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Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-10-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By phoolove
I turn in my final final today before 1pm--which...

I turn in my final final today before 1pm--which means as soon as I peel myself out of the bed.

Then I am done until I figure out what to do about grad school.

Oh and now I have to get a...
Forum: Parenting   12-08-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,781
Posted By phoolove
When my son asked me why Santa doesn't bring...

When my son asked me why Santa doesn't bring gifts to the kids who really need them, and why he brings so many gifts to "rich" kids, I asked him "Why do you think?" and he couldn't come up with a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-23-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By phoolove
I feel like it seems morbid to write about...

I feel like it seems morbid to write about someone dying, but we're just trying to take care of that end of things...wills, life insurance, etc...

Thanks for the input, mamas.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-23-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By phoolove
My DH's kids are listed as his beneficiaries...

My DH's kids are listed as his beneficiaries with his life insurance.

He is CP of his kids, but if he were to die, I, as a SM, might never see his kids again, potentially anyway. Not by my...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-24-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By phoolove
we found one! Yay! well, kind of yay, we'd...

we found one! Yay!

well, kind of yay, we'd rather not have a need for a lawyer.
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   08-24-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By phoolove
Looking to settle a custody issue. I live in...

Looking to settle a custody issue. I live in Knoxville, but the court venue is in Cleveland, TN, so maybe a Chattanooga lawyer would work???

Thanks
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-06-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By phoolove
I think we are not the norm, but we pay for...

I think we are not the norm, but we pay for daycare when the kids are with us, and the other parent pays for daycare when they are there.

We do 50/50 with no child support going either way.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-01-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By phoolove
You are right about the whole future is...

You are right about the whole future is uncertain thing. I am being terribly neurotic about it at this point. I need to not worry about it so much. Who knows what will happen by then?

Thanks for...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-31-2009, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By phoolove
I just wondered if it made us (DP) bad...

I just wondered if it made us (DP) bad parents/person if DP was just willing to scale back his time with his son during the year or if his son would think we were just like
"oh well, you can just...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-31-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By phoolove
There is some mental stuff in the past, and she...

There is some mental stuff in the past, and she is pretty vindictive, but nothing that would equal mental illness to the point where the child would be unsafe.

Are kids really better off with...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-31-2009, 11:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By phoolove
Thanks for the kind words and input.

Thanks for the kind words and input.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-31-2009, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By phoolove
Thanks for that. My DP's dad was abusive, and DP...

Thanks for that. My DP's dad was abusive, and DP has always tried really hard to be there for his kids, and part of him wondered if his son would feel let down by him.
Kinda like since DP did not...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-31-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By phoolove
DP's son is 2.5, and he has 50/50 split right...

DP's son is 2.5, and he has 50/50 split right now and they trade off every other week. After giving us a day notice, she moved an hour away, but that's not so bad, they meet in the middle every...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-30-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By phoolove
First day driving ever: I immediately drove...

First day driving ever: I immediately drove right into our mailbox.
Forum: Parenting   04-29-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 5,242
Posted By phoolove
Mine are Phoenix Cassady--because he is a...

Mine are

Phoenix Cassady--because he is a fire sign, and the middle is spelled like Neal Cassady

Ocean Isaiah---When I was preg with Phoenix, the name Ocean kept coming up, but it didn't feel...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-22-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,351
Posted By phoolove
We have 4 kiddos with for different x's. I...

We have 4 kiddos with for different x's.
I have sole custody of my oldest, so there is no issue there.
I have 50/50 with my youngest who is 10, and we try to keep clothes separate because his dad...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-14-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By phoolove
I understand the need to get ranty with it...

I understand the need to get ranty with it sometimes. You seem like you are in a good place with everything, but sometimes things just kinda bug us.

Beyond all the times you tell yourself to "Let...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-04-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By phoolove
I think these threads are fun, and you did a...

I think these threads are fun, and you did a really good job of keeping it straight!

I could go on about my Dp prolly to the point of making people want to barf a little. So I tried to not go on...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-03-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By phoolove
I'm ridiculously slow because I had to read...

I'm ridiculously slow because I had to read these thread titles a billion times to get it straight...


Current partner is wonderful! I feel really lucky to have my Dp. He really tries to be a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-03-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By phoolove
Quote: Quote: Who else can I talk "girl...

Quote:
Quote:
Who else can I talk "girl talk" to and paint our nails or get all excited with about dressing up to go out to eat?


Yes to that! I have two boys and won't be having more kids,and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-03-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By phoolove
My Dp's XW likes me, and there is not even a...

My Dp's XW likes me, and there is not even a teeny bit of animosity between us. We disagree on somethings, but it's no big deal. She encourages her daughter to love me, and I support their...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-03-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By phoolove
I have sole and full uncontested custody of my...

I have sole and full uncontested custody of my oldest, so that X having a partner or not has not been an issue, in other words, that "dad" is quite M.I.A.
(and I don't mean the singer)

My other...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-02-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By phoolove
Is there anything good to say about the step...

Is there anything good to say about the step parents that are partners to our x's.
Like if my X remarried, I hope I would have something to nice to say about my kid's step mom.
My X isn't even...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-02-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By phoolove
My oldest who is almost 13 does not call Dp's...

My oldest who is almost 13 does not call Dp's kids brother or sister, but I actually can't even recall him referring to them as anything to anyone, but I think he would be likely to say step,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-02-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By phoolove
I'm sure this has been asked a billion times,...

I'm sure this has been asked a billion times, and if anyone can refer me to the thread, I will go there, but here's the deal.

My Dp and I are not married because we want to wait until I am done...
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