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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-23-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By nikag
Quote: Originally Posted by mtiger...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtiger http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12015110)
Nope, he lives out of state, for starters.
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-22-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By nikag
Proto is correct... Would dad be willing to...

Proto is correct...

Would dad be willing to take his son to get a state issued ID card? That and a Social Security card should be enough.

I'm trying to figure out why he would keep the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-12-2008, 05:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,985
Posted By nikag
Quote: Originally Posted by KBecks...

Quote:
Originally Posted by KBecks http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11893832)
What seems to be the most difficult situation...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-02-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By nikag
This is not the place to complain about your ex.

This is not the place to complain about your ex.
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-29-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,411
Posted By nikag
Another biased mommy here =) My little...

Another biased mommy here =)

My little monkey:

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2765/p1080325bg5.jpg

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2840/p1080304xu0.jpg
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-29-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,985
Posted By nikag
I've never had the urge to detach from DSD. But...

I've never had the urge to detach from DSD. But then, I don't attempt to take on any parental responsibilities for her. I think this is because her dad is very good at taking on those...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-22-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,354
Posted By nikag
The short answer? No. The long answer?...

The short answer?

No.

The long answer? Unfortunately also no.

DH and his ex have it written specifically in their parenting plan that the receiving parent is to responsible for providing...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-16-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,468
Posted By nikag
I think there needs to be a separation between...

I think there needs to be a separation between Blended Family and Step Parenting as far as the forums are concerned - where a blended family area includes all forms of blended family situations and...
Forum: April 2008   06-10-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By nikag
Orion is just babbling away these days trying...

Orion is just babbling away these days trying out new sounds...it's the most wonderful sound in the world...and he's grinning a lot....and flirting.

This is too much fun to be legal!
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Forum: Gentle Discipline   06-10-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,547
Posted By nikag
Reading the original post, I didn't make the...

Reading the original post, I didn't make the assumption that the cashier was attempting to discipline the child, usurp mom's rights to her parenting choices, or take authority where she had no right...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-05-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,200
Posted By nikag
My husband has occasionally had to take along a...

My husband has occasionally had to take along a good friend to exchanges with his ex - as witness to and/or protection against (she is less likely to be abusive if he's not alone) verbal abuse....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-02-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By nikag
Sometimes I read things like this and wish...

Sometimes I read things like this and wish assigned clothing was the worst of our blended family issues. Instead, over the years we've been consumed with malicious litigation, accusations of child...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-28-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,133
Posted By nikag
Quote: Originally Posted by mama41...

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Originally Posted by mama41 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11327471)
OK, I see a new acronym is in order. It's...
Forum: April 2008   05-24-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,872
Posted By nikag
Baby Orion at 1.5 months...

Baby Orion at 1.5 months http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/1834/p1080161ks8.jpg
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-24-2008, 05:22 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,133
Posted By nikag
Quote: Originally Posted by mama41...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mama41 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11303686)
All speculation on anyone else's life is...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-24-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,133
Posted By nikag
Quote: Originally Posted by mama41...

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Originally Posted by mama41 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11303088)
Even so, there's enough whitewash that the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-23-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,133
Posted By nikag
Quote: Originally Posted by mama41...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mama41 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11300654)
I'd thought before that if a new gf ever...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-23-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,133
Posted By nikag
Quote: Originally Posted by mtiger...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtiger http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11296317)
It's a disservice to the kids to pretend...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-22-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,372
Posted By nikag
Quote: Originally Posted by mama41...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mama41 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11291416)
If the mom, assuming mom's CP, can't or won't...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-22-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,133
Posted By nikag
For the record, my husband has absolutely no...

For the record, my husband has absolutely no interest in pillow talk with his ex. I would imagine most men feel the same way.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-21-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,133
Posted By nikag
Quote: Originally Posted by mama41...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mama41 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11280988)
Yes, of course they're real. But they aren't...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-20-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By nikag
Quote: Originally Posted by Goddess3_2005...

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Originally Posted by Goddess3_2005 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11270368)
I would try something more natural...
Forum: Life With a Baby   05-20-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By nikag
My little one was a fuss monster too and would...

My little one was a fuss monster too and would cry whenever he was awake, only nap for about 15 minutes at a time, exibit symptoms of colic, etc. He's very gassy. He burps easily and often, but he...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-20-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,133
Posted By nikag
Quote: Originally Posted by mama41...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mama41 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11269815)
nika, you'll note that in the setup I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-20-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,133
Posted By nikag
Just a couple of points... 1. When my DSD...

Just a couple of points...

1. When my DSD shoved a rather large pebble up her nose at age 2, and it got stuck there, the ex called DH and he went over to her house at 10 o'clock at night with a...
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