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Forum: Site Help   11-24-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 485
Posted By rubelin
and it's back to saying like when I come back to...

and it's back to saying like when I come back to the page after posting, though it doesn't let me click now...
Forum: Site Help   11-24-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 485
Posted By rubelin
just did it!

just did it!
Forum: Site Help   11-23-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 485
Posted By rubelin
just came over to see if maybe the Likes had been...

just came over to see if maybe the Likes had been turned off. In the last couple of weeks at leat, when I like a post, the "like" link changes to say "unlike" only while I'm on that page but goes...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-23-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 242
Posted By rubelin
oh, yeah, what he the one who just didn't show up...

oh, yeah, what he the one who just didn't show up for his newly arranged visit and you couldn't decide if you should remind him??

Honestly, I really don't see why you let him of the hook for...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-22-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 242
Posted By rubelin
since you made the agreement that he would pay...

since you made the agreement that he would pay for all visitation expenses, it seems reasonable to ask him to pay for half her airfare.

However, he will likely be upset by that and you might not...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-11-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By rubelin
big hugs! now you rally all the support you...

big hugs!

now you rally all the support you can get from friends and family and you get a good lawyer. It's great that he's offering a lot right now but often men with change their tune when it...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-06-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By rubelin
I don't have a partner to consider but for my own...

I don't have a partner to consider but for my own kids, I have an every other year split with their dad for Thanksgiving and when they are with him, it's usually starting on Wed night and often going...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-21-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By rubelin
what a fabulous idea, em! those were so popular,...

what a fabulous idea, em! those were so popular, I can't understand why they stopped being produced (along with so many other great potties that have just vanished =P )

I shared it on FB, make...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-14-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By rubelin
the requirement for the PaP board is 60 days and...

the requirement for the PaP board is 60 days and 50 posts.
Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By rubelin
so sorry you're having to go through this. Yes,...

so sorry you're having to go through this. Yes, there's a lot of horrid stuff that many of the mommas here have had to go through but them leaving just meant the beginning of some freedom and...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-07-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By rubelin
ohmygosh, yes! I can't count the number of times...

ohmygosh, yes! I can't count the number of times when I had a "DUH" moment and realized my oldest had been clearly signalling me for weeks and I just hadn't realized what it was. Like when he was...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-04-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By rubelin
EC is not about "catches" or "cueing", it's...

EC is not about "catches" or "cueing", it's simply about a way of relating to your babies needs. If you have lived in a culture that doesn't practice it, it will be a huge learning curve. I didn't...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   10-03-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By rubelin
so glad it's working better for you =) Love...

so glad it's working better for you =)

Love the idea of the themed activities; if it's something you can do without too much effort, I think it's fabulous. I've got one kid who really does best...
Forum: Site Help   10-02-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By rubelin
Also getting the error message when I try to mark...

Also getting the error message when I try to mark forums as read. Haven't tried posting anything else, as there are no new messages showing in my subscribed forums
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-30-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By rubelin
how old is he?? that makes a big difference in...

how old is he?? that makes a big difference in how I have handled things like that.

Definitely, I would take an extended time with him right when he gets home - cuddles & chatting on the bed or...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-24-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By rubelin
I was trying to come up with a supportive and...

I was trying to come up with a supportive and helpful response to the OP but really all I can come up with is a huge cheer for the EC mommas here :clap

Attitudes like this one about babies and...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,608
Posted By rubelin
thanx, Cynthia. I wasn't super upset about the...

thanx, Cynthia. I wasn't super upset about the spam but it looked like the wonderful MDC mommas hadn't realized that it was an old thread. While it's always nice to help on old threads that newbies...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-18-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,608
Posted By rubelin
just an fyi - this thread is 3 1/2 years old and...

just an fyi - this thread is 3 1/2 years old and was restarted by a spammer. while new posts might be helpful, the OP might never see them :)
Forum: Single Parenting   09-17-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By rubelin
does his dad care about his emotional well-being...

does his dad care about his emotional well-being or does he only care about "getting his kid"?

Maybe you could discuss a revision to the schedule that shortens the weekend and adds a mid-week...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-15-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By rubelin
I would limit visits to happen just after a nap...

I would limit visits to happen just after a nap and a feeding, until she can handle the upheaval better OR they can meet her needs better. Unless you have a court order stating that she has to go to...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-24-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By rubelin
I've never been asked for any custody papers by...

I've never been asked for any custody papers by my kids schools (elementary for oldest, homeschool charter for both, another charter for both and now HS for oldest). Is there a specific reason they...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-22-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 334
Posted By rubelin
If you don't have a court order saying he must...

If you don't have a court order saying he must pick up the kids at your house, and he refuses to pick them up from another public location, then it's his loss. I wouldn't make any plans to do...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-22-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By rubelin
how is he able to let himself into your home?? ...

how is he able to let himself into your home?? the first thing in setting boundaries is to remove ways that they can be ignored. Make it REALLY hard for him to step over/ around them.

As for...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   08-19-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By rubelin
there are lots of webpage builder sites -...

there are lots of webpage builder sites - weebly.com, squarespace.com, or you could use a hosted blog on Wordpress.com (my personal favorite platform) or blogger.com
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-01-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By rubelin
my oldest was in disposables 100% for the first 6...

my oldest was in disposables 100% for the first 6 mo and then we added some nakey time (or using cloth training pants) at home only, while still using disposable trainers (which are identical to...
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