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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   Yesterday, 09:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,443
Posted By alpenglow
Brutal! It is completely appropriate to call 911...

Brutal! It is completely appropriate to call 911 when receiving a written suicide threat.

As he was apparently better already when the police followed up with him, he really is trying to pull...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-30-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,443
Posted By alpenglow
Good safety plan. Entitled men feel entitled to...

Good safety plan. Entitled men feel entitled to do anything when angry ...so please make sure you take photos of everything in the house that you can't reasonably get out...and get anything of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-30-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,443
Posted By alpenglow
Just read that again - he TEXTED those...

Just read that again - he TEXTED those threats????
Take a screen shot photo of them, and email to your lawyer asap. They may be admissible for evidence to support a sole occupancy order. Talk to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-30-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,443
Posted By alpenglow
Oh mama, I can so empathize with what you are...

Oh mama, I can so empathize with what you are going through. It's awful. Because he is a police officer then he will know how to use intimidation tactics, but if he cares about his new life and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-27-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 95
Posted By alpenglow
I might be a bit late chiming in, but I have...

I might be a bit late chiming in, but I have dealt with a bit of diaper rash. Firstly, probably one of the zinc oxide based ointments may be needed to treat (a really solid barrier cream is a must,...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-27-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 843
Posted By alpenglow
I remember my kids having phases like this, but...

I remember my kids having phases like this, but it passed. It was around this age too and a bit older - would cling to me as soon as anyone else showed up at the park or wherever we were.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-27-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 843
Posted By alpenglow
Totally normal for an 18 month old to prefer...

Totally normal for an 18 month old to prefer adult company. My typically developing toddlers never showed a lot of interest in playing with other kids until 3 or so. Adults have the added bonus of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-26-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,443
Posted By alpenglow
Good advice above. Will be thinking of you.

Good advice above.
Will be thinking of you.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-26-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,443
Posted By alpenglow
She sounds very smart! And her prediction...

She sounds very smart!
And her prediction about him begging to come back could happen (someone close to me had her h leave, right around Christmas too, for another woman. Within a year that had...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-24-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 40
Posted By alpenglow
It's worth a read, imo...if anything for the...

It's worth a read, imo...if anything for the backgrounder about the 1-2-3 system. Maybe one doesn't need to actually do a 'time out' when they get to 3 (although I'm sure the book authors would...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-23-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,443
Posted By alpenglow
Very smart. I would continue with this until he...

Very smart. I would continue with this until he has signed on the dotted line and you have something legally enforceable. And be careful about with whom you share things IRL.

It can be hard...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-23-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,443
Posted By alpenglow
Thanks for the update. Hugs... you will weather...

Thanks for the update. Hugs... you will weather this storm and find strength you never knew you had. Sucks to be in it though.

You might be able to find something online for your state that...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-22-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 135
Posted By alpenglow
Great idea to have a class if enough population...

Great idea to have a class if enough population to support it!
If it's any help, I attended prenatal with my then husband...and seeing all those supposedly happy couples supporting one another...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   01-17-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 217
Posted By alpenglow
I had continuous monitoring, via a belt - needed...

I had continuous monitoring, via a belt - needed to gauge how strong contractions were to know how much dosage of the IV med to give. I sat on a birth ball and bounced and it mostly stayed in place....
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   01-17-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 217
Posted By alpenglow
I'm glad it helped to hear that. I remember...

I'm glad it helped to hear that. I remember feeling some anxiety before that birth, similar to what you expressed. I fantasized about natural childbirth all pregnancy, researched a tonne....and...
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   01-17-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 217
Posted By alpenglow
I crashed the DDC too (*sheepish*). I had zero...

I crashed the DDC too (*sheepish*). I had zero pain medications during my induced labour. Birth stool/ball to labour upright, leaning on doula in between contractions....and lots of low groans and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-17-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,443
Posted By alpenglow
I can see why OP and a lawyer might want to get...

I can see why OP and a lawyer might want to get things settled in a no fault divorce (and if there is a way to make a quick clean getaway without inflaming him then do it!). High conflict divorce is...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-17-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By alpenglow
Yeah, just make sure the rod is attached to the...

Yeah, just make sure the rod is attached to the wall securely, ideally with a deeper screw than the ones the rods usually come with, and fastened into a solid wood stud. Even if you train them not...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-17-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By alpenglow
Yes, rough age. Is dad in the picture and could...

Yes, rough age. Is dad in the picture and could that be part of it? (e.g. is he hostile towards you and could dd be picking up on that)?
Forum: January 2015 Due Date Club   01-17-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 217
Posted By alpenglow
Had pitocen induction with my first. Wasn't...

Had pitocen induction with my first. Wasn't nearly as painful as my second birth that was started more naturally.
It was fine, all things considered. I was where you are at as far as readiness...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-17-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 843
Posted By alpenglow
So then it doesn't matter what anyone else says...

So then it doesn't matter what anyone else says -they will still undermine? Sounds like part of the problem is your parents, and I wouldn't waste time explaining much if they are already committed...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-16-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 843
Posted By alpenglow
Wanted to add that my nephew (and lots of...

Wanted to add that my nephew (and lots of children with atypical development) is very sensitive to sounds - I think loud noises are physically painful for him. I would want to explore that reaction...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-16-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 843
Posted By alpenglow
Just noticed your thread, and I recognize you...

Just noticed your thread, and I recognize you from other forums.
What a difficult stage this must be. Typically developing toddlers can be challenging to begin with, and add in the lack of sleep...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-08-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,443
Posted By alpenglow
Ugh. He is using threats to extort money out of...

Ugh. He is using threats to extort money out of you. Jerk. Would be good to have that kind of thing in writing or recorded. It's perfectly legitimate to treat custody and property as separate...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-08-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,443
Posted By alpenglow
Yeah, the law is the law about marital assets. ...

Yeah, the law is the law about marital assets. They don't have to get settled right away, just frozen or tied up so he can't dispose of them. Your priority can be to get child and spousal (alimony)...
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