SparkPeople Parenting and Family Support Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=61 Trying to balance work, weight loss, and family? Share tips for keeping your whole family fit and healthy. SparkPeople Parenting and Family Support Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard_topics.asp?imboard=61 Feeling overwhelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42713886 Hi, Moms! I consulted with the doctor. He said I have infertility issue. My eggs are not mature and periods are not at the time. I married my husband five years ago. I am a 33-year-old woman living in Los Vegas. It's been a great time until I found that I am not able to get my own child. <BR> It was so frustrating moment for me. I believe that it takes a lot of time to get out it. Even I faced some career issues because of that. Even I faced a lot of sleepless night and panic attacks. I al... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:27:09 EST Chickenpox? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42525566 Has anyone here ever seen chickenpox? My 13 year old started the week with a fever, sore throat, and a nasty cough. Now she has red bumps with white dots in the middle on her belly and back. It's not poison ivy or any of the other normal summer time issues. I was thinking maybe chickenpox, but none of my kids have ever had them. I had them in the 80's but I don't remember much about them. <BR> <BR> Does anyone remember what they look like or how they make you feel? <BR> I'm taking her to the... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:04:30 EST Kids time with other parent http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42432979 It's boys sad to see my kids used as emotional Napkin by their parent. How do I protect them from the unnecessary drama? Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:48:36 EST Pre-Op started today! Surgery date 6/30/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42123332 I am 9 hours into my first day on the pre-op diet and I am starving! Any suggestions? Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:42:54 EST Skinnytaste: Dinner Meal Plans (70+ weeks) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42090690 I mostly hang around the diet and nutrition board (where I advocate meal plans and a low carb diet), but found this family-oriented site with 70+ weeks of dinner meal plans. The meal plans occasionally include pasta, so don't make my low-carb list, but that doesn't mean you can't serve your family healthy dinners -- particularly kid-friendly ones -- and let someone do the work of meal planning for you. Pages include summaries of ingredients used so you don't have to flip through and compile f... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:49:10 EST almost one month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42065321 I had my band removed and VSG surgery on May 15/2017, today I am down 20 pounds, I am so happy! So far I am having a pretty easy recovery, this week I did Zumba twice and got over 5K steps 3 times, so increasing the exercise a little. Hope you are all doing well. Have a great day! Mary Sun, 11 Jun 2017 08:28:22 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=42023893 . Wed, 7 Jun 2017 08:48:12 EST Good recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41976549 I think I finally found the right board. I had a lap band removal and VSG on 5/15/2017. I am almost at 3 weeks recovery and doing great. The only setback I've had is that when I try to do more strenuous exercise besides walking, I get a sharp pain in my lower left side and take it easy for a few days. But so far I am down 16 pounds and to me that is great! I don't have as much to lose as some, so I know I will lose slower. This is the lowest weight I have been at in 10 years. So I am e... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 11:00:22 EST Sleeve on 5/15/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41881245 Hi Everyone, I had my lap band removed and sleeve done on 5/15/15. I am healing nicely and have to set a timer to remember to drink. I can only get 2 oz down every 15 minutes, but so far so good. Thanks for posting, I feel like I have a lot to learn . Had my staples removed Monday and she reminded me that a leak can occur if you progress your food too fast. So two more weeks of full liquids, bah humbug, but I know in the long run it will be the right thing, Just dealing with a whole lot ... Tue, 23 May 2017 13:07:49 EST mirena iud http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41849213 I had mine put in 13 march 2017 then it was ok until next morning i got bad pains ended up in hospital and couldnt find anything wrong. End up back in a.e friday night and early sat morning they took it out. I was fine nothing wrong all better and now got it put back in and got bad back pains sore tummy mood swings have gone nuts i called the cops on my partner twice for nothing. Mood swings are driving me nuts i want myself back and my life. I have gain weight and fitting into size 12 clothi... Sat, 20 May 2017 02:51:07 EST Adult child at home w/depression & anxiety. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41549197 Was wondering if anyone else out there has an adult child living at home (and not working) due to depression and anxiety or other mental health issues? <BR> <BR> I'm torn between wanting to be super-supportive (which I try to be) and frustration that things aren't getting better fast enough. <BR> <BR> It's been a long, hard climb to get her through school and then college and I have very little emotional reserves left. <BR> <BR> Some days it feels like there's no hope at all and I just w... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:09:30 EST Sparkbuddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41545123 I am just getting back into this and I need someone or someones to keep me going. Anyone in need of a buddy to keep them going? <BR> <BR> I am a busy mom of three returning to work soon after having a baby. The baby weight is gone but I need to work on reducing weight and toning. I am hoping to lose about 15 lb which is a lot on me. I also attend school part time so finding time for everything is hard. I can always use a little encouragement from people with a common goal or situation. <BR... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:25:34 EST Anyone here pregnant?? :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41534530 Hi there! I am 5 months pregnant and now that my nausea is completely gone and my energy is somewhat back to "normal" I am trying my best to stay active and eat healthy again after a horrible first trimester. :) I just want to feel good about myself at this point rather than horrible. <BR> Any other mamas out there? This will be my 3rd. I was a lot heavier the first 2 times! I wasn't where I wanted to be weight wise before getting pregnant with this one but I am still not as large as I used ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:47:47 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41457195 how do I delete my own post ? <BR> There's no delete button Tue, 11 Apr 2017 02:21:53 EST My kid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41439806 My daughter is 12, almost 13. The school she goes to measures and weighs them every year. I just got the results of her measurements a few days ago. In November she was 57.5 inches tall and weighed 114. They calculated her Bmi as being in the obese range. The kid walks at least a mile throughout the neighborhood daily, she takes 3 hours of dance class a week, drinks more water than pop, and when she's not at dance class she spends at least half an hour doing cartwheels and other Arco tricks. ... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 09:22:27 EST Lifestyle change and food nastalgia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41433855 First, about me. I'm a 40 something married mom of two elementary aged daughters. My weight loss journey has had the typical ups and downs but currently I'm on a diet plan prescribed by my doctor and I feel like I'm mentally prepared for it to be a lifestyle change. <BR> I feel that I have addictive tendencies so I don't even have cheat days or indulge for birthdays or holidays. (Doesn't it seem like holidays can go all year long??). The most I do is broaden my plan a little so that I can ea... Sat, 8 Apr 2017 20:01:02 EST First year back to work after maternity leave http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41224910 <BR> <BR> Hello, <BR> <BR> When I was on maternity leave I was doing really well working out and eating healthy. Now that I'm back to work I'm struggling. I have lost muscle mass, strength, and flexibility. I have no idea how much I weigh. My clothes are not fitting comfortably anymore and I feel awful. <BR> <BR> My little guy is still waking up multiple times during the night. I may get six hours of broken sleep each night. I'm tired. The job I have can be demanding on my time and my en... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:36:45 EST Big Kid Temper Tantrums http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41224803 My son is still having full blown-top-of-his-lungs screaming fits when he doesn't get his way...usually after I warn him the tv is going off soon, then it's turned off. <BR> Also when I say, "no more books, time for lights out"... <BR> Also when he gets oatmeal instead of his fav cereal. <BR> <BR> I say, "you have a lot of anger, can you punch a pillow or stomp?" but he'd rather lay on the floor and scream! <BR> <BR> help! Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:21:54 EST Any tips for weight loss whilst breastfeeding? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41212382 I am currently breastfeeding my 6 month old baby. I have been tracking over 1,500 calories most days and try not to go too far below in case it effects my supply or something. I don't see any options that can be set to record breastfeeding on tracker, does anyone know how you do this? Fri, 17 Mar 2017 05:49:56 EST Need to vent http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41205728 Just need to vent and wasn't sure where to go without upsetting anyone especially my husband. Maybe I'm in a mood and maybe I'm being selfish. But I'm tired of feeling like I'm the only one trying to keep things exciting. I'm sure it's normal to get in a funk and men are men (sorry guys) but I've noticed the past couple weeks everything aggravates me. We have only been married since Nov both in our early 40's. I just feel unappreciated. Not really sure how to even describe it... Ok my ... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:53:19 EST Box tops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41100623 Hey everyone. I am collecting Box Tops for my daughter's school. If any has any that aren't expired I'd love to have them!! Fri, 3 Mar 2017 20:04:16 EST Kids and eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41082510 Why do I feel the need to eat what my children do not eat? Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:34:35 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41080699 I am new to the forum. Wed, 1 Mar 2017 05:33:38 EST Any one living with child and his/her child http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=41008025 I am living with my almost 35-year-old daughter and my 2.5 year old granddaughter. I spend more time with granddaughter and do most of housework. Any one else in same boat? Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:05:16 EST Dog Disagreement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40992525 So my husband and I had to put down our beloved dog in October 2015, and I want to adopt another. <BR> <BR> He doesn't. I explain my reasons for wanting one, he explains his reasons for not wanting one. And we just can't seem to agree. <BR> <BR> I understand and appreciate his reasons, but I think he's just plain wrong on this. <BR> Anyone been in this situation? I am looking for ways to bring him around, but I'm not sure it can be done. <BR> <BR> I don't bother him too much about... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:40:16 EST Final insurance approval prior to Gastric Sleeve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40965493 hi, <BR> i am scheduled for VSG on Mar 16th and I am nervous about not getting the final approval from my insurance. My last weigh in for the 6 month required medically monitored weight loss program i gained 5 pounds. The dietitian has me coming back for another 1 on 1 with her because she wants to make sure that i am at back down to my starting weight before i attend the preop class. She advised that even though insurance uses the starting weight for approval if they see thst i have gaine... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:26:44 EST The Journey Begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40941607 Finally approved for the Sleeve. Surgery is on Feb 22nd. Started liquid diet and chewable supplements. Not nervous or excited, guess that will come in time. Thu, 9 Feb 2017 09:48:02 EST 25 year old living with parents http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40931232 Dear readers, <BR> <BR> So my question is, is it normal for a 25 year old woman to not be able to sleep over at a friends house or stay out past midnight, other wise her parents freak out? I am living with my parents. It has been very hard on me because I was used to living by myself. I don't like having a curfew and I don't like them telling me what to do. I have a job and I will be financially stable soon, but I don't wanna move out because they will be upset if I do. They are just drivi... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 01:35:22 EST husband's death is making me eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40818520 My husband passed away in Oct. 2016. Since then all I want to do is eat. We were married for 42 years and have been together for 44. I just don't know what to do, I try to eat healthy but then I binge eat. I pray God will help me get this under control. Please if you have any suggestions, I need help. Thanks, Sue Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:09:33 EST Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40707170 Hello, I was sleeved on December 22, 2016. I have lost 13 llbs since surgery. I am getting a little discouraged because the scale just doesn't seem to move. I am weighing everything I eat and getting all my protein in. I am drinking around 40 oz a day. Should I be concerned? Also has anyone felt hungry in between meals my dr currently has me eating only 3 oz of protein each meal with 1 protein shake a day. Nothing but proteins no veggies or fruits yet. Please help! Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:20:20 EST Should I trust this fertility clinic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40643597 Hi, everybody. I came here to ask you to help me choose a clinic for my egg donation program. Several words about myself. I’m 30 years old. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 22 and have been TTC for nearly 5 years without any positive results. After my last IVF the doctor advised us to try to conceive with the help of a donor egg. Unfortunately, cycling in the USA is too expensive for us now. My husband and I got interested one Ukrainian clinic. It’s situated in Kiev and its name is Biotexcom. We ... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:51:53 EST Back to healthy life after death of sister http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40637048 I lost my big sister about 7 weeks ago after an elective surgery. The world inside disintegrated while outside I kept a brave face for the family. I also stuffed all the pain with food. She wouldn't want that so here I am. Wish me luck. Sun, 1 Jan 2017 18:57:52 EST IUD Mirena - How much pain before to remove it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40584650 I really wanted to share my experience with you ladies out there who feel unsure about what is happening. When I was so lost and in pain, I read other ladies’ stories which helped me make my decision so I hope my experience helps you AS MUCH <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I tried all birth controls and had headaches, decreased libido and very irregular periods, so I got an IUD Mirena (the 5 year one). <BR> The insertion was atrociously painful (even with the heating pad). Took 45min and my doc had... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:03:20 EST Protein drink http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40578783 I just wanted to see if anyone else has continued with the protein drink after the surgery. I am still taking it and in order to get a good amount of protein in I am making it with skimmed milk but at double strength with an added teaspoon of skimmed milk powder. Personally I am finding it great - usually I go all day at work with cups of tea and my protein shake along with very little else. It stops me from feeling hungry and as I drink it over the course of 4 or 5 hours it doesn't stretc... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:24:51 EST Fighting the fight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40549358 Gave birth to a healthy baby girl in July and now struggling to lose weight. I am also diabetic on an insulin pump. I had lost the baby weight in like two months but then I started to gain it all back. In the beginning i was having trouble making time to take care of me. So i went without eating or drinking for long period which is why i am guess how lost the weight. Now we have settled into a routine and things are a bit more settled. So i get to eat about two to three times a day not always... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 11:56:44 EST New Member here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40464877 Hi, joining the V. wagon again. I want to say this is the first and last time for this but, I am like a yoyo... I hate this. I need to improve. My eating habits are terrible. Its horrible. I need to see this as a long term commitment not a quick fix solution but its hard at times. I just need to DO THIS! You see, I do better when I don't give myself permission to cheat. If I do cheat then it all goes down the drain. I need support, and a myriad of other things to accomplish this. Help.. howev... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 02:22:34 EST 6 days post op worried im not drinking enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40462840 in hospital I had no problems with clear fluids. when I got home and started full liquids I can barely get my protein shakes down. I do have a few sips of chicken broth in morning and try to get take water in between. I just feel so uncomfortable after I drink. I am taking Prilosec and Zofran when needed but I still get tight feeling at top of stomach. Is this temporary. Protein shakes and other fluids I'm getting in about 6 to 7 cups of fluids is it enough? HELP. Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:20:25 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40448154 Have a fantastic Thursday! Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:55:49 EST Not sure what I need... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40425895 ..I don't see any way to delete a post..so I just erased it. Sorry all. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:14:05 EST anxiety medication http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40348413 I am on sertraline 100 mg, once daily for anxiety and depression. Since going up 125 mg I been getting alot of side effects, painful joints, swelling in hands, feet, and legs. Weight gain, extreme headaches, twitches and or shaking, nausea all the time, painful stomach. What does other people take for meds. And if you are taking sertraline has these happen to you. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:37:39 EST i think my daughter might have PCOS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40299511 hi everyone, <BR> my daughter is 12 almost 13, she started her period a few months ago... but her cycles are not regular she gets one like every 6 to 8 weeks.. i am concerned, because i have PCOS and my cycle was like clockwork intially and than by age 15 they completely stopped. <BR> <BR> when i told my daughter your eating habits are not that greatest, she gets defensive. i have tried to tell them fruit before junk, yet i still see her heading for the pantry closet especailly when i am n... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 06:22:29 EST scary halloween for kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40219627 How do u make this time of year fun for 5 yrs olds...growing imaginations, harder to keep sheltered from scary thinking... <BR> Lots of bad dreams lately. <BR> My son knows it's pretend, but then wakes up every night with bad dreams. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:38:07 EST Walking program with kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=40008187 Help me think this through? Does this sound like a plan of sorts? I'm trying to do two things at once. <BR> <BR> I want to go for a walk, ideally following an actual walking program, but at least just getting out the door, moving, enjoying the scenery, and getting some fresh air. I also want to do almost the same for my two children (toddler and infant)--get them outside to move and get a change of scenery and some fresh air, and then also take them to the park for free play. Btw, the toddle... Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:41:13 EST single parent struggles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39992448 I know that I am not the only single mom who is trying to lose weight, but I am struggling to find a balance between work, mom'ing, and exercise. I just feel like by the time i get home, it's dinner, bath, bed. I know I'm new to this, and am hoping that with some time, my energy levels will come back up as well. Do you have any tips or tricks on time management as single working parents? I know it's possible i just need to find the way that works for me! Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:10:34 EST Obesity in youth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39988129 Why do parents let their children become obese? <BR> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:37:15 EST Toddler frustrations! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39899119 So my son will be turning 2 on the 1st (condolences appreciated in advance). He is at the age where temper tantrums and the word "no" gets thrown around multiple times on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> This is frustrating on its own but I think my biggest frustration is that these temper tantrums always only seem to be given with ME. Daddy is everything and he listens to his dad, no problem. But Kaiden will not listen and if I try to pick him up when his dad is around, all hell breaks loose. ... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:10:21 EST Grown children living at home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39885231 I am 50 years old and work with special ed children in our local school system. I need help on handling a situation at my home. I have two adult daughters that both still live at home, one moved back after graduating college (which my husband and I paid for almost 100%) She is 24 and working. Not a great job but a job. My other daughter is 21, stayed home to go to a local college and is now working as a nurse making very good money. We charge them nothing to live here. In fact both are... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:24:05 EST BLESSED GRANDPARENT'S DAY !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39881987 HAVE A BLESSED DAY TOMORROW & YOU GUY'S. TOO. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Sat, 10 Sep 2016 23:21:20 EST I'm back to try again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39812714 I have recently returned to try and get my weight headed in the right direction again. After several failures, My weight rocketed up to an unbelievable 302 pounds. My first mistake was in making the conscious decision to stop trying to lose weight. I had convinced myself that I gain more weight each time I tried. With each failure came a spiraling vortex of shame and guilt. I told myself that each failure solidified the idea that I was a failure. If I could go back, I would say; at least you ... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 15:34:59 EST Safety of kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39801848 I recently bought a home in Toronto. It’s a double storied building. The casement window upstairs are open without any window stops. They all are very large in size. I have 2 small children and younger one is too naughty. I’m afraid about their safety. Before shifting to the new home I need to solve the problem. So i’m thinking of re-installing the window with a more safer one but I don't know which one will be best. My friend suggested(http://www.heritagehomedesign.ca<BR>/windows/compare-wi... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:18:23 EST Making time for yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39604893 With all we do as moms, we can easily get caught up in everybody and everything else. But we need to remember to make time for ourselves. We can't be there for our family if we can't take care of ourselves. Spend at least 10 minutes a day doing something for you. Whether it's extra exercise, meditation, yoga, pilates, or just sitting down in a quiet room by yourself. It's important for us and our health. What are some things you do to take care of yourself, or ways you make time for your... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 11:45:45 EST Carbs in pregnancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39599488 My 3rd child was born with an intestinal problem that caused her to be fed all her nutrition through an IV in a port in her chest until she was 5 months old. When she finally came home from the hospital at 6 months, her feeding team suggested that when we started food, we went organic to combat the chemicals in her system. So our family made a dramatic change and started on an organic journey. We found a great local organic farm we didn't even know was there and joined the CSA program and sta... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 17:12:38 EST Parental Alienation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39541768 I have to say that this is my biggest, most painful struggle that tries to get in the way of me working towards my goals towards getting healthier. Parental Alienation is one of those things that you have no control over, no power to change in life. No matter how hard you try you can't make it better. Not until they make their own choice to stop listening to the other parent. Until they want to know their other parent for who they are, not what they've been told. I've finally reached a point ... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 15:05:34 EST Online tools for divorce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39474374 Has anyone used online tools or web-based applications to create divorce documents? My spouse and I are recently separated and I am currently in the research phase. I was wondering if anyone has used www.thistoo.co ? Or can anyone recommend other websites for separation agreements and divorce forms? <BR> <BR> Thanks for the help in advance! Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:55:32 EST deleted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39318529 . Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:14:10 EST How Do You Stay Close To Your Grandchildren? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39285320 Does anything besides giving them money work? Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:03:12 EST Family Budgeting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39017034 I am trying to do better with my finances. its hard. <BR> <BR> In the past, I tried with software, and it helps to look at graphs but in order to do really well, I have to have something physical that i write in. <BR> <BR> and I tried looking on amazon for budget planners and it just made me feel even more lost. <BR> <BR> le sigh <BR> <BR> not too happy about that one. <BR> <BR> but anyways. <BR> <BR> does anyone have any advice on how to do this? <BR> <BR> I would deeply appreci... Sat, 14 May 2016 20:25:49 EST What's your biggest challenge for weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=39003621 Hey lovely mums, <BR> <BR> I managed to lose weight prior to having kids and I did pretty well but now that I have a 17 month old I am finding it a real struggle! I am super tired working full time and taking care of him -he's also been sick loads since he started daycare so I'm up at nights and I always end up turning to chocolate and junk food to keep me going! Plus no time for a gym membership. I'd really like to fit back into some of my old clothes! Anyone else struggling with this? Fri, 13 May 2016 05:44:05 EST Going thru a divorce http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=38885035 I am going through a divorce. I'm not happy about it, but I'm not overly upset either. My kids aren't even real upset about it. But it still brings a lot of stress and stress eating. I really want to feel better and be healthier, but I seem to be sabotaging myself. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:17:13 EST Addiction To Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=38859427 Do you have an addiction to food? What are your triggers? How do you deal with your triggers and urges? Do you constantly feel like your starving even though you know your not? How do you deal with this emotionally? Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:28:59 EST I am close to hating my18yr old daughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=38602339 Our daughter is 18 but still in high school. She will graduate in June. She has such disrespect and anger towards us that I'm am super close to hating her and moving out! Her older sister told her that she looks like her Godfather and not any of them or my husband(their father), now she wants us to go on Maury and do a DNA test (I REFUSE that nonsense, Maury or a DNA test). <BR> She told us that until we do DNA to prove that my husband is her daddy, she won't respect us because we don't resp... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 10:52:29 EST My Hubby Won't Help!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=38582379 So my hubby and I have gotten into a few fights recently because when he is in charge of watching out toddler (3 yr old) he just lets him roam free and he's been breaking/ ruining/ messing up things left and right!!! My hubby only watches him while I'm at work (3-4 hours) maybe 3x/wk!!! <BR> <BR> The latest things were- <BR> Sat: Came home to sprinkles all over the floor (hubby said he cleaned it up but I noticed right away...so???) <BR> Mon: Broken pulleys on the blinds, ripped calendar... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 02:08:15 EST Pregnancy at 38 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=38561533 Hi! I am a 38 year old woman and will be TTC (trying to conceive) shortly. Currently tracking ovulation pattern in hopes of conceiving a boy which are lacking on my spouse's side of the family (Shettles Method). I have 2 great kids already and we will be trying for that third little miracle. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to reach out to other women who are in the same stage of "older maternity" and would like to share stories. The last time I was pregnant, I was 29 but I have never felt so health... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 20:12:29 EST How to get a teen to drink water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=38460005 I am stumped at how to convince my teen to drink water. There are days he does not drink much of anything at all. Thu, 10 Mar 2016 22:29:48 EST How can I help my husband? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=38298024 <BR> My husband had been big ever since we met 10 years ago. But he's really started gaining weight this last year. He is a stress eater (like me), but while I've been making changes to address my weight and health, he is not at all. <BR> <BR> Last night really opened my eyes. He brought home McDonalds. I did ask him to, my fault. But, while I split 10 chicken nuggets and a medium fry with our 2yo, he ate 20 nuggets, a double cheese burger, and a large fry. <BR> <BR> He tried to encourage... Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:13:58 EST teen girl issuses .... am i alone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=38150744 I have a 13 yr old girl , that does not listen to me at all , just blows me off , she is a good kid but she makes me so mad , cause its like what I say don't matter but Dad is now getting it to Mon, 8 Feb 2016 16:12:42 EST The AUTISM PDD-NOS ASPERGERS Sharing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=37445192 Hi, <BR> <BR> I thought it would be nice to have a designated Autism thread for those of us with children, grandchildren, relatives or just friends that have Autism and related disorders. <BR> <BR> My son and grandson have Autism, in their case Asperger's and PDD-NOS respectively. They are both very intelligent and highly functional. My son is 31 years old and my grandson is 13 years old. I am proud to say they are both doing fantastic. My son is getting married in a few months to high swee... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 02:41:55 EST Say Something Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=36364506 No negative thoughts are welcome here... Wed, 20 May 2015 15:33:12 EST How old are your children? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=29526896 My dd is 12 years old. Wed, 5 Dec 2012 15:15:06 EST Gastric Sleeve Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=26615543 Anyone on this sight have the Gastric Sleeve Surgery? <BR> <BR> I was sleeved on 1/3/12 and looking to create a support group through SparkPeople. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:01:08 EST Does anyone else have the c-section pouch? Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=23959020 I'll be the first to admit, I never had a tight and sexy stomach- however- after having an emergency c-section.. I now have this pouch like stomach! Well, it's almost like a flap where the scar is.. anyone else?.. and how do you deal with this.. and tone it??. Thanks! Sun, 1 May 2011 23:36:30 EST pregnancy calories/weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=22829125 did anyone keep track of their calories and nutrition during pregnancy to try and keep their weight gain within the "normal range" (20-25 pounds according to my doc)? Tue, 1 Feb 2011 15:58:28 EST Mirena IUD and weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=18138234 I got a Mirana IUD last may and since then my weight has been gradually creeping up which I attributed to the stress of my PhD program. Now that I have been eating clean and working out hard for 30 days, I am shrinking inches but the miserable number on the scale is staying the same. I have been doing some reading and some women have claimed to have gained on it while the package insert says no. My doc says weight gain is not a side effect to her knowledge and will not take it out just for... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 10:28:56 EST Use an emoticon to show your feelings today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=10038119 <em>41</em> <em>30</em> Tue, 20 May 2008 14:42:29 EST Loving Our Husbands ( and children too)!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=61&imparent=1609197 Good morning ladies! I thought we might like to share the things we do with our husbands to keep the bonds of love strong. We touched on that in another thread, but somehow it seemed to have turned negative. So here is a fresh start.Everyone is welcome to join in on the conversation and we all make a pinky promise not to have any harsh judgements on anyone else!!! Each of us have ways we show our love to our husbands and children. Lets have fun sharing them!! We might just add a spark to each... Fri, 3 Mar 2006 10:30:18 EST