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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-18-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By momfirst
Thanks for your posts! Happy to see I am not...

Thanks for your posts! Happy to see I am not alone! I have no problem with guests sleeping on the floor/couches if the beds are full...but to ask/expect a family member (all 60+) to sleep on a couch...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-10-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By momfirst
Before I met my fiance and it was just my...

Before I met my fiance and it was just my daughter and I, it was the same as you described. Guests usually got her room and she shared my room...or took the couch.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-09-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By momfirst
**my fiance and I have been together for 6...

**my fiance and I have been together for 6 years, living together for 4...if that sheds a little light.
 
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-09-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By momfirst
I know most of you have younger children, but I...

I know most of you have younger children, but I would like your thoughts/opinion anyway.

I am living with my fiance. I have a 25 year old DD, he has a DS 23 and another DS who is 20. We all get...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-28-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By momfirst
I moved in with my bf (and his 16 year old son)...

I moved in with my bf (and his 16 year old son) a year ago. At that time my daughter (22) wanted to stay living in the city. My daughter (for safety reasons) needs to move here with us.

My dd and...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-30-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By momfirst
I know there is nothing I can do about this,...

I know there is nothing I can do about this, but, really, it's making me so angry. My ex and I have "our" DD, he has another DD with someone else. Our DD is adopted, and I don't know if that plays...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-29-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By momfirst
I moved in with my honey about 9 months ago. I...

I moved in with my honey about 9 months ago. I have a DD (22), he has two DS's (20 and 16). All are great kids. The 16 year old lives with us about 75% of the time, when we first started dating the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-12-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,506
Posted By momfirst
Here's my experience. My ex and I adopted our...

Here's my experience. My ex and I adopted our DD. We divorced, he had a DD with someone else who also had a DD from a previous relationship. My ex and his GF insisted that the girls were *all*...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-13-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By momfirst
I moved in with my honey 5 months ago. His DS...

I moved in with my honey 5 months ago. His DS (16) lives with us 1/2 the time...actually more like 3/4 of the time...he's here a lot. Love the kid, he's great and we get along wonderfully. We also...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-28-2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By momfirst
It's been quite a while since they stopped doing...

It's been quite a while since they stopped doing foster care...at least 10 years. The daughter (who is now 30) is in counseling. She's tried confronting her parents, but they place the blame on her....
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-28-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By momfirst
I'm not sure if this is the right area for...

I'm not sure if this is the right area for this...sorry if it's wrong. I'm wondering what you would do, how you would handle this situation.

I am very good friends with a couple who provided...
Forum: Minnesota, Wisconsin   12-28-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By momfirst
Hello! I just moved to the St. Cloud area from...

Hello! I just moved to the St. Cloud area from the cities. Can anyone tell me about the area? How about special needs groups, like Special Olympics? I'm also looking to volunteer either with special...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-12-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By momfirst
Hello! I've been on/off this board for a few...

Hello! I've been on/off this board for a few years...but I am totally new to the blended family/step parenting thing.

I have a 21 year old DD, and have been divorced forever. I met Honey 2 years...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-18-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,553
Posted By momfirst
I loved reading through this thread...then I...

I loved reading through this thread...then I realized that a lot of it was posted a very long time ago. Can anyone give updates?

I don't post very often...but I came back here looking for advice...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-27-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,791
Posted By momfirst
I fostered to adopt my dd. I fully intended to...

I fostered to adopt my dd. I fully intended to change her name, I'd been making my name list for many years! *I* wanted to name my child. When I discussed this with the social worker, she explained...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-04-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By momfirst
I think I was kind of the opposite. When I got...

I think I was kind of the opposite. When I got divorced, I actually *found* myself again and was happy to go back to being *me*. I found that I didn't really know who I had become during our...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-25-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,308
Posted By momfirst
I always said NEVER! Now my dd is grown and I've...

I always said NEVER! Now my dd is grown and I've been on my own for about 17 years...so now I say...maybe. I don't mind being alone, in fact there are many things I love about my life, but with my...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-25-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By momfirst
I totally hear you...but also remember that...

I totally hear you...but also remember that 'taking a break' doesn't always have to mean 'going away'. There have been plenty of times when I put my dd to bed a little early...then I watch a movie...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-25-2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By momfirst
If you're just looking for a beach to go to for...

If you're just looking for a beach to go to for the day (not a resort type place), my favorite is Square Lake in Stillwater. The water is crystal clear, nice clean sand area...little to no weeds in...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-25-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By momfirst
I've been divorced for 15 years. Most of those...

I've been divorced for 15 years. Most of those years my ex and I had a good/friendly relationship and spent a lot of time with each other. Then about 4 years ago my ex and our dd had a disagreement...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-21-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By momfirst
I've recieved something similar, but it wasn't...

I've recieved something similar, but it wasn't meant for us. It was just a form that was generated when a child fell below X mark at school. I felt that it was a total waste of time to mail this...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-12-2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By momfirst
Yeah!!! I love being right!!! I told my dd...

Yeah!!! I love being right!!!

I told my dd that I would post something here and we would see what all the bright, insightful mama's on here would have to say!

My dd was engaged for about 2...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-11-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 364
Posted By momfirst
I wish I knew how to actually do one of those...

I wish I knew how to actually do one of those polls...but I don't, so here goes. I wasn't sure which area to put this in...so I chose this one.

If you were engaged and then YOU broke off the...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-11-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By momfirst
I have always traveled alone with my dd! Since...

I have always traveled alone with my dd! Since she was young it's only been the two of us on our journey's! We camp a lot by ourselves...and no mad man has gotten us yet!! You can do it! Give...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-10-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,505
Posted By momfirst
Sounds like your dd might just want a little...

Sounds like your dd might just want a little more control over her stuff...so she keeps it as she likes. It is her room, I'd give her a little more say over how it looks.

I'm an organizing freak...
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