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Forum: Single Parenting   05-27-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Rosehip
If it's "very casual," I think the phone is your...

If it's "very casual," I think the phone is your best route.  It's the more honest/decent thing to to do, rather than have the farce of seeing him in public at a party, knowing you're going to end...
Forum: Family Planning   05-15-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Rosehip
You could take the mini pill - progesterone...

You could take the mini pill - progesterone only, so no estrogen issues.  The only catch is you have to be really compulsive about taking it at the same time every day - you don't have the same...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-15-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Rosehip
Ok, your ex may be a terrible Dad generally, but...

Ok, your ex may be a terrible Dad generally, but DS was safe, and he'll be ok.  I've gotten pick-up time balled up (or told the sitters the wrong time) & the kids cooled their heels in the office. ...
Forum: Family Planning   05-13-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Rosehip
It's in!!  I went to my regular gyn - I said I'm...

It's in!!  I went to my regular gyn - I said I'm not leaving without it and he said he'd never not gotten one in!
And...success!  I spotted for a few days, and now nothing.  I'm so happy, and...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-13-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Rosehip
Big deal, right?  Except that I live in the same...

Big deal, right?  Except that I live in the same town, my mom helps with childcare, they help me financially, they stop by my house frequently.   So it's not like a once-a-month dinner that everyone...
Forum: Family Planning   04-28-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Rosehip
So, attempted an mirena insertion today,...

So, attempted an mirena insertion today, and...no dice.  After a good bit of poking & prodding, the NP declared my cervix simply too tight to get the IUD in:(  I'd gone to Planned Parenthood b/c it...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-04-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Rosehip
 Is their dad involved at all? Is that part of...

 Is their dad involved at all? Is that part of the issue, that they are worried about losing another father figure? 

 
Yes, their Dad's involved.  Very lukewarm effort (they're mostly pawned off...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Rosehip
Hi all, Also posted in blended families.  I...

Hi all,
Also posted in blended families.  I divorced when my kids were 3 & 1 (so no memory of us together or the split).  They're now 9 (daughter) & 7 (son).  For the past two & a half years, I've...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-31-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Rosehip
Hi all, I'm not sure if here or single...

Hi all,
I'm not sure if here or single parenting is the better place to post.  I divorced when my kids were 3 & 1.  They're now 9 (daughter) & 7 (son).  For the past two & a half years, I've been...
Forum: Site Help   04-04-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Rosehip
When I try to edit my profile, it just basically...

When I try to edit my profile, it just basically goes into "not responding" mode - says "updating profile" or some such, for up to ten minutes...
I don't check the email that's currently on file. ...
Forum: Gardening   04-04-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Rosehip
Please help...I have no green thumb.  I'm ok...

Please help...I have no green thumb.  I'm ok with that.  But really, I'd love fresh herbs without paying $3 every time...
But I seriously kill every green thing I bring into the house.  My latest...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-21-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Rosehip
My son is 4.5.  I'm a single mom, though it may...

My son is 4.5.  I'm a single mom, though it may not be hugely relevant here.  Dad is circumcised (but was happy to keep DS intact), as are my brother & father, with whom we are very close.
 
I've...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-16-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By Rosehip
Hi all!  I haven't been around much lately, been...

Hi all!  I haven't been around much lately, been busy w/a new job and winter weather & illnesses. 
 
I'm butting up against a new issue.  My kids just turned 6 &4.  Their father lives about an...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-23-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,393
Posted By Rosehip
Hi ladies!  I'm back here for some inspiration. ...

Hi ladies!  I'm back here for some inspiration.  I started dating a year and a half ago, and I am literally just striking out.  The ONLY guy I got excited about was the very first guy I met, who...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-17-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,134
Posted By Rosehip
I don't know if anyone mentioned this, but I...

I don't know if anyone mentioned this, but I would consider that the costs of moving (renting a truck, unpaid time off work for DH, gas money, etc), security deposits (that you'd presumably have to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-11-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By Rosehip
I just sold an apartment, and got a bit of money...

I just sold an apartment, and got a bit of money out of it.  I'm living with family & have very low living expenses right now, and will for the next several years.  Although there are no guarantees,...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-04-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,393
Posted By Rosehip
Hello!  I haven't been on this thread for...

Hello!  I haven't been on this thread for months, but my New Year's resolution is to make some real headway dating.  All but one of my internet dates have been real duds and/or disasters.  However,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Rosehip
How much do they cost?  If you have pretty...

How much do they cost?  If you have pretty reliable daily routines that allow for times when people would be out of the apartment or sleeping, and you don't remember to turn the thermostat up & down...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By Rosehip
You're probably already doing this, but if you...

You're probably already doing this, but if you have zones, turn the heat down in the zones you're not using at the moment.  We also turn the heat down @ night when everyone is in bed, or if...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-22-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Rosehip
I'm posting here, not in the WAHM/WOHM forums...

I'm posting here, not in the WAHM/WOHM forums b/c this is targeted at potential guests, not business people
 
I'm putting together a tasting/open house to launch a good friend's new baking...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-21-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By Rosehip
I love my Ford Focus.  I would check out prices...

I love my Ford Focus.  I would check out prices for those.  It's not a huge backseat, but it's more than adequate for 2 car seats - I have a 5 & 3 year old.  The trunk space is also quite good for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-16-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,318
Posted By Rosehip
A few things I make in very big batches (I...

A few things I make in very big batches (I regularly cook for 6  - 4 adults & 2 kids).
 
Tacos: I make a big batch of filling, using about 1.5 pounds of ground meat & a pound of cooked dried black...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-07-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Rosehip
If you have a dirt or gravel driveway, throw...

If you have a dirt or gravel driveway, throw them there
Forum: Working and Student Parents   11-06-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,062
Posted By Rosehip
I haven't read other responses, but boy do I...

I haven't read other responses, but boy do I hear your frustration.

I live with my parents (post-divorce) and my mom has done childcare - either all or part of it - for years.

There have been...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-05-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,747
Posted By Rosehip
I agree with everyone else about taking on...

I agree with everyone else about taking on another child, either full or p/t & dropping the weekend job. Not having endless days of one-on-one time, in and of itself, with a parent is not...
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