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Forum: Parenting   06-19-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,296
Posted By melijack1
Was interested in this because I am preparing...

Was interested in this because I am preparing for a trip from Fargo, ND to Fredericksburg, VA in a few weeks, and have gained a few tips in this thread! What were your start and endpoints again? I...
Forum: Family Safety   06-17-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By melijack1
Well, DS has had his loft since he was about 3...

Well, DS has had his loft since he was about 3 1/2, and no incidents, but we didn't have a younger child to be concerned about. It is actually a junior loft so not the height of a bunkbed. The...
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 18,469
Posted By melijack1
Okay, I'll put myself out there.   DS is...

Okay, I'll put myself out there.
 
DS is circ'd, although if I had known then what I know now, he wouldn't be.
 
I only breastfed for three months, and it was not exclusive BF'ing because of my...
Forum: Parenting   06-13-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,419
Posted By melijack1
...if you feel the need to congratulate yourself...

...if you feel the need to congratulate yourself on what a great parent you are, all the while casting judgement and disdain on parents who do things differently than you.
 
...if you refuse to...
Forum: Family Safety   05-16-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By melijack1
My son's crib was recalled (Simplicity Crib n...

My son's crib was recalled (Simplicity Crib n Changer combo), after we had already converted it to a toddler bed, and he was almost out of it anyway. I didn't feel bad at all about returning it to...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-16-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By melijack1
I live in Minnesota. When I got divorced I...

I live in Minnesota. When I got divorced I really wanted to move back to Virginia, because that is home to me. However, my ex has joint legal custody and visitation (I have physical custody). I...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-16-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,827
Posted By melijack1
I work full-time, 7am to 3pm, with a 45 minute...

I work full-time, 7am to 3pm, with a 45 minute commute on each side, I am a 3-4 classes per semester paralegal major, in a fully online program, and my son is 4 1/2 years old. I do get some child...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-16-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,511
Posted By melijack1
JSMa, I don't know you at all, but can I just...

JSMa, I don't know you at all, but can I just say that I am so proud of you for taking this step. I know it's hard, and very scary, but when I left my abusive XH, I just had to keep telling myself...
Forum: Family Safety   04-23-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,871
Posted By melijack1
Quote: Originally Posted by jocelyndale...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jocelyndale http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15326836)
Save the cover! You can use it or sell...
Forum: Family Safety   04-20-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,871
Posted By melijack1
Just got done with the insurance adjuster from...

Just got done with the insurance adjuster from the at-fault driver's company. He said just go buy a new seat, must be exactly the same seat, and fax the receipt and they would cut me a check. I...
Forum: Family Safety   04-20-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,871
Posted By melijack1
I went on Graco's website, and printed out their...

I went on Graco's website, and printed out their directive that Graco seats should be replaced after ANY accident, and will give that to the insurance adjuster when they come. Thank you so much for...
Forum: Family Safety   04-19-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,871
Posted By melijack1
Thank you for your responses. I appreciate it!

Thank you for your responses. I appreciate it!
Forum: Family Safety   04-19-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,871
Posted By melijack1
I was rear-ended in the parking lot of the arena...

I was rear-ended in the parking lot of the arena on Saturday before the Walking with Dinosaurs show. Everyone was fine, it was a very minor accident with just some rear bumper and trunk damage, but...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-06-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,541
Posted By melijack1
Thank you for the warm welcome ladies! So, his...

Thank you for the warm welcome ladies! So, his name is Dan, and we have been talking since early January. We met when we were both in 6th grade. I was 12, he was 11. We knew of each other, but...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,541
Posted By melijack1
Hi, I am wondering if I can possibly join this...

Hi, I am wondering if I can possibly join this group? I have been divorced since August (separated from Ex for a little over a year, but divorce final in August). I am currently in a LDR with...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-22-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,142
Posted By melijack1
I am not aware of anything on the books giving...

I am not aware of anything on the books giving step=parents rights. I just divorced my ex this past August, and unfortunately part of that divorce was my darling, sweet 12 year old stepdaughter,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-27-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
  Poll: brush your teeth
Views: 228
Posted By melijack1
DS has a firetruck Crest Spinbrush and he loves...

DS has a firetruck Crest Spinbrush and he loves the firetruck and the fact that it's electric. He knows that it's his turn first and then I get to finish up. The fancy toothbrush option worked for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-27-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By melijack1
From what many family members and friends have...

From what many family members and friends have told me, 4 is just a very tough age. My son just turned 4 and his late 3-current has been harder than any other period in his life. Looking back at my...
Forum: Family Safety   09-26-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By melijack1
What about Hasbro Wheel Pals? They are cars that...

What about Hasbro Wheel Pals? They are cars that are softer rubberized with plastic wheels and very light. My son loved these.

http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/Product...&ID=23655&PG=1...
Forum: Parenting   09-18-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,252
Posted By melijack1
DS, age 4, has had his lovey since he was 5...

DS, age 4, has had his lovey since he was 5 months old. It's one of those little blanket animals (teddy bear head with a blankey attached), and I love it because it is small and easily portable. We...
Forum: Parenting   09-17-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,475
Posted By melijack1
Quote: Originally Posted by vbactivist...

Quote:
Originally Posted by vbactivist http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14397353)
HEre is andglea's response. She just says...
Forum: Parenting   09-17-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,475
Posted By melijack1
My impression is that the OP would LIKE for her...

My impression is that the OP would LIKE for her child to transition to their own bed, and their own room, so posts like "we should cosleep forever and ever" are not particularly helpful to the...
Forum: Pets   09-17-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,029
Posted By melijack1
Quote: Originally Posted by swd12422...

Quote:
Originally Posted by swd12422 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14395648)
I never said she bit herself to be...
Forum: Family Safety   09-17-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,051
Posted By melijack1
My 3 year old sat beautifully just in the seat...

My 3 year old sat beautifully just in the seat when we flew about 1500 miles in January. He was old enough to understand that he had to sit still and behave, and he did not mess with the seat belt...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-15-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By melijack1
My ex gets every other weekend, Friday 5:30 to...

My ex gets every other weekend, Friday 5:30 to Sunday 6:30, and every Wednesday evening from 5-7pm. It is working out pretty well actually. For holidays our papers state rotating holidays....
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