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Forum: Single Parenting   01-30-2016, 02:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By alpenglow
Those were beautiful hopeful posts. It is sooo...

Those were beautiful hopeful posts. It is sooo hard when the kids are so young. 3 years post divorce/separation and I feel I am only just beginning to move on...in such a much better mental space...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   01-09-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By alpenglow
Hmmm. Sounds like a covert lead-in to another...

Hmmm. Sounds like a covert lead-in to another "new member" posting a "helpful" link to promote a company. Just a guess.... ;-)
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By alpenglow
Having another separate space is super helpful. A...

Having another separate space is super helpful. A small home would give you more justification for having a "she shed" :)

One thing that has really helped in our small home is having a big...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By alpenglow
Maybe it is a hard water thing too?

Maybe it is a hard water thing too?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By alpenglow
No issue here either. I give things a shake after...

No issue here either. I give things a shake after dry and they are fine.

I wonder if the kind of detergent affects it? (Maybe some have starch?) I use the Eco brands. I also wash in warm water/...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By alpenglow
Loveseats are a great alternative too when not...

Loveseats are a great alternative too when not needing a couch to lie down/stretch out on. No one sits in the couch middle seat anyway, lol. I have had both in tiny homes, but I love my little...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,578
Posted By alpenglow
I use an i-phone expense tracking app called Cash...

I use an i-phone expense tracking app called Cash Trails. With paper it's easy for me to lose track and forget. But since I take my phone everywhere, I have the app to give continuous and instant...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 722
Posted By alpenglow
Apartment size chaise lounge sofas are great! ...

Apartment size chaise lounge sofas are great! And multipurpose pieces, eg coffee table durable enough for kids art activities but has storage built in.

And bunk beds (ikea does a loft bed that...
Forum: Personal Growth   01-02-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By alpenglow
I strongly feel that every woman needs her own...

I strongly feel that every woman needs her own separate bank account in her own name, in case of emergency. It could be a health emergency, loss of partner...or it could be a divorce or affair. If...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-21-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,104
Posted By alpenglow
Switching to the new platform threw me for a loop...

Switching to the new platform threw me for a loop ( 1-2 yrs ago ?). I'm not tech saavy, and have so little free time to learn to navigate new sites. The mobile version was hard for me to follow and...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-19-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By alpenglow
It's a fantasy ha ha. Even the happily married...

It's a fantasy ha ha. Even the happily married moms I know aren't getting much help with the kids (with the exception of two lesbian couples I know). The less happily married ones just have an...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-17-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,125
Posted By alpenglow
Taking care of yourself and listening to your...

Taking care of yourself and listening to your body is a great gift to yourself....any time of the year.

You ladies are inspiring. Am hoping to refurbish some fairy wings for dd2. Wish me luck as...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-14-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By alpenglow
Really great responses above. I second to...

Really great responses above.

I second to read the story of the real St. Nicholas of Lycia (which I assume you probably already have) - the secret giver (really great message about why we give)....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-13-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By alpenglow
Sound advice again. Renting and selling are both...

Sound advice again. Renting and selling are both big hassles and big risks. For me personally - not worth my time.

While mortgage at face value appears less than rent (and is supposed to be an...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-12-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By alpenglow
Great advice above!

Great advice above!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-07-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By alpenglow
I like what CO said about maybe being a step...

I like what CO said about maybe being a step ahead to take some wind out of her woe is me sails...maybe thinking about what she is really needing (sounds like she wants to feel needed and important),...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-06-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By alpenglow
I think you should find a good realtor who will...

I think you should find a good realtor who will share all kinds of data with you, including the lists of home sales in your neighbourhood, and previous sales, and previous and current property tax...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-30-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,031
Posted By alpenglow
Definitely progress! It takes time to undo what...

Definitely progress! It takes time to undo what can be years, or even a lifetime of programming that has made it acceptable to let boundaries be crossed. No shame in letting go of toxic people and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-25-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By alpenglow
It's almost kind of humorous. I'm tempted to...

It's almost kind of humorous. I'm tempted to hijack them with sarcastic comments sometimes...but I'm held back by the feeling of 'what if it is legit? what if I just hurt someone's feelings and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-25-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By alpenglow
I love it when people go out and do things...

I love it when people go out and do things because they WANT to do it, and don't give a hoot who sees them doing it alone.

Last movie I ever went to alone was on my birthday, in a fairly new...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-22-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By alpenglow
Consumer Reports has really accurate car reviews....

Consumer Reports has really accurate car reviews. It requires a membership, but maybe someone you know has a membership who can look up the used car reviews for you?

Generally speaking, Toyota,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-22-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,160
Posted By alpenglow
So much being thrown at you. It's still...

So much being thrown at you. It's still relatively early in the world of high conflict divorce. Some divorces with these types take years to get finalized! I can't remember the actual number...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-21-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By alpenglow
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Site Help   11-21-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By alpenglow
I would very much appreciate if the forum could...

I would very much appreciate if the forum could be temporarily opened., and notice provided to all current forum members.

It is indeed incredibly powerful and healing to look back at old entries,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-21-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By alpenglow
What happened to the Surviving Abuse Forum?

Can moderators or admin please shed some light on this? Thank you.
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