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Forum: Single Parenting   10-24-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By robinchap1
Hi Zeta! I remember you too! Thank you-- it's...

Hi Zeta! I remember you too! Thank you-- it's nice to be remembered! :)   How are things?
Forum: Single Parenting   10-23-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By robinchap1
3 is a HARD age. And yes, I often feel like I...

3 is a HARD age. And yes, I often feel like I need a break. 
 
X does see DS pretty regularly but not a lot of overnights and mostly while I am at work.  Good for me that he gets visitation while...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-23-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By robinchap1
Hi there. I used to frequent the Single...

Hi there.
I used to frequent the Single Parenting forum frequently a few years ago. And have popped on sporadically in the last few years, but not in quite a while now.
I am home, feeling sad and...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-18-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By robinchap1
I just wanted to send a hug and some support. ...

I just wanted to send a hug and some support.  One day at at time.  You just have to get through today. And you're doing it. Do you have good friends/family nearby?
Hugs.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-17-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,952
Posted By robinchap1
This sounds hard, I'm so sorry.  It sounds like...

This sounds hard, I'm so sorry.  It sounds like you have a great plan. I definitely would get a letter from the ped. I did for that exact reason and it helped me. I think the gradual plan is an...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-17-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,011
Posted By robinchap1
I haven't been on in a long time.  But I did a...

I haven't been on in a long time.  But I did a bunch of catching up on the dating thread last month and I just caught up on this month and I think I'd like to join in now.
1st of all, Devaya... I...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-27-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By robinchap1
I just wanted to send you a hug-- this is so...

I just wanted to send you a hug-- this is so hard.  My ex was living with his gf (now wife) for months before he told me.  My son was an infant so I never had to talk to him about it and by the time...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-27-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By robinchap1
Do you feel comfortable/safe having him come to...

Do you feel comfortable/safe having him come to your place?  Either have someone stay with DD from like 9-11pm while you go out to dinner and then have him come back wtih you and warn him that you...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-26-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,430
Posted By robinchap1
Just wanted to say hello for now.  I haven't...

Just wanted to say hello for now.  I haven't logged into this forum for a long time.  I've missed you! And lots of new names.  I spent today little by little reading through the whole dating thread...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-17-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By robinchap1
Hello.  I apologize that I haven't been on in a...

Hello.  I apologize that I haven't been on in a while, and am hoping that I can get some advice here anyway.  Thank you!
 
My son is 4, and it is just him and I at my house.  His father and I were...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-11-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By robinchap1
Good advice here. Refuse to engage. "I'm sorry...

Good advice here. Refuse to engage. "I'm sorry you feel that way" became like a mantra to me. You could respond to something like him bringing up your past marriage with, "I'm sorry you feel that...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-15-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By robinchap1
Agreed on the Hylands and yes, I think they are...

Agreed on the Hylands and yes, I think they are at Walmart. And the nice thing is, you can try them or try tylenol and if one doesn't work, it is safe to give the other. There is no danger in...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-15-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By robinchap1
Big hug. You must be so exhausted and fried....

Big hug. You must be so exhausted and fried. Deep breath. I know you probably don't let your kids cry it out to sleep, and neither do I, but when you are ready to snap it is perfectly ok for them to...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-08-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By robinchap1
Sounds like you are making a good decision. ...

Sounds like you are making a good decision.

Too bad, though! I live in MA and have a 4 year old too!!!! Not near the Cape, though. I live in Central, MA. But will be visiting the Cape next week!
Forum: Single Parenting   07-17-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 528
Posted By robinchap1
I would love some thoughts/advice/opinions on...

I would love some thoughts/advice/opinions on this.

My DS is 4. He has been spending 24 hours (Fri afternoon-Sat afternoon) with his father for over a year now and doing well with it. Would even...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-08-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By robinchap1
I think a combo of the last 2 posts might be the...

I think a combo of the last 2 posts might be the way to go. See if he calls. After all, you may never have checked your junk folder. If he does, go with the public place. Have a copy of the custody...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-06-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,211
Posted By robinchap1
Hugs to you. My ex left when I was 5 months...

Hugs to you.
My ex left when I was 5 months pregnant. It was my first (and only). I was hurt, devastated, scared, and a million other things.
He wanted to go to the doctor's appts and the birth,...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-06-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By robinchap1
It was very gradual for me too. I didn't think...

It was very gradual for me too. I didn't think about it for a good year after separating (though I was pregnant and taking care of an infant by myself!). I agree... the butterflies are more...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-03-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,530
Posted By robinchap1
I've read your posts over the years and know...

I've read your posts over the years and know your story a bit. GRRRR. That made MY blood boil!

If your lawyer does not feel he/she has enough notice to prepare, I'm sure some sort of continuance...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-30-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By robinchap1
I will play! Great idea. Funny... I have...

I will play! Great idea.
Funny... I have reopened this thread several times, thinking it would be good for me to post, but then going and doing something else instead. I think I am almost afraid to...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-22-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,310
Posted By robinchap1
I am in MA and have a good lawyer and also know...

I am in MA and have a good lawyer and also know a good mediator. My ex left while I was pregnant and we have had to negotiate visits from day 1. And I managed to breastfeed for 3+ years. Feel free...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-12-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,879
Posted By robinchap1
Interesting about having that start when the new...

Interesting about having that start when the new baby came. Yes, I actually DO feel like DS is stressed right now. But I am not sure why. He seems on edge a lot.

My first thought is always to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-12-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,879
Posted By robinchap1
Thank you, Bananapancakes. That stuff is really...

Thank you, Bananapancakes. That stuff is really helpful to hear.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-12-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By robinchap1
My DS is almost 4 and also goes to a GREAT...

My DS is almost 4 and also goes to a GREAT preschool/daycare and has loved it for the last 2 years. This year in particular he has very motherly, loving teachers and has done wonderfully there. Yet,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-12-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By robinchap1
My DS wouldn't poop in the potty for a long time...

My DS wouldn't poop in the potty for a long time either. He would just ask for a diaper whenever he had to poop. I would try to get him to sit on the toilet and he would freak out and insist...
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