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Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-13-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,428
Posted By socialworkmamma
I...

I http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif this thread so hard!!!! DD came to me Saturday and showed me three pubic hairs and she's a little over 9.5. We've talked about puberty and...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-03-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By socialworkmamma
Okay, I've decided I didn't like it. It's not...

Okay, I've decided I didn't like it. It's not the lack of a happy ending, as I loved TTTW, it's that the dead for several days body had a child. I think that combined with the fact Elspeth really...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   09-02-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By socialworkmamma
I reaaaaaly want to discuss this book with...

I reaaaaaly want to discuss this book with someone! It's written by Audrey Niffenegger, also author of The Time Traveler's Wife, one of my favorite books. This one has been disturbing to me and I've...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,760
Posted By socialworkmamma
Just wanted to thank everyone for their kind...

Just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words and sharing their own stories. It really helped and still does.http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif
The night I posted I got a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,760
Posted By socialworkmamma
EdnaMarie, that is the truth! DH and I joke...

EdnaMarie, that is the truth! DH and I joke we're true believers as he's a public defender and I'm a LCSW who sees mostly kids in foster care on Medicaid. I think the sucky part lately is the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,760
Posted By socialworkmamma
Thank-you so much ladies, I so needed to hear...

Thank-you so much ladies, I so needed to hear everything you had to say! I forget what I have persevered through and been blessed with when I have days like today.
I am totally rocking my pity...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-13-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,760
Posted By socialworkmamma
If no one responds to this I totally understand,...

If no one responds to this I totally understand, but decided I wanted to vent and get some of these feelings out there. Right now I feel as though every decision re money I've every made has been...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-23-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By socialworkmamma
We need to get our kids together! My DS of the...

We need to get our kids together! My DS of the same age sounds exactly like your DD. I have a DD that is 8 and she will play with him at times, but not to his level of roughness or satisfaction. I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-16-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By socialworkmamma
Go to www.smittenkitchen.com...

Go to www.smittenkitchen.com (http://www.smittenkitchen.com) and put in for the tart crust recipe. Everthing I've ever made from the site has been great.
Forum: Television   04-15-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,231
Posted By socialworkmamma
I absolutely agree with having ill and/or dying...

I absolutely agree with having ill and/or dying members of the family still being treated as valuable members of the families included in activites and not hidden away. My opionion differs in what...
Forum: Television   04-15-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 24,231
Posted By socialworkmamma
I've never been a big Duggar fan or naysayer, we...

I've never been a big Duggar fan or naysayer, we sometimes watch the show and I have enjoyed seeing the older girls looking a little more "with it", but I have to say the way Josh handled the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-15-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By socialworkmamma
I feel your pain on this one. In our own family...

I feel your pain on this one. In our own family my nephews recieved a Wii and a large four wheeler, the same Christmas. We have gone with Santa bringing some stuff and parents buying others. I also...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   04-10-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By socialworkmamma
Could I have the info as well? We grow a lot of...

Could I have the info as well? We grow a lot of our own produce, but I would love to support someone local.
I live 25 minutes from Joplin and sadly can't really help with midwife info. There is a...
Forum: Television   04-03-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 24,690
Posted By socialworkmamma
No, they will need to get help in Europe, 'cause...

No, they will need to get help in Europe, 'cause then the kids can also be "cultured" at the same time.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-03-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By socialworkmamma
He was having a moment and cursed at your...

He was having a moment and cursed at your husband, which isn't okay, but then your husband escalated the whole thing by no longer being courteous about using the front door. I get that it's your...
Forum: Television   03-24-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By socialworkmamma
We hate it too, but then we don't like Bobby...

We hate it too, but then we don't like Bobby Flay. I could almost grasp it if not for the week of preperation and extra help. It is just sooooo dumb to act like it's an equal playing field because...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-23-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 11,583
Posted By socialworkmamma
It's good not to feel so alone. My DH went to a...

It's good not to feel so alone. My DH went to a private law school because he was told by his student advisor just getting in is impressive enough to ensure a high paying job upon graduation. He...
Forum: The Mindful Home   03-19-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By socialworkmamma
Go with the Eureka. We just got ours from Amazon...

Go with the Eureka. We just got ours from Amazon last week and I'm so happy. We have all ceramic expept for the bedrooms and had a Eureka enviro steamer 10 years ago when we moved in and it finally...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   03-18-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,761
Posted By socialworkmamma
My sister-in-law just became a mother without a...

My sister-in-law just became a mother without a mother. I would love to hear from some women who have been there some special ways I can help and let her know I'm there when she needs me.
TIA...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-09-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By socialworkmamma
It does get better. DH and I were just...

It does get better. DH and I were just discussing this the other day and wondered how we got through some of the moments we did with most of our sanity intact.
I noticed from your siggy there is a...
Forum: Parenting   03-08-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,020
Posted By socialworkmamma
Purposeful multi-generational living here. Ten...

Purposeful multi-generational living here. Ten years ago when DH and I were childless we moved back to our hometown. We stayed with my parents while we looked for a house to buy. It was great as my...
Forum: Family Planning   03-01-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 830
Posted By socialworkmamma
I would say talk to your dr. and give it a try....

I would say talk to your dr. and give it a try. I've had mine for two years now and also used one for three months after going off BCP for the purpose of TTC 10 years ago. I never had problems with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2009, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By socialworkmamma
It's all good and developmentally appropriate....

It's all good and developmentally appropriate. They are feeling things out and probably two weeks ago at least one of the girls still liked some of the stuff. As long as they don't term those that...
Forum: Family Planning   02-02-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By socialworkmamma
I'm so sorry. I would've kept trying to have a...

I'm so sorry. I would've kept trying to have a daughter until I had one or aged out of the ttc game. My first was a girl and truthfully, I would have been happy with just her. I have PCOS and we had...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-02-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By socialworkmamma
If this is in the wrong forum, I apologize, I'm...

If this is in the wrong forum, I apologize, I'm just looking for some mamma input. We are in a communal living arrangement with my elderly parents. We added on and finished the walkout basement of...
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