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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-10-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By ~Nikki~
I agree with some of the others who suggested...

I agree with some of the others who suggested talking to the three girls and getting an idea of what they would like. They may be perfectly fine with all three of them in a single room (assuming you...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-15-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By ~Nikki~
Tried the same thing last night, and we bought...

Tried the same thing last night, and we bought ourselves an extra hour. She finally caved and went to sleep at 8:30, an hour after we put her down. I'll tentatively call that progress?

She did...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-14-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By ~Nikki~
That's what we had been doing. Just putting her...

That's what we had been doing. Just putting her to sleep in the living room while we do our nightime routines (laundry, etc). This worked out well when she was a baby, because she was still nursing...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-13-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By ~Nikki~
Yeah, I guess we just need to be persistant....

Yeah, I guess we just need to be persistant. She's just so flipping stubborn! I'm happy to lay with her until she falls asleep, but she won't even allow that, anymore. As soon as I lay down with...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-10-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By ~Nikki~
My baby is 2.5 and still co-sleeps. We are...

My baby is 2.5 and still co-sleeps. We are totally fine with this arrangement. But we've been really lazy about bedtime, thus far. She kind of falls asleep on the couch with us while we do our own...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By ~Nikki~
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sassyfirechick http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-06-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By ~Nikki~
Thanks for all of the tips! I really like this...

Thanks for all of the tips! I really like this idea:

Quote:Originally Posted by mylittlerune http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   01-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By ~Nikki~
The issue is mostly with my 10 year old...

The issue is mostly with my 10 year old daughter. She is completely degrading to her younger brother. I have no idea where this is coming from, but it started up over the past few months and we...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-19-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By ~Nikki~
Oh, it's TOTALLY normal to feel this way, from...

Oh, it's TOTALLY normal to feel this way, from all sides of the coin. I know my husband has a really hard time when the kids see their bio dad. My husband and I have full custody and do everything...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-08-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By ~Nikki~
My daughter has a house key, and she leaves it...

My daughter has a house key, and she leaves it at my house when she goes to her father's. This was something she did all on her own. We hadn't discussed it, ahead of time. She just pulled her key...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-07-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By ~Nikki~
I handled it by doing most of the things...

I handled it by doing most of the things suggested, so thanks! I haven't talked to him about it, and may just let it go for now. My daughter later elaborated and said that she made it clear to him...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-06-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By ~Nikki~
Title pretty much says it all. My kids came home...

Title pretty much says it all. My kids came home from a weekend at their father's, and were very upset about some things that were said about me. The kids were bickering, and my daughter snapped at...
Forum: Grief and Loss   07-15-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,697
Posted By ~Nikki~
I just wanted to say thank you for supporting...

I just wanted to say thank you for supporting your children. As an abuse survivor, I'm always so relieved to see stories go this way. They often don't. I understand the feeling of grief and mourning...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-03-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By ~Nikki~
My experience (both my own as a child, and as as...

My experience (both my own as a child, and as as a mother now) is that it's the new baby that will have questions, and not the older child who is switching houses. Your son will adapt quickly, and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-28-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By ~Nikki~
Thanks for the info. Lots to keep in mind! I do...

Thanks for the info. Lots to keep in mind! I do my best to psych them up for a visit when they're feeling mopey. It's just a real bummer when - more often than not - the visit gets cancelled due to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-28-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By ~Nikki~
Paperwork is in the mail! So the ball is...

Paperwork is in the mail! So the ball is officially rolling. I'm so excited to have this out of my hands. I'm tired of fruitlessly trying to be a bill collector every month. It's EXHAUSTING....
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-27-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By ~Nikki~
Toddlers love skype! I'd definitely start up a...

Toddlers love skype! I'd definitely start up a skype schedule if that's an option for you. My daughter just turned two, and begs to use skype to talk to her aunts and uncles that live far away. I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-27-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By ~Nikki~
Haha, thanks so much. It's very strange, that...

Haha, thanks so much. It's very strange, that it's not working. I peeked through preferences and can't find anything that might be shutting formatting off. Might be a browser issue. I'm limited on...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-27-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By ~Nikki~
WTF mothering? Where is my formatting!! It's...

WTF mothering? Where is my formatting!! It's STILL ignoring my paragraphs!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-27-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By ~Nikki~
Rubelin, I tried! It's not giving me any options...

Rubelin, I tried! It's not giving me any options to format. Technology hates me, lately, I swear it! Nutshell version - I'm going to have the province garnish my ex's wages, as he has paid child...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-26-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By ~Nikki~
Have you asked HIM why he's nosing around? Maybe...

Have you asked HIM why he's nosing around? Maybe - being new to your family - he's curious about what goes on in the room when you're disciplining. Maybe he's terrifed that you might be beating his...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-26-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By ~Nikki~
I have no idea why it's not allowing me to post...

I have no idea why it's not allowing me to post paragraphs. I used them! Jeez...sorry for the wall of text.... I don't know what went wrong there.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-26-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By ~Nikki~
I don't know why I'm such a stress case about...

I don't know why I'm such a stress case about this. I'll try to keep it as short as possible because lord knows I can be wordy when I get going. I'm going to a lawyer tonight to have them sign a...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-31-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By ~Nikki~
We're a bilingual household (French...

We're a bilingual household (French Canadian/English), but speak predominately English at home. The school that the kids go to is 100% french, but before they started school, they spoke only english...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-21-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,061
Posted By ~Nikki~
I know somebody who went through this - but...

I know somebody who went through this - but it was some 50ish years ago.  My ex-husband's grandmother.  She cheated on her husband, and had a child, and the husband was aware of it and decided to...
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