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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-26-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,292
Posted By anitaj71
Happens a lot with Dhs' ex over here. Most of...

Happens a lot with Dhs' ex over here. Most of the time he doesn't even listen to her ranting. Last time she called dhs' parents because he refused to listen to her bs. They are diplomatic enough to...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-19-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By anitaj71
I don't have any advice about weaning . . just...

I don't have any advice about weaning . . just adding to the pps' that I"m still nursing my lo and he will also be 4 in July. The 14th to be exact.

We also have long nursing sessions in the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-13-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,084
Posted By anitaj71
grrrrr . . . I do the whole test and then I have...

grrrrr . . . I do the whole test and then I have to come up with a screen name and give out an e-mail address . . . I hate that stuff. I can't handle any more spam !
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-13-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,472
Posted By anitaj71
I would love a fur coat but I'd have to move...

I would love a fur coat but I'd have to move somewhere really cold so I could wear it. It rains too much out here. I would look like a drowned rat. . . (now there's an image )
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-03-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By anitaj71
I could've written your post mama ! My dss has...

I could've written your post mama ! My dss has his grandparents convinced we are crappy parents and he needs all sorts of special treatment. To the point when we had his birthday dinner last week...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-27-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By anitaj71
Lovely poem . . . in the spirit of some of the...

Lovely poem . . . in the spirit of some of the responses . . I don't like the term step or bonus (mom) mom implies parent and I'm not a parent to my dhs' children. I'm the extra found at the bottom...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-24-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,321
Posted By anitaj71
When she walked out in that white dress it blew...

When she walked out in that white dress it blew me away! I was not expecting the striking white dress. O.k. the train was too long she had to keep fiddling with it and ya, there where maybe too many...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-18-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 287
Posted By anitaj71
I was going to reply to your other post "aahhhh...

I was going to reply to your other post "aahhhh living in Florida is sooo nice when the rest of us are feezing our butts off "

But you gotta drive. Hotels. I get it. Leaving the house for the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-18-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By anitaj71
Quote: The pressure doesnt come from me...

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The pressure doesnt come from me wanting to potty train him, but everytime his mom comes she's like so what are you doing to potty train him? What do you plan to do? You need to make him,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-17-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 921
Posted By anitaj71
My son is 3 & 1/2 ( and counting ) and I have...

My son is 3 & 1/2 ( and counting ) and I have tried every trick in the book but he refuses to 'go potty'. He's just not ready. Your dss just may not be ready ! It's annoying when they get older and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-01-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,157
Posted By anitaj71
Quote: I don't care what the details are, it's...

Quote:
I don't care what the details are, it's never going to be the Brady Bunch when you're dealing with baggage from 2 different families....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-31-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,157
Posted By anitaj71
Oriole, I can always count on you for the roses...

Oriole, I can always count on you for the roses and sunshine ! I say this kindly and a bit tongue in cheek. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif

O.k. O.k. ! There is...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-31-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By anitaj71
I drink a big glass of water in the morning....

I drink a big glass of water in the morning. It's not always easy. Sometimes a little lemon or cider vinegar helps. I find that first big glass really helps me stay hydrated for the day. I drink...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-31-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,157
Posted By anitaj71
Reading the negative on this thread is not...

Reading the negative on this thread is not always easy. Not the horrible, and evil stuff, I'm talking about the everyday stuff that made life for some step children unpleasant.

Everyday 'bad'...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-29-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By anitaj71
Less debt = more freedom. Imho. That would be...

Less debt = more freedom. Imho. That would be the first thing I would be looking at and if moving away to a free lot and building a home would accomplish that goal than that's a good thing, right? I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-29-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,157
Posted By anitaj71
[Quote: QUOTE]This thread is making me kind of...

[Quote:
QUOTE]This thread is making me kind of sad.

I fancy myself a pretty good mother and step-mother. I genuinely care about ALL of my kiddos, I generally learn from my mistakes, and I can...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-29-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,441
Posted By anitaj71
I feel for you mama. Bio mom sent police once to...

I feel for you mama. Bio mom sent police once to our home because she couldn't get a hold of us soon enough. There was no emergency, it was dhs' visitation weekend. She was just being her usual...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-28-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,157
Posted By anitaj71
Quote: I SO appreciate this thread and...

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I SO appreciate this thread and everyone's honesty and openness in sharing. ... Those of you sharing your perspective as step-children provides wonderful insight for people like me. Thank...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-23-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,498
Posted By anitaj71
Thank you for the 'bump' ! My ds is three & 1/2...

Thank you for the 'bump' ! My ds is three & 1/2 , he was born July 14/05. Speaking of stubborn July babies . . .

He will not go! He won't even 'practice' sitting on the potty it's making me nuts....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-19-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 774
Posted By anitaj71
Daphne Zuniga, actress on Melrose place, was...

Daphne Zuniga, actress on Melrose place, was eating a lot of fish and also got mercury poisening. It was an article in Oprah Magazine a while back and the magazine provided a list of dangerous fish....
Forum: Birth Professionals   12-18-2008, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By anitaj71
Quote: she chose you for a reaon- maybe you're...

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she chose you for a reaon- maybe you're exactly the type of doula she needs. If your intuition is saying hmmmm... I really think this is a bad idea- then yes, i would turn her down. But if...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-17-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By anitaj71
I used a pyrex glass measuring cup (1 litre size...

I used a pyrex glass measuring cup (1 litre size ) and it worked great. The bottom was a bit brown but nothing serious . . if you use your mason jar maybe put a small plate underneath the jar to...
Forum: Birth Professionals   12-17-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By anitaj71
I am a doula but haven't been to many births in...

I am a doula but haven't been to many births in the past few years. I have a ds, he is 3&1/2, and I don't have a lot of time to commit to birth. A good friend of mine has referred a friend of hers...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   12-17-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By anitaj71
I have been to a few water births and the only...

I have been to a few water births and the only hoses I saw used were the 'garden' variety hoses you buy at the local "Evil Chain Conglomerates" The water for birthing in really doesn't stay that...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-17-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 535
Posted By anitaj71
I'm not a bad baker I just hate the big mess and...

I'm not a bad baker I just hate the big mess and the time it takes to make gingerbread or sugar cookies. Make the dough, refrigerate the dough, roll out the dough, cut out shapes, put shapes on pan...
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