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Forum: Site Help   03-25-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,315
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: 3
Views: 169
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: 821
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: 270
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: 938
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: 224
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: 338
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: 35
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: 680
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: 680
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: 26
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: 26
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: 113
Posted By rubelin
:Bow

:Bow
Forum: Single Parenting   02-14-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
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: 263
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: 263
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: 43
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: 1,315
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: 36
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...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-29-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 43
Posted By rubelin
it could just be a typical developmental "potty...

it could just be a typical developmental "potty pause" (is she walking yet?) or perhaps is related to the new baby, but either way, just keep offering and talking to her about it "oh your pants are...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-24-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 144
Posted By rubelin
oh, you meant how far is too far for the PARENT...

oh, you meant how far is too far for the PARENT to go during the week?

While I mostly agree with VocalMinority, I also have experienced it from the kid's point of view recently. My ex also moved...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-21-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 144
Posted By rubelin
My kids drive to their dad's house 20 miles away...

My kids drive to their dad's house 20 miles away one night a week for an overnight (it's over an hour drive since you have to go through Downtown LosAngeles). It's not ideal and their other regular...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-15-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 252
Posted By rubelin
totally normal 5 yr old behavior, and totally...

totally normal 5 yr old behavior, and totally crazy-making ;-) The blended family part of her life just adds a different wrinkle to it.

- check out the Childhood Years forum ...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-13-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 33
Posted By rubelin
:yeah to all that up there :thumb

:yeah to all that up there :thumb
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-10-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 62
Posted By rubelin
I didn't really get the deal with teething since...

I didn't really get the deal with teething since my first was the easiest teether ever (every couple of months we'd have maybe a day of noticing he wasn't "normal" and then there'd be 2 new teeth and...
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