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Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-21-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,909
Posted By mowilli3
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1359650/why-not-spanking/120#post_17072565)

I agree...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-10-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By mowilli3
Hon, follow your instinct. Don't move into that...

Hon, follow your instinct. Don't move into that house. Your partner may not make himself accountable for his own actions if he doesn't make his son accountable. If you move in with him, you are...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-10-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By mowilli3
My DD is blond and fair. My DS has brown hair...

My DD is blond and fair. My DS has brown hair and is fair, but the brown hair and eyes make him more obviously mine. I am medium black, I'm darkest of my sisters. My children have my whole face, but...
Forum: Multicultural Families   08-10-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,529
Posted By mowilli3
I am a black mama of a blond spirally curled...

I am a black mama of a blond spirally curled biracial daughter. I use the same hair products and techniques for both of us. My hair is course and tightly spiralled. Here's what I do:
 
Wash with...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   08-10-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,909
Posted By mowilli3
My mother spanked my sister and me and when I...

My mother spanked my sister and me and when I first started reading this site, I thought I had been abused as a child. My mom did have a lot of anger and depression, but I have realized that she was...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-19-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By mowilli3
  Quote:Originally Posted by...


Quote:Originally Posted by riversong http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1350163/not-sure-whats-wrong-with-my-dh#post_16942266)
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Forum: Parents as Partners   04-19-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By mowilli3
Honey, your DH is not bipolar. Both of you are...

Honey, your DH is not bipolar. Both of you are overextended. You just both were trying to do too much and now you are fried. I know because I've been there. AlAnon might work because it teaches you...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-19-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By mowilli3
I'm sorry you and your son are going through...

I'm sorry you and your son are going through this. My ex likes to cause drama, too, but I was really clear with him that I would NOT fight with him another day because I am sharing my children with...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-19-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 667
Posted By mowilli3
OP, I learned a very good technique that might...

OP, I learned a very good technique that might work for you here. When you are getting something in your marriage that bothers you very much, you say to yourself, "I must have an unconscious...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-03-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By mowilli3
 I was where you are two years ago. I grew up...

 I was where you are two years ago. I grew up with my mom and grandmother and I wanted that kind of arrangement for my kids and me. It seems overwelming, but you will find your way in the right...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-02-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By mowilli3
I used to have that problem, so I made a big...

I used to have that problem, so I made a big change in myself. I said, I will not sit down until the kids go to bed. That got the house clean and I lost 8 lbs! I forced myself to get up and move...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-02-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By mowilli3
This is hard. I have been working on preparing...

This is hard. I have been working on preparing myself for this because I actually do want my ex to have a full life and for myself to have someone else to truly love me and my children. We got...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-02-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By mowilli3
Sounds like good planning and preparation. You...

Sounds like good planning and preparation. You do what you have to do. I was faced with this a few months ago. I have the same custody sharing situation and I knew that I could hold on to my house...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   02-02-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,230
Posted By mowilli3
I work a flexible full-time schedule.   Mon...

I work a flexible full-time schedule.
 
Mon 8:30-4:30 with a break from 10-12 so that I can volunteer at the kids' school.
Tues 8:30-2:45 telework
Wed 8:30-7:15P Office
Thurs 6:00-2:45 telework...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-20-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By mowilli3
Another thing you can do is practice...

Another thing you can do is practice forgiveness. This is hard hard hard, but it's worth it. You can write him a letter, and just hold it or give it to him. Forgive him for calling you a c. It can...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-20-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By mowilli3
I'm sorry to hear your situation. It's really...

I'm sorry to hear your situation. It's really really common. I don't prescribe to the abuse philosophy because I think it undermines your power and strength. I'll say that your DH is probably...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-20-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 786
Posted By mowilli3
I think the best thing to do is let them play...

I think the best thing to do is let them play this thing out. He's a jerk, but guess what, so is she. I can tell you that from having been in a pretty bad marriage. We both played into it. And we...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-20-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By mowilli3
me, too. hugs

me, too. hugs
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-20-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By mowilli3
Thank you, mamas. It's been a week and I feel...

Thank you, mamas. It's been a week and I feel even better. I keep thinking about it as a birth. It reminds me of a couple I saw on Baby Story a long time ago. They were deeply spiritual and they...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-20-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By mowilli3
I'm so sorry. If you need a book to help you...

I'm so sorry. If you need a book to help you decide, then you probably are not ready. When you are ready, you know in your gut that there is no going back. But I recommend a great book that helped...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-20-2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By mowilli3
Mama,   What you are experiencing is a need...

Mama,
 
What you are experiencing is a need to expand yourself and to be the woman that you know you can be. You can only get there by taking some time for yourself. It's really a yearning for a...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-14-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By mowilli3
Hi Mamas,   This was the place I complained...

Hi Mamas,
 
This was the place I complained about my DH's lack of participation 5 years ago and ranted when he walked out 2 years ago. Today I can celebrate that we are finally working together...
Forum: Parents as Partners   09-27-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,546
Posted By mowilli3
Mama,   I was in a similar situation with my...

Mama,
 
I was in a similar situation with my DH. I broke, but before I totally lost myself, I found a very good book called Thriving Despite a Difficult Marriage. You can get a free pdf of the...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-27-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,743
Posted By mowilli3
So What & F*ing Perfect by Pink Bad Romance...

So What & F*ing Perfect by Pink
Bad Romance Lady Gaga
Crazy by Pitbull because it's so much fun to dance to.
Rain Over Me by Pitbull and Marc Anthony 
Suerte by Shakira
A La Primera Persona by...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-27-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By mowilli3
Hi Mama,   It sounds like you are grieving,...

Hi Mama,
 
It sounds like you are grieving, and that is totally normal and healthy. Even those sad thoughts you are having right now are normal and healthy. I went through it. My relationship was...
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