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Forum: Work from Home Parents   04-17-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By rubelin
Yes, definitely open a separate account for biz...

Yes, definitely open a separate account for biz use. I originially just added a secondary checking account to my main account at my bank (credit union) but they now have super basic biz checking that...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-13-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By rubelin
The OP has no mention of her ex retaliating or...

The OP has no mention of her ex retaliating or being scared of him. I got the sense that she was trying to be "nice" and let him off without holding him to account through the courts and she doesn't...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-13-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By rubelin
I see 2 sides to this. One the one hand,...

I see 2 sides to this.

One the one hand, it's really not cool for your BF to make this about you putting your Ex above him (or parenting your kids, as you asked about in your other thread) and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-13-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By rubelin
your GF (wife?) can talk to her son's school...

your GF (wife?) can talk to her son's school about getting free support for him through the school counselor or other services they offer.

I totally understand not being able to afford psych...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-04-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By rubelin
You don't need to go through a doctor to start an...

You don't need to go through a doctor to start an elimination diet (unless you are already ill), and if your babe is willing to only have breastmilk while you work this out - you only need to pay...
Forum: Elimination Communication   04-03-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By rubelin
That absolutely does NOT sound like anything to...

That absolutely does NOT sound like anything to do with EC; of the many hundreds of ECers I've known for the last 14+ years, the only time there was a pooping problem, it was caused by diet or...
Forum: Site Help   03-25-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,423
Posted By rubelin
WOO!! thank you for fixing it :thumb

WOO!! thank you for fixing it :thumb
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-25-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By rubelin
oh, for a moment, I thought you might really be...

oh, for a moment, I thought you might really be getting some loveliness on a holiday =P

I'm sure it will be easier once he's an adult and past his immaturity to see how you were always there for...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-25-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By rubelin
while the OP might have been fake, trolling to...

while the OP might have been fake, trolling to upset the peaceful parents around here, that part of the post is not incorrect. EC is not potty training and it's meant to begin at birth, since all...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-23-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By rubelin
if your ex doesn't want to pay you the extra $80,...

if your ex doesn't want to pay you the extra $80, he needs to do something about it, otherwise, I think the way you're handling it (applying it towards things he has to pay you back for already)...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-18-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By rubelin
I'm not a stepmom but I've got 2 boys of my own...

I'm not a stepmom but I've got 2 boys of my own and have worked with kids a lot, as a swim instructor through my teens and early 20's, and with my kid's friends (and kids of my friends). I'm not...
Forum: Elimination Communication   03-17-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By rubelin
I haven't used a newer style of BB potties but...

I haven't used a newer style of BB potties but used their older models Splash-Proof and Little Potty with my boys. To start with the older one (who was 2 mo old and 25 lbs), I would set the potty on...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-11-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By rubelin
I haven't had step-kids but I did go through...

I haven't had step-kids but I did go through something similar when I had my second child (my oldest turned 4 a few days before #2...
Forum: Work from Home Parents   03-09-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 36
Posted By rubelin
:lurk no idea, but I'm in a similar place. i...

:lurk

no idea, but I'm in a similar place. i mostly keep going with the biz because I have no idea how to value it and sell it to someone who'd be more successful with it
Forum: Single Parenting   03-03-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By rubelin
It was super hard for me to be away from my boys...

It was super hard for me to be away from my boys when my XH moved out (they were 3 & 7) but they did end up getting a more involved dad. He had been pretty involved when he was home (weekends & early...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-28-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By rubelin
you should get some meetings with local family...

you should get some meetings with local family law attorneys and get a sense of what is common in your area. Some districts really push for 50/50, while many look to the status quo. You can file for...
Forum: Site Help   02-26-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 28
Posted By rubelin
it seems to be worst on my own posts, which don't...

it seems to be worst on my own posts, which don't have the "like" text to space it, but they all are pretty cramped. It's hard to find now, since it doesn't seem like many people use sigs anymore but...
Forum: Site Help   02-25-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 28
Posted By rubelin
Question spacing around signatures

Since the switchover, we have lost spacing around the member signatures, which makes posts run right into the sigs. I have tried adding code to put some line breaks, both in my actual signature and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-16-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By rubelin
:Bow

:Bow
Forum: Single Parenting   02-14-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By rubelin
I'm so sorry. I know how hard it can hurt even...

I'm so sorry. I know how hard it can hurt even when we don't want them back.

I found out my ex was getting married by seeing a giant photo of his fiancee' on FaceBook announcing it (she is not my...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-04-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By rubelin
check with your local court to see if they have a...

check with your local court to see if they have a DIY workshop series for filing - there was one at the Downtown LA courthouse a few years ago when we filed. They had law students go through the...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-04-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By rubelin
California uses several factors, including...

California uses several factors, including parenting time, tax status and income. They also include spousal support for at least a few years.

Here's the calculator:...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-03-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 46
Posted By rubelin
oh, that reminds me of something I did with my...

oh, that reminds me of something I did with my boys around that age. When they'd woken up from a nap and had a bit of nursing, I'd put them on the big potty with a small cup of water. The cup would...
Forum: Site Help   02-03-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,423
Posted By rubelin
I believe everyone on this thread is talking...

I believe everyone on this thread is talking about the Like function as it was working here on MDC (maybe only on the Huddler platform?) where we could all see on each post who had liked it.
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Forum: Elimination Communication   02-02-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 42
Posted By rubelin
I think letting him hang out on the potty if he's...

I think letting him hang out on the potty if he's comfortable is fine. My oldest was that way (he'd watch all of Sesame Street on the potty) and he still takes a long time, while my youngest is more...
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