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Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-10-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By provocativa
Thanks everyone! Yeah when I posted an ad last...

Thanks everyone! Yeah when I posted an ad last year I got lots of responses. Just unsure about paying when X isn't regular with c/s...I do have a couple sitters I know, but find I get better results...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-22-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By provocativa
Asking around hasn't helped....

Asking around hasn't helped. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,137
Posted By provocativa
I was a sahm and a wahm and homeschooled my...

I was a sahm and a wahm and homeschooled my kids.  Now I am divorced and working, and miss the homeschooling AP moms a lot.  My only solution is to create 'can't miss' events on weekends...not...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-21-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By provocativa
Wondering if it's worth the 40 bucks...I really...

Wondering if it's worth the 40 bucks...I really just want it to contact one really crunchy sitter in my area.  She seems so worth it...but I would hate to pay and have her not be interested.  I only...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-10-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By provocativa
I am in this exact same situation. He has only...

I am in this exact same situation. He has only paid a bit less than half these last 6 months. I am a Batista, so poor and need the.extra.few hundred a month. My X was abusive and I believe I fear...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-28-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By provocativa
 I did it for 2 years, homeschooling and single...

 I did it for 2 years, homeschooling and single with 550 a month child support, and help from the state with a subsidy for the sitter.  I bartended and / or waited tables a couple nights a week.
 
Forum: Single Parenting   04-14-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By provocativa
don't have another child with a man you don't...

don't have another child with a man you don't love.  I knew I wanted a divorce when dd1 was 1 year old, but x had me in a legal trap and said he would get 100% custody.  Gaslighting b.s. but...dd2...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-08-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By provocativa
I would counter that it is not okay for people...

I would counter that it is not okay for people to have those beliefs about race.  Religion, yes.  But race?  People have been and still are killed because of their race.  Not sure how to phrase your...
Forum: Women's Health   03-24-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 956
Posted By provocativa
yes, the baby's adrenal glands support the...

yes, the baby's adrenal glands support the mother's, usually in the 3rd trimester.  my second was born with adrenal issues i fear.  when i take all the supplements mentioned above, i feel great.  i...
Forum: Women's Health   03-24-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By provocativa
I use abchomeopathy.com too.  it's the best site...

I use abchomeopathy.com too.  it's the best site i've found.
 
Forum: Single Parenting   03-18-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,963
Posted By provocativa
Raene, ask your man to read Codependent No...

Raene, ask your man to read Codependent No More.  As for the difference in parenting, it is so extreme that to me it sounds like you need joint counseling before taking it to the next level.  I...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-11-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By provocativa
oops...missed that there is a history of abuse. ...

oops...missed that there is a history of abuse.  i was thinking marital counseling, until i re-read that.  counseling with an abuser is a bad idea.  it is really rare that anyone gets sole custody...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-11-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By provocativa
will he go to counseling with you?  

will he go to counseling with you?
 
Forum: Single Parenting   03-11-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By provocativa
From a physiological standpoint, their adrenals...

From a physiological standpoint, their adrenals are on overdrive.  The adrenals control our fight-or-flight response, releasing cortisol and adrenaline in response to stress.  They don't have the...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-07-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By provocativa
fwiw, i have a cheap plastic dehydrator.  it...

fwiw, i have a cheap plastic dehydrator.  it works great, and does low temps, but the racks are stained.  so factor replacing the plastic racks into your pricing consideration.
 
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-07-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By provocativa
i've been running a  raw milk group for almost a...

i've been running a  raw milk group for almost a decade.  the farmer i get it from now runs a very dirty operation.  we never get sick from  it though-and i've drunk plenty of spoiled milk.  i've...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-07-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By provocativa
low and slow...like 24 hours in the slow cooker,...

low and slow...like 24 hours in the slow cooker, will make a nice second broth.  start with cold water.  i don't add vinegar to my broths, and i get a lot of gelatin.  also, for long cooking, don't...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-07-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,836
Posted By provocativa
i didn't read the debate, but...all auto-immune...

i didn't read the debate, but...all auto-immune diseases are related.  much of the current research is leaning towards the idea that they are not separate diseases per se, but just a continuuum of...
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-07-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,916
Posted By provocativa
Concentrace is a trace minerals supplement.  My...

Concentrace is a trace minerals supplement.  My kids rebel at it more than a few drops in water.  I put it in sauces, milk drinks, baked goods. 
 
Forum: Traditional Foods   03-07-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By provocativa
kerrygold butter is grassfed too, right?  we...

kerrygold butter is grassfed too, right?  we have always done bone broths, and CLO, and raw milk.  however, I think that magnesium is a key to tooth health.  we use a liquid calcium, magnesium, d3...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-07-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By provocativa
I'd say also document her erratic behavior,...

I'd say also document her erratic behavior, document everything really.  If she has any family or friends who know of her mental illness, try to see if they are on the same page with you.  oh, I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-05-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,967
Posted By provocativa
oh we didn't do the 'time for a big girl bed'. ...

oh we didn't do the 'time for a big girl bed'.  there was much talking and transition and negotiation.  i think with many kids, there will be a developmental leap combined with a couple months of...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-05-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By provocativa
Just directed at the general vitriol, which I...

Just directed at the general vitriol, which I think is completely unfounded and ridiculous.  Abusers always try to win trust, it's one of the ways they work, and a mom like the OP who is desperate...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-05-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,147
Posted By provocativa
Just sharing what we have studied in the support...

Just sharing what we have studied in the support group.  Predators look for any opening they can get, and they consider single moms to be vulnerable because of their perceived need for childcare and...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-03-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By provocativa
Acceptance is the big one I struggle with.  

Acceptance is the big one I struggle with.
 
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