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Forum: Single Parenting   08-24-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Springshowers
I used to get my DD to sit alone in her room with...

I used to get my DD to sit alone in her room with cartoons while I put her younger brother to sleep. She was content watching my tablet. It wasn't ideal however it was the only way to get them...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-10-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Springshowers
If you want your own kids one day do you want...

If you want your own kids one day do you want them to be treated like this? She doesn't sound like the person you would want to mother them.

I would run. If she's not willing to try you can't fix...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-08-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 17,963
Posted By Springshowers
$50 boys Adidas running shoes that look brand new...

$50 boys Adidas running shoes that look brand new for $3.99 at Goodwill.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,992
Posted By Springshowers
I know someone who asked a small grocery store...

I know someone who asked a small grocery store what they did with their old food. It turns out they paid to garbage it. She gets a car load almost every day of about to expire FREE orange juice,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Springshowers
Coolers stay cool a long time and you could buy...

Coolers stay cool a long time and you could buy more ice. Could you bring things that you could eat cold? Salads with cheese or meat, more sandwiches, sushi? Take a look at your regular menu and see...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By Springshowers
Could you bring a crock pot and do a meal that...

Could you bring a crock pot and do a meal that way?
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-18-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By Springshowers
I think it's pretty normal. I have heard the same...

I think it's pretty normal. I have heard the same from my kids and my dd says she is going to marry her brother one day because she only really knows him and how could she live with someone she...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-14-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By Springshowers
Oh VM I am so sorry this is happening to you. You...

Oh VM I am so sorry this is happening to you. You deserve much better.

What's the benefit to your ex to get sole guardianship of the kids. Why would he be doing that?
Forum: Site Help   06-23-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,373
Posted By Springshowers
No I use the forum subscriptions page. I read...

No I use the forum subscriptions page. I read mostly a few distinct forums.

On the old forum software it was easy to see both subscribed forums and threads together. On this one when I look at...
Forum: Site Help   06-22-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,373
Posted By Springshowers
The main reason I turn off the smart view each...

The main reason I turn off the smart view each time is that my bookmarks and favorite ways to navigate that my browser knows don't work.

So to get back my navigation I cancel the smart view.
...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-20-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Springshowers
You should have had his permission in writing. He...

You should have had his permission in writing. He was probably setting you up. Honestly you needed to get back asap or you risk him being given primary custody. It sounds so stressful. Take care of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-19-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By Springshowers
After my daughter had her dental issues fixed she...

After my daughter had her dental issues fixed she was almost a totally different personality. The pain can really cause problems and they don't know to mention it because to them it's normal. I am...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-14-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,431
Posted By Springshowers
I use too many prepared chicken nuggets and...

I use too many prepared chicken nuggets and things like that. So one of my goals this summer is to try to make things like that myself. I don't think it's a home cooked meal when you serve store...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-03-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Springshowers
I think he's so wrong. In pretending you are...

I think he's so wrong. In pretending you are married you are modeling a terribly dysfunctional relationship to them but calling it marriage.

I think you're oldest already knows even if she isn't...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-03-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By Springshowers
I agree it's a very self centered gift, possibly...

I agree it's a very self centered gift, possibly bordering on narcissistic. It's all about her not him. You are seeing things very clearly. Obviously he does too or he would have hung it up or put it...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-01-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By Springshowers
What if he just picks her up from preschool and...

What if he just picks her up from preschool and you pick her up from him after dinner?

It's reasonable to assume her regular day shouldn't be canceled. The break in schedule could get confusing.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-15-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
Posted By Springshowers
I think it's great you are here having this...

I think it's great you are here having this discussion. It's great that you care about him so much.

Love your user name too.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-15-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
Posted By Springshowers
I just wanted to chime in that both my kids who...

I just wanted to chime in that both my kids who bf'd until almost four had the tenancy to try to access breasts even with people other than me. It's just a habit. It just took time to make them...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-15-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,365
Posted By Springshowers
Personally I think you need to stop analyzing it...

Personally I think you need to stop analyzing it and drop it as an issue. You have no control or right to control this in her house. You should literally never even mention it to her. By bringing it...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Springshowers
You don't need passports to travel around the EU...

You don't need passports to travel around the EU do you?
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Springshowers
Those were my questions too. Sounds like a very...

Those were my questions too. Sounds like a very difficult situation.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By Springshowers
The situation sounds worthy of a call to CPS.

The situation sounds worthy of a call to CPS.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-23-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 17,325
Posted By Springshowers
I thought of you when I saw this article:...

I thought of you when I saw this article: http://m.newser.com/story/205799/court-turkey-baster-mom-must-let-childs-dad-visit.html
Forum: Single Parenting   04-15-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,937
Posted By Springshowers
I hope that's the ends of it for you. I can...

I hope that's the ends of it for you. I can understand how stressful it was telling him. Take care of yourself today.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-07-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,937
Posted By Springshowers
That he threatened to take the kids to India and...

That he threatened to take the kids to India and never return before would be enough for me to say no. How terrifying.
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