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Forum: Family Safety   02-23-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By PoppyMama
You mentioned that you wanted to ask your...

You mentioned that you wanted to ask your families opinion but didn't want them to feel uncomfortable about being in your house or unwilling to allow their kids in your house but isn't that a choice...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-24-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By PoppyMama
She really is nuts. Do you keep a stack of...

She really is nuts. Do you keep a stack of calendars around to mark off the days until you don't have to do this with her anymore?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-01-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,219
Posted By PoppyMama
That was a great post. Thank you for sharing...

That was a great post. Thank you for sharing anjsmama.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-28-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,219
Posted By PoppyMama
If people are behaving in a harmful way around...

If people are behaving in a harmful way around others that's something I would limit for a child that didn't/couldn't understand the illness. My x's stepmother (who I lived with and eventually let...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-28-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,219
Posted By PoppyMama
Self injury is generally an extremely private...

Self injury is generally an extremely private activity/coping mechanism not something someone would be doing around your children. I'm not sure how such an activity would "rub off" on someones...
Forum: Spirituality   05-27-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,409
Posted By PoppyMama
I just lurk here...but I wanted to point out...

I just lurk here...but I wanted to point out that Drew Mariani is like the Rush Limbaugh of catholic radio. I had gotten a lot of comfort from catholic radio years ago but it seems when I turn it on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-27-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,219
Posted By PoppyMama
I'm wih tooraloora except that I never self...

I'm wih tooraloora except that I never self injured, my experience is through family members that have. I've come to understand that it doesn't automatically mean they are a danger to themselves,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-27-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,152
Posted By PoppyMama
I hope it works out for all of you.

I hope it works out for all of you.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-26-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 430
Posted By PoppyMama
Congratulations! Give yourself the space to feel...

Congratulations! Give yourself the space to feel how you feel about it without shame sometimes you have to go through the difficult feelings to come out the other side. That said- I think there are...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-26-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By PoppyMama
Wow. I never thought I'd see that update from...

Wow. I never thought I'd see that update from you. How are the kids doing?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-26-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,152
Posted By PoppyMama
Ask yourself what you will achieve by bringing...

Ask yourself what you will achieve by bringing her home. Will she stay? How much chaos will she cause for your other children? Will she make it an unsafe atmosphere for them? How will you get her to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-26-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,152
Posted By PoppyMama
I know how you feel about your child leaving a...

I know how you feel about your child leaving a getting sympathy from others by saying you abused them/kicked them out. It's humiliating, hurtful, just downright crushing really but it's very common...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-17-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By PoppyMama
I'm so glad you got to see her. I didn't realize...

I'm so glad you got to see her. I didn't realize that the people who adopted your son coerced you to give her up. I'm so sorry what they're doing is wrong and should be illegal whether they think...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-03-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,152
Posted By PoppyMama
In Texas 17 year olds can leave home and school...

In Texas 17 year olds can leave home and school and really don't have to do anything you say. You can control whether they live with you or not and that's where it ends. I find the idea of forcing a...
Forum: Family Safety   04-13-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,262
Posted By PoppyMama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BlessedOne http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1349874/mice/20#post_16944066)

Well I think we might be on the up side...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-06-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By PoppyMama
I'm really impressed you're recognizing all that...

I'm really impressed you're recognizing all that so early- good for you.
Forum: Single Parenting   03-22-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 28,404
Posted By PoppyMama
She sounds horrible! My older kids dads wife...

She sounds horrible! My older kids dads wife does that and it took a long time before it stopped making me angry. I would probably send an email to him saying that you coparent with him and that you...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-19-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,453
Posted By PoppyMama
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Mom31 http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1348199/son-walked-in-on-me-having-sex#post_16916004)

You need to explain to...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-15-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,404
Posted By PoppyMama
If you need to say it with southern grace you...

If you need to say it with southern grace you could always walkyour dd away patting her while saying loudly "well bless her heart isn't she a bit overwrought" *look back at woman with dead to me...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-15-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,275
Posted By PoppyMama
I agree with LOTM and Harper. I disagree...

I agree with LOTM and Harper.

I disagree with people who dont think a 5 year old can play unsupervised for a while if a parent is napping. Obviously, it's neglect if it's going on ALL THE TIME...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-13-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 5,299
Posted By PoppyMama
215. Sorry!

215. Sorry!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-10-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By PoppyMama
I just wanted to come back and wish you luck...

I just wanted to come back and wish you luck with your situation, you sound like a very kind person and it seems that you love your dsd and I hope that as she gets older and needs different adults...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-09-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,216
Posted By PoppyMama
I wanted to come back and amend my post. The...

I wanted to come back and amend my post. The vibrator thing was a projection of my situation, my dd stole mine when she was younger and that was all kinda of awkward, in your/your friends situation...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-09-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,216
Posted By PoppyMama
You are sex positive so you aren't creating...

You are sex positive so you aren't creating shame or fear and other than that I would step off. I don't think it's up to us to influence our kids sexuality. Honestly, I find sharing erotica, etc...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-08-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By PoppyMama
Youre in a tough position but I think you can...

Youre in a tough position but I think you can set boundaries about how you are treated and model appropriate behavior for your dsd and your dh. You don't want her to think her behavior is ok and...
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