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