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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-15-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By rubelin
humans are biologically designed to nurse into...

humans are biologically designed to nurse into early childhood (the worldwide weaning age is 4.8, that's counting the millions of westerners who barely nurse a months or 2) Little kids, especially...
Forum: Elimination Communication   05-07-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By rubelin
everyone has a different normal. My oldest was...

everyone has a different normal. My oldest was super sensitive to anything going on with his body and expressed his upset, the youngest, not so much. Pulling off when nursing was one sign that was...
Forum: Women's Health   05-06-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By rubelin
OH, I do hope the cyst is nothing. I remember how...

OH, I do hope the cyst is nothing. I remember how scary the attacks of pain were when I had a teeny baby and a pre-schooler and we were moving, etc. As if we aren't tired and emotional enough after...
Forum: Women's Health   05-04-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By rubelin
I started having gallbladder attacks soon after...

I started having gallbladder attacks soon after my 2nd son was born and ultrasounds showed some large stones. I really did not want to have my gallbladder removed and deal with the issues that can...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By rubelin
Yeah, what Hilly said. Make yummy plans to do...

Yeah, what Hilly said. Make yummy plans to do things that you can't do with the kids or is easier/faster without them, even if it's boring stuff like the grocery shopping. Take long showers, watch...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-03-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By rubelin
she needs to meet with some lawyers in her area...

she needs to meet with some lawyers in her area and find out what is regularly awarded in divorce cases. Generally, the court will assign temporary child support and spousal support and allow one of...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-29-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 458
Posted By rubelin
I'd also look into the EU laws regarding...

I'd also look into the EU laws regarding traveling between countries - they might be a lot looser than the laws in North America, where most of us are. Can you have their identities flagged as flight...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By rubelin
yes, I would make a report to CPS, listing what...

yes, I would make a report to CPS, listing what you've said here. At the least, they can get your sister help with parenting classes, and possibly with have her placed with another family member who...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   04-17-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By rubelin
Yes, definitely open a separate account for biz...

Yes, definitely open a separate account for biz use. I originially just added a secondary checking account to my main account at my bank (credit union) but they now have super basic biz checking that...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-13-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,770
Posted By rubelin
The OP has no mention of her ex retaliating or...

The OP has no mention of her ex retaliating or being scared of him. I got the sense that she was trying to be "nice" and let him off without holding him to account through the courts and she doesn't...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-13-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,770
Posted By rubelin
I see 2 sides to this. One the one hand,...

I see 2 sides to this.

One the one hand, it's really not cool for your BF to make this about you putting your Ex above him (or parenting your kids, as you asked about in your other thread) and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-13-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By rubelin
your GF (wife?) can talk to her son's school...

your GF (wife?) can talk to her son's school about getting free support for him through the school counselor or other services they offer.

I totally understand not being able to afford psych...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-04-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By rubelin
You don't need to go through a doctor to start an...

You don't need to go through a doctor to start an elimination diet (unless you are already ill), and if your babe is willing to only have breastmilk while you work this out - you only need to pay...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-03-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By rubelin
That absolutely does NOT sound like anything to...

That absolutely does NOT sound like anything to do with EC; of the many hundreds of ECers I've known for the last 14+ years, the only time there was a pooping problem, it was caused by diet or...
Forum: Site Help   03-25-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,781
Posted By rubelin
WOO!! thank you for fixing it :thumb

WOO!! thank you for fixing it :thumb
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-25-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By rubelin
oh, for a moment, I thought you might really be...

oh, for a moment, I thought you might really be getting some loveliness on a holiday =P

I'm sure it will be easier once he's an adult and past his immaturity to see how you were always there for...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-25-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 944
Posted By rubelin
while the OP might have been fake, trolling to...

while the OP might have been fake, trolling to upset the peaceful parents around here, that part of the post is not incorrect. EC is not potty training and it's meant to begin at birth, since all...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-23-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By rubelin
if your ex doesn't want to pay you the extra $80,...

if your ex doesn't want to pay you the extra $80, he needs to do something about it, otherwise, I think the way you're handling it (applying it towards things he has to pay you back for already)...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-18-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,310
Posted By rubelin
I'm not a stepmom but I've got 2 boys of my own...

I'm not a stepmom but I've got 2 boys of my own and have worked with kids a lot, as a swim instructor through my teens and early 20's, and with my kid's friends (and kids of my friends). I'm not...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-17-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By rubelin
I haven't used a newer style of BB potties but...

I haven't used a newer style of BB potties but used their older models Splash-Proof and Little Potty with my boys. To start with the older one (who was 2 mo old and 25 lbs), I would set the potty on...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-11-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By rubelin
I haven't had step-kids but I did go through...

I haven't had step-kids but I did go through something similar when I had my second child (my oldest turned 4 a few days before #2...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   03-09-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By rubelin
:lurk no idea, but I'm in a similar place. i...

:lurk

no idea, but I'm in a similar place. i mostly keep going with the biz because I have no idea how to value it and sell it to someone who'd be more successful with it
Forum: Single Parenting   03-03-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By rubelin
It was super hard for me to be away from my boys...

It was super hard for me to be away from my boys when my XH moved out (they were 3 & 7) but they did end up getting a more involved dad. He had been pretty involved when he was home (weekends & early...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-28-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By rubelin
you should get some meetings with local family...

you should get some meetings with local family law attorneys and get a sense of what is common in your area. Some districts really push for 50/50, while many look to the status quo. You can file for...
Forum: Site Help   02-26-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By rubelin
it seems to be worst on my own posts, which don't...

it seems to be worst on my own posts, which don't have the "like" text to space it, but they all are pretty cramped. It's hard to find now, since it doesn't seem like many people use sigs anymore but...
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