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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-18-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Allie74
  That is very sad. I had a similiar experience...

  That is very sad. I had a similiar experience as a child. When visiting my dad every other weekend my stepsister made it clear I was only a visitor, and it was HER house and she didn't want me...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-04-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Allie74
I a grown child of divorce, and i can tell you...

I a grown child of divorce, and i can tell you what i did as a kid. Christmas eve and Christmas morning I spent with my mom and grandma, and then Christmas afternoon i spent with my dad and all of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-04-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Allie74
 I feel for my Dad as well, but he never stands...

 I feel for my Dad as well, but he never stands up to his wife and has allowed her to control him for years so he is partly to blame as well. I don't believe in giving into people just cause they...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-26-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Allie74
   I have an absolutely toxic, negatve,...

   I have an absolutely toxic, negatve, insecure, jealous, debbie downer, bossy, controlling stepmother. Nobody in my dad's family can stand her and I know thats hard for her, but if she wouldnt be...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   10-16-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By Allie74
  My husband and I have one biological daughter,...

  My husband and I have one biological daughter, who's still a baby. We would like to add to our family through adoption. However I am in my late 30s, and I know adoption can take awhile, so by the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-05-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Allie74
   Its really difficult cause SM is one of those...

   Its really difficult cause SM is one of those people that feels all family has to celebrate on the actual holiday. Since she's unwilling to compromise, well just too bad for her. I wouldn't mind...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-03-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By Allie74
I agree to talk to your stepdaughter. I have a...

I agree to talk to your stepdaughter. I have a stepmother who DEMANDS she be called Grandma. There is no compromise with her whatsoever (not even Grandma First Name) and I am not comfortable even...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-03-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Allie74
Since I had divorced parents i was always had to...

Since I had divorced parents i was always had to leave my newly open gifts on christmas. it was xmas eve and xmas morning with mom, and then off to dad's to see my grandparents and extended family...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-03-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Allie74
  I posted before about my stepmother. Known her...

  I posted before about my stepmother. Known her for 26 years and we're not close. I am very uncomfortable around her, and spend most of the year avoiding her as she causes me tons of anxiety. I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-14-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,551
Posted By Allie74
It is a little wierd living so close to my dad...

It is a little wierd living so close to my dad and his wife, yet only seeing her a few times a year. We could very well bump into her at a grocery store or somewhere. But even with the close...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-07-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,493
Posted By Allie74
 Something minor like a cold, yes a child should...

 Something minor like a cold, yes a child should go. But something more serious like pneumonia i feel a mom should definitely let the dad know. The child could get the other children in the home...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-07-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By Allie74
   If at all possible I would not accept...

   If at all possible I would not accept financial support from your mom. My mom and I went to go live with my grandmother after my parents divorce. My grandmother was emotionally abusive to me and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,551
Posted By Allie74
  I know my relationship with her is mine, and...

  I know my relationship with her is mine, and not my daughter's. It isn't even about her not having been a mother figure to me. But I don't want her being a big influence in my daughter's life. She...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-07-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By Allie74
 I am what you would call an "older mom"....

 I am what you would call an "older mom". Married at 35, and now at 38 have a 6 month baby girl. About to turn 39. I really can't stand the discrimination against older moms. People act shocked that...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-07-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,551
Posted By Allie74
 I think it does make it harder for me that...

 I think it does make it harder for me that she's been in the family for so long. If she were my dad's "new wife" it would make it much easier to tell her no to being grandma since she would've had...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-06-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,551
Posted By Allie74
 I would LOVE if she would compromise and be...

 I would LOVE if she would compromise and be willing to be called Grandma First Name, and I have suggested that. But she won't have it. She insists she be called Grandma without her first name in...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-06-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,551
Posted By Allie74
  I recently had a baby girl who is now 6 months...

  I recently had a baby girl who is now 6 months old. I have an issue with my stepmother (of 26 years) being called Grandma. I have a VERY strained relationship with the woman. We have never had a...
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