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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-06-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,250
Posted By vivvysue
but if he used it when they knewall along and...

but if he used it when they knewall along and did nothing, it would more than likely be seen as vindictive. if there is no legal evidence but he said she said, then no worries. but do educate your...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-05-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By vivvysue
in future perhaps suggest to the school that the...

in future perhaps suggest to the school that the credit card numbers that are either yours or your parents, be blacked out on the copy sent to him. that is our policy when dealing with similar...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-05-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,732
Posted By vivvysue
we are also in a messy court battle right now...

we are also in a messy court battle right now where my dh's ex is trying her hardest to have entrance into our home. i said OVER MY DEAD BODY. that is simply not happening. perhaps if we had a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-05-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,250
Posted By vivvysue
i agree with the pp's unless there is a prior...

i agree with the pp's unless there is a prior conviction or some sort of legal evidence of your dh smoking mj, then you have nothing to worry about. i feel so badly for people in the states, here it...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-16-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By vivvysue
spinknottle pretty much laid it out as it is,...

spinknottle pretty much laid it out as it is, there are provincial and fedreal guidelines and your ex will have to produce the past three years tax returns and proof of his income now. if the court...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-05-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By vivvysue
i see you posted this yesterday, what did you...

i see you posted this yesterday, what did you end up doing in regards to prepping the kids, have the come home from their visit, and if so how did they react when they got home?
 
all i cant say...
Forum: Life With a Baby   02-05-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,921
Posted By vivvysue
awww :hug: i dropped each of my five kids at...

awww :hug: i dropped each of my five kids at least once as newborns and for good measure i hit each of their heads while walking fast around a corner of a wall. every single one of them. just not...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-03-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By vivvysue
a good mantra might be   "i can not control...

a good mantra might be
 
"i can not control the waves, but i can learn to surf"
 
works for me in hard spots,
 
vs
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-03-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By vivvysue
i agree with the other, although sd is well old...

i agree with the other, although sd is well old enough to understand and respect other peoples property. if she hs an allownace i would make her pay restitution for damages to others items or...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By vivvysue
just busting in here, i usually am in 'blended...

just busting in here, i usually am in 'blended and stepfamily parenting' but your post struck a note with me.  while i struggled with my son in very similar ways as your sister sounds like she is...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-29-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By vivvysue
i am with the posters who say let her come early...

i am with the posters who say let her come early to where you live, but dont hand over the kids or be home until it is time for thier access with you guys to end. if the roads are really bad of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-29-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By vivvysue
i couldnt have said it better than any of the...

i couldnt have said it better than any of the other posters. be the smom you have always been, stay your rock steady in his life self, re-assure him at every opportunity that presents itself that...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-29-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By vivvysue
aricha has an excellent view on how you ought to...

aricha has an excellent view on how you ought to handle things, and in your saying those thing and sticking to what is agreed upon in your parenting plan, and i dont recal which poster said to keep...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-29-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By vivvysue
hi there metalgypsy, wow i have to say you are...

hi there metalgypsy, wow i have to say you are living in the strangest situation i have seen so far. are your apartments connected, like is it a house with two suites or is it an apartment building...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-21-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,193
Posted By vivvysue
i missed that comment about using him for money...

i missed that comment about using him for money but taking his child care or what have you and i dont think that is neccesary, with a little more information on the table it does make sense why you...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-20-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,518
Posted By vivvysue
oooo eeeek i dont know if someone who doesn't...

oooo eeeek i dont know if someone who doesn't think they are an alcoholic or have a drinking problem or if they are in re-covery and are at the point where you talk to people about your illness and...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-19-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,193
Posted By vivvysue
i would think that having a serious medical...

i would think that having a serious medical issue suchas mrsa would be plenty good reason enough to ensure that any court order require a certain level of care and monitoring. my dear grand neice...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-15-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,735
Posted By vivvysue
  Quote: It is terribly hard to care so much...


Quote: It is terribly hard to care so much about a child and invest so much of yourself into doing the best you can for that child and have no say in the big things in their life.  



 i...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-15-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By vivvysue
i agree with the pp to ease up on the forced 'i...

i agree with the pp to ease up on the forced 'i love you's' and the forced hugs and would focus more on "faking it till you make it".  plan fun family activities for when he is there. let him know...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-15-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,808
Posted By vivvysue
i can see why you would feel resentment and...

i can see why you would feel resentment and anger and hurt by your dh's behaviour. i don't know  how you managed to put up with him going to his dd and discussing your relationship and any turmoil...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-09-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,160
Posted By vivvysue
oops i meant to add that you arent a terrible...

oops i meant to add that you arent a terrible mom or smom for over reacting, these things get frustrating, as long as you guys talked about it and perhaps why you are so frustrated might help her to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-09-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,160
Posted By vivvysue
i use the 'hemp hand protection' from "the body...

i use the 'hemp hand protection' from "the body shop" it has worked wonders to heal my winter dry hands and when i was working in the food industry too. it has healed people with exema and other...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-09-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,193
Posted By vivvysue
ps...   i just wanted to add that if he is...

ps...
 
i just wanted to add that if he is preparing to go to court with you and he could be, he sounds like an involved parent and more than just a once and a while dad.  and if he is documenting...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-09-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,193
Posted By vivvysue
in real life and in real court systems, mostly...

in real life and in real court systems, mostly judges feel that when a child is having their access with one parent that the assumption is the child will be safe and the parent will ensure that the...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-08-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,193
Posted By vivvysue
do you know why the plan changed? perhaps your...

do you know why the plan changed? perhaps your dd, if she prefers your exes wife to him, asked to spend the night with her, and your ex didnt think to call you to clear it first. there could be many...
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