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Forum: Single Parenting   08-17-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,099
Posted By alpenglow
Hang in there - high conflict divorce is...

Hang in there - high conflict divorce is horrible. Have you heard of One Mom's Battle? Just google it and you may see a very useful resource and know you aren't alone. I hope it goes well for you...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-02-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,737
Posted By alpenglow
A good daycare provider would want to know about...

A good daycare provider would want to know about things like this (biting) and address it accordingly. If the daycare's reaction to your very reasonable and polite information-seeking questions...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-26-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By alpenglow
I am also hoping for some hope in this long...

I am also hoping for some hope in this long journey. I can't post much here, but wanted to send some hugs and commiseration.
Forum: Single Parenting   07-25-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,099
Posted By alpenglow
I came across this relatively recent article...

I came across this relatively recent article entitled "Arguments Against Joint Custody":
http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1033&context=bglj
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   07-22-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By alpenglow
It's a big change for mama, emotionally and...

It's a big change for mama, emotionally and hormonally. Congratulations on giving him this gift for this long, and just allow yourself to grieve, and try to be as nurturing to yourself as you can. ...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-22-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,540
Posted By alpenglow
OP - if it's working for you, then probably no...

OP - if it's working for you, then probably no need to fix it. But I would wonder why a man who only sees his kid once per week would not be able to work enough to at least pay for gas. Is he being...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,540
Posted By alpenglow
Kata07, if this is an issue for you and your dh,...

Kata07, if this is an issue for you and your dh, then just buy a set of shoes/clothes for your house. Child support paid is generally to support parenting time at dh's ex's - not yours. Your dh is...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-15-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By alpenglow
This is what makes that style of abuser so...

This is what makes that style of abuser so dangerous and damaging. It would be one thing if he was a jerk to everyone else too. But when it's targeted bullying, it serves to further isolate the...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-14-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By alpenglow
I realize I am a little late chiming in here (and...

I realize I am a little late chiming in here (and perhaps this is something you already know - but if so, then maybe it will help someone else who is lurking?). I am wondering OP if you have any...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-08-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By alpenglow
It's scary to not know what's wrong. Like pp...

It's scary to not know what's wrong. Like pp said, lots of things can cause blood in stool....e.g. milk allergy/intolerance. Try a post in the allergies forum - lots of mamas there have been...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-07-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 321
Posted By alpenglow
Welcome back! I underwent a little name...

Welcome back!
I underwent a little name change while you were gone...
I will never forget your advice and caring comments (regarding that person who turned out to be an everyday sociopath...)....
Forum: Single Parenting   07-05-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By alpenglow
That's a challenging situation. You definitely...

That's a challenging situation. You definitely don't want to put agreement in writing....but not saying anything can also imply agreement. I would consult a lawyer, show the emails and ask for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-25-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By alpenglow
"Your Money or Your Life". It's dated now, but...

"Your Money or Your Life". It's dated now, but the basic philosophy is sound.

"Cash Trails" is a good i-phone app for tracking spending and income. I highly recommend some sort of app like that...
Forum: The Mindful Home   06-22-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By alpenglow
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-13-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 25,221
Posted By alpenglow
It's really important to learn the signs of...

It's really important to learn the signs of respiratory distress in toddlers - because they can't tell you when it's happening. Night coughing is an early sign of reactive airways disease (or...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-09-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By alpenglow
I know it probably goes against instincts to keep...

I know it probably goes against instincts to keep plans from a partner...but he has shown you who he is already, breaking into phone and emails. If you give him advance warning that you file, it...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-09-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By alpenglow
Keep your plans completely secret. Don't tell...

Keep your plans completely secret. Don't tell him anything. Get in touch with a DV shelter or get a safe leaving plan in place. Get copies of ALL financial documents and take them to your...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-06-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By alpenglow
Wishing you much strength on this journey. ...

Wishing you much strength on this journey. Congratulations for having the courage to take action. So often in abusive marriages, it gets to the point where one feels frozen, unable to act, afraid,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-04-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By alpenglow
A "I'm not available today" is fine. No need to...

A "I'm not available today" is fine. No need to explain. It's not your problem or obligation to help...and any reasonable nice person can be told a polite no.

It's nice to help people out...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-02-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By alpenglow
If you really don't care whether her son plays...

If you really don't care whether her son plays with yours or not, then I might be tempted to respond with something along the lines that explain your rates! (if you would be okay with doing it for...
Forum: Site Help   06-01-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,311
Posted By alpenglow
On my subscriptions on my mobile, it shows a...

On my subscriptions on my mobile, it shows a preview of the first post and who posted it. It used to show a little preview (one line?) of the most recent post and who posted it. Is there a setting...
Forum: Site Help   06-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,311
Posted By alpenglow
When I touch menu, it drops down and indicates I...

When I touch menu, it drops down and indicates I have new private messages (which I don't).
Forum: Site Help   06-01-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,311
Posted By alpenglow
I saw it and there was an x to close it. I can't...

I saw it and there was an x to close it. I can't remember where it showed up
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-31-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By alpenglow
Maybe whenever she makes one of those martyr...

Maybe whenever she makes one of those martyr remarks, you can just silently congratulate yourself on what an awesome job you are doing that you make parenting look so easy. Be your own silent...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-31-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By alpenglow
I haven't listened to the podcast yet (and would...

I haven't listened to the podcast yet (and would like to if I can find some time), but the title of this thread caught my eye.

There's a 'stand by your man' culture that I've experienced as a...
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