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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-24-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
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: 566
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: 835
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: 835
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: 10
Views: 533
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: 676
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: 491
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: 515
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: 334
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: 442
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: 249
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: 389
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: 176
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: 356
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...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-12-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By Mummoth
You can't force her to change her feelings, and...

You can't force her to change her feelings, and stating how you feel is never bad behaviour (some of the words you use can be, but they're easy to avoid most of the time, ha ha!) If you make her...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-05-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By Mummoth
Does your daughter have a preference for any of...

Does your daughter have a preference for any of his girls, or they for her? Does it have to be the 9 year old that rooms with her? Everyone has to share a room anywyas, maybe if it was the 15 or...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-05-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Mummoth
What did your husband do with his kids before...

What did your husband do with his kids before you and he got together? Are the kids with you for large periods of time? I ask because I don't think my ex has ever washed even one of the kids socks,...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-28-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,677
Posted By Mummoth
My kids were older when this happened, but I had...

My kids were older when this happened, but I had a mom actually thank me for allowing my kids to go play at her house, while her husband was in charge. He wasn't a SAHD, but the parents worked...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-22-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By Mummoth
Does your step son know that his mom was excused...

Does your step son know that his mom was excused from paying child support for many years and that your husband now recieves it from her? If she has vented to her son about the cost, it might be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-14-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 708
Posted By Mummoth
My kids play Minecraft, and my way of monitoring...

My kids play Minecraft, and my way of monitoring their interactions online was to just join in and play alongside them. My husband set up a server for family & friends, so we have that and the kids...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-08-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Mummoth
This is one of the rare times I'll suggest...

This is one of the rare times I'll suggest computer games, but my son was having trouble memorizing his times tables and what finally worked was to get a math problems app. His favourite was one...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-08-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,118
Posted By Mummoth
No. You can't be that casual about little kids...

No. You can't be that casual about little kids around water. I'm not sure I'd even be okay with the 7 year old being there without me! Being able to swim a bit is almost as bad as not being able to...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-08-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Mummoth
Oh yeah, all bets are off for TV whenever we are...

Oh yeah, all bets are off for TV whenever we are sick, too. Bugs that hit hard and suddenly like that usually are the short lived ones, it seems. 
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-07-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Mummoth
At the (not really) end of that day your...

At the (not really) end of that day your beverage of choice was tea? I hope everyone is feeling better soon.
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,988
Posted By Mummoth
I have a boy and two girls.They know that I...

I have a boy and two girls.They know that I believe children need and deserve to have a parent at home to take care of them. Whether it's their dad or mom doesn't matter, but if the parents aren't...
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