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by browncow
Tue Aug 12, 2008 02:41 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Calling all single moms - no dads in the picture
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re : Calling all single moms - no dads in the picture

<t>Connor's Dad left when she was three months old and we haven't seen him since his sentencing for stalking and 8 violations of the injunction (almost 4 years ago). He's been a nonparticipatory, stereotypical deadbeat from the beginning. <br/> <br/> Likewise, I had no family to help (all but an eld...
by browncow
Tue Aug 12, 2008 01:44 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: For Those Adoptive Mama's (Or Those Contemplating)
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re : For Those Adoptive Mama's (Or Those Contemplating)

My Daddy was one of those folks who, when asked which of his kids were adopted, said, "oh, I forget, doesn't matter anyway; they're all mine!"
by browncow
Wed Jun 04, 2008 09:16 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: We're here!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re : We're here!!!

Hey, I'm from Toledo, welcome back to the Buckeye State (which I no longer live in, but anyway!)!
by browncow
Wed Jun 04, 2008 09:14 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Kindergarten Graduation Already???
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Kindergarten Graduation Already???

<t>Yesterday was Connor's kindergarten graduation (she received the award for best attendance in her class) and today's the last day of school! I can't believe the first year of "real school" is done! Color me cliche all day but yep, time really flies!<br/> <br/> I'm so proud of her, she did great i...
by browncow
Wed May 21, 2008 02:20 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: How are you coping with grocery store / gas costs
Replies: 35
Views: 3336

Re : How are you coping with grocery store / gas costs

<t>It's hard enough as a single parent to make ends meet without worrying about high gas prices but with that in mind: I live four blocks west of work/downtown, my car is premium only, and downtown parking is absurdly expensive. My solution over a year ago was to eschew the paid parking as offered b...
by browncow
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: A lesson learned is one to share
Replies: 9
Views: 688

A lesson learned is one to share

<t>My 43 year old sister died on Easter after suffering a brainstem stroke on March 15 and four more strokes and a heart attack by March 17. She was completely paralyzed and left "locked-in," fully aware of what had occurred and was happening around her but unable to communicate except for blinking ...
by browncow
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: How do you handle comments?
Replies: 18
Views: 1265

Re : How do you handle comments?

<t>My child is six years old and I STILL can't believe some of the comments made when she was in the throes of preemiedom, for example:<br/> <br/> "Don't take Connor outside until she's over a year old, preemies can catch dwarfism, you know." <br/> <br/> Don't even get me started on how that is SO w...
by browncow
Fri Apr 11, 2008 01:22 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Rattlesnakes
Replies: 17
Views: 2077

Re : Rattlesnakes

<t>I shot mine with a semi-automatic 9mm. I'm not a weapons enthusiast but my boyfriend gave me the gun for protection since I lived alone out in the country. He collected the gun after we broke up so I guess he was no longer super concerned with my safety. <br/> <br/> Most of the rattlers in our ar...
by browncow
Fri Apr 11, 2008 01:07 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: Show - Deliver Me
Replies: 13
Views: 1039

Re : Show - Deliver Me

<t>quote:But STILL. Women here do everything they can to have a healthy baby and mom. Then you have these women who are NOT taking care of themselves. UGGGH. <br/> <br/> That reminds me wayyyy too much of my work situation when I was pregnant. I worked for a drug addiction treatment program and 65% ...
by browncow
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Anyone else done this?
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re : Anyone else done this?

<t>Oh yes, Randi survived and went on to populate the southeastern Alabama countryside for years!<br/> <br/> It took him about four months to heal due to his hip injury (fortunately the head wound wasn't as bad as initially perceived) so he slept on the waterbed because it was comfy (easier movement...

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