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Forum: Parents as Partners   12-27-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By stayinghome
Married for 18, together for 22.  Lets see......

Married for 18, together for 22.  Lets see... hims saying thank you for ____fill in the blank___.  Telling me i look nice or the house looks nice.  Back rub or foot rub.  Any type of cleaning at....
Forum: Spirituality   01-20-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By stayinghome
First off- welcome and congratulations on your...

First off- welcome and congratulations on your baby!  The first thing that occurred to me is that your mind/body is just so connected to the baby right now that it's hard to tear your thoughts away...
Forum: Religious Studies   11-17-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,280
Posted By stayinghome
Praying for me is good because it is a time when...

Praying for me is good because it is a time when i focus on things outside myself- like thinking of those that are hurting.  thinking of goals for myself (for example "please give me strength to be...
Forum: Spirituality   08-27-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,844
Posted By stayinghome
Fierrbug- What about talking to someone like a...

Fierrbug- What about talking to someone like a pastor/councilor with your dh? I think from that perspective, it may come out that this is something your dh has to deal with rather then you. And it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-07-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 2,036
Posted By stayinghome
Hhmmm. Well, we started our family when we were...

Hhmmm. Well, we started our family when we were both going through college/higher education. No insurance, no $$, crappy place to live... all made it difficult. Now that we are through that, and dh...
Forum: Grief and Loss   02-24-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By stayinghome
I'm so, so sorry....

I'm so, so sorry. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif I lost my mom on june 2nd to cancer.
Forum: Parents as Partners   01-30-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 731
Posted By stayinghome
First he brought me coffee in bed, then he took...

First he brought me coffee in bed, then he took our middle dd to basketball, and is at the grocery store. Wow! Typing that makes me want to give him a kiss!...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-30-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,455
Posted By stayinghome
I've encountered this with my teen and we aren't...

I've encountered this with my teen and we aren't comfortable with it so we say no. Some of her friends are allowed. I guess it's so individual. I think we are a bit more strict then a lot of her...
Forum: Spirituality   01-11-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,844
Posted By stayinghome
Hi everyone- I'd like to join this thread. I...

Hi everyone- I'd like to join this thread. I work on letting my husband lead, but i didn't always. I used to be that nagging, nasty wife. Now i hear his mom talking to my fil that way and i cringe....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-29-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 318
Posted By stayinghome
Aw i hope she is ok and heals quickly. How...

Aw i hope she is ok and heals quickly. How scary. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-22-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,086
Posted By stayinghome
Mine would be stick to a schedule. Every other...

Mine would be stick to a schedule. Every other day is my wash day. Dishes get done after each meal. Upstairs gets straitened, beds made, bathroom up there wiped down every morning. Floors get done...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-22-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By stayinghome
I did when they were little. Now they are 15,...

I did when they were little. Now they are 15, 12, and 8 and the things they get at bdays/xmas are all smaller in size- electronics, clothes, movies, etc... so i don't go worry so much about making...
Forum: Spirituality   12-12-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By stayinghome
My dh is humanist or atheist depending on his...

My dh is humanist or atheist depending on his mood, and i can't pick just one religion either... but would call myself pagan if i had to pick one, we go to a uu church and find it perfect for us....
Forum: Parenting   11-28-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,307
Posted By stayinghome
We've always made a calender on the computer for...

We've always made a calender on the computer for each girl, I use fun fonts/colors/holiday clip art, and write their name on the top. Then they hang them up and put a sticker on each day as time...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   11-28-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By stayinghome
I met Mary at a birth I was doula-ing for and...

I met Mary at a birth I was doula-ing for and she is a lovely woman! Knows her stuff too. Congrats!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-09-2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By stayinghome
We've got five in our house- me, hubby, three...

We've got five in our house- me, hubby, three kids. The dishwasher gets run once a day, i do the bigger/non-dishwasher-able dishes and wipe down the table and counters after bfast, lunch, and...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-29-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,397
Posted By stayinghome
Love the blanket and shadowboxes- so...

Love the blanket and shadowboxes- so sweet!http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-28-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 13,475
Posted By stayinghome
subbing- lots of great info here!

subbing- lots of great info here!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-28-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,397
Posted By stayinghome
Once i knew we were done having kids for good, i...

Once i knew we were done having kids for good, i started doing four piles of outgrown clothes- precious, adorable outfits that i couldn't bear to get rid of, (as the sizes got bigger, i kind of got...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   10-24-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,673
Posted By stayinghome
My Mom died June 2nd of this year, from colon...

My Mom died June 2nd of this year, from colon cancer that had metastasized. Today was my middle daughter's bday, and my oldest dd's, first homecoming. Every first without my mom hurts so much. I had...
Forum: Pets   10-23-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By stayinghome
I remember being told to let ours mouth at our...

I remember being told to let ours mouth at our hands, and then when he got too forceful loudly yelping to him so he learns what pressure is ok with humans. Also we hand-fed him a lot, the idea being...
Forum: Parenting   10-23-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 960
Posted By stayinghome
Two thoughts came to my head. The first is that...

Two thoughts came to my head. The first is that it's just a birthday cake, and while it's supremely annoying that they are doing this, accepting the gift graciously and then pitching it once they're...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-22-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,303
Posted By stayinghome
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif Having a new baby is hard enough but you are also dealing with cancer! I can't believe they could be so callous when all that is going on....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-22-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,462
Posted By stayinghome
Best: Being there for everything- their...

Best: Being there for everything- their practices, school functions, after school homework and play. Being home during the day to get the house clean and dinner going. Being available to help out in...
Forum: Spirituality   08-18-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,475
Posted By stayinghome
I'm totally cool with it. We're UU and what...

I'm totally cool with it. We're UU and what better way to learn about religious diversity then to experience other religions first hand?
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