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Forum: Single Parenting   02-12-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Oh my gosh. YES. It's awful! Except i don't...

Oh my gosh. YES. It's awful!

Except i don't have a significant other. So, um, it doesn't really matter. lol.

But oooh. Oh goodness my baby fever is so incredibly bad. I'm 2 months away from my...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-31-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 916
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
This is fantastic Mamas! Much joy and love to...

This is fantastic Mamas! Much joy and love to you all in the coming year!

For me, 2009 will be a year of continuation. Onward and upward!

I have answers to some health questions, and have a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-08-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,458
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
You've gotten so much advice and support here...

You've gotten so much advice and support here there's not much more i could say. But i didn't want to read through it all and not raise my voice in support of you too.

I agree with the other who...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-20-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,570
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Ugh. This really sucks, just for everyone....

Ugh. This really sucks, just for everyone. Especially the kids caught up inbetween. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif

Of course i have a vent. And if i didn't vent...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-19-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Hi! I'm in Ontario! (albeit very, very Northern...

Hi! I'm in Ontario! (albeit very, very Northern Ontario).

Except i don't really have much in the way of answers for you. I seriously considered my options with regards to social assistance,...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
You look at your baby(s). You watch them sleep,...

You look at your baby(s). You watch them sleep, and you think about all the amazing things they could do in their lifetime. You think about their happiness, and let your doubts and worries about...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
You know what to do, you just have no idea how...

You know what to do, you just have no idea how it's even possible.

GET OUT girl. Find geared-to-income housing. Government subsidized daycare, food stamps, heck for the first little bit just...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,541
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Quote: Originally Posted by KCMommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by KCMommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12586462)
I love this one. I was finally able to leave...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Thanks so much dear friends! Keep them coming! ...

Thanks so much dear friends! Keep them coming!

My personal parenting situation is different for a variety of reasons. He was cavorting with the teenager before i even gave birth to our DS, and...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
So, i know we all talk about our personal views...

So, i know we all talk about our personal views and decisions on how and when to introduce/involve a new boyfriend/significant other into the lives of our dear children.

I'd like to hear again...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2008, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
I must first admit i'm CRAZY jealous! And...

I must first admit i'm CRAZY jealous!

And then, i will congratulate you, and wish you well in your partnered parenting life going forward! Good for you Mama!




But i'm still really...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-11-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Thanks for your advice ladies. It may not...

Thanks for your advice ladies.

It may not matter anyway. As wonderful as i think he is, it looks like his interest is waning, or he's decided it's not worth fighting with x over his DD (which as...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-10-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,570
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Quote: Originally Posted by Synthea™...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Synthea™ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12574782)
My venting right now is that I need stbx's...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-10-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
ah, so there's the sticking point, i suppose....

ah, so there's the sticking point, i suppose. Those are things he can't do. when his DD was 7 months old, x told him she wasn't sure that his DD was actually his....
Forum: Organize & Declutter   11-10-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,251
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
At first i just thought 'well that's just...

At first i just thought 'well that's just crazy'. Buuut,... hmmm. I recently discovered that if i use my cleaning time to focus on ONE room deeply, i feel much more accomplished, and find it easier...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-10-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Quote: Originally Posted by ElliesMomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElliesMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12582637)
hugs! but in reading through: was he ever...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-10-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Ah thanks for dropping in ladies! ...

Ah thanks for dropping in ladies!

Tripleaces: In reality, they were never actually a couple. They were friends with benefits for a little while. She got pregnant. They tried 'together' it didn't...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-10-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
I know nobody could really give me any advice,...

I know nobody could really give me any advice, at this point (but feel free to put your 2 cents in! The more perspective i get, the better at this stage!) but i would like to vent a tiny bit....
Forum: Single Parenting   11-10-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Ahh,... i could have written this at many times...

Ahh,... i could have written this at many times throughout the last 4 years.

In fact, there were very few drawbacks to me having a second child as a single mother, because i'm back in Canada...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-07-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Well,,.... i do both? I have a full time...

Well,,.... i do both?

I have a full time mon-friday day job. DS is in daycare during that time (the city subsidizes that for low income families, so i pay a reduced amount).

However that is...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-27-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Well, at least i know i'm not alone! If the...

Well, at least i know i'm not alone!

If the guys aren't in their late 40's-50's, then all they want is sex (which is fine for them, but i want a real relationship.). And then the few that i do...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-17-2008, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Ha. Back in the day i had ringtones for H. DS is...

Ha. Back in the day i had ringtones for H. DS is only now 3. H doesn't call the cell anymore, and if he does he uses a calling card, so it doesn't matter as it doesn't come up as a number. DS and i...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
I'm not sure i can be much help, considering i...

I'm not sure i can be much help, considering i feel the same way myself. In fact, it's one of the things that makes me the most angry, when i think about my husband, and what he did. I made him...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Once in a while we've had threads talking about...

Once in a while we've had threads talking about things we as single parents have accomplished. Things we never thought we could do ourselves, or things we're proud of ourselves for doing. Things...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-22-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By ButterflyStarburst
Just another normal day here.

Just another normal day here.
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