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I handled it by doing most of the things suggested, so thanks! I haven't talked to him about it, and may just let it go for now. My daughter later elaborated and said that she made it clear to him that she was upset about the things he said about me, and told him that she wanted him to stop. So hopefully, hearing that from his daughter will open his eyes to the fact that his behavior really sucks. I find that sometimes, hearing the opinion of a child can really put...
Title pretty much says it all. My kids came home from a weekend at their father's, and were very upset about some things that were said about me. The kids were bickering, and my daughter snapped at my son about something, and called him lazy. Their father overheard, and came storming in and took her aside and said that I was mean to him their entire relationship, and that he doesn't want her talking like that because it reminds him of me. (As an aside, I actually left him,...
I just wanted to say thank you for supporting your children. As an abuse survivor, I'm always so relieved to see stories go this way. They often don't. I understand the feeling of grief and mourning when you lose family members. I went through it, myself. I lost my mother, when she turned her back on me. So thank you, for standing behind your children. Yes, it's incredibly hard to go through something like this, for all parties involved. But you are suffering as a...
My experience (both my own as a child, and as as a mother now) is that it's the new baby that will have questions, and not the older child who is switching houses. Your son will adapt quickly, and won't think much of it. When the baby is older, he/she will have questions about where their sibling goes every other weekend, and will hopelessly look around for them when they're gone. Your older child might end up with jealousy issues, eventually, as obviously life can't...
Thanks for the info. Lots to keep in mind! I do my best to psych them up for a visit when they're feeling mopey. It's just a real bummer when - more often than not - the visit gets cancelled due to their dad "working" (those are deliberate air quotes, as we've actually run into him downtown and at the mall on weekends when he has bailed), being sick (because parents don't have to be parents when they're sick, FYI), or in last weekend's case, not showing up because it...
Paperwork is in the mail! So the ball is officially rolling. I'm so excited to have this out of my hands. I'm tired of fruitlessly trying to be a bill collector every month. It's EXHAUSTING. Paragraphs will fail again, so I will keep this short. Yes, we have a court ordered custody agreement. I have primary physical, he has access to them on weekends. He rarely uses his weekends. I have documentation reaching back over the past four years, detailing every single...
Toddlers love skype! I'd definitely start up a skype schedule if that's an option for you. My daughter just turned two, and begs to use skype to talk to her aunts and uncles that live far away. I think it's a great way to keep them familiar with family. The two week visit would freak me out, too. Can you compromise for one week to start? My daughter will be with her grandparents for four days, coming up, and I'm already dreading it (but secretly hoping it'll be what...
Haha, thanks so much. It's very strange, that it's not working. I peeked through preferences and can't find anything that might be shutting formatting off. Might be a browser issue. I'm limited on this computer. I'll check it out on my home computer to see if it's a profile issue, or specific to the computer I'm on. So weird!
WTF mothering? Where is my formatting!! It's STILL ignoring my paragraphs!
Rubelin, I tried! It's not giving me any options to format. Technology hates me, lately, I swear it! Nutshell version - I'm going to have the province garnish my ex's wages, as he has paid child support a total of four times in the four years since we've split. I am worried that doing this will trigger him into trying to take custody from me, as he has threatened this in the past to try and get out of paying. I have had primary physical custody for 3.5 years, and he...
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