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Forum: Single Parenting   11-18-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By jaidymama
So, I'm a single mom to an only. Every now and...

So, I'm a single mom to an only. Every now and then my parenting (and perhaps his behavior) skids off the road into the ditch. We dust ourselves off and get going again...  I talk to friends for...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-30-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By jaidymama
OK so overall I"m trying to reorient myself with...

OK so overall I"m trying to reorient myself with where I'm at as a parent, and where my child is at in development. I remember years ago before he was born being able to read lots of books for...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By jaidymama
I haven't heard this much. Although I generally...

I haven't heard this much. Although I generally am a private person, aside from my close friends who get the whole scoop.  I try to put it in perspective that those women are at a different place in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-08-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 4,587
Posted By jaidymama
1:  0 2: stocked up on clearance clothing. ...

1:  0
2: stocked up on clearance clothing.
3:0
4: $20 for job test.
5 0
6: $7 picked up dinner for myself.
7: 0
8: $$$ bought some organizing items. missed the sale by one day (grrr. poor...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,955
Posted By jaidymama
My budget of approx 400-600 per month is for...

My budget of approx 400-600 per month is for toiletries and groceries... basically anything I buy at grocery store, costco, etc. So that could include a coffee and cookie to a deli meal to basic...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 4,587
Posted By jaidymama
a. Who you are   I am Heidi, single mom to...

a. Who you are
 
I am Heidi, single mom to DS, a cat and 2 guinea pigs
 
b. Where you are going (your financial goals) and
Our life has been in transition, so financially I had a safety net...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,955
Posted By jaidymama
I theoretically try to spend $100/week including...

I theoretically try to spend $100/week including all toiletries, etc. More accurately it comes out to about $139/week... that includes co-op orders, Costco, and regular grocery store.  I live in a 1...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-05-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By jaidymama
Ok, so I find that the further we get into...

Ok, so I find that the further we get into divorced life, the more differences in values keep cropping up. Everything from diet (they are primarily huge carnivores and fast food, I am leaning toward...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-05-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By jaidymama
Hang in there. Trust what your gut is telling...

Hang in there. Trust what your gut is telling you is true about yourself. I went through a similar thing in my divorce, and know how hard it can be without your usual support network. Trust that you...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-05-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By jaidymama
Sorry you are faced with this challenging...

Sorry you are faced with this challenging situation. Those boys are lucky to have a strong mama like you looking out for them. 
 
From my own experience with highly contentious divorce situations,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-25-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By jaidymama
a friend suggested an ingenius idea for my lo...

a friend suggested an ingenius idea for my lo who was too scared to get out of bed to come find me... and that was to get a plug in door bell... They sell them for around $20 at the hardware store....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-08-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By jaidymama
UPdate... Ok. So the judge ruled that I can...

UPdate... Ok. So the judge ruled that I can homeschool this year, and next year we have to put him in school. In many ways, it is a victory to get to do this year. However, it's also a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By jaidymama
Thank You!

Thank You!
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-22-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By jaidymama
Going in Tuesday to present my case for...

Going in Tuesday to present my case for homeschooling at a hearing. It's legal here, except that my co-parent is being oppositional... hence the hearing. I am putting together the information I have...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-09-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By jaidymama
Trying not to recreate the wheel here... ...

Trying not to recreate the wheel here...

I've been an at home mom, I've homeschooled some, and now am a single mom trying to navigate this new lifestyle without losing the bigger pieces of my...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-09-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By jaidymama
My friend encouraged me to get on a dating...

My friend encouraged me to get on a dating service. It was 6 months after I had split, and I thought the paperwork would be finalized. At first I was excited and looking forward to having fun with...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   05-04-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,151
Posted By jaidymama
So I have always wondered about pairing anger...

So I have always wondered about pairing anger with aggressive outlets of it. For instance, hitting a pillow when you're angry is still hitting. I suppose children can learn the subtle difference,...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-11-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,624
Posted By jaidymama
depends on the other rooms in the house and the...

depends on the other rooms in the house and the layout. If it's a one bedroom with a basement or bonus space... then you could likely end up with as much space as you need/want.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-10-2010, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By jaidymama
So it is such a personal decision for everyone....

So it is such a personal decision for everyone. Although I would think safety would be high on a list of reasons to leave. But essentially what I found is that there will be no end of a relationship...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-09-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By jaidymama
at the very least, do something nice for...

at the very least, do something nice for yourself...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-09-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By jaidymama
No matter the circumstances of a divorce, it...

No matter the circumstances of a divorce, it seems marking the event could be part of healing and moving forward into the next chapter. I have heard (and experienced) that divorce is like a death....
Forum: Site Help   04-08-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By jaidymama
Ok, I know I've seen it around here somewhere......

Ok, I know I've seen it around here somewhere... but can you point me to the forum/thread for single mom's?

Thanks!
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   01-09-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 698
Views: 52,267
Posted By jaidymama
Quote: Originally Posted by Mama Soltera...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mama Soltera http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14903816)
I hope it's okay to just jump in here....
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   11-16-2009, 04:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By jaidymama
So my ds is 5 and over the years we have chosen...

So my ds is 5 and over the years we have chosen to do activities outside of the typical preschool setting. And he has learned so much that is atypical to a school setting. This year I wanted to...
Forum: North/South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming   08-23-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By jaidymama
So my husband and I are divorcing, and I'm...

So my husband and I are divorcing, and I'm looking for some support... specifically for a lawyer who is at least familiar with Attachment Parenting or any kind of alternative parenting styles, etc....
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