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Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-18-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By easydoesit
This is one of my favorites that covers the...

This is one of my favorites that covers the fall/winter seasons.
 
Go to sleep groundhog...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-04-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By easydoesit
Hi again,   I am a single Mom (sole...

Hi again,
 
I am a single Mom (sole financial support) and work in academia (non-PhD). The beauty of an academic job is the security. If you don't think your position has that, I suggest eeking it...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-01-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By easydoesit
What about applying for some other higher paying...

What about applying for some other higher paying jobs in the university or another university?
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-25-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By easydoesit
Regarding the haircut. Maybe tell her you need...

Regarding the haircut. Maybe tell her you need some time to think about it since it is such a dramatic change. Maybe a couple of months? It sounds like you don't want her to rush into changing her...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-22-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By easydoesit
Just think of it as a rough, bad patch but it...

Just think of it as a rough, bad patch but it won't be forever. It will be a bad six months or so but not forever by any means. I would not shield them from this rough time. You do what you need to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By easydoesit
Again, it is great that you have low expenses...

Again, it is great that you have low expenses and plan to stay that way!
 
But if it were me, I would cut out:
 
$200/month total to our girls savings accounts
 
$100/month to church
 ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-12-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,248
Posted By easydoesit
Long time lurker/infrequent poster here as well....

Long time lurker/infrequent poster here as well. May not post a lot but I really do like it here.
 
Does anyone remember the thread about spending the holidays in Hawaii with AP sister in law and...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-01-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By easydoesit
This doesn't sound like a good way to live. I'd...

This doesn't sound like a good way to live. I'd get an apartment and at the very least call it a trial separation. If he gets his act together with employment and becomes a better partner perhaps...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-01-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By easydoesit
Hi,   I just wanted to say, as a single Mom...

Hi,
 
I just wanted to say, as a single Mom I've been in this situation. No idea how a cup worked. My father is deceased, and I have no brothers to ask.
 
Funny to realize I'm not alone. Thanks...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-29-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By easydoesit
Yes, I do. I'd rather not but I do.   Since...

Yes, I do. I'd rather not but I do.
 
Since he's willing to come over, I feel I can't say no. At least he gets to see the kids dressed up and be a part of it all.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-01-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By easydoesit
This does sound like a bad situation and I very...

This does sound like a bad situation and I very much feel for you and your son. It seems that you and your son have good communication or at least established communication. But what about you and...
Forum: Learning at School   08-23-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By easydoesit
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by AllisonR http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1388740/excused-absence-for-pta-meeting#post_17439728)

It's...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-20-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 480
Posted By easydoesit
I required supervised visitation when I divorced...

I required supervised visitation when I divorced my exH who was an alcoholic. I named his parents and his siblings as possible supervisors. No over nights unless he completed a recovery program and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-22-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By easydoesit
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by VicG1310 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1386353/i-need-advice#post_17400335) 
what should I do?
Please...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-20-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By easydoesit
I'd say no to him due to the tenants in the...

I'd say no to him due to the tenants in the house. Your daughter doesn't know them the way his son who lives there does. Instead I'd tell him that DD can "learn to love him" by playing in the park...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-12-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,700
Posted By easydoesit
Getting a large popcorn at the movies.  

Getting a large popcorn at the movies.
 
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-14-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By easydoesit
Since you agreeable to 50/50 custody, I'd...

Since you agreeable to 50/50 custody, I'd suggest splitting the week in half rather than alternating weeks. Then your ex would have the onus of finding childcare for only half a week. The kids would...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-24-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,123
Posted By easydoesit
I agree Crunchy_mommy.  

I agree Crunchy_mommy.
 
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-23-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,123
Posted By easydoesit
Wait to introduce the toddler daughter until you...

Wait to introduce the toddler daughter until you have decided if you are going to stay or divorce your H. If you think you will divorce, I'd wait until after the divorce was finalized. Then you'd...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-18-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By easydoesit
Hello Love,   Have you gotten any counseling...

Hello Love,
 
Have you gotten any counseling for yourself? Perhaps discuss/explore with a counselor what you want out of your relationship with your children's father. Or how you could imagine a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-06-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By easydoesit
Hang in there. There may be no way to deal with...

Hang in there. There may be no way to deal with this, rather just have to ride it out for a while. Following the "do not engage" mantra and remember your rules are your rules. Your younger son has a...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   11-08-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By easydoesit
Hello,   I think the best advice I can give...

Hello,
 
I think the best advice I can give is to wait and see and not overthink. I'd say letting her develop her own interests and keep the communication going is better than any other advice out...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-09-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By easydoesit
Oh AJLJMommy I feel for you. It is very tough...

Oh AJLJMommy I feel for you. It is very tough being a single mom, not to mention that you've been solo since their birth. That's five years of tough if you ask me.
 
Do you have family members...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-11-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 773
Posted By easydoesit
I hope that you are able to get a lawyer as soon...

I hope that you are able to get a lawyer as soon as possible. Because of his ideas/demands for spousal support and joint custody, I think you should get a lawyer on your side right away.
 
Forum: Single Parenting   08-20-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By easydoesit
IMO, Yes when one party retains a lawyer the...

IMO, Yes when one party retains a lawyer the other party should also get a lawyer. You don't want to have to communicate with his lawyer, get your own lawyer who will do that for you. Especially, if...
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