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Forum: Single Parenting   10-14-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By rubelin
the requirement for the PaP board is 60 days and...

the requirement for the PaP board is 60 days and 50 posts.
Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By rubelin
so sorry you're having to go through this. Yes,...

so sorry you're having to go through this. Yes, there's a lot of horrid stuff that many of the mommas here have had to go through but them leaving just meant the beginning of some freedom and...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-07-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By rubelin
ohmygosh, yes! I can't count the number of times...

ohmygosh, yes! I can't count the number of times when I had a "DUH" moment and realized my oldest had been clearly signalling me for weeks and I just hadn't realized what it was. Like when he was...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-04-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By rubelin
EC is not about "catches" or "cueing", it's...

EC is not about "catches" or "cueing", it's simply about a way of relating to your babies needs. If you have lived in a culture that doesn't practice it, it will be a huge learning curve. I didn't...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   10-03-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By rubelin
so glad it's working better for you =) Love...

so glad it's working better for you =)

Love the idea of the themed activities; if it's something you can do without too much effort, I think it's fabulous. I've got one kid who really does best...
Forum: Site Help   10-02-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By rubelin
Also getting the error message when I try to mark...

Also getting the error message when I try to mark forums as read. Haven't tried posting anything else, as there are no new messages showing in my subscribed forums
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-30-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By rubelin
how old is he?? that makes a big difference in...

how old is he?? that makes a big difference in how I have handled things like that.

Definitely, I would take an extended time with him right when he gets home - cuddles & chatting on the bed or...
Forum: Elimination Communication   09-24-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By rubelin
I was trying to come up with a supportive and...

I was trying to come up with a supportive and helpful response to the OP but really all I can come up with is a huge cheer for the EC mommas here :clap

Attitudes like this one about babies and...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-20-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By rubelin
thanx, Cynthia. I wasn't super upset about the...

thanx, Cynthia. I wasn't super upset about the spam but it looked like the wonderful MDC mommas hadn't realized that it was an old thread. While it's always nice to help on old threads that newbies...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   09-18-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,504
Posted By rubelin
just an fyi - this thread is 3 1/2 years old and...

just an fyi - this thread is 3 1/2 years old and was restarted by a spammer. while new posts might be helpful, the OP might never see them :)
Forum: Single Parenting   09-17-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By rubelin
does his dad care about his emotional well-being...

does his dad care about his emotional well-being or does he only care about "getting his kid"?

Maybe you could discuss a revision to the schedule that shortens the weekend and adds a mid-week...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-15-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By rubelin
I would limit visits to happen just after a nap...

I would limit visits to happen just after a nap and a feeding, until she can handle the upheaval better OR they can meet her needs better. Unless you have a court order stating that she has to go to...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-24-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By rubelin
I've never been asked for any custody papers by...

I've never been asked for any custody papers by my kids schools (elementary for oldest, homeschool charter for both, another charter for both and now HS for oldest). Is there a specific reason they...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-22-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 305
Posted By rubelin
If you don't have a court order saying he must...

If you don't have a court order saying he must pick up the kids at your house, and he refuses to pick them up from another public location, then it's his loss. I wouldn't make any plans to do...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-22-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By rubelin
how is he able to let himself into your home?? ...

how is he able to let himself into your home?? the first thing in setting boundaries is to remove ways that they can be ignored. Make it REALLY hard for him to step over/ around them.

As for...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   08-19-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By rubelin
there are lots of webpage builder sites -...

there are lots of webpage builder sites - weebly.com, squarespace.com, or you could use a hosted blog on Wordpress.com (my personal favorite platform) or blogger.com
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-01-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By rubelin
my oldest was in disposables 100% for the first 6...

my oldest was in disposables 100% for the first 6 mo and then we added some nakey time (or using cloth training pants) at home only, while still using disposable trainers (which are identical to...
Forum: Elimination Communication   07-01-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By rubelin
Being a baby (and having a baby) generally means...

Being a baby (and having a baby) generally means not sleeping "through the night" until the baby is ready to do that, whether it's a need to pee, or a need to eat or a need to check-in with mom, or...
Forum: Site Help   06-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 16,659
Posted By rubelin
I'm not the PP but my thread subscriptions says I...

I'm not the PP but my thread subscriptions says I have one unread post but I can't find it anywhere. I would think that the "mark all forums as read" would clear that out, but it's not working.

...
Forum: Site Help   06-27-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 16,659
Posted By rubelin
Wondering if we can add back a way to expand the...

Wondering if we can add back a way to expand the posting box on the "quick reply"??

It was a great feature, especially when you're multi-quoting several posts at once, and don't want to have to...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-18-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By rubelin
working on developmental milestones always trump...

working on developmental milestones always trump pottying so a lot of babes will resist going on the potty or signalling or anything like that when they're working on crawling and walking. It can be...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By rubelin
WOO!! You might look into getting some EC...

WOO!!

You might look into getting some EC undewear or thinner diapers, both for ease of removing them (faster than diapers) and because it cuts your washing to have smaller/thinner pieces of...
Forum: Site Help   06-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 16,659
Posted By rubelin
One feature that I am missing (or perhaps just...

One feature that I am missing (or perhaps just haven't been in the right circumstances to see) is the notice that a new post has been posted while you are looking at the thread. IE - when someone...
Forum: Elimination Communication   06-05-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By rubelin
I would never stop offering or trying to meet...

I would never stop offering or trying to meet babe's needs to stay clean & dry, but I would cut yourself some slack (seriously, that is my mantra to ECing mommas {all mommas, really})

Do nakey...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-02-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By rubelin
might be worth at least a consult with a lawyer....

might be worth at least a consult with a lawyer. When dealing with a STBX who won't leave the home, your hands might be tied until the court orders him to leave or says it's ok for you to move out...
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