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  1. Old Advice for New Stepmoms
  2. What should I expect from meeting my step daughter's bio dad?
  3. getting there
  4. Good Court Outcome!
  5. Mom sent DSS home a month early!
  6. Over eating or just a growth spurt??
  7. Smart Phones at Night -No Sleeping - BEDTIME
  8. Step mom name confusion?
  9. I need help loving a child
  10. Stepmom Blues
  11. Just feeling sad
  12. New To this and need advice.
  13. Moving forward
  14. butting heads
  15. Psycho Bio Mom with NPD
  16. Loyalty conflicts in children
  17. Last Name for "Ours" Baby
  18. She gives me nightmares
  19. Blending finances
  20. Need analysis: Step daughter relationship
  21. Father doesn't want to drive during his placement
  22. Anonymous Step-mom, HELP!
  23. New blending
  24. ex using kids to verbally assault me and disrespect
  25. Advice Please
  26. DS vs SS - constant battle
  27. Ok, I need help with this...
  28. Suggestions? Best Parenting Books for Post Divorce Life
  29. New to community, needing help staying positive! UGH
  30. new baby in a blended family
  31. No Control Over My Own Household
  32. Step vs half vs real?
  33. How do I know if I'm overstepping my stepmom boundaries
  34. Crunchy mom in a Jerry Springer world
  35. Blended families in 3 months Help!!!
  36. Terrible 3s?!
  37. summer visitation and transition back
  38. Self induced parental alienation rant
  39. Who Gets Life Insurance?
  40. Sweethearts Day!
  41. Twitterpated
  42. Here to see me as much as dad?
  43. Don't know what to do!
  44. SS with FAS - anger at birth mom
  45. My mother will not accept my husbands hobbies
  46. Should I let my kids move in with their dad?
  47. feel like a basket case
  48. Lots of questions about step parenting
  49. Nevermind the Glare
  50. Baby brought into a volatile blended family situation!
  51. In the Blender...
  52. Finished with the relationship
  53. Possible step child relations?
  54. ...and we're off
  55. 8 year old's heart broken by her dad and future stepmother
  56. Blended Family Now Unblended - Step siblings missing each other
  57. Give it a chance?
  58. He broke my hand.
  59. Is this abuse you would leave??
  60. Frustrated and unsure...
  61. sometimes turns to always
  62. When you are the "wicked stepmother"
  63. dealing with issues with religion vs non, sorry long..
  64. Blended family problems due to extreme lack of parenting!
  65. Advice for me with my half sister (different moms)
  66. My parents won't accept step kids into family
  67. birthday parties for bio and step kids
  68. New to this, uncomfortable, not sure how to blend 2 families together...
  69. Playing Your Role
  70. Possible abuse happening? Not sure, what would you do?
  71. Pot in DSS's room...advice?
  72. Introductions
  73. Will they ever come around?
  74. Encouragement needed!!!!!
  75. Are you the "less cool" family?
  76. Tied the knot this weekend !
  77. Voluntary Increase in Child Support?
  78. Talk me down, please!
  79. Six year-old possessive of her STEP-dad - thoughts?
  80. The ex factor :(
  81. Stepfamily hell!
  82. :smile:
  83. preparing to embark
  84. This dad could use some advice
  85. 8 months pregnant, need advice. Going crazy!
  86. Not sure what to do
  87. Blending our family just caused a rift with inlaws
  88. 14 yr old Stepchild manipulating!
  89. Troubled Step daughter ruining my life. Desperate for peace.
  90. WTF????? (Protective orders)
  91. when will the novelty wear off?!
  92. Not a real mom/parent
  93. I love you!
  94. What did you need, when your partnership broke down?
  95. Finding it hard to co-parent
  96. Desperate for advice. BF has 50% custody and ruining my life.
  97. Stepparent to replace real parent?
  98. WWYD - XH moving in with GF
  99. maybe i.m idealistic... please, tell me your thoughts
  100. Stepgrandparents question (sort of)
  101. I've bee a stepmother for 5 years and I don't know what to do!
  102. Should I Volunteer...?
  103. Care less?
  104. Feeling Frustrated and Ashamed
  105. Bunny Problems
  106. Should I be upset?
  107. Step family who's not in the picture
  108. Kids not accepting blended family
  109. Stepmother who just doesn't know what to do!
  110. I know Im probably selfish but I just don't want to the blended family thing anymore.
  111. Personal Space
  112. How does this work?
  113. My husband is becoming so controlling & my kids are really starting to dislike him
  114. Financial Vampirism in Parents - Just venting...
  115. What to do with stepchild's room when she goes off to college?
  116. Stepkid hell
  117. My husband can finally adopt!
  118. Hoping for advice.
  119. Help! Child sleeping arrangements
  120. who parents whose kids?
  121. 4 year old problems
  122. BF disapproves of how I parent my own children - HELP
  123. talking about the other family and general 'bragging'
  124. Blended Families and Facebook Etiquette....?
  125. advice needed.
  126. 47 year old entitled step daugter
  127. My son said his grandfather hits him- help!?
  128. Stepdaughter calls Dad her "Boyfriend"
  129. How do you get through a hearing?
  130. My life... With an Ex and his fianc?
  131. I need some advice with my 6 year old stepdaughter
  132. ARGH! Again with the crazy making...
  133. Need perspective please
  134. When blended families break up
  135. Stepdaughter in trouble...
  136. To Get Married or not...HELP!
  137. Is my DH and overprotective stepfather?
  138. Really trying and need some advice...
  139. My husband/stepfather to my daughter has had enough
  140. Father-Son Struggle, HELP!!!
  141. Stepson troubles :(
  142. normal behavior or other issues?
  143. Confront DSS's mom about false cyberstalking accusations?
  144. Children, ex's and long summers...oh my.
  145. Only child...
  146. wedding number 2
  147. Feeling snide on DSS's birthday
  148. extracurriculars in a blended family..
  149. complaining about food i make...
  150. 13 y/o depression and stepfather (xp in teen parenting)
  151. New to site & step parenting
  152. Advice from StepMoms Please
  153. Extended breastfeeding and joint custody
  154. Step Parent Question
  155. 12 year old step daughter
  156. How much effort should I put into teen's vegetarian phase? XP in Parenting Teens
  157. Blended Family Finance Trouble
  158. Uncooperative parent
  159. Bank Of America: Better Money Habits
  160. My ex-wife just married a sex-offender
  161. What is wrong?
  162. Single mom dating, needing advice!
  163. Cave to NCP's undermining?
  164. step grandparents and other step extended family
  165. resources to help children deal with relationships ending
  166. Spring Break loveliness
  167. Weekend Sports
  168. About to be new to this
  169. One Year in the Step Life & Wondering if I Should Run...
  170. How to accept step son
  171. Transitioning from stepmom to mom.
  172. 4 y/o attention advice...help!!
  173. Advice desperately needed =(
  174. 10yr old still being treated like a 4yr old...When does it end?
  175. Kid's mother & scheduling issues
  176. Am I wrong for feeling this way
  177. Beginning to think that me having another child will hurt my son...
  178. Beginning to think that me having another child with hurt my son...
  179. My DH parents his 6 y/o out of guilt and its driving me nuts!!!
  180. I am just having troubles and feeling overwhelmed with the blend
  181. Advice: addressing Stepkids' rude behaviour
  182. How to approach husband about how he disciplines my daughter?
  183. 16 year old & father (my boyfriend) sleep together
  184. Would you take step-kid somewhere you think he shouldn't go, b/c partner OK'd it?
  185. vacation - force to go?
  186. Step parent needing advice.
  187. Help! My SD using nicotine vape.
  188. Don't know how to handle this.....
  189. making the blend work
  190. How far is too far for weeknight activities?
  191. Boyfriend's daughter is starting to lie/manipulate...
  192. How to nip the drama in the bud before it gets worse?
  193. Uneven step parenting situation, feeling walked on.
  194. blending birthday party issues
  195. advice?
  196. Just a "friend"!
  197. When did you stop showering with your kids and explain privacy?
  198. Monster-in-law
  199. troubled 12 yr old SD. please take the time to read
  200. The in-laws....
  201. What would you like to talk about?
  202. How to tell DH's ex we are expecting
  203. Holiday budgeting with a blended family.
  204. Communication between Visits
  205. My husband can't stand my son
  206. Holidays and step parenting...
  207. Children with much older siblings
  208. Step Sibling conflict
  209. Here's an interesting question...
  210. How to help a child cope with a absent parent
  211. Holiday Cards...again!
  212. Support groups for children after death of parent?
  213. Blending out families with 2 very different 5 year olds.
  214. Need help articulating my feelings to my partner around step-parenting
  215. Husband angry he has little in common with my son
  216. It's too early for summer drama!
  217. I think my stepdaughter hates me.
  218. marriage meltdown
  219. Maximum Commute Time to Elementary School
  220. Can a nonbiological child be added to my lease if I have subsidized housing?
  221. My wife doesn't let me parent at all.
  222. The "Messed-Up Families" Club?
  223. Kids "sad contest"creating resentment
  224. Sex questions from 11 yr old
  225. Boyfriend disagrees with how I handled daughter's behavior
  226. DSD gets different standards
  227. In the beginning... how to do this right
  228. Would love your advice: I don't think step parenting is for me
  229. Pressuring the kids to move - would you say something?
  230. Am I expecting too much?
  231. Reluctant Resentment
  232. What the fudge-sicles????
  233. Stb step sibling teasing ds, tips to stop it
  234. step kids sharing vs having own items
  235. Stay or go
  236. Problem with MIL....
  237. 3.5 year old daughter says she doesn't want to be with Daddy
  238. what to do?
  239. Just the usual visit drama...
  240. Our first blended family vacation
  241. Even after 40 years . . . !
  242. We are blending!
  243. Becoming a step-parent - advice/support/honesty needed
  244. Adult stepkids, problems never stop
  245. Hi! Need some advice please
  246. New to Step-Parenting. Need Advice!!!
  247. Are step-parents, parents???
  248. The Queen is Coming-Stepdaughter Question
  249. Gentle Step Parenting?
  250. not sure what to do anymore