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Forum: Single Parenting   05-10-2005, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By brusselsprout
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif I don't have any advice, but sending you good wishes!!
Forum: Single Parenting   05-10-2005, 01:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By brusselsprout
My mom sat there and stared at me for like 20...

My mom sat there and stared at me for like 20 minutes without saying a word, then she got up and went about her household chores like she normally would but refused to speak to me the rest of the...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By brusselsprout
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Forum: Single Parenting   05-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By brusselsprout
and maybe a bit of a vent too.... Some time...

and maybe a bit of a vent too....

Some time last year (once I felt safe here and the feeling of community) I shared a bit of a vent about something that was going on in my life. I felt safe in...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-30-2005, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 364
Posted By brusselsprout
It is good to read how everyone is doing. ...

It is good to read how everyone is doing.

Me and the boys are doing really well. Deek has excellerated through classes this year and is in essence skipping 2nd grade. He seems so much happier and...
Forum: Lactivism   04-28-2005, 07:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,436
Posted By brusselsprout
It has been awhile since I have had to know...

It has been awhile since I have had to know anything about this, but I am pretty sure that it is the law in 36 states (give or take a couple). Sex toy parties were still completely illegal in 5...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2005, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By brusselsprout
That is NOT pathetic. I think it is a good thing...

That is NOT pathetic. I think it is a good thing to take yourself out and treat yourself. We as single moms deserve just as much if not more recognition for what we do every day. I am sorry your...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2005, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By brusselsprout
Try to study the same time every day. I usually...

Try to study the same time every day. I usually find I get the most done in the evening after I get the kids to bed. Don't turn on Yahoo messenger or anything like that until after you get your...
Forum: Gardening   04-27-2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,359
Posted By brusselsprout
Hi...

Hi http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif I'm a newbie too. I was planning on doing a small container garden and at the last minute totally dug up my small back yard and...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2005, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By brusselsprout
Have you tried discussing it with your ex? I...

Have you tried discussing it with your ex? I found for us it worked better to discuss things outside the courtroom and come to an agreement as to what was liveable for me and affordable for him.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2005, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By brusselsprout
I agree, talk to a lawyer...just because you...

I agree, talk to a lawyer...just because you aren't divorced yet doesn't mean you have to let him do anything

And you have nothing to be ashamed of at all...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-26-2005, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By brusselsprout
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif glad things seem to be coming together for you http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Single Parenting   04-26-2005, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By brusselsprout
I do the Mother's Day family picture too. I love...

I do the Mother's Day family picture too. I love seeing how my boys and I are growing as a family http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

This year though I am thinking...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2005, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By brusselsprout
NO NO NO!!! LOL, OK, maybe that is a little...

NO NO NO!!!

LOL, OK, maybe that is a little strong, but seriously it opens the door for trouble....my ex was supposed to stay with us a couple weeks, it has now been five and I have been...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2005, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By brusselsprout
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif I am so sorry you are going thru that. I know I wish that often myself!
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2005, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,075
Posted By brusselsprout
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I totally agree, and am adding....

Do not assume you can "go back to your (her) place". Often the children are there with a...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2005, 03:42 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 6,169
Posted By brusselsprout
bumpin this back up cuz I'm back and hoping you...

bumpin this back up cuz I'm back and hoping you guys will dish the dirt http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2005, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 633
Posted By brusselsprout
I just transferred to Cerro Coso Community...

I just transferred to Cerro Coso Community College, I am changing majors and thier program looked awesome (switching from business to web design). In california we have so many online options. Check...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-24-2005, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By brusselsprout
Coming into this thread late.... I am...

Coming into this thread late....

I am taking most of my classes online right now, and so far that has worked really well for us with homeschooling. But when I decided to go back to school I...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-22-2005, 07:57 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 16,842
Posted By brusselsprout
Quote: Originally Posted by Mom2six That is...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mom2six
That is so strange. I got a call from a woman a few weeks ago - she had had 5 normal pregnancies and then a stillbirth at 35 weeks for no apparent reason. Her...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-13-2004, 12:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 485
Posted By brusselsprout
Don't be afraid to contact the local Salvation...

Don't be afraid to contact the local Salvation Army and other local Food Banks. That is what they are there for. I was reminded of that again when I went to apply for food stamps.
Forum: Single Parenting   12-12-2004, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By brusselsprout
I was just coming here to rant about this. I so...

I was just coming here to rant about this. I so wish I could go back to court and take away my ex's visitation rights. Ever since I told him I wasn't going to let him move in with us and I wasn't...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-09-2004, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By brusselsprout
I have sole physical/legal custody, my ex has...

I have sole physical/legal custody, my ex has visitation rights but hasn't really ever taken advantage of them. In my case I just wrote that it was what I wanted and he signed the papers, he never...
Forum: Babywearing   12-08-2004, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By brusselsprout
i used a pouch with my youngest (who was three...

i used a pouch with my youngest (who was three weeks early) for the first couple weeks and then moved to an unpadded ring sling

the trick for us was to wrap him in a blanket and then put another...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-05-2004, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By brusselsprout
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http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hola.gif:

Welcome!!!!! Nice to meetcha. I think you will find this to be a open, caring, and supportive group...
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