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Forum: Family Planning   01-25-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,572
Posted By StepMomSmith
This thread is stressing me out a bit also.  As...

This thread is stressing me out a bit also.  As OP, I am trying to decide when to conceive my first child.  After having read all the posts, I can say that an alarming number of people have had...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-19-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,739
Posted By StepMomSmith
Firstly, I agree that this is DH's fault and...

Firstly, I agree that this is DH's fault and that he should NOT have depended on his child in that way.  But secondly, you need to take this situation very seriously because regardless of what she...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-18-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,644
Posted By StepMomSmith
My husband and I have been married for 6 months,...

My husband and I have been married for 6 months, which means I've been in his daughters life for 18 months (shes 10 now) and, honestly, it was much more of a learning experience than I expected. ...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-18-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By StepMomSmith
Not that we should take advise from serial...

Not that we should take advise from serial murder tv shows but on Dexter, his girlfriend was having a problem like this.  The father had just gotten out of jail and of her kids were angry at her...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-08-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,065
Posted By StepMomSmith
You're right, he's not the jump up and down...

You're right, he's not the jump up and down type.  He's an amazing husband, very loving, but not very excitable.  I suspect that he is nervous because of his first time around, with the unplanned...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-07-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,482
Posted By StepMomSmith
Your son may not be happy with your decision,...

Your son may not be happy with your decision, but a lot of times in split households, the children don't understand the truth of the situation until they're older.  It's not the funnest few years...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-30-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,596
Posted By StepMomSmith
It sounds like she is being unreasonable.  If he...

It sounds like she is being unreasonable.  If he flew down there, does that mean you have him most of the time?  When he comes home, hand the summer camp situation over to his dad.  His dad should...
Forum: Family Planning   12-29-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,572
Posted By StepMomSmith
I really appreciate the advice.  I think the...

I really appreciate the advice.  I think the medical side is important and poppies, thanks for pointing out that it may take longer than I expect to concieve or there could be other complications, I...
Forum: Family Planning   12-29-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,572
Posted By StepMomSmith
My 27th birthday is in a month and I got married...

My 27th birthday is in a month and I got married in August.  Financially there's a lot to be desired and we are trying to make the right decision about when to have a baby.  I suppose, if we want to...
Forum: Family Planning   12-28-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By StepMomSmith
I'm obsessed with making a responsible...

I'm obsessed with making a responsible decision.  I'm generally emotional so I want to get pregnant when it's the right time financially, emotionally and in our relationship.  I got married in...
Forum: Family Planning   12-28-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 20,701
Posted By StepMomSmith
I do want kids and my husband and I want to pay...

I do want kids and my husband and I want to pay off our debt first and I love going home to Netflix and quiet time... how do I know it's the right time?  I'm overthinking this for sure but I don't...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-28-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By StepMomSmith
His behavior is unacceptable regardless of his...

His behavior is unacceptable regardless of his age.  He needs to respect his stepdad even if he doesn't like him. Also, being a middle child is a battle-zone already so there's a lot of psychology...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-28-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,596
Posted By StepMomSmith
It's a tough situation and she's obviously not...

It's a tough situation and she's obviously not helping her relationship with him.  In the end, he'll ditch the coat and take Latin, so you can comfort him when he gets home and let him make his own...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-28-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,065
Posted By StepMomSmith
Thanks guys, I do feel a lot better about the...

Thanks guys, I do feel a lot better about the situation... It's just like TV to make life seem like one big Fairy Tale but it's hard to come down to earth and accept reality.  I'm sure things will...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-28-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By StepMomSmith
It's time for tough love.  Also, you need to...

It's time for tough love.  Also, you need to have your husband talk to his mom because she needs to be on the same page.  How do you know she's not in the background guilting her son into staying...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-28-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,065
Posted By StepMomSmith
I'm 26, and newly married.  I want to have kids...

I'm 26, and newly married.  I want to have kids in the future and I'm a pretty maternal person.  My husband has a 10 year old daughter and he's indifferent about having more kids.  He's a very...
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