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Forum: Single Parenting   07-11-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,445
Posted By hillymum
My two older kids boys have facebook accounts and...

My two older kids boys have facebook accounts and as they do hardly anything at their dads other than play on their laptops I can chat with them whenever they want to. Youngest son (9) will ask to...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-11-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By hillymum
I too have no words of advice, but want to show...

I too have no words of advice, but want to show my support. I can't imagine how you feel all the time. All I can hope for is that one day your ex turns himself around and does his best to make...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-24-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,672
Posted By hillymum
Just because he told his attorney he will do it...

Just because he told his attorney he will do it doesn't mean he actually will. My ex missed about three mediation appointments I think.   Good luck!
Forum: Single Parenting   04-15-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By hillymum
I booted ex out on the evening of 3rd July 2009...

I booted ex out on the evening of 3rd July 2009 and filed for divorce the following week. The divorce was finalized on April 10th 2012 I think. Ex was a real ass, we were in and out of court...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-07-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,396
Posted By hillymum
Oh how I would like to slap the next person who...

Oh how I would like to slap the next person who says they are basically a single parent. No you damn well arent! You don't have to defend your child against your ex partner, scrape buy on nothing,...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-07-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By hillymum
Honestly? I do nothing but parent my kids, don't...

Honestly? I do nothing but parent my kids, don't have a (paying)  job, don't go to school etc, and I am on anti anxiety/stress/depression meds.  I do have clinical depression, and if I go three or...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-21-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By hillymum
I moved from the marital home (3800sq ft and...

I moved from the marital home (3800sq ft and finished basement) to a 1600sq ft, 3 bedroom  with partially finished basement home about a year ago. I gave away so many unused toys, clothes, furniture...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-01-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By hillymum
WOw, he sounds like a real winner! Have you been...

WOw, he sounds like a real winner! Have you been advised that sticking to email and recording all conversations is a good idea? Saying his house is too unclean for his daughters to be there is a...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-11-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By hillymum
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1383950/distance-between-houses-for-daily-visitation#post_17379412)

for the...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-10-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By hillymum
Reading this thread brings back memories! Ex had...

Reading this thread brings back memories! Ex had the bright idea that the kids would stay in one house and he and I would alternate staying in the kids home! Craziest idea I had ever heard.


I...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-25-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By hillymum
I don't know about who would be responsible for...

I don't know about who would be responsible for travel, but I don't see how he is going to manage daily visits living that far away. My ex is about 30 minutes away and any mid week visits were a...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-22-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By hillymum
Honestly it doesn't sound like you will be able...

Honestly it doesn't sound like you will be able to get sole legal and physical, so go for the minimum which for me was eow and one evening every other week. Due to holidays etc this makes it a 80/20...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-13-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By hillymum
I would have thought you having a written letter...

I would have thought you having a written letter in each childs records saying you do not want these procedures/vaccination would be enough to prevent it.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-02-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By hillymum
What do his parents have to say about him not...

What do his parents have to say about him not wanting you to talk with them? If they understand and want the communication and connection why on earth would they tell him? Knowing how he would react?
Forum: Single Parenting   05-01-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By hillymum
WOW, you really have been through the mill! I am...

WOW, you really have been through the mill! I am so sorry you have been put through all of this. I really can't imagine.
 
Another vote for new attorney. Mine always tells me unless there is a...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-21-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By hillymum
Really he is sitting there prodding you hoping...

Really he is sitting there prodding you hoping for a response, and he is fully aware that you are mulling this over and over in your mind worrying about it. Other that getting legal issues...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-19-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By hillymum
Work out what your budget is, how much gas would...

Work out what your budget is, how much gas would be, how much child care as well as normal bills, as though you were going to work with that commute, and then without the commute, living closer so...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-13-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By hillymum
I totally agree you shouldn't feel you have to...

I totally agree you shouldn't feel you have to be in his company to do child exchange. Do you have any kind of agreement in place for who does the traveling? Or are you working it all out around...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-31-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By hillymum
I have found the best way to deal with holidays...

I have found the best way to deal with holidays is to make our own traditions and on those holidays I am not with my children to be with friends or have plans. If I have nothing particular to do...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-24-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By hillymum
LOL, adult me says well done, you have taken the...

LOL, adult me says well done, you have taken the high road and given your son the tools he needs to stand up for himself. Cheeky bitch me says tell him to respond wit "No, from your son, my dad!"
Forum: Single Parenting   03-24-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By hillymum
Your lawyer can have your ex's wages garnished....

Your lawyer can have your ex's wages garnished. Why has he not petitioned the court for a wage garnishment  for child support? Temp support should have been set up within the first month or so if ex...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-19-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By hillymum
LVNTEXAS, that must have been heart breaking...

LVNTEXAS, that must have been heart breaking giving up your dog. The thought of having to give up my pets left me in tears! So glad you at least get to see him!
 
I don't know if I actually gave...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-08-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By hillymum
I just took my rings (4 in total) to a store....

I just took my rings (4 in total) to a store. They are valued at over $11,000 total and they offered me $1,100. Does that sound right? I held onto the rings! I thought I would get at least $3,000...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-02-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By hillymum
I have a binder that I keep all divorce related...

I have a binder that I keep all divorce related info in and then one that could be described as my go to binder. It contains a full copy of my divorce agreement, parenting plan and rental agreement....
Forum: Single Parenting   03-01-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By hillymum
I was abused sexually by my eldest brother, I am...

I was abused sexually by my eldest brother, I am good friends with a guy who's cousin abused him but I do not let that stop my children from enjoying sleepovers. I've talked to them bout what others...
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