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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-21-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By rubelin
Also, the Right of First Refusal is a regular...

Also, the Right of First Refusal is a regular clause in most custody agreements - it is considered the norm that children should be with one parent if the other is not available, so it's not at all...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-11-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By rubelin
I was just about to ask if he is around 10 - 11...

I was just about to ask if he is around 10 - 11 yrs old =)

He sounds like both my boys at that age, my youngest is 11.5 now & we seem to be getting on the other side of it a bit. The glares,...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-07-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By rubelin
My oldest was 2 mo when I learned about ec and we...

My oldest was 2 mo when I learned about ec and we pretty much started right away, though slowly & part time for a while. He was a grad & potty independant by 2 yrs.

We started from the beginning...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-30-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By rubelin
Honestly I am way more freaked out by the fact...

Honestly I am way more freaked out by the fact that you're intending to spy on them & intentionally sneaking up on them to "catch them" in the act of having sex. That is such an unhealthy way to...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-08-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By rubelin
I was always more distracted when out and about...

I was always more distracted when out and about so made sure to have lots of back-up (so I wouldn't be stressed about running out of clean pants). On the main trip we did when my youngest was about 3...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-16-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By rubelin
many blessings on a wonderful marriage!

many blessings on a wonderful marriage!
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-23-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By rubelin
Most babies aren't potty independent until 2 yrs...

Most babies aren't potty independent until 2 yrs or so (and often with a long potty pause between a year and 2 yrs), so she it totally on track :thumb

We had potties all over once the kids could...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-21-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By rubelin
I can't think of anything more to add to what...

I can't think of anything more to add to what Oceanspray said - she pretty much nailed it =)

You can try doing a search for "EC potty pause" if you need more ideas or support (there's some great...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-15-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By rubelin
I would've loved to have more friends/family who...

I would've loved to have more friends/family who understood and let me go on and on. One of the hardest parts was feeling shut down and not allowed to really talk about how I felt. I finally started...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By rubelin
glad your move went well and I wish you all the...

glad your move went well and I wish you all the best in finding a great counselor (probably for you both :thumb)

enjoy your new home :)
Forum: Single Parenting   10-10-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By rubelin
all of our transfers (from him and from me) are...

all of our transfers (from him and from me) are electronic.
Forum: Site Help   10-07-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By rubelin
I figured it had something to do with a redesign...

I figured it had something to do with a redesign but none of it would load properly in my browser, and the subscription link probably should not have been directed at it. (plus when I went to the...
Forum: Site Help   10-06-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By rubelin
yes- it's the only way I view my forums, aside...

yes- it's the only way I view my forums, aside from the subscribed threads that I have already posted in. Going through each forum to find new posts is a horrible nuisance.

With all the recent...
Forum: Site Help   10-06-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By rubelin
forum subscriptions button linking to strange page

In the last hour, the Forum Subscriptions button (next to the Thread Subscriptions button) is linking to an odd page that looks like a magazine layout with a bunch of articles.

it linked just...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-24-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By rubelin
people have pottied their babies since there were...

people have pottied their babies since there were people - so, no, putting the baby on the potty very likely did not cause bleeding. Blood in stool is a very common affect of dairy allergies, though,...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-23-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By rubelin
she should get some therapy asap, either through...

she should get some therapy asap, either through school (most schools offer some free counseling services) or through some other means. That is such a blow to a young child, heck, that would be rough...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-11-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By rubelin
I'd start with a search for info about starting...

I'd start with a search for info about starting late, and see if you can find some support groups for late-starters because a lot of the "starting out" info is geared to tiny babies who haven't been...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-24-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By rubelin
movies have been my saving grace. not "ideal"...

movies have been my saving grace. not "ideal" parenting but when you're the only adult in the house and you are somewhat isolated from a community, they can be the difference between a momma losing...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By rubelin
I'd say look into what laws are already in place...

I'd say look into what laws are already in place regarding kids in gun shops, that might help your case
Forum: Work from Home Parents   08-13-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By rubelin
try Weebly.com - they have super nice FREE...

try Weebly.com - they have super nice FREE websites, with lots of pretty templates to choose from that are very easy to set up. You could also try Wordpress, though that is primarily designed for...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-29-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,029
Posted By rubelin
this I would let go. I know it can be...

this I would let go.

I know it can be upsetting to see (probably a good idea to hide her FB posts), but better to focus on finding solutions to the parts that really matter, the things that...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-25-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 919
Posted By rubelin
what size are you? what's the dress you WANT to...

what size are you? what's the dress you WANT to have? I ask because I'm a dress designer and I happen to have my old wedding dress that's about a size 14/16-ish (made to my measurements at the time) ...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-23-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By rubelin
it's not your money, it's your son's money. ...

it's not your money, it's your son's money.

If his parents are hurting for it, then that's their issue with their own child that they have chosen to take on. Those arrears will never go away and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-14-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By rubelin
to clarify on behalf of VM, these are her grown...

to clarify on behalf of VM, these are her grown sons, who have special needs. I believe they turned 18 earlier this year. It's not the same as waiting until her kids are old enough to take care of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-14-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By rubelin
oh, J, I only have hugs to give, but you get all...

oh, J, I only have hugs to give, but you get all of them today.

I've been in the space of suddenly having the wind knocked out of me and my husband replaced by a stranger (and you describe it so...
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