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Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-14-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,662
Posted By autumngrey
I've sat on an exercise ball as my "chair" at...

I've sat on an exercise ball as my "chair" at work for a few years now, but still, sitting for the majority of the work day is taking its toll right now. My butt doesn't hurt, but my hips and pelvis...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   05-06-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By autumngrey
Water. It takes care of most cleaning needs of a...

Water. It takes care of most cleaning needs of a child that doesn't go out to play in the sandbox or mud. I use African black soap to help slough off flaky skin on a non-newborn. Otherwise Burts Bees...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   04-11-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 801
Posted By autumngrey
We most likely won't have any name conversations...

We most likely won't have any name conversations until after meeting the baby. We tossed around a couple ideas (none of which were used) before our first was born. Neither of our children has been...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-20-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,357
Posted By autumngrey
When my DSD was much younger, I would get...

When my DSD was much younger, I would get frustrated because DH didn't plan activities for them/us to do when she was with us (a mere 4 days a month). He was frustrated because I didn't plan...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-24-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 1,544
Posted By autumngrey
I appreciate the gender neutral gifts for the...

I appreciate the gender neutral gifts for the princesses vs trucks factor, but more because there's something about seeing tiny little girl dresses on the rack that makes people buy them for no...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-19-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 322
Posted By autumngrey
I read a recent case that sounds similar to...

I read a recent case that sounds similar to this--father stayed home with child, mother worked and was granted primary residential responsibility--that was recently appealed and affirmed by the upper...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-02-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,517
Posted By autumngrey
I won't go public for a month or two at least. I...

I won't go public for a month or two at least. I didn't tell anyone outside DH, my mom, medical personnel, and my DDC until 22 weeks weeks in my last pregnancy, and even then it was only select...
Forum: June 2015 Due Date Club   12-02-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,114
Posted By autumngrey
(1.) Due Date: June 29, but will likely go early....

(1.) Due Date: June 29, but will likely go early.
(2.) What number child this is for you, and if it is a rainbow baby: #3 (http://www.mothering.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) ,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-08-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By autumngrey
My 10yo DSD gets up and leaves the house around...

My 10yo DSD gets up and leaves the house around 6:30am because her mom works a little under an hour from their home, and DSD goes to the other side of their town to stay with someone until her school...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-27-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By autumngrey
Generally speaking, anything that you and the...

Generally speaking, anything that you and the father agree to and submit to the court as a parenting agreement will be approved by the court unless state law specifies that the agreement is not legal...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-03-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,928
Posted By autumngrey
It's been a couple weeks since you last posted....

It's been a couple weeks since you last posted. How did the hearing go?

I came across this article today. I didn't read it carefully, but it appears to cover some of the issues your child's father...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,928
Posted By autumngrey
I'm not particularly for or against homeschooling...

I'm not particularly for or against homeschooling (or any other kind of schooling for that matter) so please don't take any of my comments to mean I'm against you/HSing. That's not my intent in the...
Forum: Site Help   05-30-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 17,459
Posted By autumngrey
Edited: it's fixed now. :-) :-)

Edited: it's fixed now. :-) :-)
Forum: Single Parenting   05-05-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By autumngrey
Since others have already addressed the video...

Since others have already addressed the video game misunderstanding, I'll focus on the hunting issue.
 
I am of the "teach kids early to respect firearms" mindset, so with that bias, if Ex has...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-03-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By autumngrey
Did he retain an attorney during the divorce...

Did he retain an attorney during the divorce proceedings or afterward (for this "emergency hearing" situation or otherwise)? If so, you may be able to give notice to that attorney even if they don't...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-19-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By autumngrey
You cannot be forced to give up (i.e. sign away)...

You cannot be forced to give up (i.e. sign away) your rights, but legal technicalities may result in loss of rights if you don't take the necessary actions now. Scour over the papers you received to...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By autumngrey
While I am quite on your side on this issue, not...

While I am quite on your side on this issue, not only in terms of fluoride but also it being your child to make decisions for, I am impressed by his conversation. I am moved by him talking in terms...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-28-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By autumngrey
I know there are moms here who have been through...

I know there are moms here who have been through tough situations like this and come out the other side with more time (or primary custody) of their DSC so I hope great advice will be here soon.
 ...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-21-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By autumngrey
It's reasonable for parents to talk through...

It's reasonable for parents to talk through these kind of issues and to share information to come to make an informed decision of whether to proceed with the visit as scheduled or not. In case they...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,490
Posted By autumngrey
I think it's unreasonable to expect kids who...

I think it's unreasonable to expect kids who really don't know much about each other to be forced into a close-quarters situation when they're asking not to be forced and there is an option to avoid...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-13-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,928
Posted By autumngrey
Normally I suggest that openly discussing major...

Normally I suggest that openly discussing major decisions--not necessarily agreeing--is sufficient to satisfy joint decision making requirements. Some decision has to be made on major issues (as in,...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-11-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By autumngrey
As an example of what the possibilities may be,...

As an example of what the possibilities may be, this page seems to sum it up nicely for New Jersey - http://www.divorcenet.com/states/new_jersey/may_I_reopen_my_divorce_case (completely arbitrary...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-10-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By autumngrey
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by limabean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396786/sometimes-its-just-so-hard#post_17565513)

And then go....
Forum: Single Parenting   02-10-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By autumngrey
Unless you sign the IRS form 8332 to claim DS on...

Unless you sign the IRS form 8332 to claim DS on his federal tax return, he cannot (legally) claim DS since he lives with ex less than 50% of the year. You don't have to sign that form unless a...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-24-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By autumngrey
I would review your divorce/custody orders to...

I would review your divorce/custody orders to see if there's any guidance there. My DH's custody order states that each parent is required to notify the other parent and the court of any change of...
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