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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-10-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Mami2701
Thanks ladies. I will be doing that-- and will...

Thanks ladies. I will be doing that-- and will give update.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-09-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Mami2701
It sounds like I should get a lawyer, this is...

It sounds like I should get a lawyer, this is getting complicated. Google and legal forums are my friend these days, but a lawyer seems much less labor intensive.
 
Both of you have brought up...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-09-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Mami2701
Right now the ex is on probation, and has messed...

Right now the ex is on probation, and has messed it up so I'm surprised he isn't in prison. I think they would want to see a few years of good behavior before making a judgement in that direction....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-09-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Mami2701
My daughter and I just returned from our summer...

My daughter and I just returned from our summer in India. I was married while I was there, and my daughter has easily accepted my new husband as her daddy. 
 
Her birth father (we were never...
Forum: Babywearing   05-23-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Mami2701
It's a Boba! I had never heard of it before, but...

It's a Boba! I had never heard of it before, but it had great reviews and I went for it. She asks every other day or so to get in it, and we have fun for a while. I think it will go over very well....
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-22-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By Mami2701
I tried a sticker chart (really fun with flaps...

I tried a sticker chart (really fun with flaps and choices for the reward), and there was some enthusiasm but it's not enough of a reward. It would admittedly work better if I gave a sticker EVERY...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-16-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Mami2701
Hmmm, thanks everyone. This is the type of...

Hmmm, thanks everyone. This is the type of response I thought I might get.
 
Great point that this will increase his sense of entitlement. This is huge for him. Wow, good heads up.
 
I'll...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By Mami2701
Hmmm. She will clean up the poop and change...

Hmmm.
She will clean up the poop and change her own clothes. The yard is not fenced; it is shared. We've had past DCFS involvement so a phone call to the hotline could be detrimental to our...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-14-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Mami2701
I recently was granted to be the sole custodian...

I recently was granted to be the sole custodian and sole guardian of my daughter after a 2 year DCFS case. The father didn't comply and has had ongoing criminal court issues. The judge strongly...
Forum: Babywearing   05-14-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Mami2701
We are going to India in 2 weeks, so I bought a...

We are going to India in 2 weeks, so I bought a carrier. Luckily, she thinks it's cool. We haven't used them since she was a baby, which she doesn't recall, so she likes the idea of being close to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,293
Posted By Mami2701
"I'm going to keep you in my heart when we are...

"I'm going to keep you in my heart when we are not together." - to  a friend who was about to commence traveling
 
Alternatively, she said a few times this week: "Mommy you are out of my heart."
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By Mami2701
That's a good idea, simple and easy to implement...

That's a good idea, simple and easy to implement tomorrow. 
 
I still need to work on my reaction when she pees on stuff. Any suggestions? 
 
I feel like displaying anger is not ok. Displaying...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-14-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By Mami2701
I hope I can get some help here. This is the 1...

I hope I can get some help here. This is the 1 thing that makes me very angry and I haven't had the nerve to sit down and describe the situation in full.
 
History 
Potty trained by age 3 and...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-15-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mami2701
Thanks...

Thanks everyone http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/stillheart.gif
I'm so glad for this forum.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-14-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mami2701
I can give an update.   She has been home...

I can give an update.
 
She has been home for 3 months now. She started preschool 1 month ago, so that has helped (both of us) a lot. Her major meltdowns are nothing compared to what they were. I...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-04-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mami2701
geekgolightly: I have done a lot of different...

geekgolightly: I have done a lot of different jobs before being a mom, but no actual career. I became pregnant in my 3rd year of college and dropped out. I'm taking classes online now to finish the...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-02-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mami2701
Hey mamas. I am having a very rough time over...

Hey mamas. I am having a very rough time over here with my 4 year old. I just got custody back of my daughter 7 weeks ago. She was living with her Auntie and Uncle and their relationship is being...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-29-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,343
Posted By Mami2701
I have a neglect allegation. It's causing some...

I have a neglect allegation. It's causing some problems for me. It has prevented me from getting 2 jobs so far. After the case is closed I'm hoping there won't be as many obstacles. It sounds like...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-28-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,343
Posted By Mami2701
This is a very interesting thread.   I have...

This is a very interesting thread.
 
I have an open DCFS case. I was charged with "neglect". The allegations were mostly false, but I went through the system. I have completed all the "services"...
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