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by finallyhappy
Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: I'm leaving the ABA - sad, but it's time.
Replies: 51
Views: 941

Re: I'm leaving the ABA - sad, but it's time.

I've hardly visited the forum since the time it went down for a few days and Roll Call started being more active. I sincerely wish it wasn't something so sad that has brought me back. My heart goes out to you and your family Elizabby. I've thought of you often over the last 9 months and will continu...
by finallyhappy
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: Solo parents.....
Replies: 12
Views: 2190

Things with the kids are ok.

But today I got a letter form EXDH's lawyer saying he wants custody of the kids. So that kinda sux a lot.
by finallyhappy
Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Family Television- Young Talent Time
Replies: 21
Views: 450

Mum and Dad never let us watch anything like that at all.
by finallyhappy
Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: chives
Replies: 3
Views: 288

They're really yummy in mashed potato :)
by finallyhappy
Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: q re exdh's gf
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Nedsmum, I'm not really sure what I'm asking either. I'm new at all this and really have no idea what I'm doing. I do have cousins who's parents split up but my parents were married 23 years before my mum died. I tend to follow my exdh's lead on things because his parents split up when he was about ...
by finallyhappy
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: General Issues
Topic: How much do your breasts weigh?
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

LOL!! I wouldn't be surprised if mine did weigh 10kg - but then I'm a 24J.
by finallyhappy
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: q re exdh's gf
Replies: 3
Views: 837

q re exdh's gf

My exdh has been with his current gf for about 18mths now. I'm having trouble wording this..... While I don't expect her to take responsibility for my kids, I guess I'm wondering at what point she becomes more than just the kids dad's girlfriend and takes a more active role with the kids. I'm not su...
by finallyhappy
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: Need some sensible advice
Replies: 3
Views: 347

We don't have a formal arrangement. I will be looking into getting one though. Half the stress I'm feeling is from not knowing if/when I'll be getting a break, the other half is from needing a break.
by finallyhappy
Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: Need some sensible advice
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Need some sensible advice

Months ago K invited me to her NYE party. Months ago I told exdh that I wanted to leave on 30/12. Today he tells me he's not picking up the kids till late on 31/12. His reason for not taking them until then is that it's the only time all year that his girlfriends kids spend more than just a weekend ...
by finallyhappy
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Domestic Bliss
Topic: Do you have an ice cream maker?
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

I've had one with the bowl that you have to put in the freezer, I hardly ever used it cause if I felt like icecream I didn't want to wait 24 hours for the bowl to freeze and I never had room in the freezer for it. If I was to get another one I would get one that has a freezer unit built into it (las...
by finallyhappy
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Parking in pram/baby parking bays.....
Replies: 25
Views: 665

Both my kids are school age but I still park in them if i can't get a space close enough that I don't have to shepherd my kids through a busy parking lot into the centre. It's too easy to lose track of a child for a split second and drivers don't look for kids and lets face it, kids are short and ha...
by finallyhappy
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: Need some advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

I think counselling is a good idea. For me, when I was deciding whether staying or leaving was the best thing to do, the deciding factor was the example I wanted to show my children. I was married to an emotionally abusive alcoholic and I didn't want my kids growing up thinking that the way I allowe...
by finallyhappy
Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Those of you with school-aged or nearly school-aged boys
Replies: 18
Views: 503

Nope, I don't let my just-turned-6yo use a public toilet on his own. It will be at least a couple of years before I will I think. I'm pretty sure his dad lets him go on his own anywhere, and DD as well. It pisses me off no end. But then exdh has very little idea of what's safe or unsafe where our ki...
by finallyhappy
Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Telling off someone else's child
Replies: 30
Views: 977

I tend to watch for a few minutes before intervening to see if my child can handle the situation themselves first (my kids are good at saying 'stop, I don't like it' and holding their hand up in a stop sign - it's something they've learned at kinder and school that I've reinforced at home) but if my...
by finallyhappy
Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Parties in the park
Replies: 36
Views: 763

I have several reasons for doing it in the park. 1. I don't see a reason to throw a party for a child every year. We go to the park to play with a group of friends and it feels like a party, I do a cake and say byo bbq lunch and it feels like a party to the kids without the hassle for me. 2. I live ...