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Forum: Single Parenting   08-18-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By anneca77
I totally agree Sativarain1. The thought of...

I totally agree Sativarain1. The thought of having to possibly drop my daughter off for supervised visitation at some " visitation center" makes me cringe. I swear I did not in any capacity realize...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-17-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By anneca77
I'm sorry, dealing with an ex with PTSD must...

I'm sorry, dealing with an ex with PTSD must have been/must be awful and so sad. Your visitation schedule sounds very reasonable. I am definitely going to keep it in mind although I don't know how...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-17-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By anneca77
That is a good idea OneGirl. My attorney had...

That is a good idea OneGirl. My attorney had suggested a hair test over pee. He knows a lot about herbal medicine and he can definitely use other herbs to mask the thc levels in his pee. He knows...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-17-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By anneca77
Thank you for your response. He works IT so no...

Thank you for your response. He works IT so no matter what I do if he really wants to find out my business he can. Luckily he seems to be a bit lazy on that end. I have dozens of photos of his...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-17-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By anneca77
The idea of going to court and having a stranger...

The idea of going to court and having a stranger (judge) decide what happens to my child and our lives gives me so much anxiety. I often feel like the custody arrangements and all the court drama...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-17-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By anneca77
Wow, that sounds crazy. I know my DH would fail...

Wow, that sounds crazy. I know my DH would fail every drug test but I don't know if they treat marijuana the same as pills and coke. My DH has no intention of quitting even if it means it will...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-17-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By anneca77
I know you are right. That loss of control is...

I know you are right. That loss of control is why I haven't divorced him yet. I do not want my child in the care of someone with an addiction as I have seen firsthand that feeding an addiction comes...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By anneca77
In the year and a half she has been alive he has...

In the year and a half she has been alive he has probably been alone with her maybe 4 or 5 times for an hour or two at a time if that. He has never driven her alone in the car and only once or twice...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By anneca77
Thanks for your advice Mark. And now I'm really...

Thanks for your advice Mark. And now I'm really hoping to hear from some mamas who can share their knowledge and experience with this particular issue.
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By anneca77
Problem is I would need to pay for another visit...

Problem is I would need to pay for another visit to the attorney to ask this question. I emailed her and she wants me to come in. I can't afford another visit just to ask this question. The next...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-16-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By anneca77
Hi Mamas, I am on the fence deciding on...

Hi Mamas,
I am on the fence deciding on whether I want to get a divorce. We have one child, a year and a half old together. I have already consulted with a lawyer who says DH would likely get...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-02-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By anneca77
skycheattraffic, I will try the curtains.  We do...

skycheattraffic, I will try the curtains.  We do already have a white noise machine that we love!
 
newmamalizzy, I'm glad you brought up naps.  Morning nap is usually pretty good, but the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-01-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By anneca77
Hi Mamas,   I am looking for some advice on...

Hi Mamas,
 
I am looking for some advice on ways to improve our bedtime routine.  DD just turned one.  She seems to need a very long time to unwind before settling down to sleep...like several...
Forum: Diapering   04-22-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By anneca77
Oh actually I was using Charlie's in our small...

Oh actually I was using Charlie's in our small private washer we attached to the sink in our bathroom.  I never did the washing in the common laundry room, just the drying!
 
Forum: Single Parenting   04-22-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By anneca77
I want to thank everyone so much for their...

I want to thank everyone so much for their responses and for sharing their personal experiences with me! It has been immensely helpful to read a multitude of perspectives.  I still don't know what...
Forum: Diapering   04-13-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By anneca77
I just wanted to follow up (sorry it's taken so...

I just wanted to follow up (sorry it's taken so long)!  After disinfecting my stash about 4 times (first three times used tea tree, GSE, vinegar, and boiling...last time went for the bleach), I...
Forum: Diapering   04-13-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By anneca77
I just wanted to follow up (sorry it's taken so...

I just wanted to follow up (sorry it's taken so long)!  After disinfecting by stash about 4 times (first three times used tea tree, GSE, vinegar, and boiling...last time went for the bleach), I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-13-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,785
Posted By anneca77
Great idea, thanks!

Great idea, thanks!
Forum: Single Parenting   04-13-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By anneca77
My DD just turned one year old.  DH and I have...

My DD just turned one year old.  DH and I have been having a very rough time (since before DD was born, but the dynamics of raising a child have certainly put an even greater strain on our...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-02-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,785
Posted By anneca77
What a great bread recipe! I do have a cast iron...

What a great bread recipe! I do have a cast iron dutch oven so I will have to look up how to use it for this. Thank you!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-02-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,229
Posted By anneca77
Thanks everyone for the fabulous ideas! I am...

Thanks everyone for the fabulous ideas! I am reconsidering the CSA for this year...might be better to have more control over my budget since its going to take me until July to pay off my debt...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-27-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,229
Posted By anneca77
Oooh awesome tips!  Thank you! Any advice on how...

Oooh awesome tips!  Thank you! Any advice on how to cook a chicken in a slow cooker?
Mamarhu, I was thinking about farms and farmer's markets...we are halfway between the city and the farms.  I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-27-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,229
Posted By anneca77
Thanks Jayray, that's a great idea.  How do you...

Thanks Jayray, that's a great idea.  How do you prep the bird before cooking in the crockpot?  Do you put the veggies in the cp too, or cook them separately?  Also do you worry about hormones &...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-25-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,229
Posted By anneca77
Thank you so much for your advice.  It is really...

Thank you so much for your advice.  It is really helpful to hear everyone's tips and tricks. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-25-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,796
Posted By anneca77
((((First off...hugs to you mama))))   ...

((((First off...hugs to you mama))))
 
You've gotten some really good advice here... I hope you're feeling better just knowing you're not alone.  Fwiw, I remember 2 months as being a challenging...
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