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Forum: Single Parenting   12-15-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,304
Posted By Mindy70
thanks for the replies-though he has only been...

thanks for the replies-though he has only been gone a week, I feel much more grounded than I did in the first few days. The few problems that came up I have been able to deal with myself, and I feel...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-12-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,304
Posted By Mindy70
well, the good parts are that now that he is...

well, the good parts are that now that he is gone, there is no after-the-kids-go-to-bed relationship stress. Or tension with DH during the day, for that matter. No one is coming home expecting their...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-11-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,304
Posted By Mindy70
Hi everyone, My DH and I are a breath away...

Hi everyone,

My DH and I are a breath away from divorce, and now he is in Israel for three weeks which gives us both a break and time to evaluate things. I am home with three kids and have a...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-11-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Mindy70
I have been in the same position for quite some...

I have been in the same position for quite some time now! I have known that I want out for at least two years, but was semi-trying to let things unfold and see what happens. Then my DH had an affair...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-28-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By Mindy70
See the thing is, is that his idea of parenting...

See the thing is, is that his idea of parenting is turn on the TV and let them watch for hours and hours, forgetting to feed them or change them, and never mind things like actually taking them to...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-28-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By Mindy70
So sorry, I went through this a few months ago....

So sorry, I went through this a few months ago. The common advice is not to make any major decisions for 4-6 weeks after you find out, because right now you are probably in shock and very emotional....
Forum: Single Parenting   11-28-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By Mindy70
Hi everyone, Sadly, I decided to end my...

Hi everyone,

Sadly, I decided to end my marriage after thinking long and hard about it for years. We have three kids, ages 2,4, and 7. I have family in CA that I could stay with until I get back...
Forum: Parenting   08-26-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,137
Posted By Mindy70
I tend to believe that something happened there...

I tend to believe that something happened there that was not right, and I told her that I was very happy that she told me what happened and she should never be afraid to tell me when anything makes...
Forum: Parenting   08-26-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,137
Posted By Mindy70
Hi, My 6 yr old daughter had a playdate...

Hi,

My 6 yr old daughter had a playdate with her friend two days ago. That night she woke up crying and told me that the following things had happened:

Older brother of friend (he is 19) had...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-29-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Mindy70
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14156930)
I don't think this is about consequences or...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-28-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Mindy70
Well I was thinking of a deadbolt with a key,...

Well I was thinking of a deadbolt with a key, not a latch and hook.

It is true that I do often feel like the kids, especially the boys, are running circles around me. I feel overwhelmed keeping...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-28-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By Mindy70
Hello, I have a girl, aged 6 and two boys,...

Hello,

I have a girl, aged 6 and two boys, ages 26 mths and 4. Let me just describe a few problems we are having at our house:

4 yr old has learned to climb over our 5 foot gate when he wants...
Forum: Parenting   06-15-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,911
Posted By Mindy70
Thanks moms for all of the interesting...

Thanks moms for all of the interesting suggestions, hints, and sharing your experiences. And to the mom who told me to get off the computer, the post was written when they were in bed. We do spend a...
Forum: Parenting   06-12-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,911
Posted By Mindy70
Hi everyone, I have a 24 mth old and an...

Hi everyone,

I have a 24 mth old and an almost four year old, and between the two of them, they are making me insane.

Just today: the two year old was trying to climb into the toilet. He took...
Forum: Spirituality   04-20-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,422
Posted By Mindy70
As far as saying "we will never be religious" I...

As far as saying "we will never be religious" I guess you can never say never, but it would take a miracle to get my DH on board with that. He is the type that needs lots of stimulation (always has...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   04-20-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 52,966
Posted By Mindy70
Quote: Originally Posted by PoetryLover...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PoetryLover http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13308074)

Intorversion is probably the hardest...
Forum: Spirituality   04-20-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,422
Posted By Mindy70
Thanks for the responses, everyone The...

Thanks for the responses, everyone

The reason for the orthodox school is:

1) we can get a scholarship because my husband does computer work for them. Kind of like tuition for barter.

2) the...
Forum: Spirituality   04-19-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,422
Posted By Mindy70
New here with a question: Hi Jewish Mamas,...

New here with a question:

Hi Jewish Mamas, I hope you had a good Passover. I have a question about religious day school- we are thinking of enrolling our kids in an orthodox day school. However,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-05-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 924
Posted By Mindy70
I would encourage ds to feel comfortable with...

I would encourage ds to feel comfortable with dad. It is actually good that he experiences that his dad also can take care of his needs. It will strengthen their relationship if you give your DH...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-15-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By Mindy70
I think he needs a parenting class, since he...

I think he needs a parenting class, since he obviously has totally unrealistic expectations of how an 8 mth old should act. Saying "I didn't mean to" is troubling- if he can't control his anger at a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-10-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By Mindy70
Thanks for all the input. My DH creates much of...

Thanks for all the input. My DH creates much of the problem- leaves the gate to the kitchen open OVER and over again, then gets mad when DS makes a mess, leaves his laptop out, leaves other stuff...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-09-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By Mindy70
My DS will be three in June. Here are some...

My DS will be three in June. Here are some things he has done just this last week:

Taken a whole bag of shredded cheese from the refrigerator and dumped it out all over the floor

Taken his...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-09-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By Mindy70
My DS will be three in June. Here are some...

My DS will be three in June. Here are some things he has done just this last week:

Taken a whole bag of shredded cheese from the refrigerator and dumped it out all over the floor

Taken his...
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-05-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 687
Posted By Mindy70
get a guardrail.

get a guardrail.
Forum: Life With a Baby   12-05-2007, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By Mindy70
try a twin mattress on the floor. nurse lying...

try a twin mattress on the floor. nurse lying down, then just wiggle away when she sleeps
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