Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-19-2010, 04:42 PM   #1
3rockstars
Registered Users
Formerly: FaeryGnomeHome
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,509
single parents/non-traditional families forum

I'd like to formally request a single parents forum here at DS. Due to the high number of single parents here at DS, I think that this type of forum is warranted here. Being a single parent has it's own set of challenges both financially, mentally, and emotionally. Within the last few months there has been at LEAST one thread every few days pertaining to custody and visitation issues, separating from one's husband/wife, or thinking of leaving one's husband/wife. I think that it would be easier if there was a separate forum for us single parents to frequent for answers to our questions and for us to brainstorm positive solutions to the problems that plague us regarding finances, going back to school, custody issues, dating again with kids, etc. I've been hoping for this for a LONG time here at DS being single with 3 children for 2 1/2 years now and I'm really really praying that the powers that be will grant the wish.


ETA: I think it's the general consensus that a non-traditional famlies forum would be the most inclusive and beneficial forum to the DS community.

Advertisement

__________________

Last edited by 3rockstars; 07-25-2010 at 11:27 AM.
3rockstars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 04:50 PM   #2
mbleblanc's Avatar
mbleblanc
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Eastern Canada
Posts: 1,826
My Mood:
Re: single parents forum

This would be so great! Being a single parent is a very different situation then parenting with a DH/DW. It would be a great place for all us single mommys/daddys to go for support and advice.
__________________
Maria mama to Noah (02/09/09) and fulltime university student.
mbleblanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 04:54 PM   #3
VinhThiMom's Avatar
VinhThiMom
Vinh Thi Designs
Formerly: chrisnsteph1022
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 13,477
My Mood:
Re: single parents forum

I do see the need for it, since I frequent OT and see those threads a lot. I'll bring it up with Admin. Though I will say, they have said no new forums, so it may not happen. I'll make sure they see this, though.
__________________
Stephanie, Mom to Dylan Vinh (3/06) and Madison Thi (7/07)

VinhThiMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 04:54 PM   #4
mommy2kaitlyn's Avatar
mommy2kaitlyn
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Western South Dakota
Posts: 16,111
My Mood:
Re: single parents forum

I would love this! I am newly single and would love support of those that have been there done that. Also support others to. I know I will be full of questions in this upcoming year.
__________________
Proud Single Mommy of: 1 & 9 angels in heaven. Swags
I will not change my belief's, actions, parenting style, etc just because it offends you! I won't be offended by your belief's, actions, parenting style, etc either. ISO Goodnites Coupons
mommy2kaitlyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 05:16 PM   #5
TalkinBoutMyGirl's Avatar
TalkinBoutMyGirl
~Love~
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hogwarts
Posts: 13,178
My Mood:
Re: single parents forum

I'm all about this too seeing as I am newly single and have no clue what I am doing a lot of the time! Why did they say no more new forums?
__________________
Anna - Gazelle intense with mywife Rachel and Hailey (6) our little
Swag with Me!
TalkinBoutMyGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 05:19 PM   #6
mbleblanc's Avatar
mbleblanc
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Eastern Canada
Posts: 1,826
My Mood:
Re: single parents forum

I really hope they make an exception for this forum. There are a lot of forums on here that are way less important then a single parent forum would be.
__________________
Maria mama to Noah (02/09/09) and fulltime university student.
mbleblanc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 05:30 PM   #7
penelope picklebottom's Avatar
penelope picklebottom
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 962
My Mood:
Re: single parents forum

I am not a single parent, but I fully support these mamas (dads too) and I think an exception shoud be made. They are doing the hardest job ever, by themselves, and a little support goes a long way.......... just sayin
__________________
mom to three who doesn't fit most of the labels, makes my own rules and just likes to hang out here
penelope picklebottom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 08:13 PM   #8
TalkinBoutMyGirl's Avatar
TalkinBoutMyGirl
~Love~
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hogwarts
Posts: 13,178
My Mood:
Re: single parents forum

Quote:
Originally Posted by mbleblanc View Post
I really hope they make an exception for this forum. There are a lot of forums on here that are way less important then a single parent forum would be.
That's what I was thinking!
__________________
Anna - Gazelle intense with mywife Rachel and Hailey (6) our little
Swag with Me!
TalkinBoutMyGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 08:23 PM   #9
steely_cass's Avatar
steely_cass
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: OKC
Posts: 1,058
My Mood:
Re: single parents forum

I'd love one too! I'm still near the beginning of my single parent journey and I've gotten tons of advice from the moms here at DS. I'm sure I'll have tons more questions as I continue on, but I feel like I've gained knowledge and experience I could pass on as well.
__________________
~Cassie~
Wife to Jake
SAHM to Lydia (Nov '07)
and Wilder (July '14)
steely_cass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2010, 08:27 PM   #10
mama2twins's Avatar
mama2twins
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 505
Re: single parents forum

Amen! Can we have one? Please? Pretty please???
mama2twins is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.