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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-28-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,736
Posted By Fianna
Many hugs... Like others have asked, how old...

Many hugs...
Like others have asked, how old are the kids? How far away are they from you now?
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-15-2009, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Fianna
I'm so happy for you and your DD! My dh...

I'm so happy for you and your DD!

My dh took my younger DD (his DSD) out for a day of shopping, dining and to get a manicure the week of her birthday in May, and it was SO good for both of them....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-28-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,056
Posted By Fianna
As the biomom of a 50/50 situation and a stepmom...

As the biomom of a 50/50 situation and a stepmom of a 50/50 situation I strongly disagree that switching homes during the week is "awful" and "horrible". It works well for us. With four kids all...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-15-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,984
Posted By Fianna
I think 1, 2 & 3 on your list are all involved....

I think 1, 2 & 3 on your list are all involved. How could you not be annoyed at your dh when you see the "result" of his parenting and know you don't want your own child to turn out that way? IMO,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-15-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By Fianna
It is overwhelming to suddenly be a parent to...

It is overwhelming to suddenly be a parent to someone else's children. Fortunately for your dh, you seem to be uber-sensitive and willing to make whatever adjustments are necessary to help him with...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-07-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Fianna
Very cute! My dh has already told our three...

Very cute!
My dh has already told our three girls (one his, two mine) that he will meet all of their future boyfriends at the door when they come to pick up the girls and his greeting to them will...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-15-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By Fianna
Wow. And I thought my dh's ex was horrifically...

Wow. And I thought my dh's ex was horrifically manipulative and selfish. It's all a matter of perspective! First of all, kudos for putting your dss first and not venting about his mom. I'm sure it...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-14-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,169
Posted By Fianna
I thought about this thread yesterday evening...

I thought about this thread yesterday evening when dh's ex knocked on the front door. She was stopping by to drop off her kids' book bags. Her dd met her at the door to get the bags and I went to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-07-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,982
Posted By Fianna
Reviving this thread for an update! :-) How's...

Reviving this thread for an update! :-) How's the house closing stuff going? Ready to move?
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-26-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
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Views: 641
Posted By Fianna
Mediation would be the first step, I imagine. If...

Mediation would be the first step, I imagine. If mediation fell through, court would be next.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-25-2009, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Fianna
I think I worded my OP badly and I apologize... ...

I think I worded my OP badly and I apologize...

*I* wasn't asking why ex's got divorced (that's certainly none of my business!) nor was I trying to suggest that anyone needed to justify their...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-25-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
Posted By Fianna
This is a sort of spinoff question from the "Do...

This is a sort of spinoff question from the "Do you allow your ex in the house" thread. For those of you who have the sorts of relationships with your exs where you spend significant amounts of time...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-24-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,169
Posted By Fianna
Both ex's have been in our home but not often....

Both ex's have been in our home but not often. Basically his ex came a couple of times when we first bought the house because her children wanted to show it to her. I totally understood and we made...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-14-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By Fianna
I know it's easier said than done, but let it...

I know it's easier said than done, but let it go.

The only really important piece of your post was when you said that your dss is really attached to his dad and you. That's all that matters. All...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-14-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,982
Posted By Fianna
Quote: Originally Posted by ProtoLawyer...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProtoLawyer http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13361108)
Yup, yup.

My partner and I have...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-13-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,982
Posted By Fianna
Congratulations! Fingers crossed that the...

Congratulations! Fingers crossed that the inspection goes smoothly and there are no major issues.
We went through this same process literally a year ago. It was so much fun! I don't think I'll ever...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-11-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,079
Posted By Fianna
Actually NO one knows what they are getting...

Actually NO one knows what they are getting into, regardless of the situation, step or non-step. I can get pregnant today and assume I know what I'm "in for" since I've gone down this pregnancy road...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-31-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Fianna
Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you! I'm sure...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you! I'm sure there will be transitional issues--heck, who am I kidding, there are transitional issues anytime someone new joins the family--but what wonderful...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-31-2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Fianna
Oh my. My heart hurts for you, for your son and...

Oh my. My heart hurts for you, for your son and for your husband. I see that someone already made the suggestion I was going to make--hide a video camera. Let him see what he is doing. There's...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-18-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,800
Posted By Fianna
Yep, in a similar situation here. My two sc are...

Yep, in a similar situation here. My two sc are the same ages as my biokids. The younger two are both girls and very different. SD is very outgoing; DD is much more shy. They either get along great...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-12-2009, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,409
Posted By Fianna
Wow. Hard situation. But I want to give a big...

Wow. Hard situation. But I want to give a big ole' "Yeah, that!" response to Oriole's post. My immediate reaction to your post was:

1. Your dh should have been responding when she was acting out,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-29-2008, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By Fianna
We had dsc from the weekend before Christmas...

We had dsc from the weekend before Christmas until Christmas morning. My dds left for New York on the 20th and won't be home until this weekend, so we'll do Christmas with them when they return. We...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-29-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,200
Posted By Fianna
Hmmm...interesting how we all view things, which...

Hmmm...interesting how we all view things, which applies to not only our reactions to this thread but to the content of the thread itself.

I appreciate hearing others experiences as stepchildren,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-27-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,200
Posted By Fianna
I SO appreciate this thread and everyone's...

I SO appreciate this thread and everyone's honesty and openness in sharing. As a relatively new stepmom, with literally no familial role models for stepparenting, and also a biomom who was VERY into...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-25-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Fianna
This past year was a big year year for us! *Dh...

This past year was a big year year for us!
*Dh and I got married
*Bought a house
*Changed custody so we have all four kids half the time and on the same nights/weekends
*Heard my dsc refer to me...
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