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Forum: Single Parenting   12-18-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By SoulJourney
For those of you out there who are full time...

For those of you out there who are full time single parents without an ex nearby to split regular custody, how do you date? My DS is 8 years old and I homeschool him. I am a freelance artist so my...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-18-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By SoulJourney
I met my girlfriend almost a year ago. My son...

I met my girlfriend almost a year ago. My son was seven at the time and his dad lives 16 hours away. I am a freelance photographer and I homeschool my child, so my life is REEEEEEEEEEALLLLLY hectic....
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   11-01-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By SoulJourney
Hey all...we are currently in Indiana and my...

Hey all...we are currently in Indiana and my partner just had a second interview for a dream job in Missoula. She has lived there before, serving with the Montana Conservation Corps, but I have not....
Forum: Single Parenting   01-06-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By SoulJourney
Ugh...sorry that you mamas go through this too,...

Ugh...sorry that you mamas go through this too, it's a rotten situation to be in. DS also comes home with tummy issues (He's ALWAYS plugged up when he comes home b/c we're vegan and his dad forces...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-04-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By SoulJourney
Our home: We are vegan and eat mostly whole...

Our home: We are vegan and eat mostly whole foods cooked at home, we do not have a TV or video games, we do not watch age inappropriate movies with DS, we read...A LOT (especially to DS). DS has...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-04-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By SoulJourney
Ugh. My DS just got an iPad from ex for...

Ugh. My DS just got an iPad from ex for Christmas! Luckily for us, it was actually a gift that ex purchased for himself under the guise of it being for our 6yo (yes...SIX!) DS, as it stayed at his...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-04-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By SoulJourney
Aricha...thanks for the response! I have tried...

Aricha...thanks for the response! I have tried to offer a suggested schedule that gives him the same amount of time that he has now but broken up more throughout the year obviously. I am still...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-21-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By SoulJourney
My 5 y/o only child is much more like...

My 5 y/o only child is much more like NiteNicole's, and my almost 5 y/o stepson's (only child in a different state) is much like the OP's. It's REALLY hard when they do see each other, which is...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   11-20-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By SoulJourney
OH man...she sounds so much like my almost 6yo...

OH man...she sounds so much like my almost 6yo DS!!! His lip will quiver and he will start to cry saying I hurt his feelings at ANYTHING that isn't the way he wants it. Last night at 7pm, his...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-11-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 797
Posted By SoulJourney
I'm wondering if anyone could give me some...

I'm wondering if anyone could give me some insight into what your long distance visitation schedule looks like if your child attends a year round school. Our school system has recently changed to a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By SoulJourney
My son has been going on rides with me since he...

My son has been going on rides with me since he was a year old and here is my experience: The trailer was our best option for long distance until this spring (he's now 5 1/2) and we have only now...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-24-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By SoulJourney
Delilah, thank you. Both my DH and I have one...

Delilah, thank you. Both my DH and I have one son from a previous relationship but his son lives nine hours away so the time that either of us gets to parent DSS is so limited. When we do get him I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-22-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By SoulJourney
I am curious if anyone has any good book...

I am curious if anyone has any good book recommendations for this. DH has been in the picture since DS was 2 (he's 5 1/2). At first their relationship was fantastic, then over time it seems like a...
Forum: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan   05-19-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By SoulJourney
Welcome! I'm not sure what's available in Putnam...

Welcome! I'm not sure what's available in Putnam County to be honest but we're in Indy and there are plenty of "us" here. My DS is 5 1/2 and we have a very loose tribe here in Indy. We homeschooled...
Forum: Other (Reggio Emilia, Sudbury, Democratic)   05-18-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,256
Posted By SoulJourney
I'm not sure if you're still trying to find out...

I'm not sure if you're still trying to find out about the new Reggio school in Indy but it's in partnership with Butler University and will be slowly taking over the building where School #60...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-06-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By SoulJourney
Great thoughts and suggestions, thanks everyone....

Great thoughts and suggestions, thanks everyone. I do think that I will be contacting her if, in fact, he does end up traveling to Kansas with her. I don't know for sure if it will happen but I'm...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-03-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By SoulJourney
I'm experiencing the same issues with my 5 1/2...

I'm experiencing the same issues with my 5 1/2 yo so I feel your pain! We are vegan and our diet consists of little processed foods (whole foods based diet), NO artificial flavors/dyes/etc, and very...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-03-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By SoulJourney
She sounds exactly like how I was at that age...

She sounds exactly like how I was at that age and I remember my mom getting so frustrated with me! When she tried to limit my reading I would sneak and stay up later under my covers to continue...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,499
Posted By SoulJourney
I don't have any advice for you at all but I...

I don't have any advice for you at all but I just wanted to give some huge hugs and send positive energy and light for you and your family. What a horrible thing to have to deal with and I hope that...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-02-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By SoulJourney
We have a court order for visitation and it...

We have a court order for visitation and it doesn't say anything in detail about situations such as this. No GAL involved.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-02-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By SoulJourney
I only met her a handful of times before Ex and...

I only met her a handful of times before Ex and I split. I haven't seen her in over two years and she does not communicate with me at all. :O(
 
Forum: Single Parenting   05-02-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By SoulJourney
Hey all...so 5 1/2 yo DS will be leaving at the...

Hey all...so 5 1/2 yo DS will be leaving at the end of this month to visit his dad (16 hours and four states away) for five weeks. He visits his dad in CO every couple of months and this will be the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-27-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By SoulJourney
Thank you for posting this!

Thank you for posting this!
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,356
Posted By SoulJourney
Ha! Sorry mama...while I have no words of wisdom...

Ha! Sorry mama...while I have no words of wisdom I had to comment b/c it's so cute and funny. I have actually known several other kids who did the same thing and they all grew out of it eventually....
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-25-2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,633
Posted By SoulJourney
That is SO sad, it breaks my heart!!! :O( The...

That is SO sad, it breaks my heart!!! :O( The fact that they think a COLOR will MAKE him gay...oh goodness. They are going to ruin their relationship with their son before it even has a full...
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