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Forum: Personal Growth   07-06-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,405
Posted By springmama
Yep, this would be a lot more clear cut if he...

Yep, this would be a lot more clear cut if he were a monster and I'm thankful that we aren't dealing with something like that. It's time for me to grow a spine and be able to stand up for myself and...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-06-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,634
Posted By springmama
I tried to quote but I couldn't figure out how...

I tried to quote but I couldn't figure out how to type outside of the quote box! What you said about wanting kids really resonated with me. When I was a teen at my lowest point, the thought of...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-06-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,405
Posted By springmama
Rightkindofme you keep hitting the nail on the...

Rightkindofme you keep hitting the nail on the head. Thank you! All this drama has shown me that I have a lot I need to work on within myself, I've got to learn to be happy and ok with me and see...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-05-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,634
Posted By springmama
I am glad that you are comfortable here! Hugs to...

I am glad that you are comfortable here! Hugs to you mama, sounds like you have been through a lot and experienced things no one should ever have to go through. How amazing and strong you are! You...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-05-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,405
Posted By springmama
Yes, that does make some sense. I think I also...

Yes, that does make some sense. I think I also need to stop worrying about what everyone else in the family is going to think and I need to stop trying to please everyone. As the day wears on and...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-05-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,405
Posted By springmama
Wow - you are extremely insightful! Your post...

Wow - you are extremely insightful! Your post brought me to tears. I guess I thought that as long as we were good enough then he would want us in his life even though he has this huge issue with dh...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-05-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,405
Posted By springmama
Yeah I guess you are right. I'm just worried...

Yeah I guess you are right. I'm just worried that he didn't listen to my message about us wanting him in our lives but that we are going to leave the ball in his court. Emotionally I just don't...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-05-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,405
Posted By springmama
Thanks, this hurts so much but I think...

Thanks, this hurts so much but I think eventually we will reach a point where the pain isn't so crippling. In a way it is comforting to know what he really thinks of us and to have it confirmed that...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-04-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,582
Posted By springmama
What helps for me is to realize that the...

What helps for me is to realize that the majority of parents are doing the best they can. To be honest when your 1st babe is a young infant it is really easy to make all of the choices you want for...
Forum: Personal Growth   07-04-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,405
Posted By springmama
Well today of all days you know what hit the fan...

Well today of all days you know what hit the fan and it looks like we won't be speaking to my FIL anymore. After years of being given the cold shoulder by FIL and his wife we finally spoke up and it...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-21-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,886
Posted By springmama
What do you do? This person in dh's family is...

What do you do? This person in dh's family is seriously sabotaging our relationship with one of his parents and some other extended family. They do all sorts of passive aggressive hurtful things to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-15-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By springmama
We have a rule here at our house that all food...

We have a rule here at our house that all food has to be eaten at the table in the kitchen or outside. My kids are the world's messiset eaters on the planet and even at the table it ends up...
Forum: Spirituality   04-09-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By springmama
Thank you for all of your support. I am still...

Thank you for all of your support. I am still wading through this. I do think that a lot of it comes from fear. In my heart I want to believe that there is no one "right" denomination and that Jesus...
Forum: Spirituality   04-02-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By springmama
Thanks for all the support! I am going to...

Thanks for all the support! I am going to prayerfully and slowly work my way through this. I don't have much time to post as I've got a house full of kiddos tonight. But I fill you guys in when I...
Forum: Spirituality   03-31-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By springmama
Well for one thing, I go to Mass and I feel...

Well for one thing, I go to Mass and I feel nothing. I used to feel God there and now it just seems like a lot of man made ritual without a whole lot of meaning to it. Beautiful, yes but I'm not...
Forum: Spirituality   03-28-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By springmama
Uhhh, it is so hard for me to talk about this. I...

Uhhh, it is so hard for me to talk about this. I am having serious doubts about my conversion to the Catholic Church. It's been about a year and since November its been hard on me. There were a few...
Forum: Spirituality   03-13-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By springmama
I was baptized and confirmed at age 27.

I was baptized and confirmed at age 27.
Forum: Personal Growth   02-26-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,279
Posted By springmama
 Sorry, I know how this feels.

 Sorry, I know how this feels.
Forum: Birth Stories   02-06-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,528
Posted By springmama
Please don't beat yourself up! You did the best...

Please don't beat yourself up! You did the best you could with the situation. Birth is one of those forces that we cannot control nor predict and we have to be ready to change our course based on...
Forum: Meal Planning   01-30-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,027
Posted By springmama
I'm going shopping for the majority of the month...

I'm going shopping for the majority of the month tomorrow so I'm working on putting mine together right now. I'll have it up soon. We tried quite a few new things last month that didn't go over well...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-30-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,916
Posted By springmama
With dd I tried the birthing stool but it was...

With dd I tried the birthing stool but it was way too painful. It just seemed to put a lot of pressure on my behind. So I laid on the bed propped up on pillows. I had imagined having a water birth...
Forum: Birth Stories   01-30-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,633
Posted By springmama
Congrats mama!!! You sound so empowered by your...

Congrats mama!!! You sound so empowered by your birth I am happy that you were able to have such an amazing experience.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   01-30-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By springmama
To me it does sound like a valid reason. 36...

To me it does sound like a valid reason. 36 hours of active labor is a long time. My ds was doing a similar type of thing and MW said that if we had been in the hospital we would have ended up at...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   01-18-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,119
Posted By springmama
Hugs to you mama. I remember being in your shoes...

Hugs to you mama. I remember being in your shoes with a newborn and a 2 year old. It is hard. In fact just today I talked to two moms who just had their second babies and were saying how easy and...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   01-06-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By springmama
Unfortunately I can't do part of the job from...

Unfortunately I can't do part of the job from home because I staff the office during business hours so I do a lot of reception work data entry in the data base, meeting with people, and performing...
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