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Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-19-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By hillymum
The teasing (bullying) is probably something he...

The teasing (bullying) is probably something he is sadly going to have to learn to tolerate, as middle schools are full of it. Are there any cubs he is interested in, that he could join? Can he look...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-03-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By hillymum
Can you do some practice scenes with your...

Can you do some practice scenes with your daughter and get her to react verbally? Her voice is a wonderful weapon against assault, especially in a place where there are other people. She can practice...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-22-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By hillymum
I might not be the best person to respond... ...

I might not be the best person to respond...

I've been divorced for over 5 years, my kids are 17, 16 and 12. Bf and I have been dating for 4 1/2 years. He has never been married, and lives almost...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-22-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By hillymum
I think it's only common manners to tell an ex...

I think it's only common manners to tell an ex spouse, who is still in contact due to children, that you are marrying. More to the point, it's vindictive and petty to not do so.

It kind...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-21-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,647
Posted By hillymum
My youngest (now 12) refused to even let solids...

My youngest (now 12) refused to even let solids near his mouth until after his second birthday. His first pediatrician kept telling me he was anemic, but after we moved when he was 18 months old,...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-21-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By hillymum
Yep, sounds like you need to start the bedtime...

Yep, sounds like you need to start the bedtime routine again. I do highs, lows and oh nos with my kids. If there is anything that they want to talk about that is when they bring it up, and then we...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-21-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By hillymum
I hope this has cleared up by now, or if it...

I hope this has cleared up by now, or if it hasn't, you have seen a doctor. When this has happened to any of my boys I have instructed them to dab a tiny amount of antibiotic cream on the sore, and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-25-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By hillymum
If you have always known you want a big family,...

If you have always known you want a big family, that feeling is never going to go away IMO. Having bstepchildren is very different to having a child you carried and gave birth to. i think what you...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-25-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By hillymum
How many times have you met this guy? As a single...

How many times have you met this guy? As a single mom I have to admit I am very hesitant to let my kids meet any guys I have dated as I don't want them to become attached and for us to then break up....
Forum: Single Parenting   02-11-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By hillymum
I don't think anyone can really answer you...

I don't think anyone can really answer you without knowing why he is taking you to court. If it is for something reasonable then you will have to pay for your own expenses. Judges don't usually give...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-28-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By hillymum
What everyone else said. On the child...

What everyone else said.

On the child support front, you can not turn it down and expect to get any government help, so if there is any chance at all that you may need medicare, wick, or food...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-20-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,962
Posted By hillymum
Some trolls are just too obvious!

Some trolls are just too obvious!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-12-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,250
Posted By hillymum
Trust your gut instincts. Talk to your daughter...

Trust your gut instincts. Talk to your daughter very gently, make it clear that you are the trusted adult, and no matter what, you are there for her, you will believe her, and you will protect her....
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-09-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By hillymum
What is ydsd?

What is ydsd?
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-09-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By hillymum
I stopped fighting that battle with my youngest...

I stopped fighting that battle with my youngest and let him wear night time pull ups until he naturally stopped peeing at night. For him it was after he turned 9. I decided the problem was my...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-02-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By hillymum
You have great proof that allowing dss to go to...

You have great proof that allowing dss to go to Mexico would be a dreadful idea, so the answer to mom is "No, but you are welcome to come here and we will help with the expense" or "No, dss is not...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-31-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By hillymum
I think you really need to consult an attorney on...

I think you really need to consult an attorney on this one. I don't think your current parenting agreement is enforcable if she moves to a different country though, and Mexico is a different...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-26-2016, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By hillymum
"Your dad made really bad choices on who he would...

"Your dad made really bad choices on who he would have children with, but because of those bad choices, he and I have two amazing kids who we love. Right now your moms are not capable of being good...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-25-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,890
Posted By hillymum
The more I hear about her moms treatment of her,...

The more I hear about her moms treatment of her, I think she needs to see a councilor who will help her understand her mom isn't particularly mentally healthy. At 10 years old she shouldn't have to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-24-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,890
Posted By hillymum
This is psychological/emotional abuse and it's...

This is psychological/emotional abuse and it's time dad stepped in and dealt with mom. Seriously, he needs to put a stop to this, monitor contact, and yes, maybe a session or two of counseling. I...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-23-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By hillymum
I don't think you want to even try thinking about...

I don't think you want to even try thinking about that! They must have very empty lives if this is how they get their kicks.
Forum: Single Parenting   10-22-2016, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By hillymum
I was talking to a friend about this thread just...

I was talking to a friend about this thread just today, and how badly I felt for the posters 8 yr old who knows when her mom is having sex. That is not something a child should have to hear!!
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Forum: Single Parenting   10-20-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,668
Posted By hillymum
I've been dating the same guy for 4 years and he...

I've been dating the same guy for 4 years and he has never been here when my children are home, so there has never been the risk of that happening. I made a conscious choice to keep any of my...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-13-2016, 04:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,054
Posted By hillymum
Can I please make a suggestion, take this young...

Can I please make a suggestion, take this young lady to the store, help her choose a razor and some shaving cream, and let her use it. This has been blown out of proportion and is being dragged out...
Forum: UK   10-10-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By hillymum
The ad for London

Anyone else infuriated by the advert for London which starts with an incorrect British flag? I lived in London for 16 years and never once found West Minister Bridge.
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