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Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-06-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By Mom2Joseph
OMG that's...

OMG that's it!!!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gifhttp://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif

THANK YOU SO...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-06-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By Mom2Joseph
HI ladies, I haven't posted in forever but...

HI ladies, I haven't posted in forever but really need some help.

I need a knit dress pattern in size 5T - 6 for my daughter.

It needs to be long sleeved. I love the Hanna Anderson, LL Bean...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-02-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,188
Posted By Mom2Joseph
If I were in the OP's shoes I would not be...

If I were in the OP's shoes I would not be rushing to marry *anyone*.

The OP's judgement obviously hasn't been the best as of late and I'm not sure racing into a marriage right now is going to...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-16-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By Mom2Joseph
tummy sleeping was fine in their bed but not...

tummy sleeping was fine in their bed but not co-sleeping. Never had a problem. Nothing but a sheet on the mattress.
Forum: Natural Body Care   07-03-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By Mom2Joseph
I use folded microfiber cloths. I get a pack of...

I use folded microfiber cloths. I get a pack of 24 for $9 at Sam's club, cut in half and voila - 58 pads. They can be folded for width or length, are soft, super, major absorbent and oh so comfy. I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-03-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,493
Posted By Mom2Joseph
If there is left over brown rice in the fridge...

If there is left over brown rice in the fridge we have Cheesy Brown Rice - br. rice, butter and parm cheese...My kids love it.

Bananas served with peanut butter crackers

Canned Pears drizzled...
Forum: Parenting   06-20-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Mom2Joseph
I have been home exclusively for the past 5...

I have been home exclusively for the past 5 years and my DS started VPK last week....the same week DD (3) stops co-sleeping. I went through a horrible divorce last year and had my tubes tied so...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2009, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Mom2Joseph
5 year old DS loves healthy food but will...

5 year old DS loves healthy food but will quickly get used to junk if it is around. DD 3 yrs. will only eat meat and potatoes primarily.

Here's what we do now. I make healthy meals with foods we...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-20-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,464
Posted By Mom2Joseph
If my DS needs help, I do it for him as he is...

If my DS needs help, I do it for him as he is OCD about being clean nor does he like having a sore butt. He puts corn starch on afterwards and he loooves that!

I figure this is one of those...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-12-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,140
Posted By Mom2Joseph
Quote: Originally Posted by HoneybeeWaterfall...

Quote:
Originally Posted by HoneybeeWaterfall http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13917101)
And a comment on your last question...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-10-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,140
Posted By Mom2Joseph
Thanks so much again for all the replies. ...

Thanks so much again for all the replies.

As for now, I have no contact with her whatsoever. I am open to it, she is not. In fact, they take the kids out of town and dont' even let me know. (I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-05-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,140
Posted By Mom2Joseph
Thank you all so much for the replies. I'm...

Thank you all so much for the replies.

I'm not a saint, I swear. And I mean it when I write that I am hovering, over protective...etc. I never wanted to be that mom, but here we...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-04-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,140
Posted By Mom2Joseph
Thank you so much. I am in therapy with a...

Thank you so much.

I am in therapy with a fantastic therapist who I am making great strides with. We appear to be out of the grief process and starting to really live life again.

I do want to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-04-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,140
Posted By Mom2Joseph
I am recently divorced. My ex left me for his...

I am recently divorced. My ex left me for his co-worker and they are still together and planning a life together. Despite being devestated by the divorce....I sincerely want to develop a workable...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-28-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Mom2Joseph
[QUOTE=fek&fuzz;13670501]2. Get a will or trust...

[QUOTE=fek&fuzz;13670501]2. Get a will or trust in place to make sure that any funds you leave to your minor children will not be handled by their father (or will be if you want, and also appoint an...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-28-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By Mom2Joseph
1. Keep on retainer the best divorce attorney...

1. Keep on retainer the best divorce attorney you can afford

2. keep written records of EVERYTHING -schedules, converstions, requests, illness, boo-boos, updates, etc. No matter how good your...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-26-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By Mom2Joseph
TAKE THE JOB! Good Golly Miss Molly! TAKE...

TAKE THE JOB!

Good Golly Miss Molly! TAKE IT GIRL!

Independece, health care, a job you actually like? Oh yes http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Single Parenting   03-26-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,354
Posted By Mom2Joseph
I am so very, very sorry if my post offended. ...

I am so very, very sorry if my post offended.

for a period of time I got nothing from my X, who makes tons of money, is court ordered to do so and just doesn't WANT to....mean while I am on WIC,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-26-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,166
Posted By Mom2Joseph
The comment about the Dd seeing a penis for the...

The comment about the Dd seeing a penis for the first time was weird.

What is weirder is that it was ok for the BABY who cannot advocate or speak for her self to see someone naked (her uncle no...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-25-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,354
Posted By Mom2Joseph
Maybe I'm in a different place in the...

Maybe I'm in a different place in the divorce/grieving process - but what a blessing that your X will even buy your child shoes.

My children have their own tastes and desires separate from mine....
Forum: Single Parenting   03-24-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Mom2Joseph
Thanks again for all the replies. I think...

Thanks again for all the replies.

I think we need a more consistent arrangement and time enough for them to settle in. They do much better that way than just one night here and there. With my...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-23-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Mom2Joseph
Thanks for the responses. My DD and DS do just...

Thanks for the responses. My DD and DS do just fine with overnights and adore Daddy's 'friend'...especially since she has a dog! Anyway, I said I would never consider 50/50 but i can't deny that the...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-23-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,227
Posted By Mom2Joseph
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Forum: Single Parenting   03-23-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By Mom2Joseph
My children love their dad. I mean they are...

My children love their dad. I mean they are very, very bonded to him and he to them. They do better emotionally when they see him more than just Tues. nights and EOW.

I know it is not favored in...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-23-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,443
Posted By Mom2Joseph
I love my DD more than life itself, but my DS, 5...

I love my DD more than life itself, but my DS, 5 has Autism and OCD and it is almost more than I can handle, especially now as a single mother.

My DD had chronic health problems her entire first...
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