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Forum: Parenting Multiples   02-08-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By CherylE
I may come back and do this - haven't been here...

I may come back and do this - haven't been here forever - but my twin girls turned 8 this past week and I can't believe they are that old already! (I was here during their pregnancy adn afterwards a...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-10-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,121
Posted By CherylE
I don't. My older kids go to bed around the same...

I don't. My older kids go to bed around the same time I do but aren't old enough to babysit. Can't afford sitters anyway plus the 1 girl that babysat occasionally for me, now has a real job. My...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,825
Posted By CherylE
I agree - neutral zones, mostly communicate via...

I agree - neutral zones, mostly communicate via e-mail and mimimal contact. From a practical point of view - file for child support quick if you haven't already.
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,825
Posted By CherylE
I'm also single mom to five kids - just wanted...

I'm also single mom to five kids - just wanted to give you (hugs) - I've got body issues myself after so many kids...hard to avoid. You are so, SO entitled to rant. I'm with the hope bad things...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-03-2008, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By CherylE
You've got a lot going on and it is hard. I lost...

You've got a lot going on and it is hard. I lost everyone in my circle - well my ex was abusive and had done a good job of cutting off my support system in the years that preceded our separation and...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-02-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,153
Posted By CherylE
Cheryl- 32 - single mom to five kids ages 4-8,...

Cheryl- 32 - single mom to five kids ages 4-8, my ex was violent with me and untreated bi-polar (maybe more...that was the tentative diagnosis but he won't go back).We were together 10 years,...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-27-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,019
Posted By CherylE
well - it's not just about my "leaning on...

well - it's not just about my "leaning on people" it's about them knowing my stbx first b/c he grew up here - not me and his public persona (like he "just isn't the abusive kind of person"...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-27-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,234
Posted By CherylE
Oh - I know knowing that others have it worse...

Oh - I know knowing that others have it worse off - like starving babies in africa example - doesn't make what each of us is going through any EASIER. In fact - as of today I feel a little bad for...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-27-2008, 04:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,019
Posted By CherylE
I get that a lot "do you have a good support...

I get that a lot "do you have a good support system" or "well I hope you have a good support system".
I usually say "no, I have no local family whatsoever, sole custody, their dad is not involved...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-27-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,234
Posted By CherylE
Yes - I totally get you - in fact I'll be really...

Yes - I totally get you - in fact I'll be really honest that I'm feeling that TOWARDS you a tiny bit just b/c you only have 2 children and I've got five and no local family, sole custody, very...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-24-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 11,908
Posted By CherylE
I have one of those 7 year olds already...feel...

I have one of those 7 year olds already...feel your pain...mine is academically very gifted but his behaviour is going to do me in.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-22-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 11,908
Posted By CherylE
I have no idea what's going to happen if there...

I have no idea what's going to happen if there is a depression, it's going to be hard times. My ex actually took the kids this weekend and I went shopping, stocked up on groceries and household...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-19-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By CherylE
you can't. I have court ordered child support,...

you can't. I have court ordered child support, sole custody but their dad is mostly out of their lives - it's very rare for him to take them and if he does- it's little notice or he'll say he will...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 11,908
Posted By CherylE
thanks for the welcome and encouragement... ...

thanks for the welcome and encouragement...

I'm struggling with the cheap, bad for you food problem myself. Definately seems cheaper to do the ramen noodles, cheap mac and cheese type meals. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2008, 05:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,687
Posted By CherylE
none right now, my ex assumed the credit card...

none right now, my ex assumed the credit card debt in exchange for my waiving my right to spousal support. I think I got the better end of the deal as he had $29,000 debt on a line of credit that I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2008, 04:57 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 11,908
Posted By CherylE
saying hi on this thread....I'm a single mom now...

saying hi on this thread....I'm a single mom now to my five kids, I was working but my ex-inlaws couldn't handle watching my kids, so now I'm living on child support, child tax benefit and I did...
Forum: Parenting   03-18-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 1,974
Posted By CherylE
I spend about $800 a month on food/household...

I spend about $800 a month on food/household supplies/pet food, I've got 3 in school now and my twins home and they are finally totally out of diapers day and night - I just can't believe that I'm...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-18-2008, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By CherylE
I would plan to take your carseats. Actually at...

I would plan to take your carseats. Actually at that age - I really, really recommend having the carseats for them on the plane and 2nd seats - it makes it SO much easier to be able to buckle them...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   03-18-2008, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By CherylE
Hi - I also have 5 kids and the first year with...

Hi - I also have 5 kids and the first year with twins was so hard! I slept with them on a double futon mattress...it's all such a blur for me now ( my twins are 4 now) and I was so sleep deprived as...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-18-2008, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By CherylE
I'm thinking if you can stay rent free for a...

I'm thinking if you can stay rent free for a while - that's probably the best option so you can be with your dc until you have to start working.
Forum: Single Parenting   03-15-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By CherylE
My ex has cancelled on me/the kids the past...

My ex has cancelled on me/the kids the past three times he was supposed to have the kids and the last time he took them (a month ago), wasn't a time he was supposed to have them - he gave me 2 hours...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-15-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By CherylE
I buy everything, my stbx won't take them to...

I buy everything, my stbx won't take them to parties or activities, even IF he has them and there is something going on - I have to drive over, pick up the kids, take them to whereever and then drop...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-15-2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,184
Posted By CherylE
I'm so impressed about how you handled it! I...

I'm so impressed about how you handled it! I live in subsidized housing and ran into that attitude a couple times and one family just flat out said they would NEVER come to my house. I've given up...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-15-2008, 05:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 742
Posted By CherylE
well - I've made very, very bad choices in...

well - I've made very, very bad choices in relationships so far and I know that I need to work on myself, get some therapy. I also know that I"m too emotionally fragile still after all the years of...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   01-30-2008, 01:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,322
Posted By CherylE
one set - but people ask "how many are twins" or...

one set - but people ask "how many are twins" or if I have triplets regularly as my older three dc are all about the same size right now.
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