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Forum: Single Parenting   05-24-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,777
Posted By eccomama
dd just turned 6 and i'm 35. i have had the baby...

dd just turned 6 and i'm 35. i have had the baby fever for years and not sure what to do at this point. but i really want another baby, just not sure i want to go the solo route! if i dont find a...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-24-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By eccomama
so right now we have 50/50 not that my ex has...

so right now we have 50/50 not that my ex has her his allotted time but i dont mind. i provide 100% for dd as he hasn't been working much and can't pay for half of her after school care...
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Forum: Single Parenting   12-29-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By eccomama
for now i would focus on getting yourself back...

for now i would focus on getting yourself back on your feet before you start worrying about life down the road. it's a good goal to strive for but please focus on survival. i think you got some...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-29-2009, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By eccomama
went for my blood test today; my physician...

went for my blood test today; my physician called me and told me it was bfn but since no AF to come in next week for an ultrasound. the earliest i can get an appt is for jan 6! i just want to know...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-29-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By eccomama
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

i been there except dd was 10 months. talking about it helps a lot, especially with your partner. these is something the two of you...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-28-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By eccomama
so sad. instead of playing control games she...

so sad. instead of playing control games she should spent some time with her ds.
Forum: Single Parenting   12-28-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By eccomama
welcome! taking care of yourself and your...

welcome! taking care of yourself and your children is the most important right now...
hang in there
Forum: Single Parenting   12-28-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By eccomama
congratulations! take it day by day, things will...

congratulations! take it day by day, things will settle down.
Forum: Personal Growth   12-28-2009, 04:51 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 41,193
Posted By eccomama
i'm so so happy for you for taking such a big...

i'm so so happy for you for taking such a big step towards taking care of yourself. as least from my own experience i can attest that standing up for myself by vowing to take care of myself, was the...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-28-2009, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By eccomama
Quote: Originally Posted by Bunnyflakes...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bunnyflakes http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14847747)
I believe that forgiveness is a gift you...
Forum: Personal Growth   12-28-2009, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By eccomama
i have a list posted on my mirror in the...

i have a list posted on my mirror in the bathroom to remind me to care of "me"
not instant gratification like shopping but the effects last longer and dont make me feel "bad" after the fact

my...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-28-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 15,919
Posted By eccomama
awesome. i have 20+boxes to unpack from our last...

awesome. i have 20+boxes to unpack from our last move! and i'm off this week, better get moving!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2009, 04:08 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,337
Posted By eccomama
i'm not as frugal as i like to be but this...

i'm not as frugal as i like to be but this thread inspires me to try harder. i tend to be impulsive and sometimes want stuff to fit in as i work in a corp environment. but i know i need to cut down...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By eccomama
i only have 3 small credit cards with limits of...

i only have 3 small credit cards with limits of $500 each. i'm going to pay them off and just close them. do you think it will be a neg even if i only had them open for the last 2-3 yrs? i dont have...
Forum: Mental Health   12-28-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 22,625
Posted By eccomama
just checking in as its been a while. i sort of...

just checking in as its been a while. i sort of been laying low for a while. life has been super stressful, moving around, change in bosses, etc. i feel overwhelmed but managing. i upped my zoloft...
Forum: Mental Health   12-28-2009, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By eccomama
i borrowed one from my gf and it has worked out...

i borrowed one from my gf and it has worked out pretty well especially on the rainy/overcast days. i am also on meds so not sure if it's the light box or the meds or both. i would try renting one or...
Forum: Mental Health   12-28-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By eccomama
my psych always adds something to my meds but no...

my psych always adds something to my meds but no matter what, decemeber and binge happends like clockwork. for me it's a way of supplementing what i have lost. it's sort of my grieving period. i let...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-28-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1,058
Views: 58,882
Posted By eccomama
when it's time to take a bath and you dont feel...

when it's time to take a bath and you dont feel like it, dont run around the house screaming!!! go to bed dirty, see if i care!!!!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   12-28-2009, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By eccomama
listening in as we have the same situation. dd...

listening in as we have the same situation. dd is 5.5 and needs to have someone to fall asleep with. i can usually sneak away and work, etc but eventually she wakes up and cries for me. dd has her...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-28-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By eccomama
i'm lucky that there are 2 room parents that...

i'm lucky that there are 2 room parents that care of the teacher's bday and holiday gift. we just ended up donating $5 for each and the room parents bought gift certificates. also for afterschool...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-28-2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,400
Posted By eccomama
i started speaking polish to dd from day one and...

i started speaking polish to dd from day one and when she went to homecare she was exposed to spanish. she started speaking around 2 with mixed spanish and polish. i think exposure and repetition...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-28-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,194
Posted By eccomama
add eastern europeans to the list too. i read...

add eastern europeans to the list too. i read thru the postings and i can relate on so many levels. without a college education, you can only get a trade job. yada, yada, yada. i grew up fearing my...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-27-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By eccomama
as mentioned, we're so use to doing it all alone...

as mentioned, we're so use to doing it all alone that we feel guilty when we have help. i would have loved to move in with my parents instead of moving into a tiny 1 bedroom with dd in a...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-27-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,052
Posted By eccomama
after having gone thru this with my dd, i would...

after having gone thru this with my dd, i would say that a nanny would be my preference for a child up to 16-18 months. i think after that age they benefit from being in a social setting.

having...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-27-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By eccomama
Quote: Originally Posted by reneeisorym...

Quote:
Originally Posted by reneeisorym http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14843981)
If you have a dollar tree around, you...
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