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Forum: Parents as Partners   09-25-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 117
Posted By SoulCakes
I've been there, and that's tough.    What's...

I've been there, and that's tough. 
 
What's your biggest fear in leaving without knowing, 100%, that it was a reasonable decision? Regret? Could you see that a reasonable person could form an...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-16-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By SoulCakes
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http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif  For me I knew when the thought of staying felt worse than the guilt from leaving. 
Forum: Single Parenting   06-15-2011, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By SoulCakes
I'm not really sure how adoption works, but I...

I'm not really sure how adoption works, but I believe you're obligated to tell the father before you can put your child up for adoption (haven't there been some Lifetime movies about fathers finding...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-12-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By SoulCakes
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Forum: Single Parenting   06-08-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,641
Posted By SoulCakes
I agree that the kids' preferences should be...

I agree that the kids' preferences should be given consideration. I hate the back-and-forth, and I think it's hard on kids, but we do it too. When my parents divorced when I was seven, we would have...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-08-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By SoulCakes
I'm so sorry. The grief experienced by a sudden...

I'm so sorry. The grief experienced by a sudden separation can certainly be a lot like the grief we feel when someone has died. I hope you're able to find comfort where you...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-08-2011, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By SoulCakes
I would call code enforcement about the gate in...

I would call code enforcement about the gate in a split second. That simply is not safe. A friend of mine's little two-year-old sister drowned when her mother turned her back for just a moment -- it...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-08-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 779
Posted By SoulCakes
DH is moody, but I wouldn't call him grumpy....

DH is moody, but I wouldn't call him grumpy. Most days he's pretty happy. My dad is actually pretty damn cheerful. If anyone's the grump in the family, it's me (and my mother).
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-07-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 441
Posted By SoulCakes
Stop talking to me about your MMORPG. I do not...

Stop talking to me about your MMORPG. I do not care!
 
Stop eating crumby things in bed.
 
Start doing ALL the housework and ALL of the childcare, so I can sit on my bum and read my stories....
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-06-2011, 03:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,172
Posted By SoulCakes
Counseling? Do you think if he had to discuss...

Counseling? Do you think if he had to discuss this with you in front of another person, it might help him see the light? 
 
What about hiring a cleaner once or twice a week?
 
Given the...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   06-06-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,302
Posted By SoulCakes
Hiya,   Does anyone have any experience...

Hiya,
 
Does anyone have any experience hiring a private tutor instead of doing the homeschooling yourself? I think I'd be an awful teacher. I lack the patience, and have other things I'd rather...
Forum: Learning at School   06-06-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,232
Posted By SoulCakes
Homeschooling is probably the most convenient...

Homeschooling is probably the most convenient option, but if your child is very bright there are a lot of non-high-school options such as the Davidson Academy (http://www.davidsonacademy.unr.edu/)...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-06-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,545
Posted By SoulCakes
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Forum: Personal Growth   06-06-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By SoulCakes
We usually get that angry when the situation is...

We usually get that angry when the situation is out of our control. You've tried being nice, you've tried being reasonable, and you've contacted your landlord. Yet he's still cranking up the volume....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-05-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,693
Posted By SoulCakes
A lot of this could be solved by each household...

A lot of this could be solved by each household having a set of his clothes, a swimsuit, a sports uniform, etc. That would probably go a long way toward making each of his homes more homey (for lack...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-05-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By SoulCakes
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-05-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By SoulCakes
Yay! I'm so glad I'm not completely rude and...

Yay! I'm so glad I'm not completely rude and obnoxious (or at least completely rude). http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif It was a totally fun event (and good timing, too, because the...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-04-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By SoulCakes
There's this huge festival right on our doorstep...

There's this huge festival right on our doorstep today and extending all the way down our street. Thousands of people bustling about, games, live bands (and samba!), etc. etc. DH, some friends and I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-02-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,276
Posted By SoulCakes
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,445
Posted By SoulCakes
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Quote:Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-02-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By SoulCakes
Oh, goodness, I'm really sorry. Try to be easy...

Oh, goodness, I'm really sorry. Try to be easy on yourself for now; you've just lost someone dear to you and so has she. Your daughter's behavior seems very normal. I'd even encourage the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-02-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,276
Posted By SoulCakes
Oh, man! I'm so sorry this is happening. The...

Oh, man! I'm so sorry this is happening. The only good thing is that he told you *now*, before you moved in, instead of shoving his doubts aside and letting it slowly overwhelm him or letting the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-27-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,625
Posted By SoulCakes
The concept of child support is based on a...

The concept of child support is based on a couple of assumptions: that the parents were pooling their resources prior to their split, and that minus one parent's resources the child's quality of...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-27-2011, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By SoulCakes
I have no idea how much it would cost for a...

I have no idea how much it would cost for a lawyer, because I didn't use one! Yes, if you're amicable, it's absolutely possible to divorce without a lawyer. My ex and I were dealing with the usual...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-23-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 933
Posted By SoulCakes
If we're ever unbalanced, then I'm usually the...

If we're ever unbalanced, then I'm usually the one frustrated because I want to have sex and he doesn't. But most of the time, we have very similar drives, although I think we're fairly unusual in...
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