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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-23-2009, 04:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,768
Posted By willowbean
add us to the list! We're in the process of...

add us to the list!

We're in the process of getting licensed to foster, with the long term goal of doing foster-adopt.

I guess the immediate status would be waiting for 2nd home study.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-23-2009, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By willowbean
We just finished up the Pre-service training...

We just finished up the Pre-service training here on the east side of the state. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif


if you're on this side of the state I'd be...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-02-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,441
Posted By willowbean
Quote: Originally Posted by Calee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Calee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12898580)
I honestly don't think this is a diss on small...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   08-25-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By willowbean
A close friend of my partner has finally hit the...

A close friend of my partner has finally hit the point where she's realized that her current eating disorder relapse may kill her and she's ready to seek some help.

She has no idea of a good...
Forum: Queer Parenting   07-15-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By willowbean
Yup, those kiddos are going to be much better...

Yup, those kiddos are going to be much better off going from placement to placement until they age out of the system than they would be if they had a stable loving home where the parents happened to...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   07-04-2008, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By willowbean
Perhaps how to trademark your business name?

Perhaps how to trademark your business name?
Forum: Work from Home Parents   07-04-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By willowbean
Having people write checks to you would...

Having people write checks to you would necessarily be under the table. So long as you report all of the income and pay the required taxes you don't have to have a separate "doing business as" name....
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-28-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 7,447
Posted By willowbean
I've been playing with my new jigsaw to see what...

I've been playing with my new jigsaw to see what kind of fun wood things I can make and then playing with milk paint to see what kind of color/finishes I can do. It's a pretty big learning process...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-27-2008, 02:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By willowbean
I dabble every now and then. I love your idea...

I dabble every now and then.
I love your idea for customized measuring spoons. They're so much prettier than just plain.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-25-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By willowbean
It's so nice when you get good surprises instead...

It's so nice when you get good surprises instead of the other kind. yay for them actually cleaning up their mess, adn opefully they won't be making any of a similar kind in the future.
Forum: Learning at School   06-25-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By willowbean
Quote: Originally Posted by MattBronsil...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MattBronsil http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11503496)
There are several issues, and many issues...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-25-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By willowbean
I think you'll find folks here are pretty good...

I think you'll find folks here are pretty good with accepting that not all parents can do all of the AP things all the time.
Everyone's just doing the best they can ya know...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-25-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By willowbean
AP usually = Attachment Parenting good info...

AP usually = Attachment Parenting
good info can be found here
http://www.attachmentparenting.org/p...principles.php (http://www.attachmentparenting.org/principles/principles.php)
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-25-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By willowbean
My DP and I are working on getting set up for...

My DP and I are working on getting set up for fostering and it has been one frustrating thing after another and we're not even in the training yet...
Forum: Pets   06-25-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 847
Posted By willowbean
Most of the time the dogs only want to be out...

Most of the time the dogs only want to be out for an extended period if someone is out with them. They don't need the person to be paying any attention, just having someone out there is enough for...
Forum: Mental Health   06-25-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By willowbean
if you don't have to have a referal from your...

if you don't have to have a referal from your primary doc, it's really worth it to ask for recommendations from people you know.

There are a lot of wonderful therapists out there, and...
Forum: Mental Health   06-25-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By willowbean
My DP takes Celexa daily for her anxiety and has...

My DP takes Celexa daily for her anxiety and has something akin to Ativan for panic attacks as needed. i don't think she's used one once now that her daily meds are working.
Forum: Mental Health   06-25-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By willowbean
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif I'm so sorry you've had (and continue to have) such a damaging relationship with your mother.
This might be a usful starting place to...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-25-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By willowbean
You can already do DPNs and picking up stitches...

You can already do DPNs and picking up stitches so you'll be set for socks. They really aren't that hard in the scheme of things.


Sock knitting is the best IMO
Forum: Arts & Crafts   06-25-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By willowbean
I second the idea of stretching canvas or...

I second the idea of stretching canvas or fabric, but you can do it way cheaper if you don't use 'art' supplies to do it.
I made a 3ft by 6ft painting with muslin from the fabric store stretched...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-24-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 181
Posted By willowbean
Quote: Originally Posted by toyarmy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by toyarmy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11541422)
good info.
i also plan on avoiding the west...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   06-24-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By willowbean
Whether you can sell things made from someone...

Whether you can sell things made from someone else's pattern varies between pattern makers.
You need to check with the pattern maker if you're buying the rights to use the pattern for personal use...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   06-24-2008, 12:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,270
Posted By willowbean
I use bluehost and love them. Excellent tech...

I use bluehost and love them.
Excellent tech support, built in e-commerce solutions (zencart and others), you can host multiple subdomains through one account, and so on.
They have been excellent...
Forum: Mental Health   06-23-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By willowbean
I haven't for infertility, but definatley yes...

I haven't for infertility, but definatley yes for grief and loss.
Adding meds to my regular therapy has made it possible for me to do more with my own loss issues. It's like instead of drowning in...
Forum: Mental Health   06-23-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By willowbean
The best thing for me when I need to re-orient...

The best thing for me when I need to re-orient myself towards the positive is to spend some time outside and just try to stay present to what is around me.

It usually doesn't take long for me to...
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