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Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-23-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By hillymum
So funny that you have written this! I was coming...

So funny that you have written this! I was coming to write a similar post!

I switched to Walmart's family plan, and added a second line. I am now paying $45 a month (for both lines total) with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,987
Posted By hillymum
I use 25% of my income for rent, which includes...

I use 25% of my income for rent, which includes all utilities apart from electricity. It also includes extra for three pets and HOA fee. Compared to what else is available this house is a huge...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-04-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By hillymum
My 10 year old has a lot of emotional issues as...

My 10 year old has a lot of emotional issues as well as ADHD. He was attached from the very moment he was born, as in I was the only person who could hold him without him crying, and if I was more...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-02-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By hillymum
This is impressive!!

This is impressive!!
Forum: Single Parenting   09-02-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By hillymum
I'm at the same point as you are! My youngest is...

I'm at the same point as you are! My youngest is 10 now though. He is very very attached though, to the point even if I do not tell him I am going out in the evening, even 2 hours after he goes to...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-29-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By hillymum
The simple answer is that you should be able to...

The simple answer is that you should be able to sit down and agree to some basic boundary's. Knowing what time the kids are expected, they are old enough to let themselves in and do not need him to...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-11-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,605
Posted By hillymum
My two older kids boys have facebook accounts and...

My two older kids boys have facebook accounts and as they do hardly anything at their dads other than play on their laptops I can chat with them whenever they want to. Youngest son (9) will ask to...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-11-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By hillymum
I too have no words of advice, but want to show...

I too have no words of advice, but want to show my support. I can't imagine how you feel all the time. All I can hope for is that one day your ex turns himself around and does his best to make...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-24-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,865
Posted By hillymum
Just because he told his attorney he will do it...

Just because he told his attorney he will do it doesn't mean he actually will. My ex missed about three mediation appointments I think.   Good luck!
Forum: Single Parenting   04-15-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By hillymum
I booted ex out on the evening of 3rd July 2009...

I booted ex out on the evening of 3rd July 2009 and filed for divorce the following week. The divorce was finalized on April 10th 2012 I think. Ex was a real ass, we were in and out of court...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-07-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,554
Posted By hillymum
Oh how I would like to slap the next person who...

Oh how I would like to slap the next person who says they are basically a single parent. No you damn well arent! You don't have to defend your child against your ex partner, scrape buy on nothing,...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-07-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By hillymum
Honestly? I do nothing but parent my kids, don't...

Honestly? I do nothing but parent my kids, don't have a (paying)  job, don't go to school etc, and I am on anti anxiety/stress/depression meds.  I do have clinical depression, and if I go three or...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   02-21-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By hillymum
I moved from the marital home (3800sq ft and...

I moved from the marital home (3800sq ft and finished basement) to a 1600sq ft, 3 bedroom  with partially finished basement home about a year ago. I gave away so many unused toys, clothes, furniture...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-01-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By hillymum
WOw, he sounds like a real winner! Have you been...

WOw, he sounds like a real winner! Have you been advised that sticking to email and recording all conversations is a good idea? Saying his house is too unclean for his daughters to be there is a...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-11-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By hillymum
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by meemee http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1383950/distance-between-houses-for-daily-visitation#post_17379412)

for the...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-10-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By hillymum
Reading this thread brings back memories! Ex had...

Reading this thread brings back memories! Ex had the bright idea that the kids would stay in one house and he and I would alternate staying in the kids home! Craziest idea I had ever heard.


I...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-26-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By hillymum
I don't know about who would be responsible for...

I don't know about who would be responsible for travel, but I don't see how he is going to manage daily visits living that far away. My ex is about 30 minutes away and any mid week visits were a...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-22-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By hillymum
Honestly it doesn't sound like you will be able...

Honestly it doesn't sound like you will be able to get sole legal and physical, so go for the minimum which for me was eow and one evening every other week. Due to holidays etc this makes it a 80/20...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-13-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By hillymum
I would have thought you having a written letter...

I would have thought you having a written letter in each childs records saying you do not want these procedures/vaccination would be enough to prevent it.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-02-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,276
Posted By hillymum
What do his parents have to say about him not...

What do his parents have to say about him not wanting you to talk with them? If they understand and want the communication and connection why on earth would they tell him? Knowing how he would react?
Forum: Single Parenting   05-01-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By hillymum
WOW, you really have been through the mill! I am...

WOW, you really have been through the mill! I am so sorry you have been put through all of this. I really can't imagine.
 
Another vote for new attorney. Mine always tells me unless there is a...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-21-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,276
Posted By hillymum
Really he is sitting there prodding you hoping...

Really he is sitting there prodding you hoping for a response, and he is fully aware that you are mulling this over and over in your mind worrying about it. Other that getting legal issues...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-19-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By hillymum
Work out what your budget is, how much gas would...

Work out what your budget is, how much gas would be, how much child care as well as normal bills, as though you were going to work with that commute, and then without the commute, living closer so...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-13-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By hillymum
I totally agree you shouldn't feel you have to...

I totally agree you shouldn't feel you have to be in his company to do child exchange. Do you have any kind of agreement in place for who does the traveling? Or are you working it all out around...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-31-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By hillymum
I have found the best way to deal with holidays...

I have found the best way to deal with holidays is to make our own traditions and on those holidays I am not with my children to be with friends or have plans. If I have nothing particular to do...
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