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Forum: Single Parenting   12-08-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,184
Posted By minkleaf
I had to read your first lines several times to...

I had to read your first lines several times to be sure it wasn't I who had written it. My timeline is 2.5 months behind the OP. Half a year out it getting any better for you yet?
Forum: Unschooling   12-08-2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By minkleaf
Thanks for the validation of wtf! + just calm...

Thanks for the validation of wtf! + just calm myself down, Miranda. I appreciate that she is not a slave to the system, but wish she would see some importance to the grading system, even if she...
Forum: Unschooling   12-08-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By minkleaf
7th Grade Homework and Unschooling

Dd started school this year, 7th grade. The reasons given me were to see friends everyday (at the time she knew no one at the school) and that I was a horrible teacher :frown:. She loves the social...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-14-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,561
Posted By minkleaf
I regret purchasing a smart phone (cheapest I...

I regret purchasing a smart phone (cheapest I could find) for my 12 year old at her last birthday. She wanted it for the usual reasons, I got it so she could keep in touch more easily with friends...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-20-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By minkleaf
Thank you for the support and specific benefits....

Thank you for the support and specific benefits.
 
Quote:Originally Posted by beep http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-18-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By minkleaf
I'm in an MBA program at a local university. ...

I'm in an MBA program at a local university.  They strongly encourage short study abroad courses, usually 2 weeks.  I really want to do one to India this winter to study Social Enterprise.  However...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-11-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By minkleaf
I took it last fall. It wasn't too bad. I've...

I took it last fall. It wasn't too bad. I've been a sahm for 7 years and was last in school 9 years ago. I had about a month to study, and read the GMAT for Dummies book plus did the online tests...
Forum: Parenting   06-17-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By minkleaf
DH always wanted more than one, he had two...

DH always wanted more than one, he had two brothers. I was fine with an only, I'd been an only child. A second had been under discussion for awhile when we had an oops. At first I thought about...
Forum: Parenting   06-03-2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,673
Posted By minkleaf
Quote: Originally Posted by rootzdawta...

Quote:
Originally Posted by rootzdawta http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15465493)
I think if you let someone play with...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-14-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By minkleaf
That's what I'm hoping to be able to do. He...

That's what I'm hoping to be able to do. He would hang with the kids two nights a week (5 - 10) while I go to night school. That would be quality time with them including dinner and putting to bed....
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-05-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By minkleaf
Welcome and if you don't get pregnant right...

Welcome and if you don't get pregnant right away, at least it can be fun trying.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-05-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By minkleaf
You all are suggesting less than I'd originally...

You all are suggesting less than I'd originally thought. I was thinking $1,000 - $1,500 or about 60 - 90 days expenses. But I'm definitely speaking with a lawyer before doing anything. I don't see...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By minkleaf
Quote: Originally Posted by Theia...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Theia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15260438)
You are both currently living off of your...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By minkleaf
Yesterday dh said he's been thinking and he's...

Yesterday dh said he's been thinking and he's decided to do what I want, move out. Then he asked how much do I think we could afford/I could give him to do so. I said I hadn't thought about it and...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2010, 03:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,805
Posted By minkleaf
Quote: Originally Posted by Dandelionkid...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dandelionkid http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15259955)
... you know that you won't regret this...
Forum: Parenting   04-04-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,745
Posted By minkleaf
Quote: Originally Posted by lach...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lach http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14862983)
The difference is that nowadays you can only buy...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-31-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,251
Posted By minkleaf
I just wanted to comment about how nice our...

I just wanted to comment about how nice our library system is. One time we had to return a damaged book. My DD and I both apologized sincerely for hurting it. She knew her library privileges would...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-31-2010, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
  Gmat?
Views: 549
Posted By minkleaf
I took it in January. For a February 1st...

I took it in January. For a February 1st application deadline to start in fall 2010. Not too impossibly hard, but it definitely helps to practice. I studied on and off for about six weeks, including...
Forum: Parenting   03-25-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,373
Posted By minkleaf
Quote: Originally Posted by meemee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15220540)
wait a minute!!!!! isnt being dirty and...
Forum: Parenting   03-24-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,156
Posted By minkleaf
We're going to feed the ducks tomorrow. However...

We're going to feed the ducks tomorrow. However the park has "Don't feed them bread" signs up all over. Instead they suggest getting cracked corn at the nearby fruit stand. We always toss it on the...
Forum: Parenting   03-24-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,373
Posted By minkleaf
Camping with a toddler (not relevant to OP) I am...

Camping with a toddler (not relevant to OP) I am amazed at the amount of clothes they go through. Especially my first, near water, used up to three outfits a day. Last summer, at ages 2 and 5, I...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-23-2010, 04:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,235
Posted By minkleaf
Oh I feel for you. Like Shiloh suggested, I'd...

Oh I feel for you. Like Shiloh suggested, I'd like to outsource my DH. He's been unemployed for almost 3 years now, won't look for a job, just plays computer games all day. I am a sahm,...
Forum: Parenting   03-22-2010, 05:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,373
Posted By minkleaf
For co-sleeping on our queen size air mattress,...

For co-sleeping on our queen size air mattress, we use sheets and blankets rather than sleeping bags. My big comfort tip is to put a wool blanket right on top of the mattress under the bottom sheet...
Forum: Family Safety   03-18-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,302
Posted By minkleaf
We bought a new bathroom sink big enough to...

We bought a new bathroom sink big enough to bathe a baby before DD1 was born. But she soon went in the tub with me. Seems much safer toghether than baby in and adult outside of tub. I think DD2 was...
Forum: Family Safety   03-18-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,809
Posted By minkleaf
My DDs have fallen out of bed (mattress and...

My DDs have fallen out of bed (mattress and boxspring) onto the blankets and pillows piled around them and don't even wake up. Usually only once per bed though. I guess they learn the boundaries...
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