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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-12-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By josybear
Hello Thanks for all the supportive and...

Hello
Thanks for all the supportive and helpful replies.  He is still being evaluated (it takes fooorever!) and several potential diagnoses are being discussed, but the schitzophrenia is the one...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-12-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By josybear
you guys are awesome. thanks so much.

you guys are awesome. thanks so much.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-06-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By josybear
my 6 year old is being evaluated for pediatric...

my 6 year old is being evaluated for pediatric schitzophrenia, and from what I have gleaned from google, it appears to be at least part of his diagnostic profile. that or ASD/ ODD, but that feels...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-06-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By josybear
subscribing. because I have no advice but...

subscribing.
because I have no advice but desperately wish I knew how to handle this...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-06-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By josybear
that's some good advice. thanks! I will develop...

that's some good advice. thanks! I will develop something on paper this week. maybe a monthly worksheet so I can keep track of my savings categories or something. excellent.
 
regarding the car -...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-01-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By josybear
Hello   I am a single parent. I’ve always...

Hello
 
I am a single parent. I’ve always lived well below the poverty line.  This September I am starting a real live grown up job that will pay me 4x what I’m used to living on. I need advice so...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-24-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By josybear
i just finished my 4 year bsw in 3 years, and am...

i just finished my 4 year bsw in 3 years, and am starting my master's in the fall. i've worked my ass off every minute of the day for years, but i've been given support from the most unlikely of...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-25-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By josybear
i second this.

i second this.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By josybear
i never liked my last name before i was married...

i never liked my last name before i was married and i didn't like my married name, so this year i legally changed my name to my great grandmother's name, and i love it. it was a hugely empowering,...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-05-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By josybear
if my ex forgets coats, lunch bags, whatever, he...

if my ex forgets coats, lunch bags, whatever, he has to go home and bring them for me. maybe doing that once or twice for that looong drive will help him be more careful.
Forum: Single Parenting   08-02-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 31,525
Posted By josybear
if a hypothetical person were to introduce...

if a hypothetical person were to introduce themself to a forum just to poor-bash that would be pretty lame. good thing everyone around here is too awesome for that type of crap.
Forum: Single Parenting   06-14-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By josybear
do you have documentation of mistreatment of the...

do you have documentation of mistreatment of the kids? with his living situation he's not likely to get 50/50. often courts follow what's already happening as what they set, so making the normal...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-13-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,282
Posted By josybear
i had no idea. so much for my expertise. ;)

i had no idea. so much for my expertise. ;)
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-13-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,282
Posted By josybear
sorry to butt in, but i feel the need to let you...

sorry to butt in, but i feel the need to let you know that her accent isn't canadian, exactly. she's british, but has lived in canada for a long time, so it's not strongly british, but is also not...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-12-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By josybear
breakfast for dinner stramed veggies & rice...

breakfast for dinner
stramed veggies & rice with melted cheese
beans & rice with veg
fried rice
 
Forum: Single Parenting   04-08-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,765
Posted By josybear
there doesn't seem to be a choice that will...

there doesn't seem to be a choice that will leave you feeling good, here. keeping it has some major downsides and a few upsides, losing it has some major downsides and a few upsides. no matter what...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-06-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By josybear
my way was really labour intensive, but super...

my way was really labour intensive, but super cheap.
 
i got several peoples' actual divorces to see what they looked like, then copied & pasted together my own, with alternations wherever needed....
Forum: Single Parenting   03-27-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By josybear
i've done it. you can change your name any...

i've done it.
you can change your name any time for any reason, and i'm pretty sure retaking your maiden name is even easier than getting a legal name change. contact vital statistics, it's a...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-26-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,520
Posted By josybear
also, let's not forget that plenty of women...

also, let's not forget that plenty of women don't know who the fathers of their children are. it's not impossible or even wildly unusual for someone to have two or more possible fathers. the court...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-20-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By josybear
in manitoba you can't have relatives serve...

in manitoba you can't have relatives serve someone, you have to pick a non-related person. it could be different there.
i agree with banababee about keeping it public, etc. and for god's sake, get...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-11-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By josybear
yay for completement and (hopefully) closure!

yay for completement and (hopefully) closure!
Forum: Single Parenting   03-09-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,484
Posted By josybear
i wouldn't stay home, even if i've done the sahm...

i wouldn't stay home, even if i've done the sahm thing and it almost killed me. i think it really depends on the temperment of the person, though. some people have the amazing ability to spend day...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-04-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By josybear
i'm just baffled that he'll spout hate speech...

i'm just baffled that he'll spout hate speech like that on one hand, then turn around and try to limit the reproductive choices women can make ont he other hand. which does he want? either he...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-04-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By josybear
i just read this mike huckabee quote: Most...

i just read this mike huckabee quote:
Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-02-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By josybear
i found a homeschooling family near my home that...

i found a homeschooling family near my home that will take my sick kid(s) provided they're not contagious, or if their family is already sick. this reduces my sick days by about 1/3. still, it sucks.
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