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Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-07-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 813
Posted By SewEsperanza
When I filled out my fafsa, I was awarded a pell...

When I filled out my fafsa, I was awarded a pell grant
and two different type of grants for Florida low income residents.
Whoo hoo!
(Only got the pell grant in NC.)

Now, my community college...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-31-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By SewEsperanza
If I were in your shoes, I would find something...

If I were in your shoes, I would find something very part time
if for no other reason to keep job skills current.

What does your husband feel about the situation?

Good luck on what you...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-31-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By SewEsperanza
I think it is time to branch out and I have a...

I think it is time to branch out and
I have a few questions...


What are your favorite things to do with your family that do NOT require a ton of money.
Right now, we enjoy going to a local...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-31-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By SewEsperanza
That is just too wonderful! So glad that...

That is just too wonderful!
So glad that exists!

I am a little jealous though.
When I had my homebirths in rural NC, it was all
underground (illegal) and there was no support at all
for any...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-31-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,442
Posted By SewEsperanza
12 hours this semester and I am NERVOUS because...

12 hours this semester and I am NERVOUS because I will still be working 40 hours.

math
psychology
humanities
political science

Hope
Forum: Single Parenting   07-31-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By SewEsperanza
Not sure what the law is now, but I know in NC...

Not sure what the law is now, but I know in NC when
I got divorced you could NOT live in the same house- you
HAD
to be in seperate houses.

Hope
Forum: Single Parenting   07-30-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 743
Posted By SewEsperanza
I was a sahm in NC for ten years. In NC,...

I was a sahm in NC for ten years.

In NC, the legal aid now DOES cover family law issues.
When I got divorced, they did NOT.
Talk to them, although unless your ex agrees to lie and say you have...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-29-2008, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By SewEsperanza
Not a worry wart at all! You should hear...

Not a worry wart at all!

You should hear the questions I have been
asking my young adult college co-workers!
I start school Aug 25, whoo hoo!

Hope
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-29-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By SewEsperanza
Ooh, what is The Educated Mama? I am...

Ooh, what is The Educated Mama?

I am another work during the day mama.

Hope
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-29-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By SewEsperanza
Is this a community college or 4 yr school? ...

Is this a community college or 4 yr school?

I know at a community college, you would be eligble
as long as the college knew your goal was to apply for
the nursing program.
When I was on that...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-24-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By SewEsperanza
I was at home for ten years with the first...

I was at home for ten years with the first marriage/children.
I went back to work four months after my last child.

I think it can be very hard to go back to the workforce after
a long absence....
Forum: Single Parenting   07-23-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By SewEsperanza
I speak from many bad experiences. Beg...

I speak from many bad experiences.

Beg borrow or steal to get this handled by a lawyer.
Get the child support.
End of story.

As one attorney told me recently, I could have spent $500
and...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-23-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By SewEsperanza
You need a custody agreement. Do it now...

You need a custody agreement.

Do it now while you get along.
AMAZING what can happen to people over the years.

Hope
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-23-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By SewEsperanza
Mamajen, that is how it is SUPPOSED to be! ...

Mamajen, that is how it is SUPPOSED to be!
Sadly, many men and women just have too many
insecurities.

Hope
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-22-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By SewEsperanza
Here is what I think - maybe he is hurt by my...

Here is what I think - maybe he is hurt by my desire to further my education in some crazy way of thinking I am not satisfied with the life he provides for me. Or he's gotten used to whatever this...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   07-22-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By SewEsperanza
I would get rid of him. I had to get rid of...

I would get rid of him.

I had to get rid of one after it taught the hens
to break all the eggs.
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif
It was bad enough he attacked the...
Forum: Multicultural Families   07-22-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,402
Posted By SewEsperanza
I go through this. My dd's father is from...

I go through this.
My dd's father is from Cuba.
We both have dark hair and our baby is fair with
big blonde curls and blue eyes.
The same blonde curls we BOTH had as babies.

We always get...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-22-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By SewEsperanza
Many people fear change. Maybe your dh is...

Many people fear change.
Maybe your dh is scared he will not
be "good enough" for you.
Maybe he is scared you will leave him for
someone that has a higher degree/better pay/
bigger well you get...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-22-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By SewEsperanza
I was at work when my baby was that age. I...

I was at work when my baby was that age.
I often did NOT get to pump at work.
Yes, I was engorged- thank heavens I never
let down at work.
When I would get home, I would pump and nurse.

Was...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-18-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By SewEsperanza
Thanks! The state park sounds nice and I have...

Thanks!
The state park sounds nice and I have not been to an
aquarium here yet.

I live in Orlando now so for day trips I just head to New Smyrna
or Melbourne.

Would love info on St. Pete's...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-17-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,642
Posted By SewEsperanza
I am so glad you have a lawyer! That is such a...

I am so glad you have a lawyer!
That is such a blessing!

Sorry about the bank account.

Apply for assistance now that he is gone,
seek out whatever help you can get.
You may have to call 101...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-16-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By SewEsperanza
I am planning on taking a weekend trip to Siesta...

I am planning on taking a weekend trip to Siesta Key in Sept.

Does anyone have any suggestions about where to stay
on the beach?
(Without children)

Dining-seafood?

Any other MUST SEE...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-16-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,642
Posted By SewEsperanza
My dad said that I should go out and get a...

My dad said that I should go out and get a lawyer and that my husband is responsible for paying for it. Does anyone know if that is true?


I have seen that on one law firm's website.
If you...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-16-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By SewEsperanza
Yes. I do not want to go into details but...

Yes.

I do not want to go into details but YES.
Not the same issue as you but toxic nonetheless.

Insight, I do not have any at this point to give.

Hope
Forum: Single Parenting   07-16-2008, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By SewEsperanza
Congrats! Sorry about the pee thing, but I...

Congrats!

Sorry about the pee thing, but I think many jobs
are like that.
While waitressing, I often did not get ANY breaks
for 6-15 hour shifts.
Retail, call centers, etc all require shifts...
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