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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-27-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By alpenglow
Yeah -I would not go for that. It's a different...

Yeah -I would not go for that. It's a different thing letting a toddler 'pretend' to drive when you are standing right there...or even letting a child climb on the hood when you are supervising. ...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-27-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By alpenglow
Oh good! Thanks for updating. Glad you will get...

Oh good! Thanks for updating. Glad you will get something. Did he sign? Was 50/50 just all bluff?
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-27-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,243
Posted By alpenglow
Yes I would stop posting if I received...

Yes I would stop posting if I received judgemental accusatory replies like that. Hurt people hurt, but its not an excuse to cross a line into berating someone who is trying to reach out and make...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-26-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,243
Posted By alpenglow
OP, I am thinking of you and sending peace and...

OP, I am thinking of you and sending peace and vibes your way. You sound like a great mom.

The long provocative, judgemental post by jr37 demanding answers and berating the OP is not helpful,...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-23-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By alpenglow
i think you need a lawyer. At the very least get...

i think you need a lawyer. At the very least get to the courthouse and ask questions about the process and start researching. He may have actually counterfiled filed for shared custody or plans to. ...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-21-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By alpenglow
It sounds like dh is self employed also? If not,...

It sounds like dh is self employed also? If not, working fathers are able to apply for EI (employment insurance, which all employed Canadian citizens pay into) and get about 35 weeks of parental...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-21-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By alpenglow
Thank you! Very useful link. Sounds like no...

Thank you! Very useful link. Sounds like no real measurable benefit.

Anyone have any thoughts or experience with asthma and flu vaccine?
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   09-21-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By alpenglow
Influenza Vaccine and Reactive Airways Disease

Hi all,

Been a while since I've been on here, but wondered if anyone can direct me to any research or thoughts on using the influenza vaccine in a 3 yr old with asthma (not severe but is on...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-20-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By alpenglow
Agree with trying to change visits until after...

Agree with trying to change visits until after naptime (if possible). They may go for it when you phrase it that dd will be a very happy and easy baby after her nap, and it would be great for their...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-20-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By alpenglow
Oh dear. In that case your x will probably get...

Oh dear. In that case your x will probably get terribly offended if you say something that implies less than total adoration from ds, or triggers fear of abandonment. Best to keep quiet with a...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-18-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
  Custody
Views: 295
Posted By alpenglow
Yes, a beautiful post! Just wanted to add to...

Yes, a beautiful post!

Just wanted to add to ensure that you are communicating by email, so you have a paper trail to document your willingness to facilitate the relationship and visitation. If...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-14-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
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: 13
Views: 465
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: 13
Views: 465
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: Site Help   09-12-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 174
Posted By alpenglow
Thanks for bringing this up RCM. Mothering has a...

Thanks for bringing this up RCM. Mothering has a lot to lose in terms if ads like this keep appearing. (in other words RCM, please don't leave us!) I'm already fed up enough as it is with my web...
Forum: Family Safety   09-06-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
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: 496
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: 584
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: 420
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: 172
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: 62
Views: 4,243
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: 12,086
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: 2,850
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: 445
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: 12,086
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
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