile. Glad to see you're all having adventures and learning so much along the way.

For us, we're easing out of a pretty big transition period. I started...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   10-03-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,827
Posted By mama amie
I knew I wanted to homeschool long before I even...

I knew I wanted to homeschool long before I even considered actually becoming a parent. I begged my parents to homeschool me. I am not sure as to my reasons as a child, but the love of HS was...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-02-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,259
Posted By mama amie
Well, for right now, I am not actively planning...

Well, for right now, I am not actively planning to separate. The thought, of course, comes to mind from time to time, but I am honestly so crammed time-wise, having the kids all day, then working...
Forum: Parents as Partners   10-02-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,259
Posted By mama amie
Oh, I could just scream. As far as I can tell, H...

Oh, I could just scream. As far as I can tell, H is doing great with the kids when I am working and home. But our relationship still struggles greatly. From my observations, he seems to be the sort...
Forum: Queer Parenting   09-30-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By mama amie
I'm converted. I am now fully on board with...

I'm converted. I am now fully on board with being a parade participant, but would certainly be mindful of where my family might be unwelcome (super racy public displays) and where it is appropriate...
Forum: Unschooling   09-29-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By mama amie
Agreeing with Filly. If you really break it down...

Agreeing with Filly. If you really break it down to manipulative=bad or good, it has to be on a case by case basis. Pretty much every single thing we do is technically manipulative- walking,...
Forum: Unschooling   09-28-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By mama amie
I agree with the PPs who differentiate whether...

I agree with the PPs who differentiate whether strewing is tied in with possible expectations. Surely those who would be disheartened by a strewn item gone ignored are also likely to be more...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-24-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 447
Posted By mama amie
I also feel like going on a little tangent now....

I also feel like going on a little tangent now. Why don't people publicly bash Justin Timberlake or Bieber or all the other white people making sexy songs and dancing sexy dances that some would...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-24-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 447
Posted By mama amie
I understand how some would obviously be...

I understand how some would obviously be offended by all that. And I can even see how some would find it racially offensive, but I fail to see how a person of her age doing that performance would be...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-24-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 447
Posted By mama amie
Anyone interested in talking about this? I read...

Anyone interested in talking about this? I read a lot of stuff, and some of it is pop culture blogs/sites. It looks like everyone is (still) obsessing over the VMA performance, specifically Miley...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-24-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 857
Posted By mama amie
Yes- that preemptive prevention is great, but is...

Yes- that preemptive prevention is great, but is so hard with a toddler in tow. Of course DS's neediest times are right when toddler DS needs milk or something. Like right this minute, dd (2) is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-23-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 857
Posted By mama amie
I definitely feel that my main need is in...

I definitely feel that my main need is in keeping my own composure during this stuff. It is very easy to push me into fight or flight with these rages, since I really do feel powerless to control...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-23-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 857
Posted By mama amie
JeanetteHannah, I appreciate your perspective,...

JeanetteHannah, I appreciate your perspective, but all your suggestions tend to intensify and escalate his upsets. There is no "calm down" spot that he will accept. The best I've found in that...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-19-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 857
Posted By mama amie
I am sure my son learned hate from hearing it in...

I am sure my son learned hate from hearing it in non-personal context. Certainly a few kid books have influenced, and likely some tv. We have been AP from the start, but kids pick up stuff from...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-17-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By mama amie
I suddenly remembered this delicious "shake" I...

I suddenly remembered this delicious "shake" I had, and must share.

Just use chai (decaf if sharing with kids), ice, banana, stevia (if desired) and a touch of your favorite milk-type substance....
Forum: Breastfeeding   09-16-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,500
Posted By mama amie
When mine were under 3 months, I would often use...

When mine were under 3 months, I would often use the ergo for supporting their bottoms while in a cradle hold position. It was mostly for coverage. But once they were old enough to latch on...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-16-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,031
Posted By mama amie
Thanks for your input. We've actually been...

Thanks for your input. We've actually been working toward reconciliation and will likely start therapy in the near future. A lot has happened, as I've started working 30 hours/ week (evenings and...
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