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Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-07-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,226
Posted By crystalalene
Thanks so much for this reminder.  I am so glad...

Thanks so much for this reminder.  I am so glad to find a resource for containers of different sizes.
Forum: Single Parenting   12-08-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By crystalalene
Any advice? We are scheduled for court in...

Any advice?

We are scheduled for court in two weeks (family court -- trial) if we can't make mediation work. So, we are super rushed and have to make big concessions just to get through it if we...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-30-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By crystalalene
And he's taking me back to family court because...

And he's taking me back to family court because I did it without his permission. Please tell me this is ridiculous.
My lawyer wrote in July that I wanted to discuss putting her in school, he...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-22-2009, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By crystalalene
I could have written this op. First, try...

I could have written this op.

First, try not to be defensive or emotional about it because you want them to feel comfortable sharing and working these things out with you. Just absorb it and be...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-09-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By crystalalene
I don't understand it either. Apparently, every...

I don't understand it either. Apparently, every 'typical' thing that could happen or should happen in a family court case is NOT happening for me.

The breeches of the protection order are not a...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-02-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By crystalalene
We've been asked to get a 'parenting...

We've been asked to get a 'parenting coordinator' set up in order to help us make decisions in the best interest of the children. I think it is kind of ridiculous but its what I've been asked to do....
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   09-02-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By crystalalene
The family court has asked us to get a...

The family court has asked us to get a 'parenting coordinator': some type of therapist in order to help us make decisions in the best interest of the children. We are supposed to provide two names...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-06-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By crystalalene
I really would like to hear from some of you...

I really would like to hear from some of you who've been through this and have some more of that hindsight.
This whole process is so difficult. I want and need to know it will be worth it in the...
Forum: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania   08-05-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By crystalalene
I would try seeking out some connections from...

I would try seeking out some connections from the board at the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store. A kid in my daughter's class at the School there had two moms, and the family was well received.
If you'd...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   07-25-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By crystalalene
Okay, this is a tiny thing, I know. My daughter...

Okay, this is a tiny thing, I know. My daughter loves chinese restaurant duck sauce.
Have any of you found a better alternative that looks the same, even in the same little packets would be great....
Forum: Single Parenting   06-24-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By crystalalene
I left because he was scaring the crap out of...

I left because he was scaring the crap out of me, toting guns and saying I should be glad he doesn't hit me. The fear was worse than if he'd actually gone and done it. It would have been easier to...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By crystalalene
We had a conference today in family court. ...

We had a conference today in family court.

His lawyer brought up no vax for our LO and I can't believe that its coming to this. Already he hasn't been willing to give in on anything having to do...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-09-2009, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By crystalalene
We're dairy free now. I do eat some cheese still...

We're dairy free now. I do eat some cheese still (because I love it) but my 4 yo dd doesn't have any dairy. So my questions for dairy free mamas:
Do any of you supplement for calcium with powders...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   06-09-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By crystalalene
I just found Pure bars the other day and it was...

I just found Pure bars the other day and it was a great choice, organic, raw, 'normal' ingredients, and gluten-free (which I needed).
thepurebar.com
I was happy with it and will certainly buy them...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-04-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,567
Posted By crystalalene
Thank you so much for this thread. I needed...

Thank you so much for this thread. I needed this, and I am sure I'll be back.

I am so grateful for being able to:

move to my parents' house, a home where we feel safe and hopeful and supported...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-04-2009, 01:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,491
Posted By crystalalene
The surviving abuse thread on mdc is invite...

The surviving abuse thread on mdc is invite only. You could ask to be added to that list and only those who are allowed to view it can.

It sounds like you found a great therapist who will work...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-06-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By crystalalene
Well, you should try something! (And who cares...

Well, you should try something! (And who cares if you are wrong?)
You won't get un-stuck if you don't make some phone calls.
Take some time to make the calls you need to.
Number one: lawyers....
Forum: Single Parenting   04-20-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By crystalalene
Congratulations, mama! What a relief. You did...

Congratulations, mama! What a relief.
You did it!!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif
Forum: Single Parenting   04-11-2009, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By crystalalene
Okay, help me weigh my options here. I'll try to...

Okay, help me weigh my options here. I'll try to be brief.
I got a lawyer that was referred by a good family friend. He almost thinks like my stbx, which I feel is good. His partner, however, seems...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-11-2009, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By crystalalene
I *know* how you are feeling, mama. I wish so...

I *know* how you are feeling, mama.
I wish so much that you were not on the opposite side of the country, we could hold hands and cry a bit. I know what you mean--I'd like to have some time to just...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-07-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By crystalalene
Quote: Originally Posted by kheppner...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kheppner http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13509331)
Our overnight did not go well. I cannot say...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-05-2009, 01:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By crystalalene
Oh, mamas....

Oh, mamas. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif
Yesterday was my first night without my two beauties (what is it w/ this weekend).
I know where you are right now all too...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By crystalalene
Well, I did manage to muster up some strength...

Well, I did manage to muster up some strength from my higher power, and let them go without any drama. I think my stbx really does think I am crazy. He told me he loved me when I was leaving the...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-01-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By crystalalene
We had our preliminary proceeding today re:...

We had our preliminary proceeding today re: protection order and custody.
The protection order stays. Because we couldn't agree, through our lawyers, the judge decided on visitation for three...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-22-2009, 02:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,572
Posted By crystalalene
The best advice I can give you right now is to...

The best advice I can give you right now is to shorten your timeline. If it is not working, right now, then you have to make a change for 'right now.' Don't worry about what might happen later,...
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