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Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   07-16-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By greenemami
Yup, technically he has no legal rights if he is...

Yup, technically he has no legal rights if he is not on the BC. He will have to go through the process with the court to file to be added to the BC, which generally involves a paternity test if...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-16-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By greenemami
Leaving and struggling will better than living...

Leaving and struggling will better than living with this man. It took my kids getting older and me realizing that they would grow up to mimic mine and ex's relationship to get up the courage to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-15-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By greenemami
How long have you and her dad been together? do...

How long have you and her dad been together? do you live together? I wouldn't make any big schedule changes suddenly (with any child, really, not just a step child), but rather introduce small...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-05-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By greenemami
An email from him saying he feeds her and keeps...

An email from him saying he feeds her and keeps her safe isn't going to be helpful for him in a custody case. That is the bare minimum he should be doing and of course he is going to claim that, so...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-25-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By greenemami
Did you already cancel everything? In thinking...

Did you already cancel everything? In thinking about this, especially if you think you'd like to modify to add a deadline anyway, I think you would be pretty safe to tell ex those 2 weeks do not work...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-23-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By greenemami
I had kids about those ages in a small...

I had kids about those ages in a small backseat-the oldest was originally in the middle but had to be moved to the side because there was no head rest. IIRC we had the a radius in the middle and an...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-17-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By greenemami
The mom is still pregnant? You have a very long...

The mom is still pregnant? You have a very long way to go until you need to make that explanation. She will know who her "real" mom is, even if she does end up living with you primarily. The best...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-13-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By greenemami
We have a 60 day notification written into the...

We have a 60 day notification written into the agreement for vacation time, for just the reasons you are having issues now-I wanted to be able to schedule vacations and camps. I also let ex know...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-13-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By greenemami
I definitely struggle with this too-I have a...

I definitely struggle with this too-I have a similar custody schedule, but it's still really hard for me when they are with their dad-I worry about them a lot, and just flat out miss them!


I...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-07-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By greenemami
I think the issue here is that they are deciding...

I think the issue here is that they are deciding custody. If the OP voluntarily gives her ex the kids for the majority of the time, he will be set up very well to get primary custody since that has...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-25-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By greenemami
Congratulations to you for finding the strength...

Congratulations to you for finding the strength to leave...that is such a hard decision to make and act on!  It will get easier as time goes on.  I hope your brother is doing okay, but my guess is...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-23-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By greenemami
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Alpenglow http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1401963/help#post_17634254)


Do not give him any information...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-19-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By greenemami
We had the opposite situation when ex and I were...

We had the opposite situation when ex and I were still together, our bio kids were there full-time, of course, and dsd was only there EOW plus a day a week.  We definitely struggled over the issue...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-19-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,092
Posted By greenemami
I haven't had cable in years, but we do have...

I haven't had cable in years, but we do have Netflix (just streaming, so 7.99 a month) and a Roku box (I just have the cheapest one which was ~$60.00). The roku box just plugs into the tv like a dvd...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-18-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By greenemami
Quote: 1. Without extenuating circumstances,...

Quote:
1. Without extenuating circumstances, the courts are loathe to change a status quo. If the mother has primary custody, it is likely to stay that way, even in light of a move away.

2....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-18-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By greenemami
Oh wow. Just wow.  How awkward for dss and the...

Oh wow. Just wow.  How awkward for dss and the friend.  How did the friend respond?  I can't imagine the friend's parents being cool with him staying for a month and a half with a woman they barely...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-18-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By greenemami
I agree that he should have to pay child support...

I agree that he should have to pay child support for his child.  However, I do want to warn you that if you file for child support and name him as the father, the court will establish paternity and...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-12-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By greenemami
How is the city (or the area that you might live...

How is the city (or the area that you might live in) safety-wise?  If safety is not a factor, I'd say the city sounds better overall (closer to work, dad's house, potentially your school, plus a...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   05-11-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By greenemami
Hmmm...I would probably first try to find out if...

Hmmm...I would probably first try to find out if she was actively trying to teach him the multiplication tables or if she was maybe just making conversation and asked if he knew them, KWIM?  My dd...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-10-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By greenemami
I would say this is definitely within the range...

I would say this is definitely within the range of normal.  Moving is a big deal to a kid and moving in with your fiancé is a big deal too!  My kids acted out like crazy when we first moved out of...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   05-01-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By greenemami
Hi all! Does anyone have any great book or other...

Hi all! Does anyone have any great book or other resource recommendations about getting started living off the grid?  I'm curious particularly about things like obtaining electricity and internet ...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   04-29-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By greenemami
I think you'll find that you can choose how much...

I think you'll find that you can choose how much interaction to have with other parents, and that it will likely be less as your kids get older and more activities are drop off.  We are part of one...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By greenemami
I agree, it is very unlikely that he would get...

I agree, it is very unlikely that he would get full custody just because you are moving in with your fiancé.  Are there other factors here-i.e. will you be moving far enough away that your ex will...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-31-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By greenemami
I'm so sorry-this sounds incredibly hard for all...

I'm so sorry-this sounds incredibly hard for all of you!  I'm on the other side of the situation more or less.  I moved in with ex when his oldest daughter was about 5, then I moved out when she was...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-28-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By greenemami
Yes to all the PP.  He has told you he doesn't...

Yes to all the PP.  He has told you he doesn't want to be with you, he's telling he won't help with the child financially, and he's telling you he isn't even interested in the baby at this point. ...
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