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Forum: Parenting   08-23-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By Mummoth
I have a challenging boy too, he's 13 now....

I have a challenging boy too, he's 13 now. Whenever we've gotten into a phase like you're describing it has been a long haul back out, I'm sorry to say.

While giving chances and taking away toys...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-23-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Mummoth
First of all, remember you are your worst critic....

First of all, remember you are your worst critic. You are doing better than you think.

This is one of the tough parts of an elementary school aged kid. It feels like they are more conscious of you...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By Mummoth
I wouldn't want my kids hanging around a gun...

I wouldn't want my kids hanging around a gun shop, at any age. Is there any kind of by-laws in your area that prevent children from being in a place like that?
Forum: Single Parenting   08-15-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Mummoth
Your daughter will not consider this woman her...

Your daughter will not consider this woman her friend for long, if the woman speaks negatively about you to her. She is not a significant part of your daughters life, she's not worth your time or...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-11-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Mummoth
We have two kids from my previous marriage, and a...

We have two kids from my previous marriage, and a little one together. We both parent all the kids. There are times when the big kids seem to listen better to me (but I'm more consistent with...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-04-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Mummoth
I don't think you should have to prove he opened...

I don't think you should have to prove he opened and read the email... you can send someone a letter and never know whether they opened the envelope. A person can be served legal documents and throw...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-04-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Mummoth
I CC or BCC everything I send to my ex, to...

I CC or BCC everything I send to my ex, to another email (I use my husbands, but it could be a second email that you've created). I don't know whether it would hold up in court or not, but why would...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-02-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By Mummoth
My ex was completely out of the picture for 5...

My ex was completely out of the picture for 5 years solid. Now sees the kids about once a month, and can't be bothered to contact them at all in between visits. His girlfriend made up cards "Merry...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-02-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Mummoth
Yeah, the donuts thing is where I'd pull a "My...

Yeah, the donuts thing is where I'd pull a "My house, my rules." If Mom wants only her kids to have the donuts, they can eat them when they're with her. I'd cut them all in half and let everyone have...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-27-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Mummoth
I have a child support order because I needed to...

I have a child support order because I needed to go on income assistance temporarily after the break-up, and they force you to try and collect, by filing with maintenance enforcement. I think my kids...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-25-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By Mummoth
We had a backyard wedding on super short notice....

We had a backyard wedding on super short notice. One of our big hurdles in planning our wedding was that his mom lived 18 hours away and had COPD. She rarely went out, even in town, because it was...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-20-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By Mummoth
Usually a court appearance goes like this for me:...

Usually a court appearance goes like this for me: Lay awake all night dreading it. By morning I'm so wound up I feel like I'm going to puke (or worse) I just have a piece of toast or something anyway...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-15-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By Mummoth
I'm the biomom in my family. My ex also...

I'm the biomom in my family. My ex also previously abandoned the kids (for 5 years) and over the past few years has been making more of an effort to be part of the kids' lives. I don't communicate...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-03-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Mummoth
Oh wow! My son is 13 and if I were to buy him...

Oh wow! My son is 13 and if I were to buy him something like that for his birthday I'm sure his response would be something along the lines of "What the hell, mom?! Is this a joke? Where's my real...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-30-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Mummoth
I try and include something in meals that...

I try and include something in meals that everyone will eat... even if it's just a veggies and dip plate.

Our rule is that you need to try a bite and if you don't like it you can make yourself a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-29-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Mummoth
I'd also consider that SS might be more verbal at...

I'd also consider that SS might be more verbal at moms house than at dads. My little girl is 3 and her nick-name is "Chainsaw". She starts talking and gets on such a roll with it that she sounds like...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-11-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 937
Posted By Mummoth
I am more productive in the morning so I do the...

I am more productive in the morning so I do the bulk of my work then.

When I'm having trouble motivating myself to do a specific job, I ask myself if there's going to be a more convenient time or...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-11-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,488
Posted By Mummoth
I can't agree with this more. I'm a parent who...

I can't agree with this more. I'm a parent who has tried to force the other parent to be more involved than he's willing. What happens is that he will start emailing and picking up his phone more...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-04-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By Mummoth
Do you have a grill outside? A good way of...

Do you have a grill outside? A good way of keeping the kitchen from feeling like a pinball machine is to provide alternative foods that can be cooked elsewhere.

When my sister went through her...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-26-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Mummoth
ISTJ Introvert(100%) Sensing(12%) ...

ISTJ

Introvert(100%) Sensing(12%) Thinking(12%) Judging(67%)
You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (100%)
You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (12%)...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-21-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Mummoth
It sounds like you've got the right idea and he...

It sounds like you've got the right idea and he isn't respectful of boundaries and pretty clueless in general about what being a parent means. I agree with your house, your rules. I would mostly say...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-09-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mummoth
Oh, I wouldn't be apologetic about 'stalking'...

Oh, I wouldn't be apologetic about 'stalking' either.

My ex was reluctant to add the kids to his facebook and they told me he was worried I would use their accounts to stalk him. I told them I'm...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-05-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mummoth
I think Linda hit the nail on the head on all...

I think Linda hit the nail on the head on all fronts.

The only thing I have to add is that I'd encourage DSS to open a second bank account, that he can transfer his money to as it comes in (when...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-04-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Mummoth
That's a really good point about 'girly-time'......

That's a really good point about 'girly-time'... I am one of 3 girls and so when my son was born, the first grandchild, a boy! There was a TON of talk about my *dad* finally having a boy to do manly...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-01-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Mummoth
Even in families wehre the parents haven't split...

Even in families wehre the parents haven't split up, kids will develop a strong preference for one parent. It's just a stage, she will outgrow it. There will probably be a time when she wants you all...
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