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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-20-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By MeloMama08
Thanks, guys. I didnt realize that this type of...

Thanks, guys. I didnt realize that this type of rejection is normal in families with two parents too. I wonder if there is anything else I can or should be doing in the meantime, while he and I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-20-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By MeloMama08
Hi Everyone. Wow I havent posted on this site in...

Hi Everyone. Wow I havent posted on this site in years.:)  Basically I'm wondering how to help my daughter accept the man I love. We have been dating seriously for about a year and a half (since she...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-02-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By MeloMama08
Thanks Rainbow, that's really helpful to hear. ...

Thanks Rainbow, that's really helpful to hear.
When you brooched the topic was he surprised? Angry? As much as things seem normal and fine I do think he has an idea that I am deeply unhappy. And I...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-02-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By MeloMama08
Hey moms, were any of you in the situation...

Hey moms, were any of you in the situation before you and your ex broke up where things were just fine on a day to day basis but on a deeper level, you were totally dissatisfied and unhappy?
That's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-08-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By MeloMama08
DD didnt gain waight from 9-12 months. then she...

DD didnt gain waight from 9-12 months. then she gained three pounds from 12-16. SHes always been petite.... I'm sure your baby is fine!
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-08-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 36,469
Posted By MeloMama08
Quote: Originally Posted by Auraji...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Auraji http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14298144)
I couldnt see your pictures.

My DD is half...
Forum: Multicultural Families   10-08-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By MeloMama08
"Me Gusta Quando" and "Gato y un Perro" are...

"Me Gusta Quando" and "Gato y un Perro" are great because every page is in both spanish AND english!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We also have The Runaway bunny (El Conejito Andarin) and Buenas Noches...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-03-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By MeloMama08
Thanks again for your input, everyone. I'm...

Thanks again for your input, everyone. I'm relieved to see that no one else suggested that I give DP custody and move somewhere else.. I have had this raw, sick feeling in my stomach all day...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-03-2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By MeloMama08
Ugh. I didn't f up my life by HAVING her, I f'd...

Ugh. I didn't f up my life by HAVING her, I f'd it up by getting myself into a situation where I have to now deal with custody etc. Having her has been the most wonderfully transformative and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-02-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By MeloMama08
Hey everyone. Thanks for responding. As for...

Hey everyone. Thanks for responding.

As for the move.... I mean.... yeah. DD is 1.5. I am not going to stay in a place I don't like for the next 16.5 years. The reason I want to get out of this...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-01-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By MeloMama08
Hi Guys, well I haven't been here in a long time...

Hi Guys, well I haven't been here in a long time but things with my DP are just as crummy as ever. I'm pretty sure it's going to end sometime in the not-too-distant future. He has a 7 yo that we get...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-25-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By MeloMama08
I have a 16 month old daughter. Her dad is a...

I have a 16 month old daughter. Her dad is a good man and a good dad, but we are really not meant to be together. I got pregnant less than a year after meeting him, we never got married, and we are...
Forum: Family Safety   07-01-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By MeloMama08
PS just looked at the True Fit at amazon.com,...

PS just looked at the True Fit at amazon.com, WOW that does have a lot of legroom!!

But is it really bulky? I have a small car.
Forum: Family Safety   07-01-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By MeloMama08
Thanks Aurora. I really DON'T think she's...

Thanks Aurora.
I really DON'T think she's comfy. She whines and tries to straighten her legs out and press the back wall... Your kids look comfy with their knees bent but mine doesnt...
So does...
Forum: Family Safety   07-01-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By MeloMama08
We have a graco snugride 32 and our 13 month old...

We have a graco snugride 32 and our 13 month old is small- only about 20 pounds.
However she is regular height (30 inches or so) and now her feet are hanging off the end of it. It's not very comfy...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-01-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,016
Posted By MeloMama08
Didn't read the thread in single parenting but...

Didn't read the thread in single parenting but wanted to add another perspective: My best friend growing up's parents had 50/50 and she spent one week with one and one week with the next, etc. It...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-18-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,921
Posted By MeloMama08
Wow, there is so much excellent advice in these...

Wow, there is so much excellent advice in these pages, practical and personal/spiritual. I had no idea that so many people felt like I did- I always thought that most of the step parents on this...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-15-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By MeloMama08
hugs to you mama. Again, i was in the same...

hugs to you mama.

Again, i was in the same boat around 6 months, like, totally ready to leave. However many wise MDC and IRL mamas told me not to do anything crazy in the first year after you...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-15-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,921
Posted By MeloMama08
Ugh, I hate that I'm experiencing this, and I...

Ugh, I hate that I'm experiencing this, and I have avoided bringing it to this forum because I don't want to get flamed... My problem is not my DP, or his ex, or DSD. DSD is loving and pleasant to...
Forum: Finding Your Tribe   06-14-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 37,181
Posted By MeloMama08
Hey mamas! Well isn't this a fun thread!? ...

Hey mamas!
Well isn't this a fun thread!?
Are there any suzuki piano TEACHERS in our midst? I played suzuki piano all the way from age four to high school and then went to conservatory and now I'm...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-08-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By MeloMama08
Hey BX mom, just sent you a PM. Wow, this is...

Hey BX mom, just sent you a PM.
Wow, this is hard. I can relate with many things that have been said.
First of all, my DD goes in and out of totally LOATHING my partner (her dad.) It has been the...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-06-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By MeloMama08
It's def. not that black and white.... It's not...

It's def. not that black and white.... It's not like, heads you get an easy baby, tails, you get a high needs one. Every baby is unique....
Forum: Breastfeeding   03-30-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,346
Posted By MeloMama08
Quote: Originally Posted by LoveChild421...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LoveChild421 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13453758)
I think the whole "It's not right for...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-24-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,840
Posted By MeloMama08
Yes, 2-3 times to check in and say hi. Sometimes...

Yes, 2-3 times to check in and say hi. Sometimes more if we are consulting about plans etc. He always calls at his lunch hour. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif There are...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-24-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,931
Posted By MeloMama08
Quote: Originally Posted by sunflowers...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunflowers http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13420560)
This. I'm also bit surprised with the...
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