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Our Family Christmas 2013. 3 Daughters, 2 spouses, 1 Son w/spouse, 7 grandkids. Blessed!

My mom...11 kids, 37 grandkids, 53 great grandkids, 14 great-greats. Passed away 3/2015. Miss her.


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    You've probably told me before that you were divorced but I completely forgot, thought you'd been happily living with current hubby forever. How old were your kids when you did it?

    You are so right, it's questioning my decisions that has tied me up in knots. Mainly questioning why I chose this lawyer off the internet when I could have called my aunt and uncle for a referral. I know the reasons I did it - I thought husband had agreed to a simple uncontested dissolution and I was looking to do it as inexpensively as possible without getting a big, pricey firm involved; also imagined I'd get more attention and better service from a two-person operation that only handled family law.

    My reasoning made sense, but when it turned into a full contested divorce and this woman turned out to be kind of flakey, I so wished I'd gone with the big firm. And the results may have been the same - it's pretty cut and dry that he's entitled by law to half my 401k and the only way to fight it would probably be in a full trial, which would probably cost more than half my 401k - but maybe I wouldn't have been given all these glib false promises and vague excuses and been put through all this. At any rate, it will be over soon.
    82 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/3/2016 7:43:36 AM
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    I'm glad I can help! My motto in life is "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst". You definitely can't beat yourself up, because you are definitely covering all the bases. I am sending you lots of positivethoughts!
    92 days ago
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    S a "hey, is anyone else attending the craft show? Just curious. This is what I will be offering at my table, any input?" Even something like that is subtle advertising to get your products out there. Are you on Etsy?
    93 days ago
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    You're welcome. Yeah, it was definitely stressful! But, it is what it is. Not sure what all social media platforms you use, but if you can find local craft groups, parenting groups, etc., you can put yourself and your products out there (even if it'
    93 days ago
    You're right, somebody should have taken a picture of that! It seems like my folks only brought out the camera when the whole family was assembled for some big occasion, not like today when everybody takes pictures all the time.
    93 days ago
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