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Forum: Single Parenting   07-19-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Sunshyn74
Our state says receiving parent does pick up. We...

Our state says receiving parent does pick up. We have mostly done this. We tried meeting halfway for a few months but ex was ALWAYS late. It drove me crazy. I would rather just drive the entire...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Sunshyn74
No way would I agree to this. Your daughter's...

No way would I agree to this. Your daughter's safety, your custody arrangements, everything that is already settled, would be on the line.

I had a friend who had 4 kids and was considered...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-18-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Sunshyn74
Thank you for the information. I am not sure it...

Thank you for the information. I am not sure it is worth the hassle. Going to court for income raise won't help, as his employer pays him cash under the table for all over time, and he only had a...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-16-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Sunshyn74
I have been separated for almost 3 years....

I have been separated for almost 3 years. Divorce has been final for 2. Our divorce papers say that extra-curriculars are optional. Is there a way to make it mandatory for ex to pay half of these...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-12-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Sunshyn74
In our area, at 12 years old, kids can go to...

In our area, at 12 years old, kids can go to court to say who they want to live with (primary custodian). They cannot stop visits with the other parent just because they don't want to go. Exceptions...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-23-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Sunshyn74
Thanks, I will look into that. I didn't realize...

Thanks, I will look into that. I didn't realize sitters would take sick littles.
Forum: Single Parenting   02-23-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Sunshyn74
That sounds like a great program. I will check...

That sounds like a great program. I will check here, but I am pretty sure we don't have anything like it. It sounds wonderful.
Forum: Single Parenting   02-22-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Sunshyn74
I only work 2 hours per day at their school, so...

I only work 2 hours per day at their school, so I do get the same days off as they do. My kids are sick quite often. Youngest has chronic acid reflux and has missed a lot in the last two months.
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Forum: Single Parenting   02-22-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,203
Posted By Sunshyn74
I am so sorry you are dealing with this. My ex...

I am so sorry you are dealing with this. My ex is similar in many ways. My 11 year old refuses to go on any visits at all with him. She is in counseling to help her deal with it all. My 6 year old...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-13-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Sunshyn74
Best wishes for a happy future...

Best wishes for a happy future http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-13-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By Sunshyn74
If you have an ereader...Use the Overdrive App...

If you have an ereader...Use the Overdrive App (on Nook or ipad, amd probsbly Kindle, but not sure) to check out books. They are on your device for 3 weeks then return automatically, unless you...
Forum: Learning at School   02-12-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,205
Posted By Sunshyn74
Thanks everybody, we aren't too worried at this...

Thanks everybody, we aren't too worried at this point. The schools all know us and I am in constant contact whether they are sick or not.

As for count days for $$, they are not totaled daily....
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-10-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,632
Posted By Sunshyn74
When we went through the divorce, my two girls...

When we went through the divorce, my two girls and I downsized from a 1700 sq ft, 3 br, 2 bath home with a full basement on 10 acres, to a tiny old two bedroom, one bath trailer on one acre. We made...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-10-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Sunshyn74
I have run a farm with a newborn turned toddler...

I have run a farm with a newborn turned toddler (not both toddler and newborn, but i think it will work out fine). I milked goats, weeded gardens, fed and watered chickens, goats, cows, pigs...all...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   02-10-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By Sunshyn74
We did this one year just before our divorce....

We did this one year just before our divorce. Maple Syrup rather than sugar. It was very fun and quite easy, but very time consuming. The sap has to boil down all day long, so we set up a fire pit...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-06-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,936
Posted By Sunshyn74
I agree posting elsewhere may not have been...

I agree posting elsewhere may not have been quite so negative, but many of the posters here have experience with the court system and realize the possible problems this can cause for OP. Nevermind...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-06-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Sunshyn74
I don't have any good advice. I do think it...

I don't have any good advice. I do think it depends on the individual child and their age.

Our "talk" was devastating for my 9 year old DD. I thought it would be a quiet discussion, with me...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-05-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Sunshyn74
The current counselor has said DD can stop her...

The current counselor has said DD can stop her counseling sessions for good if I put her in a DivorceCare class for kids (through a church). I think the class is a great idea (not available local...
Forum: The Mindful Home   02-05-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Sunshyn74
My kids have the Goodbyn, I like it as the...

My kids have the Goodbyn, I like it as the separate compartments are all one piece. I find it easier to wash than the many separate containers in the Laptop lunchbox we had before. My 6 year old...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-04-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Sunshyn74
It definitely makes sense that she needs help...

It definitely makes sense that she needs help with her emotions. She also needs help with dealing with her dad, who really is an a$$. I am not sure how to move forward with changing counselors. I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-03-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Sunshyn74
I would make her available for the visits if he...

I would make her available for the visits if he forced it. I would NOT physically put her in his car. If he is forcing her to go then he will have to get her in the car himself.

That being said,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-03-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Sunshyn74
How do you think i can be held in contempt? ...

How do you think i can be held in contempt?

There is no way I could or would be held in contempt. I was NEVER responsible for her not going to her dad's, nor would i ever not follow our court...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-03-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,404
Views: 68,375
Posted By Sunshyn74
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by justmama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371195/2013-low-income-support-thread/30#post_17254082)
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-03-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Sunshyn74
Thank-you for your replies! I so appreciate it. ...

Thank-you for your replies! I so appreciate it.

A few things to mention...they did one joint counseling session together (ex and daughter), it took us 3 months to make it happen as he kept...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-02-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Sunshyn74
This may get long, as I try to explain the...

This may get long, as I try to explain the situation.

Ex and I were married 10 years. Oldest was 9, youngest was 3 when we split. Ex rarely did anything with us when we were together. Looking...
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