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Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-02-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 953
Posted By butterfly1976
We're a non Christian family here. More like...

We're a non Christian family here. More like nonreligious/atheist. We live in a small town and there's tons of Christian homeschoolers. We joined the groups to see what it was like. We always felt...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-02-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,603
Posted By butterfly1976
My last relationship was last year. We were on...

My last relationship was last year. We were on an off for about 3 years. I've always been a stressed out person, but when I'm dating a man it seems to be worse. This year I have been totally single...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-02-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,068
Posted By butterfly1976
I dated a man on and off for about 3 years. We...

I dated a man on and off for about 3 years. We had some good times, but after awhile it was just stressful. I always knew in the back of my mind it wouldn't be long term. We finally quit having our...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-09-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,190
Posted By butterfly1976
For me....my life has always been hard or a...

For me....my life has always been hard or a struggle. It seems like it never gets easier. I sometimes wonder if there's a light at the end of my tunnel. The older I get, the more I question God and...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-17-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,953
Posted By butterfly1976
Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. I...

Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply. I will check out that website and research more online. My kids are ok with the idea as long as it's not a little bitty camper. I hope that makes...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-14-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,953
Posted By butterfly1976
Hi everyone...........Has anyone here ever lived...

Hi everyone...........Has anyone here ever lived in a camper/rv with kids? What was your experience like?
 
I'm a single mom and I've seriously thought about buying  one to live in. My kids are 15...
Forum: Unschooling   05-14-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By butterfly1976
I have to echo the loneliness feeling. My kids...

I have to echo the loneliness feeling. My kids have never been to a public school or day care either. My kids are older now (15 & 12) and it's always been harder to find that homeschooling group to...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-14-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By butterfly1976
I was with my ex on and off for 14 years. I took...

I was with my ex on and off for 14 years. I took him back a million times. It only led to more heartbreak for me and the kids. Seems like his needs were always met, but ours never were.
 
I...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By butterfly1976
I truly enjoy threads like this. I love the...

I truly enjoy threads like this. I love the different responses from people.

Trippingbillies.....sounds like to me you're having a tough time right now. Are you 99 years old and fixing to take a...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-10-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By butterfly1976
When the weather is great, I like the windows up...

When the weather is great, I like the windows up so the fresh air can come in. I like a clean house. PERIOD. If the dishes are in the dishwasher, laundry is kept up and beds made, they keeps me in a...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-10-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 41,291
Posted By butterfly1976
Quote: Originally Posted by Purple*Lotus...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Purple*Lotus http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15933884)
I start the eating plan and gym going...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-09-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,361
Posted By butterfly1976
Forgive me if I seem to go all over the place...

Forgive me if I seem to go all over the place with this post. I got the feeling NEITHER one of you was getting your needs met. When people don't get their needs met, usually they'll look for someone...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-09-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,500
Posted By butterfly1976
Quote: Originally Posted by SuzyLee...

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuzyLee http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15929487)

My mom told me that when we were little,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-07-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,500
Posted By butterfly1976
Quote: Originally Posted by Dillpicklechip...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dillpicklechip http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15922421)
I feel your pain. People who are...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-04-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 503
Posted By butterfly1976
I would stay where I'm at and get on my feet...

I would stay where I'm at and get on my feet before I moved on. When you're grown and you live with a parent, you kinda have to take the good with the bad. It can be a headache sometimes. Unless...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-04-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,592
Posted By butterfly1976
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/15909072)
I will never be able to fix for my...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-04-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,887
Posted By butterfly1976
It took me years to see the light of day. We...

It took me years to see the light of day. We were together on and off for 14 years. He would bounce from job to job. What money we did have went to his trucks being chromed out, his smoking habit...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-04-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,250
Posted By butterfly1976
Quote: Originally Posted by grisandole...

Quote:
Originally Posted by grisandole http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15908390)

I would happily take single parenting...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-04-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By butterfly1976
A lot of great advice from moms who've been...

A lot of great advice from moms who've been there on the front lines, so to speak. I echo about getting your financial ducks in a row. I don't know your story, but unless he's doing something...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-04-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By butterfly1976
I have to echo what someone said about the...

I have to echo what someone said about the emotional divorce needed. Who would want to even be friends with someone who says whatever and hangs up a phone on someone??? Maybe it's just me, but I...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-04-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By butterfly1976
I have to agree with Jane about the stages. I...

I have to agree with Jane about the stages. I know I went through them as well. It used to make me so angry about it all. I did this and that and didn't get anything in return. After many years (I'm...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-01-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 1,003
Posted By butterfly1976
I'm thinking grape soda, ice cream and fish...

I'm thinking grape soda, ice cream and fish sandwiches...
Forum: Television   10-01-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By butterfly1976
I heard about his passing yesterday. I've seen...

I heard about his passing yesterday. I've seen his acts a few times and always thought he was hilarious. It was very sad to hear of his passing, especially since he had children.
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-01-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,621
Posted By butterfly1976
I listen to anything and everything. The age...

I listen to anything and everything. The age thing isn't an issue with me. I can listen to Pasty Cline, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Manson, Shania Twain, Mozart, 50 Cent and everything else in between....
Forum: Single Parenting   10-01-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By butterfly1976
I have to agree with Josybear about women living...

I have to agree with Josybear about women living longer, etc. It's usually women who end up old and alone. To be honest, I don't have that fear. It's never been a fear of mine. Maybe it goes back...
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