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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-19-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
Child support and visitation are 2 totally...

Child support and visitation are 2 totally different cases in the state of which my SD was born.  We went to court and got support set up for my husband and his high school girlfriend after we got...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-19-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
Mummoth, I completely agree with you.  Like I...

Mummoth, I completely agree with you.  Like I said, I think I'd do the same in her position.  The problem is her not answering calls from them, or us for that matter, to ask about going to the park,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-19-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
We live on one side on the US, and our families...

We live on one side on the US, and our families and my step daughter lives on the other side of the US.
My SD lives with her mother.  They go and visit my mother on occasions, ie birthdays,...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   03-18-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
I was diagnosed with Hypothyriodism and put on...

I was diagnosed with Hypothyriodism and put on Synthroid.  That didn't work so they sent me to a specialist and put me on Armour.  I have only been taking it a week, and he told me to do do a low...
Forum: Parenting   03-18-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
My daughter beats up on herself for about...

My daughter beats up on herself for about anything.  My stepdaughter lives with her mom, but if my 7 yr old and my 3 yr old get a prize, my stepdaughter gets one as well and we ship it.  So even...
Forum: Parenting   03-16-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 831
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
As a commuting family, we have very little time...

As a commuting family, we have very little time at home.  We leave the house at 6am and don't get home till after 6pm.  I have 2 children living at home, 7 and 3.  I started making a "Chore Chart"...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-16-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
UPDATE:  So I was able to talk to my...

UPDATE:  So I was able to talk to my stepdaughter's mother.  I explained to her my thoughts.  She said that is how she was treated, but she is def not in a spot to be able to reward her with...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-16-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
UPDATE:  So I did back away from "nagging" to my...

UPDATE:  So I did back away from "nagging" to my husband to be more involved.  I told him that I was backing away, that he needed to be more involved.  I did purchase the typical birthday gifts, and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-09-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
Being miliary, we move a lot.  Kids adapt so...

Being miliary, we move a lot.  Kids adapt so well.  It's hard for the first month or so, but they get new rooms, and all kind of stuff.  My children love to move.  10 miles away is not what they are...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-09-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-09-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-09-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-09-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-09-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
That was very insiteful VisionaryMom.   ...

That was very insiteful VisionaryMom.
 
Paying for grades is probably a bad idea.  Just trying to figure out a way that works best for her.  Just not too sure what that would be.  I was giving her...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-09-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
Coral123, thanks for responding.  For instance,...

Coral123, thanks for responding.  For instance, my children will draw pictures for her, write letters, make projects for her and mail them to her because they love her and think about her daily. ...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-09-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
I do not think she gets an allowance there. ...

I do not think she gets an allowance there.  Bringing any money here would honestly never happen.  I asked her mom about her doing well in school and us keeping her allowance here for the summer...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-09-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
Maybe it's the position I have created for...

Maybe it's the position I have created for myself.  I just don't know.  I don't come from a split/blended family, but I saw how my friends felt that did.  I never wanted her to feel shunned in any...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-08-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
My apologies. Yes she is at a self centered age,...

My apologies. Yes she is at a self centered age, but I am afraid that will always be bc her mom is the same way. Her mothered calls ne and says her baby has outgrown all her clothes can I send her...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-08-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
Thanks for the response. It may be similar in...

Thanks for the response. It may be similar in your case. My husband has a great relationship with his daughter. He always has. He always does what is best for her. He left me in labor 11 hrs from...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-08-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
That is such a great idea. I never thought about...

That is such a great idea. I never thought about that. I will def have to try that. Thanks so much.... I do agree with the grass is always greener state of mind. The mother thinks my kids have it...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-08-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
Mummoth, I do appreciate your response.  Her mom...

Mummoth, I do appreciate your response.  Her mom may be trying hard as well.  I am not sure what she is doing.  I try to talk to her to find out what/how things are run, but little cooperation.  My...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-08-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 742
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
My husband had a daughter back when he was a...

My husband had a daughter back when he was a teen while we were in an on/off relationship.  So I have been involved with his daughter since she was born.  Her mother and I can act nearly like best...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-08-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
Background:  I married my high school sweetheart...

Background:  I married my high school sweetheart who had a child back in high school with another woman.  Difficult situation, so I left and joined the military.  He soon followed me after a year...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-08-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By USAFMOMSTEPMOM
I am active duty, so we travel a lot.  My...

I am active duty, so we travel a lot.  My stepdaughter lives with her mother and stepfather with her grandparents.  My children receive an allowance when they go above and beyond their normal chores...
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