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Forum: Gentle Discipline   Yesterday, 07:57 PM
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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: 56
Views: 1,038
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
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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: 13
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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: 212
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: 212
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: 212
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: 56
Views: 1,038
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: 2
Views: 41
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: 6
Views: 112
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: 212
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: 67
Views: 781
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: 67
Views: 781
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: 67
Views: 781
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: 56
Views: 1,038
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: 56
Views: 1,038
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)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 151
Posted By alpenglow
Ynab sounds great...I like the aspect of it being...

Ynab sounds great...I like the aspect of it being on iCloud and being able to use it on phone and desktop/laptop. I use "Cash Trails" (app), but haven't figured out how to get it into a user...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-06-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,038
Posted By alpenglow
I know someone who's husband cheated on her and...

I know someone who's husband cheated on her and left, and he was motivated to mediate an agreement and to do it quickly so he didn't have infidelity as a black mark on the divorce papers. Same...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-06-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,038
Posted By alpenglow
Definitely phone police if he gets scary. ...

Definitely phone police if he gets scary.
Thinking of you.
It's probable that he encroached healthy boundaries the entire marriage - why it can feel so foreign to put yourself first and get out...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,038
Posted By alpenglow
I just wanted to add I hope I am not scaring you....

I just wanted to add I hope I am not scaring you. Only 3% or so (depending on the area) of divorces end up in trials. But it's still so important to have a good lawyer who can help mediate and who...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,038
Posted By alpenglow
Thank you, Linda. I was nodding my head...

Thank you, Linda.

I was nodding my head emphatically reading her post. So bang on. Tell your lawyer everything and that you are afraid of getting hurt physically and screwed over financially. ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-05-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,038
Posted By alpenglow
Big hugs. It's scary to see them like that. ...

Big hugs. It's scary to see them like that.
Be sure to get a lien put on the home (certificate of pending litigation). It sounds like you will also need a sole occupancy order because of his...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-04-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,038
Posted By alpenglow
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-04-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,038
Posted By alpenglow
I am guessing he and his thing on the side have...

I am guessing he and his thing on the side have not yet researched alimony and child support either. So you want to swiftly and quietly get him out of the home before reality hits and he starts...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-04-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,038
Posted By alpenglow
I would be changing the locks as well...upon...

I would be changing the locks as well...upon advice from a lawyer to ensure that it won't hurt you legally. You may need a sole occupancy order if he doesn't agree to move out on his own.

If not...
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