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Forum: Grief and Loss   08-30-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,224
Posted By blessingscome
I just read your blog. I am so sorry.

I just read your blog. I am so sorry.
Forum: Learning at School   08-29-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,729
Posted By blessingscome
Treece, I don't think the big problem in your...

Treece, I don't think the big problem in your case is the uniform so much as the lack of time to look for things prior to needing them!  Honestly, I'm very low income and I like uniforms (we don't...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-24-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By blessingscome
Sorry to say but he gets away with this because...

Sorry to say but he gets away with this because the courts just don't care. If it were the mother doing that, they'd be all over your case. But with a dad, they're comparing him to dead beat dads...
Forum: Learning at School   08-23-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,729
Posted By blessingscome
I think the posts about uniforms teaching...

I think the posts about uniforms teaching children that different situations have different dress codes are a very good point.

I posted earlier that my children attend a school with uniforms but...
Forum: Learning at School   08-11-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,729
Posted By blessingscome
My kids attend a school with a uniform...

My kids attend a school with a uniform policy.... navy bottoms and white, collared shirts. Any collar (turtlenecks, polos, dress shirts... just so it has a collar) works and any navy bottoms -...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-05-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By blessingscome
Also, go ahead and apply for food stamps if your...

Also, go ahead and apply for food stamps if your income allows. Put the number of days that she is with you on there.  When it shows up as a discrepancy, they'll look into things. They'll also want...
Forum: Women's Health   06-05-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 87,423
Posted By blessingscome
Quick question... I have a child with a...

Quick question...

I have a child with a fever and cough. No apparent runny nose or drainage. Last child who had this a few weeks ago ended up on antibiotics but his throat showed signs of...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-28-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
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Views: 437
Posted By blessingscome
It's not easy. But I found it easier than with...

It's not easy. But I found it easier than with my ex who was abusive and who made it harder to be a mom with an infant.  I also found myself to be pregnant as a single mother (who already had kids)...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-21-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,980
Posted By blessingscome
Just a brainstorming idea.... if you're putting...

Just a brainstorming idea.... if you're putting him into diapers, could you treat him like a baby in other areas too? Like give him a bottle for dinner, make him go to bed early.... things like...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-16-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By blessingscome
Thanks! I have both younger and older but still...

Thanks! I have both younger and older but still lower elementary and preschool ages. I'm not sure how the youngest will do but I'm hoping that one will both grow into it and learn while watching...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   12-16-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By blessingscome
I purchased Rosetta Stone this year on Black...

I purchased Rosetta Stone this year on Black Friday for my kiddos. I've not opened or installed it though because I have more than one who will be using it and I'm wondering if the homeschool...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-03-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By blessingscome
Yep. I hate divorce. I hate being divorced. ...

Yep. I hate divorce. I hate being divorced.

But... sometimes is the only viable choice you have.
Forum: Single Parenting   09-15-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By blessingscome
Congrats! Counting down....

Congrats! Counting down....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-04-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By blessingscome
Just a thought... and I may be way off base here...

Just a thought... and I may be way off base here so feel free to say so. :D
 
It seems to me that finding a counselor/therapist your dss can trust is key here. Especially one willing to talk in...
Forum: Women's Health   07-31-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By blessingscome
Anyone? I'd like to know others' experiences...

Anyone? I'd like to know others' experiences also.
 
Forum: Single Parenting   04-13-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,418
Posted By blessingscome
Praying!  

Praying!
 
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By blessingscome
I think the fact that your therapist saw this is...

I think the fact that your therapist saw this is huge. 
 
As for questioning, yes, I questioned. I questioned over and over and over even after I left. What clinched it for me was that I needed to...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-23-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By blessingscome
Check with a lawyer to be sure but with sole...

Check with a lawyer to be sure but with sole legal custody you may be able to move without court permission. I think I remember reading that somewhere but it may be different based on where you live...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-22-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By blessingscome
The author? Is awesome.  

The author? Is awesome.
 
Forum: Single Parenting   03-18-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,610
Posted By blessingscome
Is custody already assumed to belong solely with...

Is custody already assumed to belong solely with you?  That might be why it was crossed off the docket - if the person who approved it being scheduled decided that there wasn't enough evidence to...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-18-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By blessingscome
Sleep whenever you can (it's amazing the...

Sleep whenever you can (it's amazing the difference that makes). Take your vitamins especially B and D (B helps mood) and Iron (for your energy levels - I like Floradix).  For positions, latch baby...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-18-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By blessingscome
Definitely check with a lawyer. If they don't...

Definitely check with a lawyer. If they don't take overnights into account, it may work easier for you with regards to custody!
 
Forum: Single Parenting   03-17-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By blessingscome
Working together makes it hard and I'm glad I...

Working together makes it hard and I'm glad I dont' have to deal with that. But yes, it does get better.  It's not immediate and your timeline will be different than everyone else's. But let...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-16-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By blessingscome
You're grieving. You're grieving what could have...

You're grieving. You're grieving what could have been, what should have been, the reality of what is, the death of your hopes and dreams as well as the death of the picture of the man that you...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-16-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By blessingscome
  I think that if I had the options you have,...


I think that if I had the options you have, I'd work part time. There's a lot of benefit of teaching the benefits of work to your children - teaching a work ethic and so on.  Not that working at...
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