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Forum: Parenting   04-26-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,674
Posted By runes
Voted for Legos. Ouch! That is one of the...

Voted for Legos. Ouch!

That is one of the reasons why we don't have them at my house. DD gets to play with them elsewhere and we have lots of other building type toys that aren't sharp, painful...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-13-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By runes
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What strong boundaries you have. Good for you for sticking to them. It takes a lot of courage to stand your ground and be truthful and...
Forum: Grief and Loss   03-08-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By runes
My deepest condolences. I lost my father to...

My deepest condolences. I lost my father to cancer last summer and it was so hard to see him go from a healthy, vibrant 74 year old that was doing multiple marathons every year, to a man who could...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-28-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By runes
I'm pretty sure if there has been no precedent...

I'm pretty sure if there has been no precedent of contact and involvement, that they have absolutely zero case. Definitely consult an attorney but in general, if there wasn't any relationship...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-27-2010, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By runes
If they are coming up with these kinds of...

If they are coming up with these kinds of conclusions on their own, I think they are ready to start learning more about the ethics of vegetarianism.

Whenever DD learns about the meat content of...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-23-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 728
Posted By runes
I pump for DD when she has her overnights with...

I pump for DD when she has her overnights with her dad, not to give to her necessarily, but to keep up my supply. Nursing has been such a comfort to both of us during this trying time, I cannot...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-21-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,799
Posted By runes
This is a great website: www.wrightslaw.com...

This is a great website: www.wrightslaw.com (http://www.wrightslaw.com)

It is highly doubtful that they will be able to fill this position with a qualified person, substitute or not, in 7 days....
Forum: Single Parenting   02-14-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 975
Posted By runes
Way worse. I think on some level he has...

Way worse. I think on some level he has psychologically decompensated. He has always had an external locus of control and it's worse than ever, so that basically means that he blames me.

For...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-13-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,293
Posted By runes
Yes, you can do occasional consults with PT/OT...

Yes, you can do occasional consults with PT/OT so that they can assist with coming up with fun activities as your DD progresses. Once a month or once every 6 weeks might be a way of still having...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-13-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,251
Posted By runes
Many of the above mentioned books, as well as: ...

Many of the above mentioned books, as well as:

When Everything Changes, Change Everything (Neale Donald Walsch)
Simply an Inspired Life (Huie and Radmacher)
Forum: Single Parenting   02-05-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By runes
also: ...

also:

http://www.lovefraud.com/blog/2007/0...start-healing/ (http://www.lovefraud.com/blog/2007/07/23/3-steps-to-leave-a-sociopath-and-start-healing/)
Forum: Single Parenting   02-05-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By runes
hang in there, mama. i am 6 months out of an...

hang in there, mama. i am 6 months out of an emotionally abusive relationship and am just now getting my feet under me. as a pp mentioned, this type of abuse robs you of your heart, soul and spirit....
Forum: Single Parenting   01-30-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,662
Posted By runes
You say that he is happier than you, but it...

You say that he is happier than you, but it doesn't sound like he's happy, either. From your description, it sounds like he's either stuck in a rut, or is fearful of change/growth.

My own...
Forum: Learning at School   01-26-2010, 01:53 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,403
Posted By runes
Quote: Originally Posted by Linda on the move...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14983196)
My kids' friends are far more...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   01-25-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By runes
Sometimes doctors forget that they are looking...

Sometimes doctors forget that they are looking at human beings, not statistics to be plotted on a growth chart. She's happy, healthy, and active on her current diet at her current height and weight....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-22-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,965
Posted By runes
That is unacceptable behavior on the part of...

That is unacceptable behavior on the part of this poor little boy's PARENTS!

Can your group start posting on local homeschool lists, Craigslist etc. looking for a replacement family? Who knows,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-10-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 459
Posted By runes
I love driving stick, too. Can you get the...

I love driving stick, too. Can you get the manual and then get aftermarket bluetooth and mp3 jack?
Forum: Single Parenting   01-02-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By runes
Quote: Originally Posted by confustication...

Quote:
Originally Posted by confustication http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14872729)
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At any rate, fight if you can,...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-28-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By runes
Quote: Originally Posted by anon_abroad...

Quote:
Originally Posted by anon_abroad http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14849831)
I am also learning that having a life...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-26-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By runes
You've got some major family toxicity around...

You've got some major family toxicity around you. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gifs

Boundaries with your brother, too. He is extremely rude to say what he has. Is he...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-26-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By runes
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Forum: Single Parenting   12-26-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By runes
Do not engage. Two hours on the phone? Never...

Do not engage. Two hours on the phone? Never again, mama.

She is harassing you, plain and simple, and the pp's mention of "conspiracy to kidnap" is true. In your shoes I would make a report to...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-14-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By runes
Mama, I can so relate. First of all,...

Mama, I can so relate. First of all, http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif!

When STBXH first said that he wanted a divorce, I had about a nanosecond of panic/fear, followed...
Forum: The Mindful Home   12-07-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 623
Posted By runes
I just got a potted rosemary bush from Target...

I just got a potted rosemary bush from Target that is shaped into a Christmas Tree shape. It smells good, too, and can be used for culinary purposes for the rest of the year. I put some white...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-06-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,246
Posted By runes
Right there with you too, mama. So sorry about...

Right there with you too, mama. So sorry about all these toxic men.

I no longer respond. He sometimes sends me multiple huge emails going on and on. He tends to have verbal diarrhea like that. I...
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