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04-16-2008, 08:28 AM
I am a bit newer to this site and I have to tell you I love it. I am not computer savey so for me to go online and look something up I find myself looking at something tottaly different. So basically I don't use the computer at all except for digital pictures. My husband jokenly says I am addicted. I go on about 5 x's in 24 hours just to see if there are and new posts that my partain to me. No more then 10 minutes each, sometimes less. but when the kids go down for there nap (as long as laundry's in and dishes done) I spend more time just to read up on other things, I have found a lot of great advice. Am I addicted? how much time do you spend on line?
04-16-2008, 09:51 AM
I know how you feel. My husband says the same thing. In fact, we were arguing about something the other night and he says that I talk more to the people on the Parenting website than to him. Not true but he was irritated about not seeing me because of his job. I love this website. My husband thinks it is funny sometimes. I am a SAHM and we are broke! So going places to socialize just doesn't happen. My husband keeps encouraging me to get together with other mothers but I have some health problems that makes it hard to carry both my twins at the same time. Now that they are walking, it will be easier to go by myself. As for how long I spend on here, usually about 30 mins twice a day but I am on the internet for about 2 hrs a day. Most of which is after the girls go to sleep but I love playing games on the internet plus I have recently gotten into the MySpace thing. When my husband complains about it, I tell him that "the house is clean and the girls are cared for and you are at work so what does it matter what how long I am on here." I try not to be on it while he is here because we don't get much time as a family with his job.
04-16-2008, 10:57 AM
So funny - I'm a fellow addict!! I've become a total junkie of this site, especially this message board. I have learned so much from all the postings, and my husband is getting tired of hearing about it I'm sure. But, he's on a fishing/kayaking message board so he understands my addiction. :) I don't have any other friends that have young children so this is my only source of information and sympathy. I love this place!!
04-16-2008, 02:35 PM
Yup, I love it! I check in 2-4 times a day, @ naptime, while the boys are watching a show, or after they've went to bed. I am so glad to have other people in the same boat to share thoughts with! Finding this site is definitely something I'm glad I did!
04-16-2008, 02:49 PM
I feel the same way glad to find the site and share parenting info!I'm the same like most mom,I check it when Logan's sleeping or at night!
04-16-2008, 03:31 PM
I keep this website open on my laptop while I'm at work and probably check here all throughout the day. Yet one more reason I love my job. :) You ladies on here are the best!
04-16-2008, 09:21 PM
What is your name: Melissa (fuzzy is childhood nickname)
kids?:I have 1 son(Logan) going to be a year in may
What he likes to do? Get into everything;lol he does love to go outside he just recently figured out every time we put shoes on we go out so now he goes get his shoes and brings them over to me(like take the hint mom!
Biggest parenting struggle? Right now,my biggest struggle is teaching him 2 languages I'm fluent in english and french my fiancee is french who can speak english and we speak both to my son,There's alot of different opinions and we aren't sure if there is one good way!
For fun? Every friday night me and three of my girlfriends(all whom are moms)leave our kids at home or with sitters and get together to play cards;usually 200
Favorite movie? My lastest fav is probably "Rendition" my old time fav is "Grease"
Last meal? Lobster with butter,potatoe salad and macaroni salad with my grandmother's apple crumble for dessert *(mmm,Now I'm hungry)
Great Idea someone tried to start something like this but none of the questions applied to me(not in school)but I thought it was a great idea!
04-16-2008, 09:52 PM
What a great idea June! You need to post your answers too!
How many kids do you have, and what are their ages? 1 daughter - Alena Isabella, 18mo
What do your children like to do? Anything and everything she can get away with. Reading books, coloring, playing with bubbles, taking baths / playing in the kiddie pool....anything at all!
What is your biggest parenting struggle? Juggling full time work, full time parent, and full time wife. Just not enough hours in the day!!
What do you do for FUN? Uh, I think I remember what that was.....ummmm....scrapbooking, reading, hanging out with my husband and daughter in unstructured playtime, play PC games (I'm a total computer and tech gadget junkie)
What's your favorite movie? Resident Evil and Dirty Dancing
What would your last meal be? Homemade tacos with greasy corn tortillas, green sauce, ranch dressing, lots of cheese (fresh, not bagged), fresh veggies, and spicy seasonings!! For dessert, 3 scoops of Blue Bell chocolate ice cream.
04-16-2008, 10:55 PM
What is your name? Reagan, from Iowa
How many kids do you have, and what are their ages? Will-4 and Dane-2, and another boy due in August
What do your children like to do? Have me read to them, play outside, play board/card games, anything art, and Will's new fave thing is playing games on playhouse disney
What is your biggest parenting struggle? Right now, keeping my 2 yr old safe from himself! :) And my MIL. . . . nuff said.
What do you do for FUN? I enjoy scrapbooking when I get a chance, shopping when I have money, and going to our local lake/beach when it's warm!
What's your favorite movie? Hmmm, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and all the 80's brat pack films.
What would your last meal be? CHOCOLATE
04-16-2008, 10:57 PM
My name is Katie
I have two children McKiley 3 on June 10, and Bryson 2 on December 9. My kids keep me very occupied.
McKiley love to tap dance, and jump. Bryson love to wrestle with pillows and sway back and forth to music.
My biggest parenting obstical is to juggle a job and time with them, I am glad I work (I am with them in the day and work nights) I need a bit more sleep though and acutally seeing my husband would be nice too
For fun we run around the table, We live in Wisconsin so if it above 30 and not raining or snowing we go ouside
For fun my sisters have a side business where we make custom jewlery, any art actually for me I enjoy, and walking.
My favorite movie is Fifth Element and A Knights Tale
Last meal for sure Japaneese food where they make it at your table
04-17-2008, 09:06 AM
What is your name? Jana from Texas
How many kids do you have, and what are their ages? 1 boy Logan Allen, 9 1/2 mos.
What do your children like to do? Play with anything that's not a toy (laptops, phones, shower curtains, etc), play hide and seek and chase
What is your biggest parenting struggle? Trying to get my husband to help out with Logan!
What do you do for FUN? I like to read when I have the chance, shopping, watching movies
What's your favorite movie? Right now it's Juno, I always cry like crazy at the end
What would your last meal be? Chicken and dumplings with mashed potatoes and egg noodles (if it's my last meal I wouldn't have to worry about calories and fat and all that!)
04-17-2008, 10:23 AM
What is your name? April (littleape is a childhood nickname) from NC
How many kids do you have and ages? Twin girls, Lindsey and Bethany - 19 months, will be 2 on Sept 8th
What do your children like to do? Watch Dora and dance in front of the TV, they like mommy to chase them through the house, they love to draw and read books, get into everything they are not supposed to have. They love to play outside.
What is your biggest parenting struggle? Keeping things out of the girls reach, and I have some health problems that makes me tired and painful most of the time so keeping up with 2 toddlers is exhausting.
What do you do for fun? Playing computer (pogo.com, sims, zoo tycoon, etc..), going on MySpace, this website, going to church (love my church), and playing with the girls.
What's your favorite movie? Dirty Dancing - all time favorite, Coyote Ugly, Failure to Launch (as you can tell, I like Romantic comedies)
What would be your last meal? I love food so this is hard to decide, probably either a good steak and loaded baked potato, or fried chicken and macaroni and cheese
05-02-2008, 12:52 AM
Hi my name is Amanda
I have one son, Alex, 9 1/2 months
Alex loves to get into everything leaving a path of destruction behind him (which I actually don't mind I love watching him explore). He also loves to be tossed in the air, to have me tickle him, and for me to hang him upside down.
My biggest parenting struggle is finding the balance between spending time with my son and finding time to spend with my husband (he works alot so I can stay home).
For fun I love to read, visit this site, go for bike rides, play with my son, and investigate children sites for when Alex is old enough. I decided I want to know the ins and outs of every site, flaws, benefits, etc. My current favorite site is Webkinz (yes I admit I went out and bought a Webkinz so I could see what the buzz was about. I have to say I'm impressed with and slightly addicted to that site; it's very cute.).
My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing I have love this movie since I was little. I also love Chocolat (Johnny Depp is just yummy), And I cannot leave out Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast.
My last meal would have to be a nice New York Strip with a loaded Baked Potato and some Onion Rings Followed up by any available chocolate dessert (since its my last meal I might as well splurge).
05-02-2008, 04:13 AM
My name: Ann Marie from Northern California (nickname: after a filipino sweet bread....pooto!
I have 3 children, Sydney, 10 1/2, Brynn, 9 and Dublin, 4 months
My chicks are in softball, and son.....well he is a blessing!
Biggest parenting struggle is sharing chicks with the X. Dublin is my God send.
For fun, I contribute on forums, like this one, play solitair on my phone(lol) garden, and I am currently planning a wedding. I am getting married in 15 days. OMG!
Fave movie is......ummmmmm.....Anne of Green Gables.....Anne of Avenlee. And How to lose a guy in 10 days.
Last meal......my fiancees famous chicken tacos.
Sorry....I am boring! lol
05-02-2008, 02:50 PM
I check this site at least twice a day, specifically for new posts/threads :) I guess that means I have an addiction as well. Like some others on here, I would like to interact with fellow preggers, and moms. I dont know anyone my age who has kids or is pregnant, so its nice to come on hear and get advice from people who have "been there, done that". Which I guess means I should thank all of you who have answered my questions! THANKS!
What is your name?-- Jessica and I am 19
How many kids do you have, and what are their ages? I am 15 weeks pregnant with my first child
What do your children like to do? Hopefully he/she will take after me (I love horses and I am a snowboarder) and not his/her father (VIDEO GAMES!)
What is your biggest parenting struggle? I worry alot about financial stuff right now...and its stressful!
What do you do for FUN? I love horses, so I am really into riding and just spending time with them. I also like to bowl on occasion, even though Im not good at it. I rock at snowboarding, and I used to be a snowboard instructor at a nearby ski resort. I also enjoy quality time with my BF, who I dont get to see much of because of work.
What's your favorite movie? Anything with a horse in it LOL
What would your last meal be? Pizza
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