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Forum: Trying To Conceive   Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 36
Posted By grisandole
Just want to give you some hugs and support, that...

Just want to give you some hugs and support, that is a LOT to deal with, wow! I don't see anything wrong with telling them how you feel, and asking them to not give you the third degree.
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-15-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 27,457
Posted By grisandole
Tenzinsmama, I'm so sorry to hear that :(:(:(

Tenzinsmama, I'm so sorry to hear that :(:(:(
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-13-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 80
Posted By grisandole
Nice to see you! I remember you from the "old"...

Nice to see you! I remember you from the "old" days. When came to MDC, I was pregnant with ds2, who is now 12 :eek:
Forum: Family Planning   12-07-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 13,644
Posted By grisandole
sidrajedi...

sidrajedi (http://www.mothering.com/forum/members/243729-sidrajedi.html), congrats!!!

Brown Lioness, I would totally not family to know, and I think it's reasonable for your DH not to tell them....
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-06-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 27,457
Posted By grisandole
So, I turn 40 in six months, and we are going to...

So, I turn 40 in six months, and we are going to TTC about that time. My youngest is 12, and my dh has finally decided that he wants a baby, which will be our first child together. We are both...
Forum: Family Planning   11-24-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 13,644
Posted By grisandole
So happy to be joining this thread. DH and I have...

So happy to be joining this thread. DH and I have been together for 6 years, married for 2, and he just told me tonight that he wants a baby! I'm over the moon, as this is something I've wanted for...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 223
Posted By grisandole
My take is a bit different. I do not think that...

My take is a bit different. I do not think that you must love your step children unconditionally, or the same way that you love bio children. If this is possible, and happens, great! But as long as...
Forum: Natural Body Care   09-19-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 764
Views: 211,203
Posted By grisandole
Going to try this tonight!

Going to try this tonight!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-31-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By grisandole
The previous posters summed it up perfectly. I...

The previous posters summed it up perfectly. I feel the same way as you and most step moms in regard to having all the responsibility and none of the control, even moreso now that the stepson lives...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-22-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By grisandole
Your feelings are totally normal, both as a step...

Your feelings are totally normal, both as a step parent, and being frustrated in your relationship that your partner doesn't see the problem.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-11-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By grisandole
BTDT with my husband, and I felt the same way. I...

BTDT with my husband, and I felt the same way. I discussed it all with him, to no avail, he had to hear it from a neutral third party for it to sink in that "Disneyland parenting" is not an effective...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-10-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By grisandole
I agree with the majority opinion here, having...

I agree with the majority opinion here, having been on both sides of the situation :thumb
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-17-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By grisandole
I hope someone with experience chimes in soon!

I hope someone with experience chimes in soon!
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-11-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By grisandole
What brand of HPT did you use? Some of the blue...

What brand of HPT did you use? Some of the blue dye ones leave evap lines that look like positive results. Or it could be that the clinic is using a less sensitive test....really, no way to know,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-05-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By grisandole
It sounds good to move when it is the only or...

It sounds good to move when it is the only or main "big event". Starting a new job + moving is more stressful than doing one or the other, so you seem to have a good plan :)
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-03-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By grisandole
Good news that she is cooperating somewhat, and...

Good news that she is cooperating somewhat, and I totally understand you wanting to know "why". Your situation is similar to mine, my dh's ex is the same way.
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By grisandole
I am pretty lax about the kids rooms depending...

I am pretty lax about the kids rooms depending on age; the younger the child the more I expect as I'm teaching them how to clean. Once they are teens, I give them control of their room. I don't...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-23-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By grisandole
It isn't crazy to do something you enjoy! I much...

It isn't crazy to do something you enjoy! I much preferred working retail to my current "good" job. 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-23-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By grisandole
I did see a thread a while back where some users...

I did see a thread a while back where some users were posting about YNAB, hopefully they will chime in soon!
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-16-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By grisandole
So sad on so many levels.

So sad on so many levels.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-09-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By grisandole
It's a tough position to be in. What I've read,...

It's a tough position to be in. What I've read, and been told, and believe, is that you don't have to love or even like you step children. You do, however, need to be respectful and pleasant to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-07-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By grisandole
I am with your husband on this one; I don't...

I am with your husband on this one; I don't think that it is petty or unreasonable to make her clean up after herself. Sure, she helps out with childcare, that's nice, but that doesn't mean that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-28-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By grisandole
It can be hard to find shows that are...

It can be hard to find shows that are appropriate for all ages. I would let my older one watch shows when ds2 was napping or went to bed.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By grisandole
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by OrmEmbar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397075/sleeping-arrangements-for-step-kids#post_17568816)
 I'm...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By grisandole
Is the dss in counseling? I can see why you...

Is the dss in counseling? I can see why you don't want to live in that environment and frankly, I wouldn't either, and would insist on family counseling to help dss and his dad. It sounds like the...
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