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Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-20-2014, 05:57 PM
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Posted By Springshowers
If anyone here is interested in an informal...

If anyone here is interested in an informal holiday helper program post your support here:

http://www.mothering.com/forum/2-site-help/1460993-holiday-helper-2014-a.html#post18223425

If people...
Forum: Site Help   11-20-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By Springshowers
I think that's a great idea.

I think that's a great idea.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-17-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 535
Posted By Springshowers
You will be amazed at how you different you feel...

You will be amazed at how you different you feel when you are no longer feeling so drained from dealing with him. I am a much better parent post separation.

And stbx is sort of a Disney dad and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2014, 05:34 PM
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Views: 81,732
Posted By Springshowers
This is really delicious and the recipe is fine...

This is really delicious and the recipe is fine dropping ingredients as long as you have coconut, lentils and some spices. You can find soup recipes based on this that are yummy too.
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Forum: Site Help   11-16-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 407
Posted By Springshowers
It looks like diaper fairy has been archived...

It looks like diaper fairy has been archived since 2007. It's still there in the archive folder.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-14-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 535
Posted By Springshowers
"Then he paints me as the controlling autocratic...

"Then he paints me as the controlling autocratic one. It is just getting bizarre."

Same here! There were rules about everything in the house and nothing could change unless I could convince him...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 535
Posted By Springshowers
The other thing I had to do was let go of my...

The other thing I had to do was let go of my idealized version of my stbx and take him on his daily actions instead. He wasn't who I thought he was, my perception had been so distorted. I had to morn...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 535
Posted By Springshowers
We are VERY alike in so many respects. You...

We are VERY alike in so many respects.

You should have people in your life that make you feel good, that you can laugh with, and love. Your energy should be something you use to make your life...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 535
Posted By Springshowers
And you probably can not do anything to change...

And you probably can not do anything to change his treatment of you, unless you are willing to walk away.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 535
Posted By Springshowers
That feeling is you walking on eggshells trying...

That feeling is you walking on eggshells trying not to upset him. It serves a purpose of trying to protect yourself from his attacks. But it takes up so much mental energy trying to manage life with...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 535
Posted By Springshowers
Long before separation I thought too that just...

Long before separation I thought too that just because he didn't mean to hurt me meant it wasn't really abuse. He was just troubled. I did eventually realize it is abuse... I just had so much trouble...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 535
Posted By Springshowers
My stbx has characteristics of many of the types...

My stbx has characteristics of many of the types in that book, but doesn't perfectly fit any one either.

Abusers are just acting on who they are. It's not a decision for most to hurt the people...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 535
Posted By Springshowers
And if you want to keep discussing this just keep...

And if you want to keep discussing this just keep posting. We are here.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-13-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 535
Posted By Springshowers
If you haven't read the book "Why Does He Do...

If you haven't read the book "Why Does He Do That" by Lundy Bancroft yet I highly recommend it. It talks about the different types of abuse and it really opened my eyes. I used to think it was all...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 535
Posted By Springshowers
And omg what a poor excuse to stay together......

And omg what a poor excuse to stay together... That he feels it's not fair that it will be easier on you. How terribly self centered of him. That one comments says so much about who he is as a person.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 535
Posted By Springshowers
AG said it all perfectly. I also remember your...

AG said it all perfectly. I also remember your thread well. It haunts me. We have such a similar story even down to supporting him with my families money.

I wanted my marriage to be forever too. I...
Forum: December 2014 Due Date Club   11-09-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By Springshowers
Floaties in my vision were my first sign of...

Floaties in my vision were my first sign of pregnancy both times! Literally about a week after conception.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-07-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,250
Views: 81,732
Posted By Springshowers
Sorry for jumping in but that information might...

Sorry for jumping in but that information might be wrong. This blog seems to say the rules around deductibles changed in 2014. Sorry of its not applicable but I thought it worth sharing.
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-05-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By Springshowers
It doesn't sound as difficult as the first part...

It doesn't sound as difficult as the first part made me think. It's going to be a lot of work. It sounds like your daughter enjoys having someone to play with too.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-03-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By Springshowers
I have been with eight year olds who react...

I have been with eight year olds who react similarly when they "lose". I don't think it's that abnormal.

Most recently we snapped one boy out of a private tantrum by asking him to show us...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-03-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By Springshowers
Even if the second child was your own though...

Even if the second child was your own though things change. My kids have fights over toys, break each others things occasionally etc. Your life will change once you are a family of four.

I just...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-03-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By Springshowers
I am sure this is not what you want to hear, but...

I am sure this is not what you want to hear, but I wouldn't go forward with moving in together until you have this sorted out. It's not fair to your daughter.

Is he willing to look at therapy or...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-31-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Springshowers
My daughter did the same. But when she was 4 I...

My daughter did the same. But when she was 4 I drew up a reward chart. If she slept in her bed all night she got a sticker and when she had ten she got to buy a toy. That night she started staying in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-22-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,551
Posted By Springshowers
I am going to make fort kits for the kids like...

I am going to make fort kits for the kids like this one:
http://www.pinterest.com/explore/fort-kit/#

I think there are some great ideas here too:...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-17-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Springshowers
Is there a date in your agreement summer needs to...

Is there a date in your agreement summer needs to be decided by? I wonder if you can say it's too early to decide and suggest discussing it next March? Mention that summer school information isn't...
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