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Forum: Single Parenting   03-03-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By rubelin
It was super hard for me to be away from my boys...

It was super hard for me to be away from my boys when my XH moved out (they were 3 & 7) but they did end up getting a more involved dad. He had been pretty involved when he was home (weekends & early...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-28-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By rubelin
you should get some meetings with local family...

you should get some meetings with local family law attorneys and get a sense of what is common in your area. Some districts really push for 50/50, while many look to the status quo. You can file for...
Forum: Site Help   02-26-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 20
Posted By rubelin
it seems to be worst on my own posts, which don't...

it seems to be worst on my own posts, which don't have the "like" text to space it, but they all are pretty cramped. It's hard to find now, since it doesn't seem like many people use sigs anymore but...
Forum: Site Help   02-25-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 20
Posted By rubelin
Question spacing around signatures

Since the switchover, we have lost spacing around the member signatures, which makes posts run right into the sigs. I have tried adding code to put some line breaks, both in my actual signature and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-16-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By rubelin
:Bow

:Bow
Forum: Single Parenting   02-14-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By rubelin
I'm so sorry. I know how hard it can hurt even...

I'm so sorry. I know how hard it can hurt even when we don't want them back.

I found out my ex was getting married by seeing a giant photo of his fiancee' on FaceBook announcing it (she is not my...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-04-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By rubelin
check with your local court to see if they have a...

check with your local court to see if they have a DIY workshop series for filing - there was one at the Downtown LA courthouse a few years ago when we filed. They had law students go through the...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-04-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 241
Posted By rubelin
California uses several factors, including...

California uses several factors, including parenting time, tax status and income. They also include spousal support for at least a few years.

Here's the calculator:...
Forum: Elimination Communication   02-03-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 40
Posted By rubelin
oh, that reminds me of something I did with my...

oh, that reminds me of something I did with my boys around that age. When they'd woken up from a nap and had a bit of nursing, I'd put them on the big potty with a small cup of water. The cup would...
Forum: Site Help   02-03-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,088
Posted By rubelin
I believe everyone on this thread is talking...

I believe everyone on this thread is talking about the Like function as it was working here on MDC (maybe only on the Huddler platform?) where we could all see on each post who had liked it.
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Forum: Elimination Communication   02-02-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 22
Posted By rubelin
I think letting him hang out on the potty if he's...

I think letting him hang out on the potty if he's comfortable is fine. My oldest was that way (he'd watch all of Sesame Street on the potty) and he still takes a long time, while my youngest is more...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-29-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 40
Posted By rubelin
it could just be a typical developmental "potty...

it could just be a typical developmental "potty pause" (is she walking yet?) or perhaps is related to the new baby, but either way, just keep offering and talking to her about it "oh your pants are...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-24-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 143
Posted By rubelin
oh, you meant how far is too far for the PARENT...

oh, you meant how far is too far for the PARENT to go during the week?

While I mostly agree with VocalMinority, I also have experienced it from the kid's point of view recently. My ex also moved...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-21-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 143
Posted By rubelin
My kids drive to their dad's house 20 miles away...

My kids drive to their dad's house 20 miles away one night a week for an overnight (it's over an hour drive since you have to go through Downtown LosAngeles). It's not ideal and their other regular...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-15-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 243
Posted By rubelin
totally normal 5 yr old behavior, and totally...

totally normal 5 yr old behavior, and totally crazy-making ;-) The blended family part of her life just adds a different wrinkle to it.

- check out the Childhood Years forum ...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-13-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 31
Posted By rubelin
:yeah to all that up there :thumb

:yeah to all that up there :thumb
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-10-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 58
Posted By rubelin
I didn't really get the deal with teething since...

I didn't really get the deal with teething since my first was the easiest teether ever (every couple of months we'd have maybe a day of noticing he wasn't "normal" and then there'd be 2 new teeth and...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-10-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 58
Posted By rubelin
It could be he's fighting an illness, or maybe...

It could be he's fighting an illness, or maybe just working on a developmental stage that you can't see. I know many of us have suddenly wondered why we're being peed on and within a few days, babe...
Forum: Elimination Communication   01-06-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 31
Posted By rubelin
try the Facebook Group...

try the Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/DiaperFreeBaby/

I haven't been a mentor for a few years but I do know that they've been working on getting the site redone and set up in the...
Forum: Elimination Communication   12-31-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 39
Posted By rubelin
yup, pretty typical time for "potty pauses" It's...

yup, pretty typical time for "potty pauses" It's a big developmental stage, with lots of new stuff going on (walking, talking, etc) and pottying goes to the bottom of the priority list =)

Try to...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-28-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By rubelin
even if there's a mandatory separation,...

even if there's a mandatory separation, child/spousal support starts at the separation, not at the divorce. Check your state's CA calculator for the amounts. That is the bare minimum that he should...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-21-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By rubelin
he signed legal documents without reading them;...

he signed legal documents without reading them; any discontent with their contents is on him. Ignorance of the law is no defense :thumb
Forum: Site Help   12-08-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,088
Posted By rubelin
i just found a list of "likes" on my CP but it's...

i just found a list of "likes" on my CP but it's meaningless outside of the context of the threads. It's useful information if you're reading through a thread and can see who thought certain posts...
Forum: Site Help   12-05-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,088
Posted By rubelin
that notice used to be on all posts that had been...

that notice used to be on all posts that had been liked - it would read "soandso, yourfriend, otherusername liked this" and if you also had liked it, it would say "You, soandso, yourfriend,...
Forum: Site Help   12-05-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,088
Posted By rubelin
will there no longer be the notice at the bottom...

will there no longer be the notice at the bottom of each post saying who has liked it?? That was a really great feature
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