Roll Call

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Roll Call
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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 3:59pm

It's been awhile since we've done a roll call. Regulars, newbies, and lurkers - take a minute to tell us as much or little about your teen, your family, etc. And the bonus question is - what's the weather like where you are these first days of November?

I'm Pam, married to dh for 28 years. We live in central IL. I don't actually have teens anymore but I was cl for this board for years and it's near and dear to my heart. My boys are 21 and 24 and I started lurking here when my oldest was about 12. Older ds is in his first year of med school up in the Chicago area. Younger ds tried college a few times (long story that many of you already know). At this point he's working full time and living at home. He's talking about going back to school in the fall - I think he's the type that's going to have to figure out what he really wants to do in life and if it involves further education he'll do fine. Older ds was the type that just loves learning for learning's sake, not so much younger ds.

With the exception of Thursday when it rained all day it's been beautiful here - in the 50's/60's, sunny and breezy. Kind of gloomy today but still not too cold.

Pam

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In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 3:58pm

Hello,

I have a ds who is 20 and a dd who is 15.

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Registered: 11-17-2011
In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 3:52pm

Hello! I'm brand new to this board. I found it via a google search last night and posted a "new to board" message last night.

I'm a mother of four - step daughter 15, dd 14, step son 13, ds 5 (my 14yo dd is from 1st marriage, dh has two kids from his previous, 15 and 13, and together my dh and I have a 5yo son).

Step daughter 15 - we've had our ups and downs. Nothing too dangerous or harmful that we know of. She is mostly reserved and very very private. She tells us nothing.

My daughter 14 - good kid, athletic, recently discovered she smoked weed after denying it...not a fun time in my house right now. For her or anyone else.

Step son 13 - struggles in school, sweet kid mostly, not very active in athletics, good big brother to our youngest.

son 5 - still full of wonder, love, everything that healthy five year olds are full of. <3

DH and I have been married for 8 years, dated for 3 years prior to marriage, totalling 11 years together (our oldest three have been together since they were 2, 3 and 3).

It is currently warm in our city! Sun is out! All trees and grass are dead. :( It's winter here. It's currently 66F in Denver!

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In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 4:46pm
OK now I'm jealous - you got to meet up with someone I 'know' - musiclover! I've met bunnierose IRL. And twoki (you may remember her - she doesn't post here anymore but used to be active at Ivillage). Hmm perhaps plans need to be made for 2012...
Pam
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In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 4:10pm

LOL Pam - yes the house was still standing and so far no sign of "foul play" - rofl. Of course we left him with strict instructions including not to "screw up" - and he knows by now that he would be at his Dads next time

mom_uk2socal - Mom to DS22, DS19, DD16

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In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 1:10pm

DH and I live in Southern California with our 2 kids. My teen is DD 14. She's a sophomore at a performing arts high school. I left work last year to allow her to attend this school and I wanted to be around more for my middle schooler. DD's very driven and passionate. She's been doing theatre since 8 and started working professionally at 10. She still loves to perform but

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In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 12:11pm
How fun! I've met a few Ivillage gals IRL but never as a group like that. There are several of us that live in the midwest from St. Louis to Southern WI and we sometimes talk about getting together. We just need to do it! And the $1000 question - how did your ds do home alone for the weekend? Was the house still standing??
Pam
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Registered: 11-25-2007
In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 11:45am

Wendy in So Cal, transplant from England 22 yrs ago.

mom_uk2socal - Mom to DS22, DS19, DD16

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In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 12:00am
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In reply to: jlsjjsmom
Wed, 11-09-2011 - 8:52pm

I'm Stacy.

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Wed, 11-09-2011 - 7:35pm

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