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Forum: Elimination Communication   08-05-2016, 10:07 PM
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Views: 359
Posted By rubelin
Absolutely normal. And there's no such thing as...

Absolutely normal. And there's no such thing as "too many misses" because it's all about keeping her comfortable & in tune w/ her body, so it's all good =)
Forum: Single Parenting   07-26-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By rubelin
I used 3-step divorce at the beginning of the...

I used 3-step divorce at the beginning of the process http://www.3stepdivorce.com, though in the end had a lawyer friend help with the initial filing and then did the rest through a free program that...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-10-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By rubelin
Like you said, he could stay in her life if he...

Like you said, he could stay in her life if he wanted to. You divorcing him didn't change him being her father but, if he's not seeing her now simply because he doesn't live in your house, then he...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-05-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By rubelin
Great outcome! Sorry the kids continue to be...

Great outcome! Sorry the kids continue to be manipulated, but hopefully the new facts and court support will ease that
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-06-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By rubelin
hugs momma! :Hug My oldest just turned 16...

hugs momma! :Hug

My oldest just turned 16 yesterday and is applying for his first job. I can see these last couple of years together just slipping away so fast. The next chapter is so exciting for...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-01-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By rubelin
Big hugs to you. I'm sorry you're having to go...

Big hugs to you. I'm sorry you're having to go through it.

Yes, it gets better. Some things get harder but not having the daily strain & stress of a bad relationship on top of everything makes a...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-20-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By rubelin
can't write much today, but I had a very similar...

can't write much today, but I had a very similar situation with my divorce 9 yrs ago. We were together nearly 10 yrs, best friends, super close, things got very stressful with kids & finances and...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-28-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By rubelin
Try the book "your six year old" by Ames & Ilg....

Try the book "your six year old" by Ames & Ilg. It's part of a series about child development that has been super helpful for me. The 6 yr old one saved my butt, though my marriage ended the same...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-24-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By rubelin
Welcome back! I do remember you, though not all...

Welcome back! I do remember you, though not all the details. I think we joined the single parenting board around the same time.

I'm sorry about your recent break up. Time and therapy have been...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-18-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,537
Posted By rubelin
oh, yes, and thank you for posting it :) I...

oh, yes, and thank you for posting it :)

I am so far from the ECing world now (my kids are soon to be 16 & 12 and I am sewing my very last order of Poquito Pants and trying to sell the company)...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-14-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By rubelin
for the writers amoungst us =)

After hearing so many amazing and horrifying stories from many of you on our journeys as single mommas (and daddys), I thought some of you might be interested in sharing them with a wider audience....
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-11-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,537
Posted By rubelin
oh, yeah, it totally does work; I didn't realized...

oh, yeah, it totally does work; I didn't realized people thought it wouldn't since it's what we used as 1st time ECers.

We started EC when my oldest was 8 wks old and were major 'sposie users -...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-21-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By rubelin
Also, the Right of First Refusal is a regular...

Also, the Right of First Refusal is a regular clause in most custody agreements - it is considered the norm that children should be with one parent if the other is not available, so it's not at all...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-11-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By rubelin
I was just about to ask if he is around 10 - 11...

I was just about to ask if he is around 10 - 11 yrs old =)

He sounds like both my boys at that age, my youngest is 11.5 now & we seem to be getting on the other side of it a bit. The glares,...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-07-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By rubelin
My oldest was 2 mo when I learned about ec and we...

My oldest was 2 mo when I learned about ec and we pretty much started right away, though slowly & part time for a while. He was a grad & potty independant by 2 yrs.

We started from the beginning...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-30-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By rubelin
Honestly I am way more freaked out by the fact...

Honestly I am way more freaked out by the fact that you're intending to spy on them & intentionally sneaking up on them to "catch them" in the act of having sex. That is such an unhealthy way to...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-08-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By rubelin
I was always more distracted when out and about...

I was always more distracted when out and about so made sure to have lots of back-up (so I wouldn't be stressed about running out of clean pants). On the main trip we did when my youngest was about 3...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-16-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By rubelin
many blessings on a wonderful marriage!

many blessings on a wonderful marriage!
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-23-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By rubelin
Most babies aren't potty independent until 2 yrs...

Most babies aren't potty independent until 2 yrs or so (and often with a long potty pause between a year and 2 yrs), so she it totally on track :thumb

We had potties all over once the kids could...
Forum: Elimination Communication   10-21-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By rubelin
I can't think of anything more to add to what...

I can't think of anything more to add to what Oceanspray said - she pretty much nailed it =)

You can try doing a search for "EC potty pause" if you need more ideas or support (there's some great...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-15-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By rubelin
I would've loved to have more friends/family who...

I would've loved to have more friends/family who understood and let me go on and on. One of the hardest parts was feeling shut down and not allowed to really talk about how I felt. I finally started...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By rubelin
glad your move went well and I wish you all the...

glad your move went well and I wish you all the best in finding a great counselor (probably for you both :thumb)

enjoy your new home :)
Forum: Single Parenting   10-10-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By rubelin
all of our transfers (from him and from me) are...

all of our transfers (from him and from me) are electronic.
Forum: Site Help   10-07-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By rubelin
I figured it had something to do with a redesign...

I figured it had something to do with a redesign but none of it would load properly in my browser, and the subscription link probably should not have been directed at it. (plus when I went to the...
Forum: Site Help   10-06-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By rubelin
yes- it's the only way I view my forums, aside...

yes- it's the only way I view my forums, aside from the subscribed threads that I have already posted in. Going through each forum to find new posts is a horrible nuisance.

With all the recent...
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