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June 25, 2012 at 2:34 AM
Hi, I'm Michelle. I'm a mother of two wonderful girls (8,13). I am a nature guide and a painter. I teach Creative Thinking! That is a great way to raise positive kids! Happy to be in this group!
June 25, 2012 at 8:44 PM
Hello everyone! My name is Shannon, a 27 year old mother of two boys, DS7 and DS4. I am married to Jason, and we will soon be celebrating our one year wedding anniversary.
Jason is the step dad to my sons, and loves them very much. He has played an active role in over half of DS7's life and most of DS4's life. The boys live with us.
Kevin is the dad to the boys. Carol is Kevin's mom, often referred to as "Memaw" by the boys.
I won't go into much detail about my previous relationship with Kevin, although I will tell you all that it was very strained. We argued constantly and were both miserable together. When I began seeing Jason just shortly after Kevin and I went our separate ways, both of them wanted nothing to do with one another and no interaction whatsoever. I had to explain to each of them that there would be no benefit to arguing or maintaining hostility towards one another. I told them both that they don't have to like eachother, but that they must be civil towards one another. After the decision to divorce was made by Kevin and I, we mutually agreed that we could gripe about eachother, but it was never to be in front of the kids or in earshot of them. And that neither of us would talk negatively to the kids about eachother, as well as assuring that people who were around the boys would share the same respect when the children were near.
Time has passed, hostility has waned. Many things have occurred since then. Jason and Kevin are more than just acquantances but not quite friends. Not that we all agree with one another, but it is just like one big family. We can all depend on one another, especially in a time of need. We all love the boys very much. About a month ago, Evan made the comment "You and Daddy make really good friends!" This overjoyed me to see that our efforts and discussions as well as interactions with one another have affected my sons in such a positive way. Carol, Kevin's mother, is also a huge part of our lives, offering so much love and support not only to the boys but to Jason and I as well. There is a lot of love in this family.
We do have bridges to cross from time to time, but we cross them and move forward. I could not ask for more loving people to be such a huge part of the lives of my sons.
by UmmAdeenaJune 26, 2012 at 6:44 AM
this is so wonderful. keep it up.
by UmmAdeenaJune 26, 2012 at 7:00 AM
what a wonderful family. wish you all the best
by eleven894June 26, 2012 at 9:04 AM
I am based in Stockport in the UK. Both my children and husband are affected by disability and over the years I have found it essential to find time for myself. I ended up becoming and mindfulness and yoga teacher and now offer yoga classes to children and families where I live. Has anyone in this group started something like family classes in your area? I love the work of Susan Kaiser Greenland it is so positive in her book The Mindful Child. My youngest has just gone to specialist boarding school so weekend have become so prescious.
Wishing you all a great day!
by kristin940June 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Hello, My name is kristin i am a stay home mother of 2 jerrad jr 7 and ava 3! My day's are very very busy lol!