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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-08-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By shelbean91
Both of my boys are now officially dx'd with...

Both of my boys are now officially dx'd with autism - Jake was when he was 2 1/2 and Seth just this past January (he's now 7).  Hippotherapy was GREAT for Jake - he LOVED every minute of it.  Seth -...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-26-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,239
Posted By shelbean91
$700 is almost what I pay for my mortgage!  I...

$700 is almost what I pay for my mortgage!  I can't imagine paying that amount for a car payment....even when I had a carpayment, both payments combined were about 600.  So, no, I don't think I'd...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-26-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By shelbean91
Thanks for the info - sorry it's taken so long...

Thanks for the info - sorry it's taken so long to reply, I was visiting family.  This is great help - I'm hoping she can get what she needs from him. He's jerking her around, money wise - he says...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-26-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By shelbean91
My uncle was in jail for a while back in the 80s...

My uncle was in jail for a while back in the 80s when he was behind because he was unemployed.  A friend's ex has effectively eliminated all of his visitation b/c he has an arrest warrant in our...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-26-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,073
Posted By shelbean91
I now have 2 dx'd with autism.  Get the eval....

I now have 2 dx'd with autism.  Get the eval.  You'll either get a dx or you'll get the all clear.  Knowing is the only way to move forward.  If your dh is sure there's nothing wrong, then this will...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-03-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By shelbean91
Hi everyone - I hope this is ok to post here....

Hi everyone - I hope this is ok to post here.  I'm not a single parent, but a friend is and her ex is a total UAV.
 
LONG story short - he owes huge amounts of back cs and rarely pays current cs...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-06-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By shelbean91
We just had my ds2 at the developmental ped...

We just had my ds2 at the developmental ped where he was dx'd with autism.  They are very, very thorough - we were there with the physician's assistant for 2+ hours the first time, where she asked...
Forum: Spirituality   02-06-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By shelbean91
If you were raised Catholic, you can choose a...

If you were raised Catholic, you can choose a parish and start attending.  You can register as a member and there are generally lots of 'raised Catholic, now coming' meetings you could go to.  RCIA...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-30-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By shelbean91
We also have brushing issues and now keep a...

We also have brushing issues and now keep a toothbrush next to the bathtub.  I let ds chew on it in there- better than nothing.  Also, he likes to chew on a washcloth, so that helps a bit as well. ...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-22-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,406
Posted By shelbean91
   Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on...



 
Quote:Originally Posted by Linda on the move http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-21-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,406
Posted By shelbean91
I called last January for an eval for my ds2. ...

I called last January for an eval for my ds2.  The earliest appt was in JUNE - and that was with a physician's assistant.  She asked all the questions, did the observations, etc., and gave me huge...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-18-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,815
Posted By shelbean91
As long as the company he works for is large...

As long as the company he works for is large enough (over 50 employees) and he's worked there more than a year, he's definitely eligible for FMLA - if he's eligible for sick pay and/or short...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-12-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,815
Posted By shelbean91
From Friday to Sunday is about the amount of...

From Friday to Sunday is about the amount of time to drive 2500 miles, but certainly not without using any money - either he has cash or is using cards. 
 
My earlier posts about changing locks...
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-12-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,815
Posted By shelbean91
I'm not in  your situation, but I dont' think...

I'm not in  your situation, but I dont' think you should feel guilty about calling the police.  If he were yelling at you like that, that's one thing.  But he's easily 3 times the size of your kids...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-11-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By shelbean91
My ds1 is 8 and we're in a similar situation. ...

My ds1 is 8 and we're in a similar situation.  He has state services for therapies and after he turned 3, we found out that because of the disability, it's no longer 'potty training', but medical...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-27-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By shelbean91
We have a wii and we all play it together.  Yes,...

We have a wii and we all play it together.  Yes, there are some games where you just sit, but there are also good, active games, like wii fit, wii active, etc.  The bowling is fun to play altogther...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-13-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By shelbean91
Not sure which state you're in, but special ed...

Not sure which state you're in, but special ed is a federal program for the most part, so while the governor can blow lots of smoke about cutting funding, I'd wait and see what actually happens...
Forum: January 2011   11-08-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,657
Posted By shelbean91
Same thing, almost exactly, happened to me with...

Same thing, almost exactly, happened to me with dd. I thought I was peeing, turned out to be amniotic fluid - slow leak. I was 31w6d. Bedrest, abx, IV, meds to stop labor, etc. We managed to keep dd...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-07-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By shelbean91
Quote: Originally Posted by davidsmom184...

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidsmom184 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/16018367)
question: will school make a big stink...
Forum: Learning at School   11-01-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,603
Posted By shelbean91
As a teacher - HUGE red flag. Not acceptable. As...

As a teacher - HUGE red flag. Not acceptable. As a parent, HUGE red flag, unacceptable.

I teach 4th grade and have told my parents they are welcome to come in whenever they like - provided they...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-01-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,784
Posted By shelbean91
I'd buy it and try to pick up an extra shift...

I'd buy it and try to pick up an extra shift here and there to pay it off quickly. Or put it on a no interest card.
Forum: Single Parenting   10-31-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,321
Posted By shelbean91
I'd ask your lawyer of the possible...

I'd ask your lawyer of the possible ramifications of asking to terminate parental rights. I mean, when is it considered abandonment? I know in the classical terms, since he's done *something* it's...
Forum: Dental   10-30-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By shelbean91
Our insurance won't pay for them that freqently...

Our insurance won't pay for them that freqently - I'd say no. I think we get bitewings once a year and full mouth xrays every 3 years.
Forum: Utah, Arizona   10-30-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By shelbean91
I've lived here since 94 (moved from the...

I've lived here since 94 (moved from the midwest). I love the weather - yeah, summers are HOT, but you manage. Much like you probably camp inside during ND winters, many stay inside during the heat...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-10-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,756
Posted By shelbean91
What a douch-bag-y thing to do! I hear the hole...

What a douch-bag-y thing to do! I hear the hole getting dug deeper and deeper. Hopefully, it will be soon enough that you can get him to sign off on rights and have your DP adopt (that's what would...
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