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Forum: Single Parenting   09-06-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,149
Posted By plum tree
New here! Separated for almost three months now...

New here! Separated for almost three months now and accidentally ended up getting involved with someone last month (a man I had known casually for months while I was with STBX and had a little crush...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-16-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By plum tree
Not sure if it helps, but I just separated from...

Not sure if it helps, but I just separated from H and I, too, feel awful.  I think it's normal... at least that's what I'm telling myself.  For me, the buildup to this point was so long in coming...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-09-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,862
Posted By plum tree
 So one week is 2/2/3, the next week is pretty...


So one week is 2/2/3, the next week is pretty much 2/2/5?  Or do you switch something else around so that you don't go 5 days without seeing the little ones?
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Forum: Single Parenting   06-08-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,862
Posted By plum tree
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It's interesting to me that most of the people who are supportive of this schedule are the ones who have actually done it, and the ones that...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-07-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,862
Posted By plum tree
The schedule would continue to alternate:...

The schedule would continue to alternate: Mon/Tues with Mom, Wed/Thurs with Dad, Fri/Sat/Sun with Mom, Mon/Tues with Dad, Wed/Thurs with Mom, Fri/Sat/Sun with Dad. etc.  Yes, definitely the...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-07-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,862
Posted By plum tree
I'm getting ready to separate from H and move...

I'm getting ready to separate from H and move into a new place this weekend.  We're planning a 2/2/3 schedule for visitation with our kids, ages 8 and 4 (twins).  Can anyone share how this schedule...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-04-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,605
Posted By plum tree
I don't see anything wrong with hoping for a...

I don't see anything wrong with hoping for a healthy child.  What bothers me more is when people go into the u/s as if the only important information they get will be whether the baby is a boy or a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-04-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By plum tree
My son has a fatal genetic disorder.  There is...

My son has a fatal genetic disorder.  There is treatment available (which he has had), but the treatment carries significant mortality risks.  We chose IVF/PGD in order to have more children.  PM me...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-25-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,765
Posted By plum tree
The original post of this thread is over a year...

The original post of this thread is over a year old.  Any updates, oceanbaby? 
Forum: Life With a Baby   01-25-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,468
Posted By plum tree
Have you thought about seeing a doctor?  The...

Have you thought about seeing a doctor?  The babes may have sleep apnea or other medical condition that's making it hard for them to sleep. 
Forum: Single Parenting   03-29-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,882
Posted By plum tree
Quote: Originally Posted by Theia...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Theia http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15239149)
Just to clarify, the money my brother sent my...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-29-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,882
Posted By plum tree
If you have a trusted friend or family member,...

If you have a trusted friend or family member, purchase a small combo lock safe to keep at his/her house and make deposits (cash, gift cards) when you see that person and your STBX isn't with you....
Forum: Natural Body Care   10-13-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By plum tree
Hi mamas, I had to stop using tampons after...

Hi mamas,

I had to stop using tampons after the birth of DS because it was so uncomfortable. I could never get them into the right 'spot', and it I left one in for more than an hour it would...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-21-2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By plum tree
Thank you all so much for the replies - this is...

Thank you all so much for the replies - this is exactly the kind of thing I was hoping to hear.

Mama RJ, thank you for sharing your story. This past few months has been very hard for me too,...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-20-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By plum tree
After a long time (2+ years) of pondering...

After a long time (2+ years) of pondering separation, I think I'm finally ready to leave my H. It's been a long time coming, and after a few particularly bad months it's clear this is my only...
Forum: Lactivism   08-29-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By plum tree
Congrats! It just gets easier and easier...

Congrats! It just gets easier and easier http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif.
Forum: Lactivism   08-29-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,804
Posted By plum tree
Your great aunt sounds like a gem!...

Your great aunt sounds like a gem! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif
Forum: Lactivism   08-29-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By plum tree
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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Forum: Lactivism   08-29-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 780
Posted By plum tree
That's frustrating. Too bad they couldn't have...

That's frustrating. Too bad they couldn't have thrown a little more money into the lactation center http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif.
Forum: Parenting   08-29-2009, 02:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By plum tree
So sweet...

So sweet http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-29-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By plum tree
http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hu...

http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif and good luck!
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-29-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By plum tree
Sorry they waited until the last minute to tell...

Sorry they waited until the last minute to tell you (why are school districts so bad about that?) but http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif: for the EA! It sounds like he's got a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-29-2009, 02:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By plum tree
Wonderful! We've found our dev ped to be great...

Wonderful! We've found our dev ped to be great at writing letters to help get us equipment and therapies denied by insurance/EI/school district. Glad you have such a great new addition to the team!
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-29-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,089
Posted By plum tree
I usually wear jeans and a cute tee shirt....

I usually wear jeans and a cute tee shirt. Showering in the morning before the kids get up makes a huge difference.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NicaG...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-27-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 805
Posted By plum tree
My DDs are 29 months and still in cribs. No...

My DDs are 29 months and still in cribs. No climbing so far, although one has threatened it with a leg over the top a couple of times. I think I'm going to try and keep them corralled at night as...
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