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Forum: Single Parenting   08-24-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By rubelin
movies have been my saving grace. not "ideal"...

movies have been my saving grace. not "ideal" parenting but when you're the only adult in the house and you are somewhat isolated from a community, they can be the difference between a momma losing...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 695
Posted By rubelin
I'd say look into what laws are already in place...

I'd say look into what laws are already in place regarding kids in gun shops, that might help your case
Forum: Work from Home Parents   08-13-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By rubelin
try Weebly.com - they have super nice FREE...

try Weebly.com - they have super nice FREE websites, with lots of pretty templates to choose from that are very easy to set up. You could also try Wordpress, though that is primarily designed for...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-29-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 739
Posted By rubelin
this I would let go. I know it can be...

this I would let go.

I know it can be upsetting to see (probably a good idea to hide her FB posts), but better to focus on finding solutions to the parts that really matter, the things that...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-24-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By rubelin
what size are you? what's the dress you WANT to...

what size are you? what's the dress you WANT to have? I ask because I'm a dress designer and I happen to have my old wedding dress that's about a size 14/16-ish (made to my measurements at the time) ...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-23-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By rubelin
it's not your money, it's your son's money. ...

it's not your money, it's your son's money.

If his parents are hurting for it, then that's their issue with their own child that they have chosen to take on. Those arrears will never go away and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-14-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By rubelin
to clarify on behalf of VM, these are her grown...

to clarify on behalf of VM, these are her grown sons, who have special needs. I believe they turned 18 earlier this year. It's not the same as waiting until her kids are old enough to take care of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-14-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By rubelin
oh, J, I only have hugs to give, but you get all...

oh, J, I only have hugs to give, but you get all of them today.

I've been in the space of suddenly having the wind knocked out of me and my husband replaced by a stranger (and you describe it so...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-13-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By rubelin
good for you for sending that note to her and...

good for you for sending that note to her and contacting the police when she violated your request.

There wasn't a drop of jealousy in anything you've written. I think you did a marvelous job of...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-13-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By rubelin
it sounds like you're on the right track, working...

it sounds like you're on the right track, working the boundaries out for yourself and talking through them with him as it comes up. It sounds a lot like how it worked with us, though I have 2 so it...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-13-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By rubelin
:jaw I am gobsmacked by your story & can't...

:jaw I am gobsmacked by your story & can't believe the nerve of this woman.


Find a GREAT attorney. Print and organize ALL correspondence with your ex. Take photos/back-ups of all texts from...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-04-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By rubelin
Yes, it affects you and you can talk to him & be...

Yes, it affects you and you can talk to him & be as upset about it as you want to be but it is only his place to talk to HER about it. You interacting with her about it will only make it worse.

...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-04-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By rubelin
- there's no such thing as loving someone...

- there's no such thing as loving someone "properly" sometimes it takes time to grow to love a person - regardless of their age. I highly suggest you do some research into child development and age...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-19-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By rubelin
I discovered that my oldest was sleep deprived...

I discovered that my oldest was sleep deprived when he was around 2 or 3 and getting him to bed earlier make a HUGE difference for him so it's become a sticking point for me. Small children need...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-19-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By rubelin
I'd actually start looking into physical causes...

I'd actually start looking into physical causes and needs before dissecting the emotional component of a 4 yr olds anger.

biting & chewing a lot sounds like molar teething and the clockwork 5pm...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-16-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By rubelin
Welcome back to MDC. I'm sorry for the reasons...

Welcome back to MDC. I'm sorry for the reasons you've had to come back and find support, but glad we're here =)

My boys are similar ages to your 2 oldest (mine just turned 15 & 11 in the last 2...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-12-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By rubelin
these 2 shops on Etsy have really cute &...

these 2 shops on Etsy have really cute & inexpensive silver rings
https://www.etsy.com/shop/debblazer
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SilverSmack

I wish you all the best with your dress. I'm a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-03-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By rubelin
I haven't remarried yet, by I know so many people...

I haven't remarried yet, by I know so many people who had super simple ceremonies/ parties in their backyards or a ceremony at the courthouse or church and a party at the house afterwards, even for...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-03-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By rubelin
I agree with the PPs that you should have told...

I agree with the PPs that you should have told them when you first moved out, but telling them asap is the best you can do now.

My kids were just turning 7 & 3 when we told them about a month...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-15-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
Posted By rubelin
humans are biologically designed to nurse into...

humans are biologically designed to nurse into early childhood (the worldwide weaning age is 4.8, that's counting the millions of westerners who barely nurse a months or 2) Little kids, especially...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-07-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By rubelin
everyone has a different normal. My oldest was...

everyone has a different normal. My oldest was super sensitive to anything going on with his body and expressed his upset, the youngest, not so much. Pulling off when nursing was one sign that was...
Forum: Women's Health   05-06-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By rubelin
OH, I do hope the cyst is nothing. I remember how...

OH, I do hope the cyst is nothing. I remember how scary the attacks of pain were when I had a teeny baby and a pre-schooler and we were moving, etc. As if we aren't tired and emotional enough after...
Forum: Women's Health   05-04-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By rubelin
I started having gallbladder attacks soon after...

I started having gallbladder attacks soon after my 2nd son was born and ultrasounds showed some large stones. I really did not want to have my gallbladder removed and deal with the issues that can...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By rubelin
Yeah, what Hilly said. Make yummy plans to do...

Yeah, what Hilly said. Make yummy plans to do things that you can't do with the kids or is easier/faster without them, even if it's boring stuff like the grocery shopping. Take long showers, watch...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By rubelin
she needs to meet with some lawyers in her area...

she needs to meet with some lawyers in her area and find out what is regularly awarded in divorce cases. Generally, the court will assign temporary child support and spousal support and allow one of...
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