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Forum: Single Parenting   09-14-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By alpenglow
Yes, a custody order is needed to help determine...

Yes, a custody order is needed to help determine the amount of support paid (its usually tied to the amount of time spent with either parent) and without an order in place, legally he could show up...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-13-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By alpenglow
So sorry you have to go through all this. ...

So sorry you have to go through all this. Separation is hard enough, let alone legal matters.

Legal aid in my area is for custody and child support disputes as well...and based on income.
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Forum: Single Parenting   09-13-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By alpenglow
I would visit your local courthouse to see what...

I would visit your local courthouse to see what resources exist in your particular area to answer those questions. How long have you been separated, and do you have any sort of custody agreement in...
Forum: Family Safety   09-06-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By alpenglow
thanks. Do ensure a headrest is in the car and...

thanks. Do ensure a headrest is in the car and in the right spot :-)
Forum: Family Safety   09-06-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By alpenglow
I think it's important to understand the whole...

I think it's important to understand the whole point of a booster seat in the first place. ie., it's more than just keeping the child from flying out of the car. The lap/shoulder seatbelt is also...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-04-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By alpenglow
I think in this case, I might do as much research...

I think in this case, I might do as much research as possible, come up with a list of questions....and then try to get a consultation with one or two very experienced recommended family law lawyers...
Forum: Family Safety   08-31-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By alpenglow
Chances are he will outgrow the height limit of...

Chances are he will outgrow the height limit of the 5 pt harnessed seat long before he hits the weight limit (shoulder straps forward facing should be at or above shoulder height - not below)....and...
Forum: Family Safety   08-31-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By alpenglow
Does it cover his ears and impact his hearing? ...

Does it cover his ears and impact his hearing?

If it fits properly, it probably covers more vulnerable parts of the head than most bike helmets (which are really hard to get to fit...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-24-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,348
Posted By alpenglow
While I completely agree with Pumabearclan about...

While I completely agree with Pumabearclan about the dangers of growing up learning co-dependency, I think the reality of the family court system makes this still a very real risk when the children...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-17-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,736
Posted By alpenglow
Hang in there - high conflict divorce is...

Hang in there - high conflict divorce is horrible. Have you heard of One Mom's Battle? Just google it and you may see a very useful resource and know you aren't alone. I hope it goes well for you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-02-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,810
Posted By alpenglow
A good daycare provider would want to know about...

A good daycare provider would want to know about things like this (biting) and address it accordingly. If the daycare's reaction to your very reasonable and polite information-seeking questions...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-26-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By alpenglow
I am also hoping for some hope in this long...

I am also hoping for some hope in this long journey. I can't post much here, but wanted to send some hugs and commiseration.
Forum: Single Parenting   07-25-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,736
Posted By alpenglow
I came across this relatively recent article...

I came across this relatively recent article entitled "Arguments Against Joint Custody":
http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1033&context=bglj
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-22-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By alpenglow
It's a big change for mama, emotionally and...

It's a big change for mama, emotionally and hormonally. Congratulations on giving him this gift for this long, and just allow yourself to grieve, and try to be as nurturing to yourself as you can. ...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-22-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,741
Posted By alpenglow
OP - if it's working for you, then probably no...

OP - if it's working for you, then probably no need to fix it. But I would wonder why a man who only sees his kid once per week would not be able to work enough to at least pay for gas. Is he being...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,741
Posted By alpenglow
Kata07, if this is an issue for you and your dh,...

Kata07, if this is an issue for you and your dh, then just buy a set of shoes/clothes for your house. Child support paid is generally to support parenting time at dh's ex's - not yours. Your dh is...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-15-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By alpenglow
This is what makes that style of abuser so...

This is what makes that style of abuser so dangerous and damaging. It would be one thing if he was a jerk to everyone else too. But when it's targeted bullying, it serves to further isolate the...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-14-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By alpenglow
I realize I am a little late chiming in here (and...

I realize I am a little late chiming in here (and perhaps this is something you already know - but if so, then maybe it will help someone else who is lurking?). I am wondering OP if you have any...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-08-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By alpenglow
It's scary to not know what's wrong. Like pp...

It's scary to not know what's wrong. Like pp said, lots of things can cause blood in stool....e.g. milk allergy/intolerance. Try a post in the allergies forum - lots of mamas there have been...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-07-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By alpenglow
Welcome back! I underwent a little name...

Welcome back!
I underwent a little name change while you were gone...
I will never forget your advice and caring comments (regarding that person who turned out to be an everyday sociopath...)....
Forum: Single Parenting   07-05-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By alpenglow
That's a challenging situation. You definitely...

That's a challenging situation. You definitely don't want to put agreement in writing....but not saying anything can also imply agreement. I would consult a lawyer, show the emails and ask for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By alpenglow
"Your Money or Your Life". It's dated now, but...

"Your Money or Your Life". It's dated now, but the basic philosophy is sound.

"Cash Trails" is a good i-phone app for tracking spending and income. I highly recommend some sort of app like that...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-22-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By alpenglow
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-13-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 25,788
Posted By alpenglow
It's really important to learn the signs of...

It's really important to learn the signs of respiratory distress in toddlers - because they can't tell you when it's happening. Night coughing is an early sign of reactive airways disease (or...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-09-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By alpenglow
I know it probably goes against instincts to keep...

I know it probably goes against instincts to keep plans from a partner...but he has shown you who he is already, breaking into phone and emails. If you give him advance warning that you file, it...
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