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Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2007, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By lavender
Thank you for your replies, kind ladies. I did...

Thank you for your replies, kind ladies. I did download the application form to see what sort of questions they asked. It looks like they will pursue health coverage from an employer before giving...
Forum: Women's Health   11-12-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By lavender
I am lucky to have two very healthy boys,...

I am lucky to have two very healthy boys, however, because they are healthy, my ex thinks it would be a good idea to cancel their health insurance and put them on state-funded insurance, so he can...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2007, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By lavender
My ex wants to cancel our boys' health insurance...

My ex wants to cancel our boys' health insurance they get through his work and have them get state-funded insurance through me instead. He says that he pays $220 per month (total for both for them)...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-23-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By lavender
What a great friend you are! I agree with...

What a great friend you are! I agree with everyone who said offers of childcare. And even if you have to offer repeatedly, keep offering, and offering, and offering...

Also just keep calling her...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-19-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By lavender
Yes I do, because: 1. He will not, can not...

Yes I do, because:

1. He will not, can not and never will be a "parent" to my sons. They are 9 and 11 and have a good relationship with their father. Though they are friendly and caring with bf,...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-17-2007, 04:45 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,177
Posted By lavender
Hi, I'm Lavender, and I posted an introduction...

Hi, I'm Lavender, and I posted an introduction about a week or so ago, but here goes again... I am one year single, and happy to be! It's been a rollercoaster of a year emotionally, especially...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By lavender
Hi all, I haven't been active on Mothering...

Hi all,

I haven't been active on Mothering in years, and after a week of literally NO TIME to sit down and think or just take a few breaths, I remembered once seeing a single parenting forum...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By lavender
The way we work it is a "drop off" policy....

The way we work it is a "drop off" policy. Whoever has the kids then drops them off at the other parent's house (or babysitter, or school). That works well for us and by nature splits the driving...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By lavender
I am in the process of buying a house. It's...

I am in the process of buying a house. It's fairly important to me, but the main reason is because it's very important to my children (boys, ages 9 and 11 and they need a yard!). It's a good...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2007, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By lavender
I just completed my mortgage application last...

I just completed my mortgage application last week. Yes, they count child support as income. Yes, I had to provide a copy of the divorce decree and bank statements showing he actually paid.

No,...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2007, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By lavender
My closer friends are supportive. But I don't...

My closer friends are supportive. But I don't believe anyone really "gets it" until they've been there. Like I said on another thread, it's a lot like trying to understand parenthood before you...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2007, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
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Views: 794
Posted By lavender
Big hugs to you. Yes it is hard, so hard. I...

Big hugs to you.

Yes it is hard, so hard. I am just approaching the one year anniversary of when I left. So much has changed in the last year.

But we are all alive and healthy. We still find...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2007, 05:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,478
Posted By lavender
Years ago, before I was a single mama, when dh...

Years ago, before I was a single mama, when dh would go out of town for weeks at a time, then come home and study for hours on end, when our relationship began its slow, steady exhalation and when...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-26-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,188
Posted By lavender
Thank you so much, ladies. You all have good...

Thank you so much, ladies. You all have good advice, concerns, observations... I've been so busy, I haven't gotten back to reading and responding to this post. I haven't been on MDC in so long, I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-22-2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,188
Posted By lavender
Life is a funny thing. You just never know... ...

Life is a funny thing. You just never know...

I read this thread and realize what denial I was in over the state of my marriage. I wrote that I was content, happy. I was trying so hard to hold...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   09-15-2005, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By lavender
belovedk, I've been wanting to get back to...

belovedk,

I've been wanting to get back to you with feedback on your poem and since I'm not so much into poetry (though I'm trying to learn to be) I haven't really known what to say (except that...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   09-14-2005, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By lavender
BellinghamCrunchie, thank you for taking the...

BellinghamCrunchie, thank you for taking the time to comment. Oh, so much to think about. My intention with the ending was to leave the reader wondering whether or not we make it to shore. Maybe I...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   09-13-2005, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By lavender
I get up early, well before the kids. I've been...

I get up early, well before the kids. I've been out of routine for a while, sleeping in and taking some time off in the summer, so now when I get up early I have that queasy feeling kind of like jet...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   09-12-2005, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By lavender
I like the second choice--containing within same...

I like the second choice--containing within same thread. I think it could work nicely if, at the beginning or end of each piece, the poster would specify what type of feedback they are looking for,...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   09-09-2005, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,359
Posted By lavender
It is a perfect sunny spring afternoon, the...

It is a perfect sunny spring afternoon, the first warm day of the year, and I am driving the boys over to the west side, driving along and listening to music, and then something is not right. I find...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   09-08-2005, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,135
Posted By lavender
a. The scent of rain when it comes to the...

a.

The scent of rain when it comes to the desert is a kept promise. We all came stumbling wide-eyed and open-mouthed out of our apartments, dazed after a long day's work, to stretch under the...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   09-03-2005, 01:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,920
Posted By lavender
I'm so glad to be back to this forum after a...

I'm so glad to be back to this forum after a summer off! A hip injury kept me from sitting comfortably for almost a month, and then life just got away from me trying to catch up with everything...
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Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   06-21-2005, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By lavender
Jesse, I would also enjoy if you would jump in...

Jesse, I would also enjoy if you would jump in and write with us. Thank you for asking. Also, thank you for continuing to lead our group and for the new direction. I will do my best to keep up!
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   06-13-2005, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,323
Posted By lavender
I wrote this last week. It sort of forced it's...

I wrote this last week. It sort of forced it's way out of me while the kids were in class. It's not meant to be related to any particular subject; I just thought I'd share.


Stolen Words

We...
Forum: Mothers' Writing Group   06-09-2005, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,592
Posted By lavender
Thank you, Jesse! I really enjoy what...

Thank you, Jesse!

I really enjoy what you've done with the format of the writer's board and would love to see it continue in such a format. Now that I'm back home and have made some progress...
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