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Forum: Single Parenting   08-21-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By rparker
The names are escaping me right now, but a few...

The names are escaping me right now, but a few programs that include email tracking have been mentioned on a women editors' FB group I belong to. The one thing I took away from those discussions,...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-21-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By rparker
First off, I dislike guns. That said, I think the...

First off, I dislike guns. That said, I think the really dangerous clientele are getting their guns from other sources. Him selling them out of the home (even legally) makes me more nervous. I...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-21-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,384
Posted By rparker
I just want to say that it gets better once you...

I just want to say that it gets better once you are able to actually separate and not live together. After we separated but were still living together was literally the hardest part. None of my kids...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-21-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By rparker
A tough situation, sorry I don't have any advice...

A tough situation, sorry I don't have any advice on how to deal with the girlfriend. Just wanted to point out that when there's a large disparity in income, the other party paying all or part of...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-09-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By rparker
So we had our hearing today (which went super...

So we had our hearing today (which went super well and looks like I'll be divorced within 60 days, yay). Apparently I *was* correct and what will happen is that the plan administrator will give me a...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-07-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By rparker
Experience w/ QDROs

Does anyone have any anecdotal experience with using a QDRO (qualified domestic relations order) to get cash from retirement assets during a divorce without paying the early withdrawal penalty?...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-06-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By rparker
Update (sorry for the delay!): I went ahead...

Update (sorry for the delay!):

I went ahead and told them Thursday night.

DD1 (7) sobbed and yelled and then was calm within 15 minutes. She kept quizzing me as to why we actually NEEDED to...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-03-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By rparker
His work schedule is somewhat erratic. It results...

His work schedule is somewhat erratic. It results in him only working 26 weeks of the year overall, but that sometimes mean he works one on/one off and other times it means the weirdness we've had...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-03-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 883
Posted By rparker
Telling the kids

My STBX and I disagree about the timing of when to tell the kids, so I guess I'm looking for confirmation that I'm not crazy (or a reality check if he's in the right).

Background: I requested a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-17-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,858
Posted By rparker
I usually lurk on this forum since I don't have a...

I usually lurk on this forum since I don't have a blended family *yet* but hope to get to that point (still working through the end stages of my divorce), but figure I'd chime in since I breastfed...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-09-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By rparker
You may want to check out Jay Gordon's method for...

You may want to check out Jay Gordon's method for night weaning if you haven't already: http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/sleeppattern.html

I tried it with DD1 and gave up when I couldn't handle...
Forum: Breastfeeding   05-09-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By rparker
Done :-)

Done :-)
Forum: Site Help   05-08-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By rparker
Well, I just PMed bananabee, so hopefully she'll...

Well, I just PMed bananabee, so hopefully she'll respond :-) Bumping this in case anyone else has any info?
Forum: Site Help   05-06-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By rparker
Private forum?

I'm wondering what's the criteria to gain access to the private single parenting forum? I posted an intro before, then thought better of having the details on a publicly viewable forum since...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-26-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 895
Posted By rparker
Ditto on the CPS. You might also try discussing...

Ditto on the CPS. You might also try discussing the issues with your niece's pediatrician and/or teacher (who are both mandated reporters).
Forum: Waldorf   04-16-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,032
Posted By rparker
Our Waldorf school has a mixed ages Kindergarden...

Our Waldorf school has a mixed ages Kindergarden for three to six year olds with the option of attending five, three, or two days either full or part-time. To enroll in Kindergarden here a child...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-06-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 873
Posted By rparker
Hmm, could it be non-nursing related? Cramping...

Hmm, could it be non-nursing related? Cramping could be dehydration. So could the nausea and dry eyes. Are you drinking enough to keep up with how much milk you're producing? This is also one of the...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-06-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By rparker
My youngest started sleeping 8 hour stretches at...

My youngest started sleeping 8 hour stretches at two weeks and my supply didn't suffer at all. She continued to nurse another 2.5 years and at four is still at the top of the growth chart. Having had...
Forum: Breastfeeding   04-06-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By rparker
I nursed the same way in front of my older...

I nursed the same way in front of my older daughter's friends at home as I did at restaurants, the library, playgroups, etc. That is I'd make *some* effort to be discreet (keeping the nipple covered...
Forum: Vaccinating on Schedule   04-06-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By rparker
My kids have been vaccinated on schedule (other...

My kids have been vaccinated on schedule (other than opting out of Hep B at birth). At my oldest's 4th birthday well child visit she was given five injections (one for flu since she has an October...
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-25-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By rparker
Hugs. I am so, so sorry. Your feelings are...

Hugs. I am so, so sorry.

Your feelings are most definitely real and valid. How you'll feel about nursing this baby may change once he or she is born, but you won't know until then. Personally, I...
Forum: Lactivism   03-05-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,847
Posted By rparker
Oh, also? I bought a pregnancy test the other day...

Oh, also? I bought a pregnancy test the other day and was given a coupon by Walgreen’s for prenatal vitamins from Similac (I believe, may have been Enfamil, I threw it out)… reminded me a lot of the...
Forum: Lactivism   03-05-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,847
Posted By rparker
Two great responses to the Similac ad

I just came across these today and figured I'd share. Both make great points that I've thought myself, albeit the second is more polemical.
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-04-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,890
Posted By rparker
Physically harming animals and siblings,...

Physically harming animals and siblings, particularly continuously and after being corrected, is not normal behavior for a five-year-old, and it has nothing to do with how clean your house is or how...
Forum: Lactivism   03-02-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By rparker
:thumb I love positive nursing in public...

:thumb

I love positive nursing in public stories!
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