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Forum: Parents as Partners   09-09-2012, 04:18 AM
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Posted By mama2004
My forrner sil was the first person to ask me if...

My forrner sil was the first person to ask me if x's drinking was "the problem."  She also once asked me if he raped me (I was somewhat shocked that his own sister could entertain that idea).  Once...
Forum: Parenting   09-07-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By mama2004
I don't have any experience with teens, other...

I don't have any experience with teens, other than having been one, or with cutting, but I wanted to chime in about something that Crunchy_Mommy said.  This addressed a different issue for...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-30-2012, 01:02 AM
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Posted By mama2004
The response from your divorce coach sounds...

The response from your divorce coach sounds really sketchy.  It's not your fault if x decides to be an ass and hold court proceedings against you at some point in the future, and how is it either...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-27-2012, 12:41 PM
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Views: 24,258
Posted By mama2004
A lot of this sounds so familiar, I'm actually a...

A lot of this sounds so familiar, I'm actually a bit queasy reading it.  I hope you're able to find some breathing room today.  Please, just turn this over to your attorney.  From one who sought to...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   08-22-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By mama2004
Hi all--I don't post here often, but as a newly...

Hi all--I don't post here often, but as a newly single mama with a full time school schedule, I'm finding it hard to account for all the hours I need to do things that aren't possible with my...
Forum: Parenting   08-20-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By mama2004
I don't "know," exactly, because I've only just...

I don't "know," exactly, because I've only just looked at the sale items when I get the email notifications, and it's been a while.  I'll do my best, though... (I love Soft Stars!)
 
What I...
Forum: Parents as Partners   08-01-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 293
Posted By mama2004
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MariaMadly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359564/can-people-change#post_17062624)

DH refers to abusive...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-31-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By mama2004
Thank you so much for the thoughtful replies and...

Thank you so much for the thoughtful replies and support.  I think the biggest trigger for me in all of this is that it's turning into a battle of wills, and becoming about what I will or won't let...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-29-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 24,258
Posted By mama2004
Don't reply.  If he presses you on anything, say...

Don't reply.  If he presses you on anything, say that you would like to discuss the matter with your lawyer/therapist/whoever first and will be glad to get back to him within a reasonable time frame...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-29-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 24,258
Posted By mama2004
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by lilgreen http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-29-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 24,258
Posted By mama2004
I get how near impossible the no engagement...

I get how near impossible the no engagement thing is.  I'm several months out and still slipping on that front, so I'm not speaking with authority or judgment, just experience.  If I could redo...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   07-29-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By mama2004
I'd love some feedback and suggestions, if...

I'd love some feedback and suggestions, if anyone has any.
 
My ds (5 years old) and I are going through a stressful transition (divorce), so I'm very clear that some conflict will be likely...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-29-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 24,258
Posted By mama2004
I don't see anything in any of the stuff you...

I don't see anything in any of the stuff you related that points to any kind of intention toward alienation--I'm not a lawyer, and obviously, I don't know the details, but you have been very clear...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-28-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By mama2004
You just nailed my marriage, such as it was...

You just nailed my marriage, such as it was (with the addition of habitual/pathological lying, which is kind of implicit in a couple of things on your list already).  Divorce isn't final yet.  I...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-28-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 24,258
Posted By mama2004
Get him out.  Sept. 1 isn't soon enough.  Get...

Get him out.  Sept. 1 isn't soon enough.  Get him out of the house yesterday, or find a way out yourself (I know that isn't likely).  Stop talking to him about anything that can't be answered with...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-27-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 24,258
Posted By mama2004
Hey lilgreen, hang in there!  You're making...

Hey lilgreen, hang in there!  You're making progress every moment, and it sounds like you have some good stuff lined up for you in the coming days.  When my x started threatening divorce if I wasn't...
Forum: Parents as Partners   07-25-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 24,258
Posted By mama2004
lilgreen, this is really one of the hardest...

lilgreen, this is really one of the hardest times.  I'm several months in at this point, and while I don't know that the word "easier" applies, exactly, "happier" certainly does.  My x will have...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-23-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By mama2004
This is from the most recent Harper's Index:  ...

This is from the most recent Harper's Index:
 
"Factor by which a religious website is more likely than a pornographic site to infect a computer with malware:  3"
 
(hope it's ok to quote that)
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-04-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 24,258
Posted By mama2004
I'm with you, Captain Optimism.  I don't want to...

I'm with you, Captain Optimism.  I don't want to be a negative Nelly, and a collaborative approach might just work in this situation, but my own experience with having sought mediation/a...
Forum: Family Safety   05-02-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By mama2004
Thank you both!  That was just the clarifying...

Thank you both!  That was just the clarifying info I needed :)
Forum: Family Safety   05-02-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By mama2004
Ds is currently rf in a Radian xtsl.  He just...

Ds is currently rf in a Radian xtsl.  He just turned 5, he's about 42 inches tall, and is about 42 pounds.  I'm keeping a close eye on his weight so that I can turn him when it's necessary, but when...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-21-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,268
Posted By mama2004
A great big giant heaping helping...

A great big giant heaping helping of http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/yeahthat.gif!!!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-08-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By mama2004
I don't mind the marks themselves, but the fact...

I don't mind the marks themselves, but the fact that they're all really close together and tend to be all smooshy-wrinkly-crepe-y is not such a happy thing, from my point of view.  I did gain at...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-03-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 57
Posted By mama2004
I've had good luck keeping both wet cloths (used...

I've had good luck keeping both wet cloths (used to be for wiping bottoms, now sticky hands and faces) and bath toys in string grocery bags.  They're cheap, they're washable and anything that goes...
Forum: Family Safety   02-20-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By mama2004
Thanks!

Thanks!
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