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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
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Yeah, if you are working a lot of hours and your...

Yeah, if you are working a lot of hours and your dh is unemployed, it makes the most sense to have him do most of the cooking, I would think (or at least more if it.)
Also, once I was able to...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-16-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
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I'm sorry I don't have any advice, but I think...

I'm sorry I don't have any advice, but I think it's unfair to say you "sacrificed your gallbladder" to him. My GB is messed up, and it's not my husband's fault. Unless you sold your GB for him or...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-16-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
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My dd is 17 and headed off to college. On the...

My dd is 17 and headed off to college. On the printed materials sent to parents, the college said that they treat their 17 year-olds like their 18-year olds. They might as well.....they are all...
Forum: Grief and Loss   07-15-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
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Thank you. You're probably right--I could see...

Thank you. You're probably right--I could see her displacing her anger.
I did call her boss (also kind of a family friend) who said he didn't want to be the one to tell her, but he will be there...
Forum: Grief and Loss   07-15-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
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need some advice

My daughter's best friend just lost her life to suicide. My daughter doesn't know yet because she is working at a sleep-away camp. My choices boil down to telling her on the phone, so she can make...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-08-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,018
Posted By A&A
Hopefully there can be some way for your stepson...

Hopefully there can be some way for your stepson and baby to know each other, since they are half-siblings.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-07-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By A&A
My house is too small for guest accommodations,...

My house is too small for guest accommodations, but if you happen to be in Utah, I'd love to meet you.

Yep, kids grow up way too fast. Fortunately my son is still in jr. high so I won't have an...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-06-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
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Rightkindofme, YOU'RE BACK!! Good to see you. ...

Rightkindofme, YOU'RE BACK!! Good to see you. It's seriously a ghost-town around here. I'm so glad to hear you are doing well! I envy your marathon running; my goal is to take up yoga but I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-01-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,034
Posted By A&A
We garden, make our own yogurt and bread, and...

We garden, make our own yogurt and bread, and line-dry outside when the weather makes it feasible. The small things add up!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-27-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By A&A
You said "eye doctor" ; was that an optometrist...

You said "eye doctor" ; was that an optometrist or Ophthalmologist? I would take him to the latter if you haven't already done so.
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-16-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,844
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In her follow-up essay, she states, "It was never...

In her follow-up essay, she states, "It was never about staying together."
http://theweek.com/article/index/262661/i-didnt-save-my-marriage-i-saved-myself#axzz34qaR21vm


But the original essay...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-08-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By A&A
Women, in general, have much more fluid sexuality...

Women, in general, have much more fluid sexuality than men. (Women are more likely to be bisexual than men are.) So classifying all women as "very heterosexual" is a bit weird.
Forum: Personal Growth   06-07-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By A&A
Do you consider him to be an alcoholic? If so,...

Do you consider him to be an alcoholic? If so, that's an entirely different story.
If not, then maybe he just needs to understand that you need him to come home by a reasonable time, and 2 or 3 am....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-04-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,247
Posted By A&A
How fun! What school is she going to?

How fun! What school is she going to?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-04-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By A&A
Yeah, it really depends on what you mean by...

Yeah, it really depends on what you mean by "non-fixed" expenses. Do you already have categories for doctor bills and car repairs, for example? Just this month, I spent $200 on doctor bills for my...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-01-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,844
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I think the book deal is seriously overkill. ...

I think the book deal is seriously overkill. She's not the only person to basically ignore a divorce-request and go on living life while the spouse changes his/her mind.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-09-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 385
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My mom used it as guilt-trip day (when I was a...

My mom used it as guilt-trip day (when I was a teenager/young adult).  I'd say happy mother's day, and she would say,  "If you really wanted to honor me, you'd ___________________."  (Fill in the...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 11,573
Posted By A&A
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Alpenglow http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-02-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By A&A
Could you set up a budget with him?  So that he...

Could you set up a budget with him?  So that he has some "fun" money for toys, but you're not constantly stressed about paying bills.  
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-01-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,338
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There is a discount-food store near me; mostly...

There is a discount-food store near me; mostly they have highly-processed stuff (cookies, for example), but the other day they had organic strawberries for $1.49/lb!  We bought 12 lbs. and froze...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-28-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,131
Posted By A&A
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Pepin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1399961/husband-and-porn-issues-please-talk-to-me/60#post_17617612)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By A&A
Even if you find it boring, give him the details...

Even if you find it boring, give him the details of the trust.  Then he will feel like you trust him.  (pun intended.)   Can you get his name added to the trust?  Is there a reason you wouldn't want...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-12-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,131
Posted By A&A
Whether you leave or stay, the book you need to...

Whether you leave or stay, the book you need to read is Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft.
Forum: Personal Growth   04-10-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By A&A
I just read about girlfriendcircles.com and...

I just read about girlfriendcircles.com and girlfriendsocial.com   
 
I haven't tried them but I wanted to mention them.
Forum: Personal Growth   04-10-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 44,368
Posted By A&A
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by beingdiana http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1198218/anyone-truly-hate-their-mother-in-law/180#post_17605253)...
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