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