court, custody, deadbeat dad, single mom

Limbo

Last day of work. I'm using a nice chunk of Annual Leave so I can take 2 weeks off and spend much needed time doing nothing. I'm so lucky to have such amazing people in my life. Today, no less than 5 different co-workers brought gifts for LB and me. I was even presented with… Continue reading Limbo

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court, custody, deadbeat dad, frustrated, single mom

Blondie

During mediation, Rooferman threw a curve ball, insisting that he "never said he moved out" and I "totally misunderstood" what he was trying to say. Apparently he stayed with "a buddy" for one night and he and Blondie are still living together at their old house. This doesn't explain why he didn't want me to… Continue reading Blondie

court, custody, single mom, sleep, snow gods, winter

Mediation or Therapy?

They cancelled school today because of the 3 feet of snow we were handed overnight. As I heard my cell phone go off at 5 am, I knew it was my boss going down the chain of school district command, notifying her employees of the snow day. Then my other boss called at 5:30 am.… Continue reading Mediation or Therapy?

court, miscommunication, single mom

Mediation Monster

Halloween was fun. LB was surrounded by adoring grandparents, aunties and friends as we hiked for miles around the freezing cold neighborhood. As was to be expected, she was hopped up on candy until about 9:30, when she passed out in the car on the way home. Then the demon revealed itself when I tried to get her… Continue reading Mediation Monster