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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-10-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,247
Posted By HappiMomof4
I'm sorry, I'm still stuck on: "Proto, do you...

I'm sorry, I'm still stuck on:
"Proto, do you like Froot Loops?" "No, I don't like things that sweet in the morning." "Well, my MOMMY gives me Froot Loops and I'm going to tell her you think she...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-16-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,358
Posted By HappiMomof4
You really need to be complimented on how hard...

You really need to be complimented on how hard you work at trying to keep your little blended family happy and healthy. That first day of school picture situation was downright rude and I don't know...
Forum: Parenting   09-24-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,585
Posted By HappiMomof4
All I can say is be honest with yourself and...

All I can say is be honest with yourself and your child. I too had a mom who never spoke a bad thing about my dad. Dad was a mean, suspicious man but as it turned out, dear old mom was torturing him...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-21-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By HappiMomof4
You sound really frustrated. She's probably just...

You sound really frustrated. She's probably just a mom trying to make up for all the mistakes she has made. She is probably trying to do as much as she can as quickly as she can. You've been there...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-08-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,132
Posted By HappiMomof4
"If she is good to them, allow her to be at the...

"If she is good to them, allow her to be at the children's extracurricular activities. You don't have to sit next to her, or be her BFF, but to just allow her to be there. She probably feels some...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   06-05-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,081
Posted By HappiMomof4
I'm sorry, but why would you have to have the...

I'm sorry, but why would you have to have the placenta removed manually? I have had 3 children, all natual, no pain meds at all. Not pleasant but not horrific either. I do remember getting the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-05-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,132
Posted By HappiMomof4
This can't be easy for you but it sounds like...

This can't be easy for you but it sounds like you're really trying to move on in a positive way. I think just by giving your children 'permission' to like her will ease a lot of the stress in their...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-06-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,904
Posted By HappiMomof4
I'm in NJ and this was about 10 years ago but...

I'm in NJ and this was about 10 years ago but when my DH was paying child support for his son he and his ex were doing it without lawyers at first. He paid 1/2 of tuition (about $10,000 per year and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-03-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By HappiMomof4
I wish I had some advice but I don't. I just...

I wish I had some advice but I don't. I just wanted to say that violence should not be tolerated on ANY level. Is there some sort of stipulation or boundary that you can put in place and have...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-30-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By HappiMomof4
Happy Belated Birthday. You did the right thing...

Happy Belated Birthday. You did the right thing by celebrating your special day instead of writing the letter. You sound like a great girl. I wish my SD was just a little bit like you! I disagree...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-30-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,477
Posted By HappiMomof4
Thank you for pointing out how negative 'broken...

Thank you for pointing out how negative 'broken home' sounds, Seasons. I hated it when my mom or dad would use that term around my children. It does sound so negative and defective. Our children...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-21-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,323
Posted By HappiMomof4
Thank you, Bigeyes, for the voice of reason. ...

Thank you, Bigeyes, for the voice of reason.

"Kids with psychological problems need help. Beating up on the parents does not help in any way. When people come here reaching out for help, you...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-07-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,793
Posted By HappiMomof4
Your dss is blessed to have you in his life....

Your dss is blessed to have you in his life. Step-parents put up with so much and then take a lot of grief just because of who we are; I find this site so discouraging sometimes. Folks come here for...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-31-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By HappiMomof4
This was kind of sad but when my dss's mom...

This was kind of sad but when my dss's mom remarried, she and her husband apparently needed a lot of alone time to 'talk'. My dss and dsd basically were left alone to take care of themselves while...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-18-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,005
Posted By HappiMomof4
Going to my sister-in-law's house is horrible...

Going to my sister-in-law's house is horrible and she is so not happy to see anyone yet she gets highly insulted if we don't come. She throws your gift at you with a puss, the food is always the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-10-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By HappiMomof4
I hope your son is ok. Hang in there, you're...

I hope your son is ok. Hang in there, you're going in the right direction by trying to modify your custody arrangements. I know it's hard, I can't imagine being told that I couldn't take care of my...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-05-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By HappiMomof4
I went through something similar when my...

I went through something similar when my children were small. I was friends with a neighbor, our sons played together, and we were pretty cordial towards eachother. Her mother was also very nice to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-10-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By HappiMomof4
My experience took place back in '95-'96 but if...

My experience took place back in '95-'96 but if you think it will help, PM me.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-07-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By HappiMomof4
Start the counselling as soon as you can, for...

Start the counselling as soon as you can, for everyone' sake. I went/go thru similar things with my husband and stepkids. Part of the problem is/was due to my husband's insecurity with his kids. He...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-01-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By HappiMomof4
Maybe something nice will happen to you in the...

Maybe something nice will happen to you in the store, on the road there or on the way home. Maybe you'll pick up a lottery ticket and win millions of dollars all because you were out and about...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-04-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By HappiMomof4
wow. You're very generous and kind-hearted. If...

wow. You're very generous and kind-hearted. If this was me, I would let her know about these conversations and make sure they both understand that if they get anything back, it will only be half. He...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-01-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 575
Posted By HappiMomof4
Good luck to you and your new family. I don't...

Good luck to you and your new family. I don't know when it's 'official' but it sure sounds like you're a step-mom to me.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-02-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By HappiMomof4
A lot gets lost over the internet, that's why I...

A lot gets lost over the internet, that's why I was reluctant to post. This has been going on since Christmas. As I said, we've been paying in installments. We mail him checks when we can. It takes...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-30-2008, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By HappiMomof4
I'm not a victim. I've removed myself from the...

I'm not a victim. I've removed myself from the negative things surrounding my stepchildren a long time ago, I had to, it was getting physically dangerous (didn't go to the wedding because of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-29-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By HappiMomof4
you're right. that's one of those things that I...

you're right. that's one of those things that I must continue to work on...I keep going to the hardware store for bakery goods! I guess I'm just looking to have my feelings validated, that's all....
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