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Forum: Single Parenting   05-19-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By simplemama32
Yeah, that is how I really expected it to be...

Yeah, that is how I really expected it to be between us, but it's not working out that way unfortunately! My ex is a little more ridiculous about these things than most, I would imagine. Not sure...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-19-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By simplemama32
Summer visitation

With summer visitation probably coming up for a lot of us, I had a question about what you usually send with your kids...like comfort items such as favorite stuffed animals, photos, etc.? And does...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-23-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By simplemama32
Two questions - financial issue and summer visitation

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Thanks everyone! Deleted for privacy. :)
Forum: Single Parenting   07-14-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By simplemama32
Sorry not to have updated before now. I did...

Sorry not to have updated before now. I did re-arrange some activities, but kept a short vacation we had planned. Ex isn't happy but he grudgingly agreed to work around that part. :)

For next...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By simplemama32
OK, that's kind of what I was thinking. Thank...

OK, that's kind of what I was thinking. Thank you both!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-13-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By simplemama32
Summer visitation (x-posted in Single Parenting

Hi everyone,

I am wondering how others handle summer visitation schedules. The divorce agreement between ex and I states that DS can visit Ex for two 2-week periods during the summer, but it does...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-13-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By simplemama32
Summer visitation (x-posted in Blended forum)

Hi everyone,
I am wondering how others handle summer visitation schedules. The divorce agreement between ex and I states that DS can visit Ex for two 2-week periods during the summer, but it does...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-05-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By simplemama32
Hi everyone, I just need some guidance on a...

Hi everyone,
I just need some guidance on a situation that happened yesterday when I picked up DS from a weekend with his dad.  While DS was in the house gathering up the last bit of his things...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-24-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By simplemama32
I have been weighing the pros and cons of this a...

I have been weighing the pros and cons of this a LOT lately, and I think I may need some outside perspective...
 
I currently work for a university in data management, and I've been in my position...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-19-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By simplemama32
DS has a bday coming up in a couple months...

DS has a bday coming up in a couple months (he'll be turning 6), and for awhile now he has been asking if his whole family could please come to his party (meaning me, my parents, Ex, ex-mil, and...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-02-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By simplemama32
Would really appreciate advice on this...

Would really appreciate advice on this situation...
 
DS (5 yo) came back from spending Thanksgiving at his dad's house last night.  One of the first things I heard about when he got home was that...
Forum: Learning at School   10-18-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By simplemama32
DS started kindergarten this year and has about...

DS started kindergarten this year and has about 10 minutes of assigned reading every night (sight words and short sentences).  However, his teacher also sends home a weekly newsletter with what the...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By simplemama32
Hi everyone...it's been awhile since I've been...

Hi everyone...it's been awhile since I've been here, but I need some advice about this situation.
 
Short backstory: XH and I have been divorced for a couple years (separated a year before that),...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-17-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By simplemama32
I'm at a bit of a loss for how to handle this...

I'm at a bit of a loss for how to handle this situation...  My DS is 3 yo and in preschool two mornings a week. He seems to be in time-out at least once each day he is there, for various things, but...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-15-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By simplemama32
This is mainly for those who became pregnant...

This is mainly for those who became pregnant with a donor or expanded their family through adoption, but all feedback welcomed, of course.  :-)
 
How did you decide between having a baby yourself...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-15-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By simplemama32
I kept his last name.  We married young and then...

I kept his last name.  We married young and then were married for almost 12 years, so I'm really used to it by now, LOL.  Plus no confusion about my and the little one's last name being different,...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-15-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By simplemama32
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by rubelin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335549/making-it-on-your-own#post_16747943)

One thing about...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-14-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By simplemama32
I'm sorry about your mom, PenelopeJune.  *Hugs* ...

I'm sorry about your mom, PenelopeJune.  *Hugs*
 
OP, I lived with my parents for about 9 months before moving out on my own.  I think luck and circumstance had a lot to do with it...we live in a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-14-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By simplemama32
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by ~Adorkable~ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335881/question-from-a-singleton-mama#post_16744298)

 ...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-11-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By simplemama32
Hi, I'm sorry for forum crashing, but I have a...

Hi, I'm sorry for forum crashing, but I have a small dilemma and I thought your input may be helpful.  I'm a single mom to one 3 yo boy, and I have a coworker/friend who is the mother of two...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-18-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By simplemama32
I'm actually taking DS trick or treating for the...

I'm actually taking DS trick or treating for the first time this year, so we'll see how it goes.  My family was never that big into the costumes, candy, etc, but we did carve a jack o'lantern every...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-18-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By simplemama32
DS and I lived with my parents for about 9-10...

DS and I lived with my parents for about 9-10 months after I left XH.  It was a great decision at the time, and I would do it again...but only as a last resort, and only if we had a very clear...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-15-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By simplemama32
Yeah, I'll ask her about it next week...she's on...

Yeah, I'll ask her about it next week...she's on vacation until then.  I'm just impatient http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif and thought someone here might know.
Forum: Single Parenting   09-14-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By simplemama32
I'm supposed to receive $411 per month in child...

I'm supposed to receive $411 per month in child support. I've only been receiving it for a few months, and I just recently tuned into the fact that the checks I'm getting actually add up to more...
Forum: Parenting   08-29-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By simplemama32
Thanks for the replies.   It's not a clutter...

Thanks for the replies.
 
It's not a clutter issue.  Everything remains at my parents' house, more or less.  My concern is that DS basically points to something in a store, or mentions he wants...
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