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  1. Find Your Kith
    DD 8 has been diagnosed as severe ADHD, moderate anxiety, LD, and is on medication for bipolar disorder. As a single mom this sometimes seems like a lonely up hill battle. I am also looking for others who also have mental illness while trying to raise a child with a mental illness. I had to...
  2. General Chat
    Hello all! I don't know what to do and thought this is the best place to ask. My two younger dd's opened a facebook page. I was totally against it, so I was very hurt they went behind my back. What is worse is what I found on my 17 year olds page and is exactly why I didn't want one to start...
  3. General Chat
    I finally broke down and bought a few pkgs of Goodnights.Not really the most frugal thing to do, as I have always just washed everything the next morning after a bedwetting incident. My older 5 kids never had much of a problem....but with the younger five, I dread winter b/c its when it mostly...
  4. Support
    ~I had to spend a lot of time this last week in doctor's and dentist's offices and on the phone with insurance companies, the doctor's office and the surgical coordinator to make this happen within a week of his diagnosis. The first dentist we saw didn't have an OR opening until next month. We...
  5. Support
    ~The kids saw the dentist today. I knew they needed work but I was absolutely floored by how much work they need done. Fillings, extractions, pulpotomies and ds has a tiny abscess on one tooth. I'm just so frustrated that I haven't kept up their oral hygiene as well as I probably should have...
  6. General Chat
    My dd is 11.5 and she has been driving me crazy about wanting contacts. She has been wearing glasses for an astigmatism since she was 4. I intially said no because I don't feel she is responsible enough. However, she is starting middle school this year and she is very self conscience about...
  7. General Chat
    As if the last 4 years haven't been hard enough, one of children told me and DH they are gay, and have known for awhile. Shocked, angry, scared, just a few of our emotions. Mourning their future, what should have been, and won't be, society judgments, violence against gays, we are scared and...
  8. General Chat
    I just happened upon this site while researching frugal living. I am a preppie (a preparedness fan), and though I love the Mormon websites on storage and stockpiling, I was looking for something a little different. This looks like a fun site! I'm 48 (How did that happen?), have a beautiful...
  9. Freebies
    Parenting Freebies, Family Freebies, Kids Freebies..... Free Booklet - Talking With Kids About Tough Issues: Ten Free Tips For Improving ... http://www.talkingwithkids.org/ Free Booklets for Parents http://www.newdream.org/kids/brochure.php Babies First Disney - Free Books and Products...
  10. Family
    I've always had very good DDs. These teenage years seem to be so stressful. Not that they are being bad, I just stress over everything.
  11. Family
    My DD18, who will be 19 in 23 days, says I don't treat her like she's almost 19. Her curfew, up until she was 18, was midnight. Our town has a curfew of midnight for teens under 18. We were both fine with this. And pretty much, until the last month or two, we still were. Now, all of a...
  12. Family
    For those of you with teenagers.... What are the consequences for when your teenagers get smart mouthed? Both of my girls (almost 16 and 13) are getting exceptionally mouthy and disrespectful. Especially with dh. I usually just ignore it unless it's quite blatant. But dh cannot. He gets REALLY...
  13. General Chat
    I just wanted to share this link to Parenting magazine,,, you can put your child's pic on the cover. It's really kinda fun.You can then email them or print them. http://www.parenting.com/article/Baby/Activities/Make-Your-Own-Parenting-Magazine-Cover
  14. Family
    I think children and teenagers are much more likely to be more dependent on their parents and other people in helping making decisions when they're adults. Sadly, there are many dangers in our society that we need to protect our children from but I believe that too much sheltering our children...
  15. Family
    A lot of things are wrong in my life Today I was thinking, me and my kids eat different things and we eat at different times, my oldest needs a little help to stay on top of things at school and i'm not able to work with her every night because i'm trying to work, it's my fault I don't get my...
  16. Freebies
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  17. Freebies
    Free 22 issues (2 years) Parenting Magazine subscription - Compliments of SpaWish: http://www.valuemags.com/freeoffer/parentingsw.asp
  18. Family
    Although I posted this link in another FV thread you might like to read, I thought it deserved a thread of its own.http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/9987/9987.ch01.html The original FV thread I posted this article to is located here:Attack of the uptight mothers!! - Frugal Village Forums I...
  19. Family
    OK, maybe most of the people around here have babies, but I don't know so I just ask a question... :) How would you say that you live your "natural parenting" with older/schoolaged kids. (In my back head sits my 7 yo son...)
  20. Family
    http://parentcenter.babycenter.com/refcap/preschooler/pfamilylife/1477588.html?scid=pcbulletin:20060501:0:0:0
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