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Forum: Germany   06-07-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 753
Posted By NolaRiordan
Will be traveling to Germany with my 9 and 12...

Will be traveling to Germany with my 9 and 12 year old kids and renting a car while there. Am wondering what the laws are about children riding in the front seat of the car? Also, from what I've...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-27-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By NolaRiordan
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Forum: Pets   12-16-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By NolaRiordan
We have 2 kids and  a friendly family dog--...

We have 2 kids and  a friendly family dog-- male, 3 years old, golden retriever / greyhound mix. My son has been asking for a fish tank for his room and I am contemplating that for him for...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-08-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By NolaRiordan
Well no, but we pretty much stopped giving each...

Well no, but we pretty much stopped giving each other gifts several years before the marriage ended. I do facilitate my kids doing something for a gift for their dad. I love the framed list idea! I...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By NolaRiordan
I read it and didn't get much out of it. Seemed...

I read it and didn't get much out of it. Seemed like pretty common sense stuff to me. Have you read Moms House Dads House? I thought that one was much more helpful.
Forum: Single Parenting   11-09-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By NolaRiordan
So sorry. This was one of the toughest parts of...

So sorry. This was one of the toughest parts of the whole process for me. Will your STBX participate in the talk with your DS? Everything I read said it's best if you can do it that way. In my case...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-20-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,985
Posted By NolaRiordan
Well I think the answer to your question is...

Well I think the answer to your question is generally yes. If the kids are over 18 you don't have to worry about custody or child support which are generally a huge part of the process. However...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-06-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,490
Posted By NolaRiordan
We were in the same room for some of it but the...

We were in the same room for some of it but the mediator separated us after a while because X was becoming increasingly hostile. Agree with the PP who said bring a book! I ended up in a conference...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-29-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By NolaRiordan
I'm sorry. This is so painful.   Don't have...

I'm sorry. This is so painful.
 
Don't have a lot of time at the moment so I'm afraid what I'm about to say won't be as diplomatic as it ought to be:
 
I do think your husband has already made...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-26-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By NolaRiordan
If one person hasn't already moved out usually...

If one person hasn't already moved out usually one person files for sole use of the property in order to force the other one out. There is also usually an interim order for expenses and parenting...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-23-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By NolaRiordan
This is so tough. I think this is something...

This is so tough. I think this is something where you have to trust your gut. I think if you really feel in your heart that there's a chance to work things out you should give it another try. I know...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-21-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By NolaRiordan
I am in Michigan, though on the other side of...

I am in Michigan, though on the other side of the state. From my experience and others that I have talked to default is 50-50. If he wants 50% custody and has no documented history of abusing your...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-18-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By NolaRiordan
Hugs to you. This is so hard. I was married for...

Hugs to you. This is so hard. I was married for 16 years, and we were together for 6 years before we got married. The last few years I also felt like I was leading a double life and no one knew what...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-15-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 6,296
Posted By NolaRiordan
OK, thanks for the opinions. The funny thing is...

OK, thanks for the opinions. The funny thing is that I was assigned as her mentor for 2 years. I was honest with her and was pretty clear in giving feedback as to how she could improve, and she just...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-11-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 6,296
Posted By NolaRiordan
Hoping you moms can help me with a professional...

Hoping you moms can help me with a professional issue. Would really appreciate some advice. I'm a tenured faculty member (assoc prof) and I've been asked by a younger colleague to write a letter of...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-08-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,495
Posted By NolaRiordan
If you look through the older posts you'll see...

If you look through the older posts you'll see this question gets asked a lot. It's one of the toughest decisions you'll ever make and no one does it lightly, and no one can tell you what to do....
Forum: Single Parenting   07-18-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By NolaRiordan
I would make it a graduated plan based on the...

I would make it a graduated plan based on the ages of the kids and based on him successfully taking the time he has, and making an effort to stay in contact. I think you can always say that you will...
Forum: Pets   07-14-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,217
Posted By NolaRiordan
A couple weeks ago my dog (3 year old golden...

A couple weeks ago my dog (3 year old golden retriever / greyhound mix) started getting lots of yellow / green goop in one eye, and then it got very red. We took him to the vet and she did not find...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-23-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,129
Posted By NolaRiordan
I'm proud of myself for creating a home for me...

I'm proud of myself for creating a home for me and my kids that's comfortable and warm and welcoming, and where we can have friends over. It's by no means luxurious but it's a place where we can...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-22-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,421
Posted By NolaRiordan
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Forum: Single Parenting   06-22-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,421
Posted By NolaRiordan
And you just happen to have some oil which may...

And you just happen to have some oil which may be helpful for him in rubbing your neck. And when you open the bottle it spills on his pants. You apologize profusely and offer to launder the pants...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,421
Posted By NolaRiordan
And then when he gets there you can say last you...

And then when he gets there you can say last you saw the tools they were in your bedroom and perhaps he could follow you there and you could show him .......
 
 
Forum: Single Parenting   06-21-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,421
Posted By NolaRiordan
Yes, I would definitely call. Maybe suggest a...

Yes, I would definitely call. Maybe suggest a good time when you'd be home and he could come get them (when the kids aren't around) and then offer him a cup of coffee or a drink?
Forum: Single Parenting   06-20-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By NolaRiordan
That is usually negotiable as far as I know....

That is usually negotiable as far as I know. Here in Michigan the person who has them more than 50% of the overnights claims them, but you can alter that if it's mutually agreeable to the 2 parties....
Forum: Single Parenting   06-18-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By NolaRiordan
Well I am fortunate that I can find time to pee...

Well I am fortunate that I can find time to pee and take a shower and things like that. But I never seem to find time to do housework or keep up with the yard and consequently I always feel...
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