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Forum: Parents as Partners   06-27-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Wild Lupine
I hadn't noticed that, Alpenglow, but yeah, I am...

I hadn't noticed that, Alpenglow, but yeah, I am concerned. A lot of people write very personal things about their relationships here. There were times when this forum was the only place I could...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-31-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,820
Posted By Wild Lupine
I think it is a wonderful example of how knowing...

I think it is a wonderful example of how knowing one's partner and having a solid relationship to begin with can get people through rough times. This strategy worked for Laura because she knew her...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-10-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By Wild Lupine
Just wondering about the range of time kids...

Just wondering about the range of time kids spend in activities after school/on the weekends. My 1st grader does gymnastics and dance, my kindergartner usually just does gymnastics, but he's doing...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-01-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,192
Posted By Wild Lupine
My turn to update, many years later.   It...

My turn to update, many years later.
 
It took a long, long time, but I finally got divorced. I needed time to be able to find decent work for myself, and for the kids to get a little older and...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-18-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By Wild Lupine
I filed in October 2013. We continued living...

I filed in October 2013. We continued living together for four months because XH didn't see the need to leave, and since I was only working part time because I did most of the child care (DS isn't...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-15-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By Wild Lupine
My XH doesn't complain to my face, but I know he...

My XH doesn't complain to my face, but I know he complains to his friends and family. He also pays about 1/3 of his income. I don't want to say any more in a public forum but he was dishonest with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-05-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Wild Lupine
I did a 30 day trial of YNAB and really liked...

I did a 30 day trial of YNAB and really liked it. I just bought the full version. Thanks for the recommendations!
Forum: Single Parenting   03-04-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Wild Lupine
I can really relate to that stuck feeling, too....

I can really relate to that stuck feeling, too. I wanted to leave for years and it took me a long time to figure out how to finance a move. My divorce was just finalized last month and I moved at...
Forum: Parenting   02-26-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Wild Lupine
Thanks, Annlea. I have had the talk with her, my...

Thanks, Annlea. I have had the talk with her, my 7 yo has even tried to explain in a very respectful way things that she is uncomfortable with. My mother just doesn't get it. I don't think she wants...
Forum: Parenting   02-26-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Wild Lupine
I'm really not sure where to post this, so if it...

I'm really not sure where to post this, so if it needs to be moved, go ahead.
 
My mother really wants a closer relationship with my children and I am not sure how to help her with that. She does...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-28-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Wild Lupine
If you need to be convinced I can give you...

If you need to be convinced I can give you an argument: the child support is to make sure your child has a standard of living that is equitable to any future children you or your XH might have. It...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-28-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Wild Lupine
I'm going to try the free trial. I am setting up...

I'm going to try the free trial. I am setting up a new household this weekend, with a new bank account and everything, so it is a perfect time start something like this. 
 
I don't have fancy...
Forum: Parenting   01-26-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Wild Lupine
Snakes, cigarettes, and guns.   Snakes,...

Snakes, cigarettes, and guns.
 
Snakes, because I'm terrified of them, even the harmless small ones. (No exceptions. Toy snakes aren't allowed, either.)
 
Cigarettes because they're bad for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-25-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Wild Lupine
I'm looking for recommendations. I want...

I'm looking for recommendations. I want something that is easy to use and allows me to track income and expenditures in different categories. It doesn't need to be free, but it cannot be too...
Forum: HH Admin *private*   12-16-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 5,700
Posted By Wild Lupine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by HappyHappyMommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-13-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 601
Posted By Wild Lupine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by seekingpeace1 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1386607/its-really-over#post_17525259)
 To Laura87 and all,...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-10-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 79,024
Posted By Wild Lupine
Bumping because it is such a helpful thread.

Bumping because it is such a helpful thread.
Forum: HH Admin *private*   12-09-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 5,700
Posted By Wild Lupine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by FarmerMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HH Admin *private*   12-03-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 5,700
Posted By Wild Lupine
Juice fast for Xmas dinner. How do I get the in...

Juice fast for Xmas dinner. How do I get the in laws on board?
Forum: Parenting   12-02-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By Wild Lupine
I'm 45 and have a 7 yo and a 5 yo. Count me in!

I'm 45 and have a 7 yo and a 5 yo. Count me in!
Forum: Single Parenting   11-25-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Wild Lupine
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ILoveMyBabyBird http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: HH Admin *private*   11-24-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 5,700
Posted By Wild Lupine
I love this time of year!    How about "Do...

I love this time of year! 
 
How about "Do they make rear facing car seats for dogs?"
Forum: Single Parenting   11-24-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By Wild Lupine
Oh, I am so sorry. This sounds like a scary...

Oh, I am so sorry. This sounds like a scary situation. Are you scared for yourself, the kids, or both? 
 
Even if you never filed DV charges, you could talk to your PD to see if anything can be...
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-20-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Wild Lupine
OP, how are you doing? 

OP, how are you doing? 
Forum: Parents as Partners   11-12-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Wild Lupine
Yes, I agree he has crossed the line. Can you...

Yes, I agree he has crossed the line. Can you have an individual session with your counselor to talk about it? There are many different ways this can play out, DH could get help and learn to control...
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