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Forum: Single Parenting   07-21-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By Mummoth
How old is your step son? My son was super hard...

How old is your step son? My son was super hard on shoes for a long time... probably the worst between age 3 and age 10? I would buy him new shoes every 3 or 4 months and he would completely destroy...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-20-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Mummoth
This is all just perfect, wonderful advice. ...

This is all just perfect, wonderful advice.

Being open about communication has helped in my family as well. When planning a visit, my ex usually says he's available for a certain number of nights,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-17-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Mummoth
That is terrible. Hopefully it's obvious to a...

That is terrible. Hopefully it's obvious to a judge what he's trying to do.

My ex sees the kids about once a month, for a weekend. He often goes off to visit friends or ??? while the kids are...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-17-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Mummoth
No, not at all! I think the court tries to treat...

No, not at all! I think the court tries to treat the biological parents equally... for most people, the kids spend a significant amount of time out of the parents direct care... they go to school and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-16-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Mummoth
If I was concerned I was going to get stuck with...

If I was concerned I was going to get stuck with the entire bill, I would be pretty forward about it right now. "What did you have in mind for a budget?" or "I am able to contribute $X toward...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-15-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,564
Posted By Mummoth
I don't think there's anything wrong with telling...

I don't think there's anything wrong with telling them you tried to call. The details of why aren't important for them to know.

My ex doesn't answer his phone, either. The kids call him from...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-14-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By Mummoth
Welcome! I'm sorry you're having such a...

Welcome!

I'm sorry you're having such a rough time. I don't know if this will come as any consolation, but when you have a baby is one of the hardest parts of a marriage. Even with a supportive,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-14-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Mummoth
When he's asking for ideas, give them! You don't...

When he's asking for ideas, give them! You don't need to comment how how he has done things in the past, just go "This sometimes works..." or "Some people try..." Being super passive was probably the...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-14-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Mummoth
Forward the email to yourself and make a note of...

Forward the email to yourself and make a note of your thoughts on his comment. I agree that his claim won't make much difference in court but it might give you peace of mind to document your opinion...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-14-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Mummoth
In court is a whole other story. Even given all...

In court is a whole other story. Even given all my husband does for the kids, he is pretty much irrelevant to them.

The court isn't going to expect your ex to spend all of his custody time with...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-12-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Mummoth
I think it depends on how involved they are in...

I think it depends on how involved they are in the kids life, but that goes the same for bio parents. If you aren't doing any parentING, then how can you call yourself a parent? My husband is a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-24-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Mummoth
Yeah, I think you nailed it... the material he...

Yeah, I think you nailed it... the material he needs from me to 'spin is anything that supports the sob story he tells himself and his girlfriend that I don't let him see the kids. He doesn't get...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-24-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By Mummoth
This has been the case for my family. It doesn't...

This has been the case for my family. It doesn't seem to matter what my ex does or doesn't do, the court makes it easier on him and gives me more responsibility. He refused to participate in a report...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-09-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By Mummoth
Oops! It looks like my advice was way off this...

Oops! It looks like my advice was way off this time... after reading what everyone else had to say, their opinion makes more sense. I didn't think of there being fallout beyond an uncomfortable...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-02-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By Mummoth
For birthdays, your boyfriend could just do a...

For birthdays, your boyfriend could just do a separate celebration that includes you. I'm the bio mom and my ex/his girfriend aren't invited to anything I host. They arrange their own celelbrations...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-29-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By Mummoth
My mom's dad died when she was 16, and the way...

My mom's dad died when she was 16, and the way she consoled herself afterwards was to think "At least he'd be with us if he could." She figures she was better off with a dead dad than my kids are...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-25-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By Mummoth
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by greenemami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-20-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Mummoth
Yeah, at some point your husband has to step in....

Yeah, at some point your husband has to step in. My husband is the step-parent and I had to remind my mom once that if I'm not around he's in charge of the kids, not her. Luckily my mom is a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-20-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Mummoth
We have 3 kids, who live with us full-time. The...

We have 3 kids, who live with us full-time. The older two have an access visit with their birth dad about once a month, often for a weekend. Our youngest is much younger than the older two, so for...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-18-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Mummoth
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by greenemami http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1402114/a-useless-rant-about-dsss-mom#post_17631183)
 Oh wow....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-14-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By Mummoth
Kids are just really, really nasty at certain...

Kids are just really, really nasty at certain ages. She is probably being worse for you because you are the step parent, but in a wierd way you can take it as a compliment. She knows you work really...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-09-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Mummoth
It might not have anything to do with being a...

It might not have anything to do with being a blended family... did you guys live together before the move, too? Has she moved homes that she'd remember? Two years doesn't seem long to an adult, but...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-09-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Mummoth
It hadn't occurred to me that my ex's girlfriend...

It hadn't occurred to me that my ex's girlfriend might consider herself my kids' stepmom. I think she regrets pushing my ex to reunite with the kids. She appears to regard my son with thinly veiled...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-01-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Mummoth
That's a beautiful quote!

That's a beautiful quote!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-30-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Mummoth
Wow, that sure is backfiring on her. I hope she...

Wow, that sure is backfiring on her. I hope she sees reason without too much of a fight, your DSS is in such a tough spot. That's good that he's got a representative to help him with that, that...
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