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Forum: Babywearing   04-01-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By lighting_goddess
I used my ring sling until my dd was 40 lbs. I...

I used my ring sling until my dd was 40 lbs. I mostly wore her when we were hiking, so I put my hiking "fanny pack" on my lower back. I used the ring sling on my back but then she was also sort of...
Forum: Babywearing   04-01-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 289
Posted By lighting_goddess
I used my ring sling until my dd was 40 lbs. I...

I used my ring sling until my dd was 40 lbs. I mostly wore her when we were hiking, so I put my hiking "fanny pack" on my lower back. I used the ring sling on my back but then she was also sort of...
Forum: Babywearing   04-01-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By lighting_goddess
Quote: Originally Posted by pixiepunk...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pixiepunk http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10857695)
a friend of mine just rigged up a ring...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-15-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By lighting_goddess
How are you swinging it financially as a single...

How are you swinging it financially as a single parent?
I do okay, pay the bills and use the surplus child support for several fun activities a month

Do receive any assistance (child care help,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   03-14-2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 585
Posted By lighting_goddess
My nearly 6 year old sleeps with me almost every...

My nearly 6 year old sleeps with me almost every night. To ge the family off your back, just make sure she has a seperate bed somewhere in the house and you never know, someday in the next few years...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-14-2006, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By lighting_goddess
I am working in a program like that. I'v enever...

I am working in a program like that. I'v enever taught a day in my life in a typical classroom setting, but I caught on fast and I love my job. It is very intense to say the least, but if you love...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-14-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By lighting_goddess
Here is some practical advise about how to get...

Here is some practical advise about how to get things done with a toddler under foot. I packed twice with a toddler. Have one box that you just let them pack and unpack and have everything planned...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-21-2003, 02:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,099
Posted By lighting_goddess
Well a few months ago I too was single single,...

Well a few months ago I too was single single, but I recently met someone and things seem to be going okay. Although I sometimes wonder if its really a good fit and I just don't remember what that...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-21-2003, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By lighting_goddess
I love that book too. Saved me from the "poor...

I love that book too. Saved me from the "poor me, poor me" mode when I was pregnant and knew I as going to end up being a single mom. I suggest that book to all my single mom friends.
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Forum: Single Parenting   02-25-2003, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By lighting_goddess
It is very unlikely that the courts will...

It is very unlikely that the courts will terminate his parental rights unless like someone else said, he is physically abusive, or something really terrible, but he can volunarily terminate his...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-25-2003, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By lighting_goddess
I agree with the others. Keep things simple, and...

I agree with the others. Keep things simple, and validate your toddlers feeling, but don't try to sit down and explain the reasons why you and your dp are splitting or anything just use terms your...
Forum: Parenting   02-25-2003, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By lighting_goddess
I'm a co-leader of an API support group and we...

I'm a co-leader of an API support group and we stress at the meeting alot that ap is not a check list. But if you are doing some of the things on the list and parenting your child in a gentle and...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-16-2002, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By lighting_goddess
I am a single mom to my dd Julianna who is 29...

I am a single mom to my dd Julianna who is 29 months old. I have been working full time since she was 6 weeks old just to support ourselves, so now I have fianlly decided to try something else. Even...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-16-2002, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By lighting_goddess
Unfortunately I think you can get in Really Big...

Unfortunately I think you can get in Really Big trouble if you don't obey the court order, so I would try to go through the courts and get the order changed, but its going to be difficult to do.
Forum: Single Parenting   09-16-2002, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By lighting_goddess
But if you have children who are of reading age,...

But if you have children who are of reading age, make sure to keep the book hidden, so they don't inavertently find it and think that their dad is a jerk, that something they need to decide for...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-16-2002, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By lighting_goddess
Every state has a Child Support Enforcement...

Every state has a Child Support Enforcement office, and you can look up the number in the government section of your phone book. This agency will help you get child support with out going to court...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-16-2002, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By lighting_goddess
OMG, I must be very emotion today, because your...

OMG, I must be very emotion today, because your post nearly made me cry. Thank you! Being a single mom is sometimes tough, but I've never known it anyother way, and wouldn't have it any other way. I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-16-2002, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By lighting_goddess
Quiche...This is the secret in our house, I can...

Quiche...This is the secret in our house, I can get my dd to eat any vegtable as long as its in quiche. I make it the easy way with the frozen pie crust, and then I have put zuccini and squash,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-30-2002, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,462
Posted By lighting_goddess
I am also a single ap working momma, and it...

I am also a single ap working momma, and it sounds like you might have just had a bad crop of care providers. My dd is in her 4th child care setting. All of the other 3 were when she was little...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-30-2002, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By lighting_goddess
I too am the single mom to a 2 yr old girl (born...

I too am the single mom to a 2 yr old girl (born 4/12/00)

Hope to talk to you more soon.
Forum: Single Parenting   07-30-2002, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By lighting_goddess
Call your local Child Support Enforcement...

Call your local Child Support Enforcement agency. This is their whole job, and they will help you. If you can't find the number in the government pages of your phone book, let me know and I have a...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-24-2002, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By lighting_goddess
I have a very needy friend who is always trying...

I have a very needy friend who is always trying to take advange of me as well, but remember that your family comes first and foremost. I agree with what the others said, give her two weeks to find...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-24-2002, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,521
Posted By lighting_goddess
Sorry it took so long to respond, but did you...

Sorry it took so long to respond, but did you get my email?
Forum: Parenting   07-18-2002, 05:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,386
Posted By lighting_goddess
I say if you are having a hard time deciding...

I say if you are having a hard time deciding what to keep and what to get rid of, have a friend who is not a pack rat (in my group of friends this is me) and have her help you. She holds up a toy,...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-17-2002, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,275
Posted By lighting_goddess
I would love to date, but I can't even figure...

I would love to date, but I can't even figure out where to meet the type of men I want to date because I must say I'm not meeting many men at LLL meetings, my single parents support group, and even...
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