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Forum: Single Parenting   Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
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I have a child support order because I needed to...

I have a child support order because I needed to go on income assistance temporarily after the break-up, and they force you to try and collect, by filing with maintenance enforcement. I think my kids...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-25-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Mummoth
We had a backyard wedding on super short notice....

We had a backyard wedding on super short notice. One of our big hurdles in planning our wedding was that his mom lived 18 hours away and had COPD. She rarely went out, even in town, because it was...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-20-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By Mummoth
Usually a court appearance goes like this for me:...

Usually a court appearance goes like this for me: Lay awake all night dreading it. By morning I'm so wound up I feel like I'm going to puke (or worse) I just have a piece of toast or something anyway...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-15-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By Mummoth
I'm the biomom in my family. My ex also...

I'm the biomom in my family. My ex also previously abandoned the kids (for 5 years) and over the past few years has been making more of an effort to be part of the kids' lives. I don't communicate...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-03-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By Mummoth
Oh wow! My son is 13 and if I were to buy him...

Oh wow! My son is 13 and if I were to buy him something like that for his birthday I'm sure his response would be something along the lines of "What the hell, mom?! Is this a joke? Where's my real...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-30-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Mummoth
I try and include something in meals that...

I try and include something in meals that everyone will eat... even if it's just a veggies and dip plate.

Our rule is that you need to try a bite and if you don't like it you can make yourself a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-29-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Mummoth
I'd also consider that SS might be more verbal at...

I'd also consider that SS might be more verbal at moms house than at dads. My little girl is 3 and her nick-name is "Chainsaw". She starts talking and gets on such a roll with it that she sounds like...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-11-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By Mummoth
I am more productive in the morning so I do the...

I am more productive in the morning so I do the bulk of my work then.

When I'm having trouble motivating myself to do a specific job, I ask myself if there's going to be a more convenient time or...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-11-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,294
Posted By Mummoth
I can't agree with this more. I'm a parent who...

I can't agree with this more. I'm a parent who has tried to force the other parent to be more involved than he's willing. What happens is that he will start emailing and picking up his phone more...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-04-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Mummoth
Do you have a grill outside? A good way of...

Do you have a grill outside? A good way of keeping the kitchen from feeling like a pinball machine is to provide alternative foods that can be cooked elsewhere.

When my sister went through her...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-26-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Mummoth
ISTJ Introvert(100%) Sensing(12%) ...

ISTJ

Introvert(100%) Sensing(12%) Thinking(12%) Judging(67%)
You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (100%)
You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (12%)...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-21-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By Mummoth
It sounds like you've got the right idea and he...

It sounds like you've got the right idea and he isn't respectful of boundaries and pretty clueless in general about what being a parent means. I agree with your house, your rules. I would mostly say...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-09-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By Mummoth
Oh, I wouldn't be apologetic about 'stalking'...

Oh, I wouldn't be apologetic about 'stalking' either.

My ex was reluctant to add the kids to his facebook and they told me he was worried I would use their accounts to stalk him. I told them I'm...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-05-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,260
Posted By Mummoth
I think Linda hit the nail on the head on all...

I think Linda hit the nail on the head on all fronts.

The only thing I have to add is that I'd encourage DSS to open a second bank account, that he can transfer his money to as it comes in (when...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-04-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Mummoth
That's a really good point about 'girly-time'......

That's a really good point about 'girly-time'... I am one of 3 girls and so when my son was born, the first grandchild, a boy! There was a TON of talk about my *dad* finally having a boy to do manly...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-01-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By Mummoth
Even in families wehre the parents haven't split...

Even in families wehre the parents haven't split up, kids will develop a strong preference for one parent. It's just a stage, she will outgrow it. There will probably be a time when she wants you all...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-31-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By Mummoth
My MIL was great with my kids, she told them she...

My MIL was great with my kids, she told them she was their Nana now, and introduced them to all their new cousins and aunts and uncles... she really laid down the law about us being FAMILY. The only...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-25-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Mummoth
When he's an adult, when he has kids of his own,...

When he's an adult, when he has kids of his own, he'll understand who was there for him and who wasn't.

My husband deals with a lot of attitude from our kids. They go out of their way to reject...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-24-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Mummoth
Does your husband have any family near where his...

Does your husband have any family near where his kids live? He could pick them up Friday and spend the night in town until after the game on Saturday and then drive back for one night with the rest...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-17-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,716
Posted By Mummoth
Hmmm... he's a great dad to your kids but lazy...

Hmmm... he's a great dad to your kids but lazy with his own? That sounds like maybe he's still in best-behaviour mode with your kids and once he relaxes he's not going to be a great dad to anyone....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-17-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,716
Posted By Mummoth
I'm wondering the same thing as Greenemami, how...

I'm wondering the same thing as Greenemami, how often are your kids away? I'd try and adjust the schedule so all the kids are there at once if yours go every other weekend as well. How do the kids...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-16-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Mummoth
The only thing I can think of is for the party,...

The only thing I can think of is for the party, I'd scan/take a picture of the invite and send it to him. It really doesn't require your involvement beyond that. He can RSVP himself when a party is...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-13-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Mummoth
I don't know how your boyfriend arranges visits,...

I don't know how your boyfriend arranges visits, but I've found it easy to bcc my husband to emails, to keep him in the loop. He does the driving to and from for a lot of the visits so he is usually...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-07-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By Mummoth
I agree with you, I would NOT want him in my...

I agree with you, I would NOT want him in my home. He's an adult, legally. He's making a bunch of really stupid choices, he needs to have a dose of reality. I would point him toward a local mens...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-02-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By Mummoth
F that! Make him a list of where all the cleaning...

F that! Make him a list of where all the cleaning supplies are located. If he's not satisfied with the standards you have for cleanliness around the house, he can pick up any percieved 'slack' he...
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