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  1. But they aren't legally separated. They have just agreed to divorce. A legal separation is almost as much work as a divorce according to the lawyer I saw which is why I haven't gone that route.
  2. I found out when my spouse was dating a woman with a name similar to mine and he texted me instead of her. Some men don't seem to think that far ahead.
  3. The day may come......we never needed it in nine years either and then one day my son set his loaner pump wrong and boy was I glad I had it. But I had no clue how to use it either.
  4. This makes me so mad! My oldest has Type 1. He was homeschooled so I didn't deal with this but I really wish I could help these schools understand better. The stuff I had to put up with was people monitoring what he ate and constantly cornering me and telling me all about it. I even once wrote a letter to our entire boy scout troop trying to explain that he can eat what he wants and it only takes insulin to cover it. And that when he is low on camp outs that yes he will be eating sugar of some kind to bring his number up and that he eats a regular healthy diet. It was incredible annoying.
  5. In our troop they do have to let the merit badge counselor know they are beginning the merit badge before they start.
  6. My oldest started at 13 and made Eagle Scout. It took him about a year to really understand how it all worked though cause we were newbies. I remember being clueless but once we got the hang of it things went well. Now my other two boys were luckier cause they got to be cub scouts first. Going to camp is a good way to really get those merit badges out of the way quickly if he is aiming for Eagle.
  7. My boys love Parkour! We are lucky to have a gym open up just for parkour training. We just started and I hope I can afford to continue cause it is pretty cool!
  8. :grouphug: :grouphug: I'm in a weird situation where we've been separated for three years and not divorced yet. But it's been pretty darn amicable. So far he is giving me enough support. I did see a lawyer twice on the advice of this board so that I was aware of what child and spousal support I would be entitled to. It kind of sucked and so for now we stay married and he gives me more than I would get otherwise. I intend to finally start working full time this summer so I should be able to get my own divorce in the works hopefully. I will say please see a lawyer because while my situation so far is amicable it wasn't for about eight months when he moved in with a woman he was dating. She really pressured him to give me much less money and also to see his kids less. Luckily for all of us he moved out and isn't dating. In my experience with many family divorces a new woman can greatly change things and you really should just be as prepared as possible so you aren't caught off guard. As for telling your daughters......I just don't keep things quiet like that. It's just not who I am. In some ways maybe it can be a burden to my kids but I am just terrible at hiding my feelings.
  9. We have something similar where the boys go to a workshop of merit badges for the day. For those, often times certain merit badges will have prerequisites. There will be things the boy has to get done before he comes to the workshop since they cannot be accomplished in a one day setting. But we've always had all the information. The boys really have to take the initiative to find out who is a merit badge counselor in their troop and communicate with them. It does take time to get the hang of all of it. But it really is on the boy to know who is in charge and ask those questions.
  10. This is what I do. I just put down foil on the cookie sheet. I had a Pyrex explode after reading about that here. Scared the heck out of me and was such a pain to clean that I can't use it again either.
  11. I'm heading to the district office today to enroll him. I've got all my forms. The local school called me and left a message. Sounds like I have to get him enrolled before they will talk to me so first things first. Then hopefully when they have orientation I can get some help to make sure he gets a chance to see the school and talk about classes he should be in.
  12. Thanks to all of you for your supportive words! There is no one in my life to give me that feedback. No matter what I've done I have always tried to do what was best for my boys.
  13. I don't expect any fees but I did print off the application and have all the other stuff we need. Proof of residency and his birth certificate, and shot records. He doesn't need a tb test in our area they told me so I should be all set to go down next week and get the ball rolling.
  14. I looked online and open enrollment is over already but we live right by the school I want him to go to anyway and it is where he would be assigned. I'll have to call this week. I printed off the forms already.
  15. It's been hard cause in order to afford to stay home I am still legally married and I really need to get out from under this man. I mean so far he is fair with money and sees the kids a ton. Literally lives down the street from me. But if I don't find full time work I will be stuck to him financially forever. I don't have any family close by to help me either. On to new things. I am trying to present it as an adventure. Unfortunately I am still depressed about being separated and it's just not really getting better. Something has to shake things up. I have to move on.
  16. I tried calling today but could only leave a message. School is out for the week so maybe that's why.
  17. Thank you! Those are a lot of the things I am thinking. Reminds me to make sure I talk to the school sooner rather than later so I can be up on sports and stuff.
  18. It is a very friendly homeschool area so hopefully the school has experience with this. He is pretty good at getting up early so that shouldn't be a problem. We do stay up late but I can transition. I work nights now so if I can get days I'll have to get up early as well. I have discussed it with him. He is sad but can't quite explain why. I think it's just so new that he might be scared. But I am really feeling like now is the time. And I do think it might be easier to do it now right before he has to go to high school.
  19. That was really helpful, thanks. He has all his shots so that's an easy one. TB shouldn't be too difficult.
  20. That's what I was thinking. Smaller school, chance to meet some local kids.
  21. I could use some support and encouragement. My husband left me over 3 years ago and I have tried to homeschool and work part time but it's been hard to do all alone. I need to get out of my current job and find a full time position somewhere cause I just need to start being able to support myself. We are just so broke. The plan was to put my youngest in high school but that's still another year away and I just can't wait any longer. So I have decided he will need to go to middle school for his 8th grade this coming year. I am having such a hard time with all of this. I have homeschooled for 15 years. It's all I know really so this will be new to me as well. But then again I am so burnt out I am looking forward to someone else teaching him. Then I feel guilt and selfishness. How do I go about enrolling him when he has always been at home? I know it's the right thing to do and the right time it's just tough.
  22. Kind of annoying that they are offering it for less to some of you. Mine says $359.99 for the year.
  23. I wish it was $20 cause I'd love to use it but mine still shows $49 as well.
  24. Add me as well. Trying to stay inspired. My boys have even taken up the challenge so should be interesting to see what we end up with.
  25. I've been here since 2001 but I am very low on my posts. I read the boards every day and still follow WTM as well.
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