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Forum: Single Parenting   11-14-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By floss&ferd
My bf and I don't live together so that may make...

My bf and I don't live together so that may make it easier for me and I'm just not that into holidays. However, my kids love seeing their extended family on holidays. I would be fine with splitting...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-05-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By floss&ferd
My bf and I have 6 kids ranging from 6-16. We...

My bf and I have 6 kids ranging from 6-16. We don't live together. It wouldn't bother me if one of his kids requested time with just him or him if mine had a similar request. To me, it seems...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-06-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By floss&ferd
Do you have a current custody agreement?  By...

Do you have a current custody agreement?  By "joint" custody do you mean 50/50?  
 
If you have a current agreement, he would have to prove why it is in best interest to the child to change it.   
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-25-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By floss&ferd
I just started the free trial a couple weeks...

I just started the free trial a couple weeks ago.  So far, I really like manually entering everything and how easy it so to plan for future expenses.  I've used Mint previous and never stuck with it...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-25-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By floss&ferd
I had one or two false starts about a year after...

I had one or two false starts about a year after I filed but I wasn't ready.  I started dating someone I knew from h.s. about a year after ex moved out (chance encounter).  It lasted several months...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-25-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By floss&ferd
If they are sick and I don't have to work, I...

If they are sick and I don't have to work, I keep the sick kid home.  The healthy kid would still go with their dad.  My younger dd has asthma and her dad isn't entirely comfortable caring for her...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-24-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By floss&ferd
Document as much as you can on the cancelled...

Document as much as you can on the cancelled visitation. It does seem odd that he's pushing for 50/50 and yet isn't taking advantage of his weekly overnight.

Some states are much more 50/50 than...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-13-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By floss&ferd
Mine met my bf and his kids after a couple...

Mine met my bf and his kids after a couple months. We were exclusive and had a lot of serious conversations ahead of time. They all see each other for a few hours EOW because it's important to us to...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-08-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By floss&ferd
Can you sell the mini-van and use the cash for...

Can you sell the mini-van and use the cash for other expenses?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   08-18-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By floss&ferd
7th grade is our rule although many start...

7th grade is our rule although many start younger. My older dd thought I was being unreasonable and insisted "all the girls were wearing it" in 6th grade. Some girls were. Some were not allowed. She...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-11-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By floss&ferd
Sounds like he made your decision pretty easy....

Sounds like he made your decision pretty easy. Welcome to the single mom club!

Opening a checking account is a good idea but I wouldn't mess with your 401k until you talk to an attorney!
Forum: Single Parenting   08-11-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By floss&ferd
I use to be overly nice but I'm fully-recovered...

I use to be overly nice but I'm fully-recovered from it now 😊

My exh came over, started a fight and refused to leave. I picked up my phone and told him I was calling the police. I already had the...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-25-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,150
Posted By floss&ferd
Welcome to the world of rebound relationships....

Welcome to the world of rebound relationships. Just be honest about your feelings. Deal with the divorce. And if its meant to be, he will still be around later.
Forum: Single Parenting   07-15-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By floss&ferd
According to our state guidelines, receiving...

According to our state guidelines, receiving parent picks up so that's usually how it works. We're pretty flexible about it depending on schedules, etc.
Forum: Single Parenting   07-10-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By floss&ferd
Save all the messages and file harassment...

Save all the messages and file harassment charges against her. No judge is going to expect you to communicate with a girlfriend.

Do you qualify for food stamps for you and your daughter? If so,...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-10-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By floss&ferd
The long good-bye is him manipulating the kids....

The long good-bye is him manipulating the kids. Try to cut it short for their sake. It's ridiculous and one of my pet peeves.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-04-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By floss&ferd
I had several stress-related illness before I...

I had several stress-related illness before I separated. I'm a much healthier person now.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-08-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,576
Posted By floss&ferd
My kids don't have cell phones but they can text...

My kids don't have cell phones but they can text me from the ipod's wherever wifi is available.    It's not the most consistent form of communication but at least we get to check-in with each other...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-15-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By floss&ferd
Check for state guidelines where you live.   Not...

Check for state guidelines where you live.   Not all states are 50/50.  Mine is not.  Where I live, your ex would have EOW with one dinner night during the week unless you agreed to an alternative...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-01-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By floss&ferd
You need to talk to your own attorney.   It's...

You need to talk to your own attorney.   It's also important to get all your financial information gathered up, copies saved etc. so you don't have to rely on him for this info.
Forum: Single Parenting   01-31-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By floss&ferd
Its pretty much a roller coaster ride here.  ...

Its pretty much a roller coaster ride here.   Although in my case, he was much nicer when he had a girlfriend.   She kicked him out two weeks ago and he's been a raging idiot ever since.
Forum: Single Parenting   01-25-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By floss&ferd
I see this more as an age thing than an IQ...

I see this more as an age thing than an IQ thing.  As they get older, I think kids are increasingly more aware of the dynamics and quality of relationships.  Younger children, or at least mine, are...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-04-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By floss&ferd
I think it would be really hard for two single...

I think it would be really hard for two single parents with custody of their kids to date for 6 months without involving kids at some level.   
 
I'm glad you are just letting things go with the...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-02-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By floss&ferd
I dress up.  Last time was black dress pants,...

I dress up.  Last time was black dress pants, shirt, cardigan and heels.  Professional looking hair and make-up.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-20-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By floss&ferd
His son will say hello and actually came to my...

His son will say hello and actually came to my house for the first time last night.  He didn't say but a few sentences but it's an improvement.  He is never rude, just quiet, and his dad would have...
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