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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,454
Posted By Springshowers
I know someone who asked a small grocery store...

I know someone who asked a small grocery store what they did with their old food. It turns out they paid to garbage it. She gets a car load almost every day of about to expire FREE orange juice,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Springshowers
Coolers stay cool a long time and you could buy...

Coolers stay cool a long time and you could buy more ice. Could you bring things that you could eat cold? Salads with cheese or meat, more sandwiches, sushi? Take a look at your regular menu and see...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Springshowers
Could you bring a crock pot and do a meal that...

Could you bring a crock pot and do a meal that way?
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-18-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Springshowers
I think it's pretty normal. I have heard the same...

I think it's pretty normal. I have heard the same from my kids and my dd says she is going to marry her brother one day because she only really knows him and how could she live with someone she...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-14-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Springshowers
Oh VM I am so sorry this is happening to you. You...

Oh VM I am so sorry this is happening to you. You deserve much better.

What's the benefit to your ex to get sole guardianship of the kids. Why would he be doing that?
Forum: Site Help   06-23-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,271
Posted By Springshowers
No I use the forum subscriptions page. I read...

No I use the forum subscriptions page. I read mostly a few distinct forums.

On the old forum software it was easy to see both subscribed forums and threads together. On this one when I look at...
Forum: Site Help   06-22-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,271
Posted By Springshowers
The main reason I turn off the smart view each...

The main reason I turn off the smart view each time is that my bookmarks and favorite ways to navigate that my browser knows don't work.

So to get back my navigation I cancel the smart view.
...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-20-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Springshowers
You should have had his permission in writing. He...

You should have had his permission in writing. He was probably setting you up. Honestly you needed to get back asap or you risk him being given primary custody. It sounds so stressful. Take care of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-19-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Springshowers
After my daughter had her dental issues fixed she...

After my daughter had her dental issues fixed she was almost a totally different personality. The pain can really cause problems and they don't know to mention it because to them it's normal. I am...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   06-14-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,140
Posted By Springshowers
I use too many prepared chicken nuggets and...

I use too many prepared chicken nuggets and things like that. So one of my goals this summer is to try to make things like that myself. I don't think it's a home cooked meal when you serve store...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-03-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By Springshowers
I think he's so wrong. In pretending you are...

I think he's so wrong. In pretending you are married you are modeling a terribly dysfunctional relationship to them but calling it marriage.

I think you're oldest already knows even if she isn't...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-03-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By Springshowers
I agree it's a very self centered gift, possibly...

I agree it's a very self centered gift, possibly bordering on narcissistic. It's all about her not him. You are seeing things very clearly. Obviously he does too or he would have hung it up or put it...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-01-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By Springshowers
What if he just picks her up from preschool and...

What if he just picks her up from preschool and you pick her up from him after dinner?

It's reasonable to assume her regular day shouldn't be canceled. The break in schedule could get confusing.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-15-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,312
Posted By Springshowers
I think it's great you are here having this...

I think it's great you are here having this discussion. It's great that you care about him so much.

Love your user name too.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-15-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,312
Posted By Springshowers
I just wanted to chime in that both my kids who...

I just wanted to chime in that both my kids who bf'd until almost four had the tenancy to try to access breasts even with people other than me. It's just a habit. It just took time to make them...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-15-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,312
Posted By Springshowers
Personally I think you need to stop analyzing it...

Personally I think you need to stop analyzing it and drop it as an issue. You have no control or right to control this in her house. You should literally never even mention it to her. By bringing it...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Springshowers
You don't need passports to travel around the EU...

You don't need passports to travel around the EU do you?
Forum: Single Parenting   04-27-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By Springshowers
Those were my questions too. Sounds like a very...

Those were my questions too. Sounds like a very difficult situation.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By Springshowers
The situation sounds worthy of a call to CPS.

The situation sounds worthy of a call to CPS.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-23-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 15,827
Posted By Springshowers
I thought of you when I saw this article:...

I thought of you when I saw this article: http://m.newser.com/story/205799/court-turkey-baster-mom-must-let-childs-dad-visit.html
Forum: Single Parenting   04-15-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,881
Posted By Springshowers
I hope that's the ends of it for you. I can...

I hope that's the ends of it for you. I can understand how stressful it was telling him. Take care of yourself today.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-07-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,881
Posted By Springshowers
That he threatened to take the kids to India and...

That he threatened to take the kids to India and never return before would be enough for me to say no. How terrifying.
Forum: Single Parenting   03-28-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Springshowers
KOC82 how much does your ex have the kids? What a...

KOC82 how much does your ex have the kids? What a great increase!
Forum: Single Parenting   03-28-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By Springshowers
You don't share tax returns each year? Most...

You don't share tax returns each year? Most orders here seem to have parents share the final income number on their return each year.

If it's been years it's definitely worth it.

You could ask...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-27-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,881
Posted By Springshowers
Would you consider having him take just the...

Would you consider having him take just the oldest child? A 9 year old could manage the flight much better. And maybe they would add in a stop over half way for a rest? It's such a terribly long way...
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