I have this friend who had a pretty sucessfull candle/soap/lotion making business. It had this cute name "Lily Ann Candles" or something like that. Anyway she decided to change her look and name. Same scents, same recipes, same everything only she went in strange direction with the company name. Wild Game Drops Doesn't that immediately make you think of poop? Is it just me or is it weird to brand a Vanilla Cupcake lipgloss with a Wild Game Drop sticker? The logo has pictures of deer…See More
"I hadn't read this in a bit. The fact that your mother called up and belittled, condescended to, and judged a friend of yours that she doesn't even know indicates that the problem is not between you and her. The problem is her. She does…"
"Even though you can make your FB profile private, you should still consider it a public forum that anyone can see. What happened to you can happen to anyone, even if your account is private. I have a strict rule of no family or friends of…"
Thanks for the support guys. It's nice to hear that I'm not alone in my thoughts on my Mom's behavior. I have a lot of guilt when it comes to her, and sometimes I question if my feelings are justified or just…"
"I'm late to the show, but I had a problem with my mom always commenting in embarrassing ways on my daughter's stuff on Facebook. I handled it by saying, "Mom, if you don't want to be blocked from her an unable to enjoy the sheer…"
"Whoa, what the what? I don't know what to say, but dang! That is some crazy craziness going on in her head. I'm sorry you have to deal with this. I think it would be very hard, but I would have to distance myself…"
"Sending lots of virtual hugs. Your mom has crossed the line. I thought my mom was manipulative, but wow, my stomach would be in knots if anyone treated me this way. No mother should treat her daughter this way. My own parents…"
"*hugs* hon. And I'll second what wookie said. The only real leverage you have in this situation is your (and your kids') presence in her life. And making use of that leverage to gain some boundaries and space for yourself…"
I'm a married, working mother to three great kids.
I like to be outdoors, don't really care for animals, and am deathly afraid of any and all bugs. I believe in kissing my kids on the mouth, and falling asleep next to my husband's chest. I would not and probably could not sit through a massage if someone paid me. If shopping was a sport I'd be a professional. I can read an entire book in one evening, and easily go through three to four a week. I take hour long baths and sometimes have to turn my car radio up so I can hear the song over my own singing. I always swallow my chewing gum and I never, ever sleep with my head out from under the covers. It doesn't bother me if people misspell my name (which happens a lot). I rarely cry at movies or books, and if I'm laughing hard enough my laugh turns silent. I blush when I'm embarrassed, hot, mad, excited or nervous...so good luck reading my emotions. I've been called both psychic and psycho...and have come to the conclusion that I'm probably a little of both. Overall I am a very happy person, blessed with a wonderfully hectic life.
What's something about your kid(s) that makes you happy?
The fact that they are always smiling...it's my little clue that I've got be getting something right!
Who were you BEFORE you became a parent?
I was a child myself. I got knocked up at the tender age of 18, but thankfully our story is one of the happy-ending types.
What are you nerdy about?
Harry Potter. Lord of the Rings. Twilight (sigh, oh Edward).