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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-29-2011, 10:17 PM
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Posted By MrsSurplus
   Quote:Originally Posted by...



 
Quote:Originally Posted by Justalexis http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1340103/family-court-advice#post_16803768)

1. What do...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-24-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,221
Posted By MrsSurplus
I'm, obviously, late to the conversation and I...

I'm, obviously, late to the conversation and I hope all worked out well (or, at least, better than it was going) for the Chistmas holiday.  I suspect that part of the reason you have the weird...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-23-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By MrsSurplus
I'll try to make a long story less long...   ...

I'll try to make a long story less long...
 
My ex-husband and I have 3 kids from our marriage.  The eldest is on her own, the next is 18 and a senior in high school.  The youngest will be 17 in...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   11-26-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,674
Posted By MrsSurplus
We live on 27 acres. Dh is a horse trainer and...

We live on 27 acres. Dh is a horse trainer and the income from that meets our living needs. We also raise numerous critters and sell a few steers every year (butchered - meat- not live) and a pig or...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-21-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,665
Posted By MrsSurplus
I'm aiming for ~$80 each.  I'm figuring $30 for...

I'm aiming for ~$80 each.  I'm figuring $30 for the gift from us, $20 for a joint gift from their sibs, $15 from the pajama fairy (yeah, started that when we only had one...now we have 6!) and $15...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-19-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,567
Posted By MrsSurplus
Lots of great advice here.  I also think this...

Lots of great advice here.  I also think this sounds like very typical 19mo behavior. 
 
<<I guess I didn't think at all about picking her up GENTLY. I see picking her up and removing her as such...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-19-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By MrsSurplus
LOTS of good ideas!  I am defiinitely a believer...

LOTS of good ideas!  I am defiinitely a believer in making children apologize to others: it is a consequence in itself (it is humbling) and it is a reminder that we're not the only people in the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-17-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By MrsSurplus
Wow.  That is awful!  I'm so sorry.  Will...

Wow.  That is awful!  I'm so sorry.  Will Medicaid cover a Naturepath?  We have used a Naturepath exclusively for the past 7 or 8 years and she is totally onboard with extended breastfeeding,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-16-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,718
Posted By MrsSurplus
  Quote:Originally Posted by kelly...


Quote:Originally Posted by kelly mayfield http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-15-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By MrsSurplus
I definitely see the value in the "make it a...

I definitely see the value in the "make it a game" approach but we choose a different tact.  I want my children to know that hitting isn't a game and it's not funny.  So, I give a firm "NO hitting"...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-15-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
  grandma
Views: 1,482
Posted By MrsSurplus
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Quote:Originally Posted by hakeber http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1325079/grandma/20#post_16605147)

@MrsSurplus: It...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   08-13-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By MrsSurplus
LOVED the article!  Thanks for posting!

LOVED the article!  Thanks for posting!
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-13-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By MrsSurplus
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-13-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
  grandma
Views: 1,482
Posted By MrsSurplus
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Quote:Originally Posted by mom2grrls http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1325079/grandma#post_16604449)
 
 
You know I...
Forum: March 2012   08-11-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
  lost
Views: 341
Posted By MrsSurplus
I am so sorry.

I am so sorry.
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-11-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
  grandma
Views: 1,482
Posted By MrsSurplus
  That being said, from your description there...


That being said, from your description there is no behavior that I would call inappropriate. It is all well within the range of normal for a child that age. The majority of kids this age parrot...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-09-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,673
Posted By MrsSurplus
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phoebe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: March 2012   08-08-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By MrsSurplus
I'm 43, will be 44 in October!

I'm 43, will be 44 in October!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-02-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,541
Posted By MrsSurplus
Given that she doesn't want your mutual child to...

Given that she doesn't want your mutual child to have your (and your children's, and your ex's) last name - your DP should be able to understand how much their father would be upset by his...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-29-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,469
Posted By MrsSurplus
I've already responded to the post by the OP...

I've already responded to the post by the OP with some (hopefully helpful) suggestions but a couple of the more recent posts - indicating resentment at how motherhood had changed the lives of the...
Forum: March 2012   07-23-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 417
Posted By MrsSurplus
Yay for feeling crummy!  Thinking of you and...

Yay for feeling crummy!  Thinking of you and sending sticky baby vibes your way!
Forum: March 2012   07-22-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,832
Posted By MrsSurplus
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jannamo http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1321708/calling-all-homebirthers/20#post_16566469)
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Forum: March 2012   07-21-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,832
Posted By MrsSurplus
Congrats to all!   Lord willing, this will...

Congrats to all!
 
Lord willing, this will be our 5th homebirth and our 2nd waterbirth.  Having had two hospital births with an OB/GYN I know what I'm missing and wouldn't even consider a hospital...
Forum: March 2012   07-21-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 393
Posted By MrsSurplus
I'm so sorry.  Hoping for the best and keeping...

I'm so sorry.  Hoping for the best and keeping you and the babe in my thoughts.
Forum: March 2012   07-21-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By MrsSurplus
We have a California King bed - currently...

We have a California King bed - currently containing DH, 3yo DD, 1yo DD and myself.  When I was pregnant with the now 1yo we had the same situation but with our older (then 3yo) DS.  He moved to the...
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