SparkPeople SPARKMOMS Team Messageboard A PLACE FOR MOMS TO COME AND TALK! SparkPeople SPARKMOMS Team Messageboard New from North Carolina Hi! My name is Candy and I am a Christian wife and mom of two boys. <BR> My husband and I have been happily married for fourteen wonderful years. <BR> We live in North Carolina. I enjoy exercising, going to church and reading my bible. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 08:00:21 EST New here Hello! I'm 32. I have a 9yr old stepdaughter, 4 yr old daughter and a 3 yr old daughter. I just started excersizing again after 10 months of not being able to. I'm determined to get back in shape and live healthier :) Sun, 11 Mar 2012 21:49:05 EST Hello. My name is Kimberly. I have two boys, a 7-year-old and a 4-year-old. I could definitely use all the advice I can get! :-) Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:11:18 EST Introduction Hello team. I am Evelyn, I have two children; an 11 year old boy and a 7 year old girl. I've never been really good about keeping up with a forum before, but I'm making the choice to change that. I'm hoping (selfishly) that if I can become more involved with other people that are similar to me in a few ways that I can feel more encouraged to finally get this weight off and permanently gone. Sun, 17 Jul 2011 11:53:48 EST hello to everyone, I'm new here. Hey everyone! My name is Angella, and I just joined this website a few days ago. I am a stay-at-home mom to 3 boys. Ages 12, 9 and 6. Looking forward to making some new friends, and getting/giving some encouragement along the way! Good Luck to everyone, and have a great day! Tue, 1 Mar 2011 14:27:07 EST New to this mom board Hey all. Im a working mom of 2 children, 3yo and 20mos. Glad to be here. <BR> <BR> Can anyone help me with potty training tips for my 3 yo son? I feel like we've tried everything, so I welcome your comments. He will pee, but not poo in the potty. Im at my wits end. :( Mon, 7 Jun 2010 10:08:50 EST Feel like a horrible parent Hi I am new to this group not to SP. I 29 years old. I have 2 lil boys 6 and 4. I work FT. I have somehow changed my parenting style over the last few years I feel horrible for the way I treat my children. My husband was a US Marine and has always been hard on the boy's. We use to fight all the time cause I was to nice and he was to strict. Now he says I'm worse than he is. I yell and scream at the children. I say things I should not say. I say no all day long. I feel like a horrible parent. ... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 11:07:39 EST I have to get this off of my chest One thing that really bothers me after having my children is that dh doesn't get up with them at night. When he does get up, he makes so much noise that it keeps me up anyway or he acts like it is horrible he has to get up. much like his sleep is more important than mine. He stays home with the kids, has for 2 1/2 years now. So when I get home he "clocks out" and then they are mine according to him the rest of the night. I end up not waking him up because I don't really get to go back to ... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 11:23:51 EST New to team, not to sp My name is Alethea, I'm a 36 year old mom of three <BR> 7 1/2, a 23 month old and a 1 month old. I live with their father. We were together five years, got married for two, divorced and got back together but we get along much better when we aren't married. <BR> <BR> I hope to connect with other mothers that have the same struggles I have with work, family and trying to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Tue, 2 Feb 2010 15:29:50 EST ROSIE THE RIVETER I HAVE A POST HER AT HOME OF HER. I LOVE THAT PICTURE. IT IS HOW I FEEL ON THE INSIDE OF ME! Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:34:01 EST 12 YEAR OLDS HI I HAVE A 12 YEAR OLD. I THINK GOD HAD IT WRITTEN IN THE PLAN THAT I ONLY HAVE ONE CHILD. I DON'T THINK I COULD HANDLE MORE THAN ONE. I AM MOSTLY A STAY AT HOME MOM...SOMETIMES I SUB AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. <BR> V IS MOSTLY A GOOD KID BUT I HAVE JUST FEW RULES FOR HIM TO FOLLOW AND WHEN HE DOESN'T (WHICH IS MOST OF THE TIME) I GET MAD. MY HUSBAND SAYS I OVER REACT AND DOESN'T REALLY HELP SUPPORT THE FEW RULES I HAVE FOR OUR SON. AHHHHHH! Thu, 12 Nov 2009 13:26:37 EST CHRISTMAS IS COMING? What do you do around the Holiday's to keep your healthy eating on target? <BR> Mon, 21 Sep 2009 12:40:50 EST Introduction Hello, my name is Missy. I am a 31 year old mother of three wonderful children (ages 9,7, and 5). I also work full time and am really trying to teach my children to live a healthy life by example. My husband has recently started a new job and now works swing shift (he used to stay home with the kids), so I am feeling a lot of pressure to get home work done, chores done, spend quality time with my children , and still fit in exercise and healthy cooking/eating. I have joined this team in hopes... Tue, 12 May 2009 13:56:25 EST Weighing yourself How often and what time of day do you typically weigh yourself? <em>192</em> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:56:15 EST ABC VEGGIE AND FRUIT GAME simple to play. we just start a list of fruits and veggies in ABC order ! Thu, 26 Feb 2009 22:53:56 EST i am back Hi everyone. I am slowly recovering but I am back on the boards. Wanna play some games or have any questions ? Fri, 20 Feb 2009 06:15:35 EST What Stresses you out? Alright ladies, what stresses you out ? <BR> <BR> For me it is being mom, wife, cook, laundress, teacher, chauffeur and and not being appreciated or at least being told enough. Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:52:31 EST Eating with the family The hardest thing for me is when the rest of the family is eating something totally unhealthy. Usually I have the best intentions and always underestimate my own ability to set limits. Last night was my daughters birthday. And of course there was pizza. And I was going to have A slice and a sald. Which I did. Before I had a second slice. And I already know I was gonna have cake. No brainer. Im determined not to let it derail my previous good weeks. Does anyone else struggle with special occas... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 11:45:14 EST A GAME TO PLAY ! We will start with the give a goodie when you post a double number (11, 22, 33 , 111, etc...). Sun, 18 Jan 2009 20:12:07 EST active is this board very active?? i'm really hoping to find a homey place where the people actually chat, share experiences, trials, and successes. I'm hoping this is it. Fri, 16 Jan 2009 07:18:31 EST WELCOME NEWBIES Hi all. I hope everyone is up for our challenges and goals. I am here ready to help and listen to questions and suggestions. Please feel free to start a discussion ! Sat, 3 Jan 2009 20:46:20 EST I am joining ! Hi. I am a mom of a 13 year old girl who is a competitive figure skater. I also homeschool her. My life is hectic and I desperately need to loose this weight. Tue, 16 Dec 2008 20:12:08 EST Add me to the group! Hey ya'll...I'm a 33yr young SAHM! I love it! I spent five years in the military and got out when my daughter, now 6yrs, was 9 months old. I also have a 13yr old from a PM. He currently resides with his dad. We are a military family keeping it real while Daddy is away --which has been MOST of her short life. We are an active family from museums to hiking trips. Hope there will be a lot of goodies to discuss!!! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:28:03 EST New here!!! Hey everyone!! I just joined today and I'm soo excited!! I absolutely LOVE this site. It's so fun and I can't wait to log on here every single day!! I actually started my weight loss last week and I'm already down 2.8 pounds!!! YAY me!!! I'm just looking to connect with other moms and may be make some new friends in the proccess. Hope to talk to many of you gals!!! <BR> <BR> Chantelle Thu, 1 May 2008 10:19:45 EST Hi! New Here! Hi - I just joined Spark People last week and am looking for some teams that will be a good fit and help me along in my goals... <BR> <BR> I'm a SAHM. I have one 8 year old girl. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all! Wed, 30 Apr 2008 11:48:01 EST HEY SPARKMOMS HELLO EVERYONE. GLAD YOU HAVE JOINED! WELCOME :) <BR> I HOPE EVERYONE IS STAYING FOCUSED ON THEIR MAIN GOALS AND TAKING BETTER CARE OF THEMSELVES. I KNOW WE ALL SLIP UP NOW AND THEN BUT WE CANT LET THAT GET US DOWN. WE CAN DO ANYTHING WE SET OUR MINDS TOO.....WILLPOWER LADIES! Tue, 22 Apr 2008 21:36:25 EST just joined hi, I'm Cyndi, mom to three year old Jack. I joined last week and am trying to lose my last 10 pounds before sumnmer rolls around. <BR> I love this site and look forward to being part of this group. Sun, 20 Apr 2008 08:09:02 EST Hi, I'm new!! Hi, my name is Jonna, and I have 6 kids. <BR> Noah 8, Nathaniel 7, JOel 6, Jonathan 4, Emma 3, and Evie 10 months. <BR> <BR> They keep me busy and keep me young, they just wear me out!! <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone haves a great night!! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 14 Apr 2008 22:22:46 EST ANOTHER POUND GONE! I WEIGHT MYSELF EVERY MORNING....2 WEEKS AGO I WEIGHED 170 AND WHEN I STARTED SPARKPEOPLE I WEIGHED MYSELF AND WAS 169... WELL, THIS MORNING I WEIGHED 161.4! SO I KNOW IM DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT!! HOPE THAT ALL OF YOU ARE ADJUSTING TO THIS AND MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES! GOOD LUCK TO ANOTHER DAY. :) Tue, 8 Apr 2008 06:57:51 EST HEY LADIES JUST CHECKING IN TO SEE HOW EVERYONES DAY WAS. WERE WE ABLE TO PASS ON OUR CRAVINGS OR DID WE MESS UP?? I WAS GOOD.....DIDNT SLIP. THIS IS THE FIRST DIET IVE ACTUALLY BEEN ABLE TO HAVE ENOUGH WILLPOWER TO GET THROUGH SO FAR! MAYBE THAT IS WHY IM ALREADY SEEING RESULTS! HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GOOD DAY :) Mon, 7 Apr 2008 18:08:19 EST ANOTHER DAY! I SURVIVED ANOTHER DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> ANYONE ELSE? Sun, 6 Apr 2008 22:26:12 EST LOVING MYSPARK.... WELL, I BEGAN SPARK ON TUESDAY APRIL 1ST AND WEIGHED MYSELF AT 169. TALK ABOUT DEPRESSED!! SINCE I FOUND THIS SITE I HAVE WATCHED EVERYTHING IVE EATEN AND WORKED OUT IN SOME FORM EACH DAY. WELL, I HAVE BEEN WEIGHING MYSELF EACH MORNING AND SEEING RESULTS. I USE TO GO TO THE GYM 5-6 DAYS A WEEK AND SEEN NO RESULTS...AND NOW I REALIZE IT WAS ALL BECAUSE OF MY CALORIE INTAKE. SO... IVE BEEN TRYIN TO STAY AT 1100 CAL OR LESS......AND DRINKING NOTHING BUT WATER...AND MOVING MY BUTT EVERYDAY.......... Sun, 6 Apr 2008 08:38:14 EST