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i noticed we got pumped back a page and thought i'd just start a new thread.<br><br>
i'm Maggie. been married for almost 4 years to my convert husband, Robbie. i fell away for a long while and was Pagan but now i'm back and my family is with me. we just had our third baby girl this past Sunday. currently i am trying to get back on track with scripture study and prayer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: two things i should not be forgetting!!
 

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Hey a new thread! It's been a long while since I posted in the old one, but I was busy moving from Seattle to Utah. I'm Angela, and I'm not a mama yet, but I hang out on these boards to study up on all things birth and baby. Both Dh and I were born in the church, and we've been married for a year and a half.<br><br>
Congrats on the new babe Maggie!
 

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Yay, new thread. Just thought I'd pop on and say Hi! I'm usually pretty quiet on the LDS threads. I had a question I was thinking of asking earlier...but I forget <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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subbing, and now I reeeeeally need to get the kids up and ready for church <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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Hi there. I'm Shannon, mom to 4 (sometimes 5) & wife to Mr. Sometimes 5. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I was raised in the church, but like you fell away for many years, & am now back. Sort of. Well, I am back but not going to church today. I get overwhelmed with 4 kids & no help. I could ask one of the girls in YW to come sit with us but my 19 mo. old would freak out & make things unbearable.<br><br>
My dh will be getting his Sunday's off starting next week for 4 mo., which I'm happy about. He's a convert & his sales job requires him to work Sunday's, like it or not.<br><br>
I've never posted in these threads. They get too long for me to keep up with. I'll have to be better about this, I think.<br><br>
You wanted a novel, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Shannon. i know i couldn't make it to church w/out DH's help. it's even hard with him there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br>
and the "wife to Mr. Sometimes 5" had me rolling!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 

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i haven't been to church that much for the past few months. today we're taking Olive for the first time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> i got a phone call yesterday from a sister who was pregnant at the same time i went the homebirth route. she had her baby yesterday morning at about 3am and said she'll be trying to make it to sacrement today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> i got flack for going after a week with Mable and i'm sure i will today. i don't even want to know what she's instore for. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Hi I am Nancy, Wife to Michael and mama to Kyra Zoe and new one still growing. We are recent converts, baptized just last October, and Dh was ordained to become an Elder Today! Which all in all went well considering after church is primo meltdown time for Kyra, since she desperately needs a nap at that time, so as he was being ordained, she struggled, cried and then started laughing when a little boy played peek a boo with her....reverence is oh something we have to work on...but she isn't even 2 yet, so we have a hard time with it.
 

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Congratulations Nancy! That's wonderful! And welcome aboard Shannon.<br><br>
Okay, so I need to vent about DH's calling. He is ward clerk, and has been since November. When he was called, I knew it would be time consuming, but I really didn't think it would be Time Consuming. I thought, well, at least he doesn't have to sit on the stand, and can help me with the kids during SM. Today, and other Sundays, he might as well sit on the stand, because he spent all SM doing things for his calling, taking the roll, walking around counting. DS looooooooves his daddy and is very upset whenever he gets up and leaves. So this creates a scene. DD is a social cryer, so I have two hysterical children while DH is counting people. And then, quite often, DH often misses either SS or priesthood, because he needs to do things on the computer. Today, he didn't go to either, because there was some glitch in the primary roll that has been compounding for several years. I teach Gospel Doctrine, so I had to pass of DD to someone, and she had a meltdown just as SS was starting. So I handed her to a friend, and watched as this friend walked away with DD screaming and reaching for me. And then I had to just calmly go back into the RS room and teach my lesson <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I told my class upfront how stressed I was that DD was having a crisis, but the lesson went fairly well anyway. We had a combined meeting for third hour, and DH came in just in time for the closing prayer. Then he stayed after church to do this week's and last week's tithing, because for some reason it didnt't get done by the financial clerk. He just got home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Good thing because we have home teachers coming in an hour and we really need to spiff up a bit.<br><br>
Now after having all that out, here is my real vent. What is the point of a calling that completely prevents you from "attending" church? DH says he had about 30 minutes in SM to hear some of it, and the rest of the block, he was doing things for his calling. And the only reason he had that long in SM is because I was out with DD and he had to stay with DS. When does he get to be spiritually fed? I know that this is only worse for those callings like bishopric, or stake presidency, but I just have a hard time grasping the totally draining service required of some people. But I guess he got to have the sacrament and that's what's most important. And we are being blessed as a family, and I'm grateful to have such a righteous priesthood bearer as a husband. I just want to whine for a little bit! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Okay, I feel a bit better now.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Quarteralien. I'm sorry. My friend's husband was ward clerk for quite awhile and asked to be released. He actually asked for a primary calling because he wanted to be able to really learn the basics again. Then he got called as GD teacher and is now in the bishopric.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> He got fed then plunged I guess. I hope that you are strengthend.<br><br>
I am Sarah. I'm mom to 2 boys (one bio, one adopted, both cute as can be--proof is in my blog<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ) and wife to my dh of almost 11 years. I converted 1.5 years into our marriage. He was inactive but reactivated when I converted. I love the gospel and rely on the atonement every day. I serve as compassionate service leader in our ward. I am lucky enough to live in a ward where bf is the norm and several women have had homebirths or birth center births. Yay, Oregon!<br><br>
Good to hear from you sisters who are new or haven't posted in awhile!<br><br>
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Went to my new ward for the first time today, and um, oh my goodness it's large. It filled the chapel, the overflow and 2/3s of the gym. I guess it's all part of my welcome to Utah experience.
 

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Our ward here was nearly that big when we moved in. We had expected to move into some struggling branch and get 2 or 3 callings each only to find that we could get lost here. It really just depends on the area. But I agree, it's overwhelming.
 

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I finally got enough posts! I haven't had time to read past posts, but DH and I are lifelong members. I live in the finger lakes region of NY (near Palmyra, actually). My 2 kids are wild during Sacrament meeting and I feel like the prayers go on forever when I try to get them to behave.
 

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I'm Tara, wife to dh, and mama to M and Cache. They are 4 and 1 respectively. Been a member all my life, married a convert and let me tell you I love him but it's been hard because of our differences that way.<br><br>
Today wasn't the best day <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> since I'm still bugged he skipped church (again) to sleep but I'll get over it and he'll get regular attending again. I just sometimes wish I could FORCE someone to do the right thing - but then I wouldn't be, would I? Is it blasphemous to think that sometimes Satan plan looks real good?<br><br>
Looking forward to this thread and lots of new faces!
 

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I seem to be invisible every time I post in this forum but I guess maybe I will try again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
I am a SAHM to three little munchkins and we just recently moved to eastern Idaho. We had to relocate for my husbands job and moved from Oregon. I am having a hard time adjusting as there doesn't seem to be any other MDC, or natural living mommies in this area, but maybe I am just not trying hard enough. Anyway, I haven't made any new friends and <span style="text-decoration:underline;">need</span> some other people to talk to! Hope you are all having a wonderful day!
 

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I'm sorry you're feeling ignored! It's not on purpose, at least not on my part <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br>
I do have a sister in Meridian, but she is pretty mainstream. Do you know if there is a LLL in the area? If not, what does it take to start one? Moving is always hard, even if it's a good thing. Good luck to you!
 

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subbing. Family in town and just checking on my emails and stuff :p
 

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I hope I didn't ignore you, Rbriansgirl. It can be tough being natural minded and trying to live in E Idaho. Maybe Laurel will post some ideas--she used to live over that way. And, hmm I know some other moms did. But I haven't seen them over here in a looooong time. Sometimes it takes talking and meeting and being really brave to find someone you click with. I think there probably are moms who are or who would like to be, they just don't know how to get started. You could inspire someone! Start searching for midwives (they may be a bit underground) and see if they have any LDS clients. And keep coming over here, I'll "talk" with you<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
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