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  1. The in-laws....
  2. What would you like to talk about?
  3. How to tell DH's ex we are expecting
  4. Holiday budgeting with a blended family.
  5. Communication between Visits
  6. My husband can't stand my son
  7. Holidays and step parenting...
  8. Children with much older siblings
  9. Step Sibling conflict
  10. Here's an interesting question...
  11. How to help a child cope with a absent parent
  12. Holiday Cards...again!
  13. Support groups for children after death of parent?
  14. Blending out families with 2 very different 5 year olds.
  15. Need help articulating my feelings to my partner around step-parenting
  16. Husband angry he has little in common with my son
  17. It's too early for summer drama!
  18. I think my stepdaughter hates me.
  19. marriage meltdown
  20. Maximum Commute Time to Elementary School
  21. Can a nonbiological child be added to my lease if I have subsidized housing?
  22. My wife doesn't let me parent at all.
  23. The "Messed-Up Families" Club?
  24. Kids "sad contest"creating resentment
  25. Sex questions from 11 yr old
  26. Boyfriend disagrees with how I handled daughter's behavior
  27. DSD gets different standards
  28. In the beginning... how to do this right
  29. Would love your advice: I don't think step parenting is for me
  30. Pressuring the kids to move - would you say something?
  31. Am I expecting too much?
  32. Reluctant Resentment
  33. What the fudge-sicles????
  34. Stb step sibling teasing ds, tips to stop it
  35. step kids sharing vs having own items
  36. Stay or go
  37. Problem with MIL....
  38. 3.5 year old daughter says she doesn't want to be with Daddy
  39. what to do?
  40. Just the usual visit drama...
  41. Our first blended family vacation
  42. Even after 40 years . . . !
  43. We are blending!
  44. Becoming a step-parent - advice/support/honesty needed
  45. Adult stepkids, problems never stop
  46. Hi! Need some advice please
  47. New to Step-Parenting. Need Advice!!!
  48. Are step-parents, parents???
  49. The Queen is Coming-Stepdaughter Question
  50. Gentle Step Parenting?
  51. not sure what to do anymore
  52. at a loss with step kids
  53. book recommendations for blended families?
  54. Anyone a sahm to bio kids and step kids?
  55. New father - need advice please
  56. Summer visitation (x-posted in Single Parenting
  57. My boyfriend's kids' mother wants to keep me away
  58. Hello! New and need some much needed guidance
  59. Blended and Step Family Parenting
  60. Blended Family with Bio/Step Kids Full/Shared Custody - Need Advice
  61. Mother in Law--Am I Wrong?
  62. A useless rant about DSS's mom
  63. blended family/ military restationed
  64. Feeling at the end of my rope.
  65. Daughter Acting Out--Jealousy? Advice for blending families needed/appreciated.
  66. A really good article.
  67. tips on cohabitation
  68. A happy share...
  69. Have you been able to get no coropral punishment in a court order?
  70. Isn't it ironic...
  71. moving in with fiance
  72. Loving a stepchild who is stuck on prior stepparent
  73. Daughter heartbroken over breakup
  74. Meeting his 12year old son
  75. personailty conflict
  76. Step-parenting survey
  77. new here...looking for advice on how to move on...
  78. Visitation and the flu
  79. Help! I'm going crazy!
  80. Sleeping Arrangements for Step Kids
  81. double standards
  82. Sometimes it's just so hard!
  83. Comparisons
  84. DH has several children I have none, but have baby fever..looking for some advice
  85. Remarriage, More Kids & Your Sex Life
  86. DSS's chilling comment re child support news story
  87. Ex eloped, Kid's don't know yet.
  88. In-law question - WWYD?
  89. Issues with stepsons mother.
  90. feeling defeated by nine year old sd...
  91. Problems with Stepmother
  92. Dd's father is going to prison
  93. My boyfriend's daughters are violent
  94. My fiance's children can do no wrong. I'm getting really tired of this. :-(
  95. Vacationing without SS
  96. Not Good Enough for MIL
  97. Staying mom to stepchild after relationship ended?
  98. Your thoughts on this Xmas travel dilemma?
  99. A child's-eye view of blending...
  100. In need of advice please
  101. Ex bouncing in and out of sons life
  102. Vacationing with the EX
  103. New... father-in-law?
  104. Toxic EX - Vent
  105. Separation. What worked/didn't work for you?
  106. Single, childless woman about to dive into step-motherhood for 2 young children unexpectedly...help!
  107. Standing by as your abusive ex continues the cycle with new women.
  108. Holiday Cards
  109. could use some advice
  110. Thinking about moving out of state for support.
  111. Please help. Feeling uncertain. Battling step-daughters, with a new baby.
  112. Halloween
  113. Dealings about the birth mom
  114. Dealing with badmouthing when the child has been asked to keep it a secret
  115. Jealous of the ex.
  116. "mom" vs "your mom"
  117. DS1 (11) hates dad's girlfriend, wants to only live with me
  118. New, overwhelmed stepmom
  119. Blending the family of a deceased spouse
  120. STep-mother who still can't get used to it. Makes me sad to be a step-mom.
  121. BF Not Sure of My Kids
  122. DH is rude and impatient with his step sons/my bio sons.
  123. XH wants kids to have visits with his fiancee' when he's at work
  124. Boyfriend still has ex on insurance..
  125. Letting Go of SD
  126. Will I ever genuinely accept he has had a baby already?
  127. Possiblity our 4yo was molested - what to do?!
  128. 'You knew what you were getting into'
  129. Step Parenting, so weird...
  130. FIL potentially a pedophile? need advice!
  131. Vent: Why do you demand things that you don't really want?!?
  132. mother in law and crazy ex girlfriend
  133. Need advice on giving tough update to Ex
  134. When Your Ex tells your kids false/misleading/inappropriate things...
  135. step children problems
  136. Step cousin issues
  137. Tiny Tirant?
  138. Step Sibling Attraction
  139. after graduation/college
  140. I need advice
  141. Blended family questions....
  142. Bedrooms? Sleeping arrangements for 5 kids?
  143. Research on Women in Stepfamilies
  144. Son comes and goes, baby stays-future advice needed
  145. loving an enabler/fiance's daughter
  146. Different kid...different rules?
  147. supervised visitation......HELP!!!!!!
  148. Seeing a lawyer tonight, worried.
  149. custody pain and fathers' rights - please read
  150. How to deal with a nosey stepchild?
  151. Step sons vs. MY son
  152. Can't trust 9 yr old stepson around our small children
  153. step child adjustment
  154. New baby & 2 Step Kiddos
  155. My new 9-year-old step son is driving me bananas...
  156. DH wants to send DSS to live with his mom :(
  157. Parenting Step-daughters and my son full-time while fiance works away.
  158. First time posting here
  159. Thoughts on changing schools, explaining ex's poor behavior
  160. Fighting, verbal and emotional abuse in front of kids at Ex's- Help
  161. It's not fair!
  162. Introducing a budget to SD
  163. Blending families question
  164. New husband anger issues, parenting style differences etc
  165. Age Differences - What activities do your kids do together?
  166. My husband hates my daughter
  167. maybe its not possible to blend our families...i am completely losing my mind
  168. Back to the room-sharing drama: What arrangements should we make?
  169. He is not defending me to his Ex.
  170. URGENT - CPS
  171. Equal Medical Decisions--who gets to choose PCP???
  172. Intervening in Parental Alienation? Feedback appreciated!
  173. DH and I have a blended family but no common child, I want one, he does not. Is there hope?
  174. BM is ruining my life!!!
  175. Custody Schedule for preteen/teens?
  176. Not sure what my role is here! Advice greatly appreciated in blended family!
  177. Pittsburgh--need lawyer FAST
  178. Husband and son can no longer live together
  179. Sister-in-Law Problem!!!
  180. step parent adoption process
  181. 1 week of alone family time after baby is born...is it unreasonable of me to ask for this?
  182. Travel to Mexico to visit husbands family with the kids......
  183. just sayin hello
  184. I feel invaded and overwhelmed and I don't know what to do!
  185. BF's ex wife is insane!
  186. "Did you learn that from your mom?" :/
  187. Need advice on custody, what's truly in a child's best interest, and throwing a new partner/baby in the mix
  188. Step parenting and discipline...so frustrated
  189. Tuition and divorce?
  190. I could really use some advice
  191. Suggestions? 2+ years since separation, 11yr old DD wants nothing to do with her dad
  192. Stepdaughter troubles!
  193. I'm jealous of my husband's daughter! Help!
  194. Please HELP!!
  195. Accepting H's toddler daughter from an affair
  196. Le Sigh: some thoughts from people that have BTDT
  197. Looking for advice/input...
  198. Blended family, new marriage & baby. What should our last name be?
  199. Two Q's: Introducing your blended family and Label- step/ half/ 'real' etc.
  200. Free Family Therapy Kansas City Area
  201. A little gift from Mother Nature...
  202. Going through a divorce but pregnant by someone else..
  203. Mediation complete. Better than expected! (Can't believe how long this turned out to be. Sorry!)
  204. bio-dad not ok with step-parent cosleeping
  205. been dating 3 mos and can't imagine meshing our lives together....
  206. Help... Legal/Grandparents Rights/Control
  207. help needed please
  208. SD is not going to school regularly
  209. After nearly 10 years, life is getting better...
  210. My heart is breaking...
  211. Claiming kids for taxes-messy situation
  212. Oh Christmas...
  213. include daughter not living with us in Christmas card photo?
  214. Ex Is Meddling and Encouraging Defiance (sorry -- this is long)
  215. stepmother and christmas
  216. I want to raise my own kids differently than my stepson...how does this work?
  217. The up-side of blended families
  218. Introducing myself
  219. Tired of the manipulation and playing sides - help!
  220. Hello... new to kids
  221. Worried about 50/50 custody with controlling ex
  222. How to deal with a compulsive liar
  223. HELP
  224. Miracle of Miracles
  225. Really steamed... But, a surpise!
  226. My Fiance's daughter and her mixed signals!?!?
  227. Custody Questions....
  228. I cant believe what my 5 yo son just told me. I need advice on exes breakup (with kid's step-mother figure) and custody!
  229. Who pays for Kids that fly?
  230. Alternating Holdays versus Split Holidays
  231. FACEBOOK!!!
  232. Ex-in-laws and the Grandparent thing
  233. Dad's at a Distance?
  234. Military Moms with SKs out of state
  235. Preteen Christmas Ideas???
  236. Just need to vent/Rejoice - Anniversary coming up
  237. Report Card Rewards?
  238. Finally!...Or perhaps not?
  239. New to all of this and really need to vent.... hope you dont mind, advice is greatly appreciated!!!
  240. Holiday Drama Already
  241. Handling yet another new gf in Dd's life
  242. Not sure if this is the right place, Absent Father shows up and wants to start parenting again. I'm worried because
  243. Trying to get grip on things with my step pre-teen and step children
  244. Please tell me what you know about emancipation
  245. Hi all, new to group :)
  246. Stepmother demands to be called Grandma
  247. Sigh
  248. Long vent and I need some serious advice- my boyfriend's kids are completely spinning out of control...
  249. Blending concerns
  250. Are you a stepchild AND a stepparent?