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Forum: Single Parenting   06-30-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By annekevdbroek
Basically I didn't say anything because I felt...

Basically I didn't say anything because I felt it important to get my financial and legal ducks in a row. He is stationed elsewhere for work, so he has no idea that I know. If I had said something...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-19-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By annekevdbroek
I would expect that it will take 3 months or so...

I would expect that it will take 3 months or so to settle into a new routine. I know it was at least that for me when I returned to work (which was at first only part-time). Expect chaos and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   06-17-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By annekevdbroek
She needs a good lawyer who practices in PA....

She needs a good lawyer who practices in PA. Credit cards, borrow the money - whatever she has to do. She cannot enter into this issue w/o legal representation and expect it to turn out well. The...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-15-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By annekevdbroek
Well, at 7 months meeting his new girlfriend is...

Well, at 7 months meeting his new girlfriend is unlikely to have much impact on your daugther one way or another. I agree that it is selfish and foolish of your ex. On the plus side, it is nice that...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-11-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By annekevdbroek
I have just started a 700 - 530 schedule, but I...

I have just started a 700 - 530 schedule, but I leave teh house at 630 (soon to be 6) and dont make it home until 6pm or later. I will be using daycare instead of a nanny at the start of teh school...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-11-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,963
Posted By annekevdbroek
When I fired one nanny I gave her "two weeks...

When I fired one nanny I gave her "two weeks notice" by paying her for 2 weeks and telling her not to come back. I didn't want her in the house or taking care of the kids (she wasn't live-in) after...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-11-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By annekevdbroek
Having used a few home daycares - Can I suggest...

Having used a few home daycares - Can I suggest that you get the basics via email and then go meet w/ the providers. I found that the home environment, happy kids, clean, safe, and a loving provider...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-11-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,590
Posted By annekevdbroek
Well, a nanny is a heck of a lot easier...

Well, a nanny is a heck of a lot easier logistically w/ 4 kids.
 
*However* I would suggest that your cost estimate is highly optomistic. Have you actually priced nannys in your area. I am in the...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-11-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By annekevdbroek
Nordstrom has a personal shopping service that...

Nordstrom has a personal shopping service that is free and pretty good for this sort of thing.
 
I second the recommendation for Ann Taylor. They sell consistantly classic professional work attire...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-11-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By annekevdbroek
Better to consult and lawyer too early than too...

Better to consult and lawyer too early than too late. I would definitely talk to one before you talk to him or do anything else.
 
Best wishes.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By annekevdbroek
I have a pair like these...

I have a pair like these http://www.zappos.com/kork-ease-ava-t-moro-vachetta in red. I paid maybe $40 for them on clearance at DSW. They are very lightweight ( I find Danskos to be very heavy) and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,876
Posted By annekevdbroek
I don't skimp on alcohol -because the cheap...

I don't skimp on alcohol -because the cheap stuff makes me feel extra yuck the next day (and I generally have maybe one drink, 3x a week).
 
I don't skimp on clothes for work - particularly shoes....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,348
Posted By annekevdbroek
I would not. Its something like 3 hours in the...

I would not. Its something like 3 hours in the car for the kids - who don't get to enjoy their Dad's arrival. Its a long car ride for them, missed dinner, disrupted routine - and you will presumably...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-12-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Posted By annekevdbroek
I am meeting with her tomororw. My plan at this...

I am meeting with her tomororw. My plan at this point is to encourage her to take time off starting about 2 months before her due date, so I can reasonably get someone in place before school starts....
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-08-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Posted By annekevdbroek
Thanks - I do have a contract. I am going to...

Thanks - I do have a contract. I am going to talk w/ her. When she first told me she was expecting that I would let her go. I would be happy to keep her if she made other childcare arrangements for...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-08-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Posted By annekevdbroek
Thank you all so much! To answer a few...

Thank you all so much! To answer a few questions:
1. No, she doesn't have a car large enough to transport 4 kids in appropriate seats. I don't think her car is even large enough to transport all...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   04-07-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,485
Posted By annekevdbroek
Well, this is less about me and more about my...

Well, this is less about me and more about my nanny. Currently I work 4 days per week full-time (11 hours including my commute, 4 days per week). My nanny has just told me she is expecting twins in...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-01-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,370
Posted By annekevdbroek
Yeah, that would be a no-go. We have nanny 4...

Yeah, that would be a no-go. We have nanny 4 days per week while I work. I make sure that we are flexible in terms of her personal time (e.g. if she has a doctor's appointment during her work day)...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-29-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By annekevdbroek
I flew from Hawaii to TX - approx 14+ hours with...

I flew from Hawaii to TX - approx 14+ hours with flight changes when I was 8 months pregnant - wiht two cats, 4 suitcases, etc. for a move. I asked for, and got, a bulkhead seat, mnade sure to drink...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-08-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,380
Posted By annekevdbroek
My state requires a year of physical separation...

My state requires a year of physical separation prior to divorce, and the couple cannot live in the same house. Just something to consider.
 
I would not want to live w/ my ex under any...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-08-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,251
Posted By annekevdbroek
That just sounds so stressful. I'm glad you...

That just sounds so stressful. I'm glad you contacted the PO's supervisor. If the PO contacts you again I would refuse to speak to her and inform her supervisor again that she called you.
 
Get a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-08-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 421
Posted By annekevdbroek
Maybe a slow cooker? It can be used for meat and...

Maybe a slow cooker? It can be used for meat and for veggies dishes, and a slow-cooker cookbook. They are so easy to use. I personally like "Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook" I am veggie and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-08-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 2,382
Posted By annekevdbroek
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-08-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 865
Posted By annekevdbroek
I can't think of many food I absolutely won't...

I can't think of many food I absolutely won't eat. I don't particularly care for many of the tropical fruits (guava is particularly offensive) - but I have had them all in forms that I have enjoyed....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-26-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,146
Posted By annekevdbroek
In Hawaii slippers were all flip-flops or slip...

In Hawaii slippers were all flip-flops or slip on type sandal shoes. No one wears shoes inside in Hawaii - slippers or otherwise. But since it is routine to take your shoes off when you enter a...
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