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Forum: Natural Body Care   09-19-2014, 07:49 PM
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Views: 209,741
Posted By grisandole
Going to try this tonight!

Going to try this tonight!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-31-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By grisandole
The previous posters summed it up perfectly. I...

The previous posters summed it up perfectly. I feel the same way as you and most step moms in regard to having all the responsibility and none of the control, even moreso now that the stepson lives...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-22-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By grisandole
Your feelings are totally normal, both as a step...

Your feelings are totally normal, both as a step parent, and being frustrated in your relationship that your partner doesn't see the problem.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-11-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By grisandole
BTDT with my husband, and I felt the same way. I...

BTDT with my husband, and I felt the same way. I discussed it all with him, to no avail, he had to hear it from a neutral third party for it to sink in that "Disneyland parenting" is not an effective...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-10-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By grisandole
I agree with the majority opinion here, having...

I agree with the majority opinion here, having been on both sides of the situation :thumb
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-17-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By grisandole
I hope someone with experience chimes in soon!

I hope someone with experience chimes in soon!
Forum: Trying To Conceive   05-11-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By grisandole
What brand of HPT did you use? Some of the blue...

What brand of HPT did you use? Some of the blue dye ones leave evap lines that look like positive results. Or it could be that the clinic is using a less sensitive test....really, no way to know,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-04-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By grisandole
It sounds good to move when it is the only or...

It sounds good to move when it is the only or main "big event". Starting a new job + moving is more stressful than doing one or the other, so you seem to have a good plan :)
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-03-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By grisandole
Good news that she is cooperating somewhat, and...

Good news that she is cooperating somewhat, and I totally understand you wanting to know "why". Your situation is similar to mine, my dh's ex is the same way.
Forum: The Mindful Home   04-03-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By grisandole
I am pretty lax about the kids rooms depending...

I am pretty lax about the kids rooms depending on age; the younger the child the more I expect as I'm teaching them how to clean. Once they are teens, I give them control of their room. I don't...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-23-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By grisandole
It isn't crazy to do something you enjoy! I much...

It isn't crazy to do something you enjoy! I much preferred working retail to my current "good" job. 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-23-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By grisandole
I did see a thread a while back where some users...

I did see a thread a while back where some users were posting about YNAB, hopefully they will chime in soon!
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   03-16-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By grisandole
So sad on so many levels.

So sad on so many levels.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-09-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By grisandole
It's a tough position to be in. What I've read,...

It's a tough position to be in. What I've read, and been told, and believe, is that you don't have to love or even like you step children. You do, however, need to be respectful and pleasant to...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-06-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By grisandole
I am with your husband on this one; I don't...

I am with your husband on this one; I don't think that it is petty or unreasonable to make her clean up after herself. Sure, she helps out with childcare, that's nice, but that doesn't mean that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-27-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By grisandole
It can be hard to find shows that are...

It can be hard to find shows that are appropriate for all ages. I would let my older one watch shows when ds2 was napping or went to bed.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-15-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,252
Posted By grisandole
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by OrmEmbar http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1397075/sleeping-arrangements-for-step-kids#post_17568816)
 I'm...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-15-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By grisandole
Is the dss in counseling? I can see why you...

Is the dss in counseling? I can see why you don't want to live in that environment and frankly, I wouldn't either, and would insist on family counseling to help dss and his dad. It sounds like the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,252
Posted By grisandole
Personally, I would see what your husbands girls...

Personally, I would see what your husbands girls want. Would they like the three of them to share a room? They would be able to have their own room, set up with all of their stuff, so it is...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-31-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By grisandole
I'm so sorry, sending you hugs and support....

I'm so sorry, sending you hugs and support. Honestly, that sounds like he has some issues, it is not okay to treat her differently than the other kids, nor to yell at her and call her a brat. Will...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-31-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By grisandole
Sending you support! You are not a horrible...

Sending you support! You are not a horrible person for expecting your step children to behave, it is good for them to learn how to act with a baby in the house, and, assuming they are old enough,...
Forum: Allergies   01-20-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By grisandole
Personally, I did not have most of those issues...

Personally, I did not have most of those issues when I went gluten free. I did have stomach issues, but I added in a good probiotic and that helped, although sometimes it takes a while to adjust to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-01-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By grisandole
That is rough, and it's perfectly reasonable to...

That is rough, and it's perfectly reasonable to ask your dh to take some time off to help care for his child. I agree that part of the behavior could stem from her dad not being around. It seems...
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-31-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 2,447
Posted By grisandole
156.7!

156.7!
Forum: Fitness and Weight Management   12-24-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 2,447
Posted By grisandole
Finally some progress; 157.4!

Finally some progress; 157.4!
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