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Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-21-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By Mothernature
We had the boyfriend over for Easter dinner...

We had the boyfriend over for Easter dinner yesterday. He has nice manners but I'm sure we were a bit intimidating. He didn't speak much.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-21-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,480
Posted By Mothernature
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by carsonm3 http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/45696/my-13-year-old-daughter-has-a-boyfriend-or-aaaaaaaaaaah#post_17610273)...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-24-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By Mothernature
Here we go. My beautiful, smart and vivacious...

Here we go. My beautiful, smart and vivacious 13-year-old has a boyfriend. It isn't the 2 week kind of boyfriend either. He's been around since before Christmas. They survived the holidays,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-24-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,480
Posted By Mothernature
I see that I'm reviving an old thread, and I...

I see that I'm reviving an old thread, and I haven't been on this forum in a long time, but this is suddenly relevant to us. My 13-year-old daughter has had a boyfriend since just before Christmas....
Forum: Family Planning   02-06-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,699
Posted By Mothernature
I used ParaGard for 10 years. Then I decided to...

I used ParaGard for 10 years. Then I decided to have my children. Breastfeeding and co-sleeping were the perfect cocktail for me. I didn't have a period for 3 years then got pregnant after the first...
Forum: Learning at School   08-25-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Mothernature
This is the first week of first grade and it is...

This is the first week of first grade and it is beginning to look like a repeat of last year. My little guy just puts on the breaks when we get to school and refuses to go inside. If I walk him in...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-26-2007, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Mothernature
The older one is more emotional and irritable,...

The older one is more emotional and irritable, but she definitely fills the role of "the good one" to a T. Last night when I scolded him for dumping out my contact lenses I found them both in their...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-25-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Mothernature
I forgot to mention that dx left for Canada...

I forgot to mention that dx left for Canada Saturday morning without seeing the children while he was here. He was unable to arrange for supervised visitation in the 2 weeks he was here.
Forum: Single Parenting   06-25-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Mothernature
I already typed this once last night and it got...

I already typed this once last night and it got lost in cyber space. So, here goes again. I haven't posted in a long while because I've been quite busy changing my whole life. I left my husband just...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-03-2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By Mothernature
That is so funny. I am reminded of when dd was 3...

That is so funny. I am reminded of when dd was 3 and in kids day out and they were talking about nutrition. The teacher gave them a peice of construction paper shaped like a person and they were...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-06-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Mothernature
Well, we've been out of diapers all summer, but...

Well, we've been out of diapers all summer, but we still have accidents every few days. We've had a tough summer with lots of adjustments so I'm amazed he's even attempting it. One of his close...
Forum: Grief and Loss   07-24-2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,712
Posted By Mothernature
Thanks to you all for your kind words, thoughts,...

Thanks to you all for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers. We're trying to come up with some special tributes to our sweet little guy. I think I'll let the children plant two trees. One for...
Forum: Grief and Loss   07-13-2006, 07:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,712
Posted By Mothernature
The sharpness of the pain from losing Sienna...

The sharpness of the pain from losing Sienna (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=448581) is still vivid daily reminder and I was in no way ready or willing to prepare myself for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-28-2006, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 111
Posted By Mothernature
I stumble through laullaby every time I try to...

I stumble through laullaby every time I try to sing it and end up making up my own lyrics which are frequently very silly. I was just wondering if any of you are familiar with the real lyrics to...
Forum: Grief and Loss   06-26-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,872
Posted By Mothernature
Our friend's 3 year old just died in May so I...

Our friend's 3 year old just died in May so I can really relate to how you and your boys must be feeling right now.

One thing we found helpful was to be frank and not use platitudes when talking...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-19-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,560
Posted By Mothernature
My mother always told me I had to wait until I...

My mother always told me I had to wait until I was 16. I begged and begged and finally for my 12th birthday she caved. For my birthday all my friends bought me earrings. I loved them and was very...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-21-2006, 09:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,355
Posted By Mothernature
Ds definitely knows his name, but if he ever got...

Ds definitely knows his name, but if he ever got lost he would be in big trouble.

It goes something like this:

What's your name?

Xander: Nino

How do you spell that?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-20-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,355
Posted By Mothernature
Quote: Originally Posted by Alkenny Well, we...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alkenny
Well, we DID...but he's not learned how to unlock all of the locks too. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif:

We have to do this...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-19-2006, 11:14 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,355
Posted By Mothernature
Quote: Originally Posted by Alkenny More on...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alkenny
More on DS being a "kid" now...DS was sitting in the cart at the grocery store yesterday (yeah, surprised me that he stayed there!). A little girl about the...
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-18-2006, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,414
Posted By Mothernature
Well, Mother's Day was amazing. The women who...

Well, Mother's Day was amazing. The women who love her decided to have a blessing way for the mother's new journey in motherhood. It was beautiful and I think it really meant a lot to her. There...
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-08-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,414
Posted By Mothernature
Quote: Originally Posted by dynamicdoula The...

Quote:
Originally Posted by dynamicdoula
The minister at the UU church I went to today told this exact story about her own friend whose daughter complained of a tummy ache, they took her to the...
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-07-2006, 08:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,414
Posted By Mothernature
Thank you all. With my limited exposure to...

Thank you all.

With my limited exposure to death I can most closely compare this experience to that of being in labor. The intensity comes in waves like contractions and then subsides. With each...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-07-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Mothernature
I have been using a booster that "expired" last...

I have been using a booster that "expired" last December. Our other booster is expected to last a total of 8 years which will be another 4 years away.

I really don't think this garage kept seat...
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-07-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By Mothernature
Last night my friends lost their 3 year old...

Last night my friends lost their 3 year old daughter. She had a stomach virus and apparently in this very rare case it spread to her liver and heart. She went to the hospital where they examined...
Forum: Grief and Loss   05-07-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,414
Posted By Mothernature
Last night my friends lost their 3 year old...

Last night my friends lost their 3 year old daughter. She had a stomach virus and apparently in this very rare case it spread to her liver and heart. She went to the hospital where they examined...
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