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Forum: Single Parenting   07-14-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By simplemama32
Sorry not to have updated before now. I did...

Sorry not to have updated before now. I did re-arrange some activities, but kept a short vacation we had planned. Ex isn't happy but he grudgingly agreed to work around that part. :)

For next...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By simplemama32
OK, that's kind of what I was thinking. Thank...

OK, that's kind of what I was thinking. Thank you both!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-13-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By simplemama32
Summer visitation (x-posted in Single Parenting

Hi everyone,

I am wondering how others handle summer visitation schedules. The divorce agreement between ex and I states that DS can visit Ex for two 2-week periods during the summer, but it does...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-13-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By simplemama32
Summer visitation (x-posted in Blended forum)

Hi everyone,
I am wondering how others handle summer visitation schedules. The divorce agreement between ex and I states that DS can visit Ex for two 2-week periods during the summer, but it does...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-05-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By simplemama32
Hi everyone, I just need some guidance on a...

Hi everyone,
I just need some guidance on a situation that happened yesterday when I picked up DS from a weekend with his dad.  While DS was in the house gathering up the last bit of his things...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-24-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By simplemama32
I have been weighing the pros and cons of this a...

I have been weighing the pros and cons of this a LOT lately, and I think I may need some outside perspective...
 
I currently work for a university in data management, and I've been in my position...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-19-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By simplemama32
DS has a bday coming up in a couple months...

DS has a bday coming up in a couple months (he'll be turning 6), and for awhile now he has been asking if his whole family could please come to his party (meaning me, my parents, Ex, ex-mil, and...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-02-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By simplemama32
Would really appreciate advice on this...

Would really appreciate advice on this situation...
 
DS (5 yo) came back from spending Thanksgiving at his dad's house last night.  One of the first things I heard about when he got home was that...
Forum: Learning at School   10-18-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By simplemama32
DS started kindergarten this year and has about...

DS started kindergarten this year and has about 10 minutes of assigned reading every night (sight words and short sentences).  However, his teacher also sends home a weekly newsletter with what the...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By simplemama32
Hi everyone...it's been awhile since I've been...

Hi everyone...it's been awhile since I've been here, but I need some advice about this situation.
 
Short backstory: XH and I have been divorced for a couple years (separated a year before that),...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-17-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By simplemama32
I'm at a bit of a loss for how to handle this...

I'm at a bit of a loss for how to handle this situation...  My DS is 3 yo and in preschool two mornings a week. He seems to be in time-out at least once each day he is there, for various things, but...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-15-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By simplemama32
This is mainly for those who became pregnant...

This is mainly for those who became pregnant with a donor or expanded their family through adoption, but all feedback welcomed, of course.  :-)
 
How did you decide between having a baby yourself...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-15-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By simplemama32
I kept his last name.  We married young and then...

I kept his last name.  We married young and then were married for almost 12 years, so I'm really used to it by now, LOL.  Plus no confusion about my and the little one's last name being different,...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-15-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By simplemama32
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by rubelin http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335549/making-it-on-your-own#post_16747943)

One thing about...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-14-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By simplemama32
I'm sorry about your mom, PenelopeJune.  *Hugs* ...

I'm sorry about your mom, PenelopeJune.  *Hugs*
 
OP, I lived with my parents for about 9 months before moving out on my own.  I think luck and circumstance had a lot to do with it...we live in a...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-14-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By simplemama32
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by ~Adorkable~ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335881/question-from-a-singleton-mama#post_16744298)

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Forum: Parenting Multiples   11-11-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By simplemama32
Hi, I'm sorry for forum crashing, but I have a...

Hi, I'm sorry for forum crashing, but I have a small dilemma and I thought your input may be helpful.  I'm a single mom to one 3 yo boy, and I have a coworker/friend who is the mother of two...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-18-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By simplemama32
I'm actually taking DS trick or treating for the...

I'm actually taking DS trick or treating for the first time this year, so we'll see how it goes.  My family was never that big into the costumes, candy, etc, but we did carve a jack o'lantern every...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-18-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By simplemama32
DS and I lived with my parents for about 9-10...

DS and I lived with my parents for about 9-10 months after I left XH.  It was a great decision at the time, and I would do it again...but only as a last resort, and only if we had a very clear...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-15-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By simplemama32
Yeah, I'll ask her about it next week...she's on...

Yeah, I'll ask her about it next week...she's on vacation until then.  I'm just impatient http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif and thought someone here might know.
Forum: Single Parenting   09-14-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By simplemama32
I'm supposed to receive $411 per month in child...

I'm supposed to receive $411 per month in child support. I've only been receiving it for a few months, and I just recently tuned into the fact that the checks I'm getting actually add up to more...
Forum: Parenting   08-29-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By simplemama32
Thanks for the replies.   It's not a clutter...

Thanks for the replies.
 
It's not a clutter issue.  Everything remains at my parents' house, more or less.  My concern is that DS basically points to something in a store, or mentions he wants...
Forum: Parenting   08-29-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By simplemama32
My 3 yo DS stays with my parents during the week...

My 3 yo DS stays with my parents during the week while I'm at work and has done so since he was a baby.  He adores them, and they're crazy about him but they are also about to drive me batty because...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-29-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By simplemama32
This is an issue I worry more and more about as...

This is an issue I worry more and more about as my DS gets older.  You've gotten some great advice so far, and I'll add my two cents... http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
 
With...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-24-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By simplemama32
It's been a little while since you've posted...

It's been a little while since you've posted this, but I'll go ahead and put this here just in case you still haven't found what you need.  I've found Mom's House, Dad's House to be very...
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