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Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-30-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By abbylotus
As a vegan I most certainly seek out...

As a vegan I most certainly seek out relationships with other like minded people. I find people who actively live a life of compassion, as I do, kindred spirits.  I don't feel that's being elitist...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-30-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By abbylotus
It wasn't really a big deal when we transitioned...

It wasn't really a big deal when we transitioned into veganism from vegetarianism for the kids. My kids are older, however, and get the ethical ideal behind it. At ages 9 and 11 they have a...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-15-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By abbylotus
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamatoabirdie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1383300/did-this-really-just-happen-to-me#post_17358458)

I...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-14-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By abbylotus
Hey, ladies. I blocked his posts from my...

Hey, ladies. I blocked his posts from my timeline. I actually talked to him today and he apologized for making things uncomfortable for me and said he never wanted to hurt me, but he really is "in...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-13-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By abbylotus
Oh, thanks, ladies. They came in again today and...

Oh, thanks, ladies. They came in again today and it really sucked. Thankfully, it was at the end of my shift and I was able to remove myself from the situation. I am going to hide his posts. I just...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-12-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By abbylotus
I just can't get down with the dairy free cheese...

I just can't get down with the dairy free cheese substitutes. So processed. I make a pretty tasty "cheese" sauce with raw cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic, random spices, braags and almond milk....
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-12-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By abbylotus
Just a follow up -- I haven't bought honey since...

Just a follow up -- I haven't bought honey since I started this thread. In fact, I ended up giving it away to a friend back in March. I'm not down with feeling bad about what I eat. Honey didn't sit...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   05-12-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By abbylotus
Interesting ideas on leather here. I'm a broke...

Interesting ideas on leather here. I'm a broke vegan that can't afford to buy new shoes. My shoes are pre veganism but high quality and are going to last for long time. I'm mostly ok with that, but...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-12-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By abbylotus
I need to get this out because it is burning me...

I need to get this out because it is burning me up and I am a peaceful person, but OY!!! My husband died over two years ago. I didn't date until this fall. I met an amazing dude. It was really...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-18-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,953
Posted By abbylotus
My gentleman friend and I are no longer...

My gentleman friend and I are no longer romantically an item. The reality of my world became too much and he bailed. No hard feelings. Better to know now. We're still friendly and are going to...
Forum: Mental Health   04-03-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By abbylotus
I may consider adding those above to my diet,...

I may consider adding those above to my diet, but it's tough for me because I abstain from animal protein for ethical reasons.
Forum: Mental Health   04-02-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By abbylotus
I just can't live like this much longer. I have...

I just can't live like this much longer. I have to get real with my pdoc. I sleep, on average, fifteen hours a day. No joke. Obviously, it is affecting my life. I have zero energy. It must be my...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-02-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 836
Posted By abbylotus
I'm not pointing fingers in any direction, but I...

I'm not pointing fingers in any direction, but I do have to say after I eliminated dairy from our diets my 10yo son's constant "snortiness" (stuffed up nose that needs to be blown ALL THE TIME),...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-02-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By abbylotus
EX Vegan must, in my way of thinking, be more of...

EX Vegan must, in my way of thinking, be more of a dietary thing than ethical. 
Forum: Mental Health   04-02-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,754
Posted By abbylotus
I just don't know what to say. I am in tears...

I just don't know what to say. I am in tears reading all of these awful stories. My heart is breaking for all of you in these absolutely terrible...
Forum: Mental Health   04-02-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By abbylotus
This is very interesting. My partner's brother...

This is very interesting. My partner's brother has schizophrenia and is a very heavy/daily smoker. His smoking is open and his mother has been trying to get him to cut back/quit for years. The...
Forum: Mental Health   04-02-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By abbylotus
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/grouphu...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif Mamas my heart goes out to you!! I live in a pretty rural city but there is a national SAHM club that meets here. I went a few times when my...
Forum: Mental Health   03-30-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By abbylotus
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gifOh, Mama. I hear you loud and clear. It is really challenging to have young kids (and to be pg to boot!!). I very much felt the same way when my...
Forum: Mental Health   03-30-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By abbylotus
How goes it Mama?

How goes it Mama?
Forum: Mental Health   03-30-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By abbylotus
Thank...

Thank youhttp://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif  I have found a naturopathic doctor in my small city. The cost for her services is quite steep. I very much want to meet with her,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-23-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By abbylotus
There's great recipes on Pinterest!

There's great recipes on Pinterest!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-23-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By abbylotus
Yup. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/gr...

Yup. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif I pretty much had to hit rock bottom to get my act together with my eating. I'm dealing with it right now. I am the type of person who is...
Forum: Mental Health   03-23-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By abbylotus
I have been medicated consistently for seven...

I have been medicated consistently for seven years. I would say to mostly good success. I haven't killed myself, eh. The last six months I have seen the GREATEST improvement by drastically changing...
Forum: Mental Health   03-23-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By abbylotus
Clean up your diet, get moving outside, take...

Clean up your diet, get moving outside, take your vitamins, stick to an appropriate sleep schedule and open up the lines of communication to your loved ones......there's 60K of psych advice I...
Forum: Mental Health   03-23-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By abbylotus
I'm sorry, Mama, that sounds terrible. How are...

I'm sorry, Mama, that sounds terrible. How are you now?
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