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Forum: Grief and Loss   02-11-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By mama_miiteg
I don't know a lot about this and I have no...

I don't know a lot about this and I have no first hand experience with this.

Here are the things I have learned.

1) it is very normal for children to grieve differently than adults do. One...
Forum: Personal Growth   02-10-2010, 02:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,968
Posted By mama_miiteg
My sister in law lives with untreated...

My sister in law lives with untreated schizophrenia and I have experienced similar behaviours to what you have described from her.

Very firm boundaries, including no contact if that is the only...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-09-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,821
Posted By mama_miiteg
This is a complex and painful situation. I felt...

This is a complex and painful situation. I felt especially sad reading about your dsd being told that you had become pregnant to "replace her". She should not have been told that by her mom.

I...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-05-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,474
Posted By mama_miiteg
I am so thankful for this thread. I am at the...

I am so thankful for this thread. I am at the start of couples therapy also, Doubledutch. I have no idea what will be talked about, as it is my partner who is driving this process. I look forward to...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-05-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By mama_miiteg
greetings my partner is going through a...

greetings

my partner is going through a process of emotional reflection about our relationship that is proving painful for both of us. I have been crying a lot (privately), accessing supports...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-19-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,850
Posted By mama_miiteg
I think a part of what happens in the foster...

I think a part of what happens in the foster parent/child/parent triad is that the child's parent is in a place where they are really struggling and have perhaps been struggling for a very long...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-15-2010, 02:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,850
Posted By mama_miiteg
A mother in my extended family has had several...

A mother in my extended family has had several children apprehended under different orders (one was an apprehend at birth, another for non-compliance at 5 months, the next two at birth). She has...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-11-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,488
Posted By mama_miiteg
hey protolawyer, I'm just a lurker on this...

hey protolawyer,

I'm just a lurker on this forum but wanted to say congrats on your pregnancy! That's great! And I'm excited for all of the growing your dsd will do this year also! Some hard days...
Forum: Multicultural Families   12-10-2009, 03:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,024
Posted By mama_miiteg
My dad grew up in Quebec, Canada, his name is...

My dad grew up in Quebec, Canada, his name is Raymond. I lived in Quebec for a while. One of my favourite French names that is hyphenated and works well in English is Jean-Francois. I had a friend...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-17-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,497
Posted By mama_miiteg
hmm, when I read Tigerchild's post, I...

hmm, when I read Tigerchild's post, I immediately thought "this person knows a lot about this topic" and also "this person seems to be annoyed with the OP" I'm not involved in this community, and so...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-25-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By mama_miiteg
hey there, Any other MDC-ers out there with...

hey there,

Any other MDC-ers out there with one or both partners involved in public life through politics?
Forum: Personal Growth   10-21-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By mama_miiteg
I think you should call the police and file a...

I think you should call the police and file a restraining order.
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   09-16-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,399
Posted By mama_miiteg
My daughter is 3.5 and I have just this summer...

My daughter is 3.5 and I have just this summer started to introduce her to the idea that "I don't nurse in public" which is the exact phrase that I use. Until a day or two ago (well officially july,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-16-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By mama_miiteg
hey folks, I'm bumping to update this thread...

hey folks,
I'm bumping to update this thread to ask for good hope and family finding vibes for our nephew.

TPR has taken place (we believe, at least court and appeals are all finished) and the...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-21-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,483
Posted By mama_miiteg
It's weird, I've read a few threads like this...

It's weird, I've read a few threads like this and I just can't get into the vehement "it's wrong it's horrible it's awful marriage and soul destroying behaviour". I don't know why. The reasons...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-07-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,780
Posted By mama_miiteg
Yeah, I'm on team "good on ya OP"!...

Yeah, I'm on team "good on ya OP"! http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: and congrats!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-07-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By mama_miiteg
This put a big smile on my face. Awesome....

This put a big smile on my face. Awesome. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Parenting   07-28-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
  hockey!
Views: 189
Posted By mama_miiteg
My ds is five. He likes hockey a lot. He plays...

My ds is five. He likes hockey a lot. He plays floor hockey outside with me and dh. He skates very well (in the winter) and handles a stick and puck well on ice also. His dad and I both have played...
Forum: Child-Led Weaning   07-28-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,425
Posted By mama_miiteg
my ds is 5 and he and I are fighting a not very...

my ds is 5 and he and I are fighting a not very child led battle over weaning. I want him to wean, he does NOT want to wean. I'm vaguely considering rethinking my position. Interesting to read this....
Forum: Women's Health   05-31-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,826
Posted By mama_miiteg
So, did you call the ped? How is your son? How...

So, did you call the ped? How is your son? How are you?
Forum: Personal Growth   05-30-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By mama_miiteg
I was curious to read this thread as I am...

I was curious to read this thread as I am interested in dissociation. I am wondering why several of the responses suggest moving the discussion to pm? What is it about dissociation that would be...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-26-2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,483
Posted By mama_miiteg
a part of the struggle for me is that it seems...

a part of the struggle for me is that it seems like I am accepting something for no good reason. If someone told me tomorrow that I could not physically have any more biological children, then I...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-25-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,483
Posted By mama_miiteg
May I impose on the collective wisdom of this...

May I impose on the collective wisdom of this thread to remind me of all the very very very important reasons why it would be A BAD IDEA to become pregnant accidentally on purpose? I have a small...
Forum: Personal Growth   05-23-2009, 12:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,483
Posted By mama_miiteg
I feel the exact same way as many who have...

I feel the exact same way as many who have posted in this thread sharing their feelings about having another child. The poster who wrote "I feel this little soul calling me in my dreams" echoes my...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-20-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By mama_miiteg
good question - parenting in public is one of my...

good question - parenting in public is one of my shakiest parenting areas in general. I find that if I sense "Joe Public" (or Josephine Public) is expecting a certain kind of discipline in the past...
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