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