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Forum: Single Parenting   09-04-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By sunflowers
Telling your employer that you only have child...

Telling your employer that you only have child care available for a certain # of hours/week is reasonable and the truth.
 
If you think they might permanently change your status to full-time, you...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-01-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,331
Posted By sunflowers
I currently pay @ $580/mo for before and after...

I currently pay @ $580/mo for before and after care for my Kindy kid- 2.5hr kindergarten at public school so about 7 hours of care there every day.  It's $29/day.  Includes breakfast but I provide...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-17-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By sunflowers
I have found that my answers to questions about...

I have found that my answers to questions about a completely absent parent change as the child grows and matures.  My DS's dad has been completely absent from DS's life since DS was 2.5yo.  DS...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-14-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By sunflowers
Honestly?  I would call the district your ex...

Honestly?  I would call the district your ex lives in and ask them what requirements they have for enrollment.  Run the situation past them and see what they say.
Forum: Single Parenting   07-14-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,442
Posted By sunflowers
Never been a problem for me and my son is now an...

Never been a problem for me and my son is now an adult- 19yo.  I have been a solo parent, enrolled him in school, did all of the doctor's visits, cub scouts, sports and travelled internationally...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By sunflowers
My ex has been arrested several times for...

My ex has been arrested several times for non-payment.  He wasn't picked up on the bench warrent for non-payment- it was just the charge they threw at him when stopped for some other offense.
 ...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-01-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By sunflowers
My ex offered about $250 or so les than he would...

My ex offered about $250 or so les than he would have been ordered to pay.  I agreed since it was more than enough and accepting made the custody situation easier.  He didn't fight the custody...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-04-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By sunflowers
I agree with SSM.   Truth is always the best...

I agree with SSM.
 
Truth is always the best course even if you have to temper the hard truth with some softness for a while.  I cannot understand why any counselor would promote outright lying to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-03-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,015
Posted By sunflowers
I agree that K inclusion might be beneficial. ...

I agree that K inclusion might be beneficial.
 
To give a full disclosure, my dd was born at 27w.  We also had alot of early intervention services and a very poor testing ability.  She did 3 years...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-01-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,811
Posted By sunflowers
I don't have time for much between kids and...

I don't have time for much between kids and work.  It makes me sad, really.  I was talking to a friend the other day and he said he sees it all too often with single moms.  I guess I had to agree...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-30-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,015
Posted By sunflowers
Have you discussed the alternative for "least...

Have you discussed the alternative for "least restrictive setting" with his child study team?  I know the district needs to offer this option for the kids with IEPs and often it is a community...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-28-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,225
Posted By sunflowers
Just letting you all know, thsi thread is 4...

Just letting you all know, thsi thread is 4 months old with no new posts from the OP since then.
 
If the OP is around, what ever came of this?
Forum: Single Parenting   04-16-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By sunflowers
I also think it would be detrimental if you...

I also think it would be detrimental if you promoted nursing as a reason for limiting visitation.  I would not mention it at all.  Many judges will bristle at the percieved inequity of the situation...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-31-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,000
Posted By sunflowers
I thought only one spouse could claim HOH-...

I thought only one spouse could claim HOH- whether living together or seperately.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-03-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By sunflowers
Jumping the gun, here? Maybe she found them...

Jumping the gun, here?

Maybe she found them on the ground or on the bus. Maybe one of her friends gave them to her. Maybe it's not her mom that is the "secret smoker" but her grandparents or...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-30-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By sunflowers
Wow, Smithie. You do realize taht your advice...

Wow, Smithie. You do realize taht your advice could cause her husband serious damages depending on the state in whih they reside.

I hope the op's H really does consult a lawyer before pulling a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-07-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,433
Posted By sunflowers
Quote: Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15032965)
I was going to respond to the above...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-04-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,433
Posted By sunflowers
I think most mamas here can truly understand how...

I think most mamas here can truly understand how much help just an hour a day of "no kid responsibility" time can mean.

Without having that for 6 days a week- those 24 hours sans child aren't the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-26-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,231
Posted By sunflowers
I used to hate the idea that my ex was...

I used to hate the idea that my ex was encouraging a "mom" title upon his wife (the SM). I expressed my opinion and it encouraged him further....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-21-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,636
Posted By sunflowers
I find that after school/evening visits are very...

I find that after school/evening visits are very difficult during the week. Getting home, making dinner, doing homework, book, bath, bed takes up almost the entire time with children that age. It is...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-13-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By sunflowers
I also hope he gets tired of the trouble...

I also hope he gets tired of the trouble (getting the kids) and drops out. But until that happens, at least the littler ones will be there with the protection of their older sibs, YK? There is...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-13-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By sunflowers
I have a friend who is dealing with this now....

I have a friend who is dealing with this now. She and her husband are seperated. While they were married, he was the SAHP while she worked.

Now they share the child 50/50 but still haven't gone...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-13-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By sunflowers
I don't want to sound harsh. I really feel for...

I don't want to sound harsh. I really feel for you in your situation http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

But some truths will need to be faced. One is that you are not...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-10-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
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Views: 982
Posted By sunflowers
Quote: Originally Posted by lvngmm...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lvngmm http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14911727)
I start the thread by asking WWYD, but maybe...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-07-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By sunflowers
Quote: Originally Posted by Flor...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flor http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14898828)
So would he have no weekends in January or April...
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