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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-26-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By Mummoth
Yeah, it really bothers me too sometimes.

Yeah, it really bothers me too sometimes.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-25-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By Mummoth
In that case, I'd bring a third party as a...

In that case, I'd bring a third party as a witness to the pick ups and hope having a set of unfamiliar eyes there gives her pause. Do you have any friends or family that live in her town?

What...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-22-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By Mummoth
I don't think it's a great idea to move there......

I don't think it's a great idea to move there... what's to stop her from moving again?

There are lots of relatively cheap things that will leave an impression on kids... my daughter was baking...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-10-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By Mummoth
My kids are 10 and 13 and their dad is not open...

My kids are 10 and 13 and their dad is not open to imput from me, so talking to him myself doesn't usually help. I help the kids come up with an idea to help fix their issue, and encourage them to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-10-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By Mummoth
Did he mean "You have to take your antibiotics or...

Did he mean "You have to take your antibiotics or you'll get sick again and not be able to go to the party"? Or was it like a punishment? I think if he meant it like the former, that's good. She...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-06-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By Mummoth
I really like the way you handled this situation....

I really like the way you handled this situation. It sounds like DSS backed off when you started asking questions, because he knew he wasn't truthful when he told you his dad had okayed the party.
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-03-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 397
Posted By Mummoth
It's not the mother's fault that your step...

It's not the mother's fault that your step daughter has events to go to, she doesn't get to dictate when her daughters friends have birthday parties. When it's your husbands' time with her, it's his...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-27-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 204
Posted By Mummoth
It's good that you and your husband were able to...

It's good that you and your husband were able to find the middle ground. The way you laid things out sounds fair to me. I'd just wait and see how things go, maybe once she's had some time for the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-26-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 204
Posted By Mummoth
No curfew and no rules is not the same as getting...

No curfew and no rules is not the same as getting to act like an entitled brat. My husband is 41 years old, and he calls me if he's going to be late, so I won't worry. It's not a rule that he has to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-22-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 142
Posted By Mummoth
For an activity that's an interest of one of the...

For an activity that's an interest of one of the kids, I'd be willing to go walking distance or 1 bus, no transfers (which would mean less than 1/2 hour) I don't drive.

For a visit with my ex, he...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-31-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 60
Posted By Mummoth
I was single for a few years with no help... my...

I was single for a few years with no help... my ex was completely out of the picture, and my mom was mourning the loss of her sister so while she would visit, she wasn't really up to taking the kids...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-30-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
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Views: 111
Posted By Mummoth
Oh, I'm sure my husband could relate to all of...

Oh, I'm sure my husband could relate to all of this. He is my two older kids' step dad... my mom has said that he's the only 'true father' the kids have known. Their birth dada was completely absent...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-18-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Mummoth
Is it possible that the ex wife was warned to...

Is it possible that the ex wife was warned to stop making false claims, so she's having friends do it for her?

I'd stop talking to people about your plans to nurse and co-sleep, unless you know...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By Mummoth
That is a very, very good point.

That is a very, very good point.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-17-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 64,680
Posted By Mummoth
One thing you could do is go to the Minecraft...

One thing you could do is go to the Minecraft website and change the password on his account. Unfortunately once he's logged in with a new password, he can keep going back. You'd have to change the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-15-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By Mummoth
Yeah I think in the long run, it's better to let...

Yeah I think in the long run, it's better to let them hurt but know the truth of the situation... if I cover for him then they have two liars for parents. This way they have one parent they can trust.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-14-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By Mummoth
What does your fiance think? Is he okay with the...

What does your fiance think? Is he okay with the kids being treated differently? Can he see the friction this is causing? He should be sitting down with his family and saying, "Look we are a family...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-11-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 445
Posted By Mummoth
Yes it was. The make up sealed the deal, I think...

Yes it was. The make up sealed the deal, I think if she hadn't gotten it,she would have taken that as proof.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 445
Posted By Mummoth
Santa got my daughter play make-up when she was...

Santa got my daughter play make-up when she was 7, I figured it was the last year she was going to believe. She rubbed my nose in it good, and I played it like I was P.O.ed, she loved that.

OP, my...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-08-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By Mummoth
Yup, just like springshowers said. I'd probably...

Yup, just like springshowers said. I'd probably have an email ready to fire off as soon as the kids are with you. That way she'll have the maximum time possible to get used to the idea before the...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-07-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Mummoth
Consistency and patience, and she will figure it...

Consistency and patience, and she will figure it out. One thing to watch out for is to make sure no one is undermining him. The last thing he needs is someone second guessing him when he enforces a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-07-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 95
Posted By Mummoth
Could the girls open an roughly even amount of...

Could the girls open an roughly even amount of stuff while you're together? Then give your daughter the rest while his daughter is visiting other family members? Are any of the gifts you got your...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-04-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By Mummoth
Yeah, I've had to do that, he sets up situations...

Yeah, I've had to do that, he sets up situations to try and make me look bad. The only way I can keep the peace with the kids sometimes is by telling them what is going on. "When you see your dad...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-04-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By Mummoth
rubelin, yeah if he wanted to be more involved...

rubelin, yeah if he wanted to be more involved that door has always been open. I know there's not much I can do about it, but it'll be frustrating until she sees through him. When he plays it like...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-04-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Mummoth
I think that there might not be a way of dealing...

I think that there might not be a way of dealing with that legally, because it usually works itself out when it's a temporary situation. DCF is so overloaded with work that I'm sure their involvement...
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