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Forum: Single Parenting   05-06-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By Joyster
I think the biggest turning point for me in the...

I think the biggest turning point for me in the wake of our separation and me being an emotional mess is coming to the realization that I would not take him back. He's extremely selfish for doing...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-06-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Joyster
Thanks for your writing. I do love your...

Thanks for your writing. I do love your suggestions. I did end up telling ex about DS2 crying and he felt pretty awful by it. Ex is still living here while his condo is being finished, but he spends...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-04-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By Joyster
I'm not firing on all cylinders today...Hell for...

I'm not firing on all cylinders today...Hell for the past few months, but I'm tired today and need some input.
 
STBX spent last night at his condo, the boys were pretty upset and confused as to...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-28-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,738
Posted By Joyster
My little piece of enjoyment lately. Ella...

My little piece of enjoyment lately. Ella Fitzgerald's Goody Goody.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CeR6AlHIE0
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-09-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By Joyster
It was painful, but I don't think I really...

It was painful, but I don't think I really screamed in my labours. I kinda grunted/yelled during the pushing phase, but that part actually felt good. It's really hard to describe back labour. For...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   04-08-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,581
Posted By Joyster
These are approximates.   1st 8 hours...

These are approximates.
 
1st 8 hours active-augmented with pit and epidural
2nd 4 hours active-no pit, and botched epidural
3rd 2 hours active-homebirth
Forum: Single Parenting   04-05-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,375
Posted By Joyster
I couldn't read and not write. A little over a...

I couldn't read and not write. A little over a month ago, my husband admitted to having screwed around several times in our marriage and that he wanted out. Most recently being while i was pregnant...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-23-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By Joyster
I'm very sorry for not replying sooner. I've...

I'm very sorry for not replying sooner. I've been too emotional to respond. I seem to have this one good day a week where I can actually feel positive and that this won't be the end of the world and...
Forum: Parents as Partners   03-16-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By Joyster
This is one of the hardest things I've written....

This is one of the hardest things I've written. I thought I was in a happy marriage. Everyone thought I was in a happy marriage. But two weeks ago, my husband, the person I've loved and trusted for...
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-26-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,445
Posted By Joyster
It's tough with a really young one at home. We...

It's tough with a really young one at home. We have a 5 month old and we're just learning how to cope with 3 children. While I love my baby, I'm looking forward to when he is a year or 18 months and...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   01-21-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Joyster
Hi there. I have 3 boys 5, 3 and 5 months and...

Hi there. I have 3 boys 5, 3 and 5 months and live in Scarborough. :)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-15-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,077
Posted By Joyster
On the superficial level.   Regarding curly...

On the superficial level.
 
Regarding curly hair, have you tried the Curl Keeper? http://www.frizzoff.com/Curly-Hair-Institute.aspx I discovered this product about ten years ago and if I wear my...
Forum: Parenting   01-04-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,464
Posted By Joyster
Ours is Us Against Them. It doesn't sound very...

Ours is Us Against Them. It doesn't sound very cozy, but it's our humourous way of dealing with the chaos and our family loves humour. :)
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-15-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By Joyster
At 33 weeks pregnancy if someone had said that...

At 33 weeks pregnancy if someone had said that to me, I might have flattened them. Really! I'm not a happy pregnant lady. Especially my last pregnancy.
 
More appropriately though would be to give...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-14-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,449
Posted By Joyster
I'd be annoyed at the chore part, unless it were...

I'd be annoyed at the chore part, unless it were a good friend (and I'd be bringing some good food and helping anyhow if it were), I'd probably jet. My BFF came over the day I gave birth, brought...
Forum: Parenting   12-13-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,720
Posted By Joyster
This I actually blame on DH because it would so...

This I actually blame on DH because it would so be his maneuvre.
 
DS1 had a friend over and they were playing. They started squabbling and his friend came over and said DS1 had hit him. I called...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-29-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Joyster
We've been inundated with dinosaurs for the last...

We've been inundated with dinosaurs for the last THREE YEARS. DS1 got interested in them when he was 2, and he's still going strong. We're actually considering a family vacation next year out west...
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-26-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,262
Posted By Joyster
I think having similar values helps smooth the...

I think having similar values helps smooth the way. Politics, morals, ethics, religion, childrearing, we pretty much have similar views. We'd be pretty combative in a relationship where there a...
Forum: Parenting   11-26-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,326
Posted By Joyster
I have 3 boys, 5, 3 and 3 months. This morning,...

I have 3 boys, 5, 3 and 3 months. This morning, my 3 m/o was napping, while the 3 and 5 y/o were on the floor quietly colouring. Then there are moments when the baby is crying and the two big guys...
Forum: Parenting   11-21-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,349
Posted By Joyster
We had a birthday party recently for DS1, there...

We had a birthday party recently for DS1, there were lots of dietary needs, but we managed to accomodate them all pretty easily. I was worried about it at first, but everyone enjoyed the food and...
Forum: Parenting   11-21-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,221
Posted By Joyster
Yep, we have one that we socialize with a lot....

Yep, we have one that we socialize with a lot. The kids get on great, we all have similar values and we actually get chatting time because the kids take off somewhere. Another family, we're really...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-16-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,412
Posted By Joyster
Frankly, I'd stop tip toeing around them. They...

Frankly, I'd stop tip toeing around them. They can then decide whether or not they want to be around me, but there is not a second when it comes to MY pregnancy would I consider not using words like...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-15-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,504
Posted By Joyster
sometimes. I usually tough it out, but if I'm...

sometimes. I usually tough it out, but if I'm throwing up or have a nasty fever all bets are off and DH has to either be here or arrange childcare.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-13-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,385
Posted By Joyster
I grew up in a very poor area next to a pretty...

I grew up in a very poor area next to a pretty wealthy one. There was no money growing up. I literally patched my shoes with decks of playing cards and tape, and that doesn't go far in a Canadian...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-11-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 200
Posted By Joyster
I get by fine with a good pair of warm mittens....

I get by fine with a good pair of warm mittens. http://files.mothering.com//images/smilies/smile.gif
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