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