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Forum: Single Parenting   Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By greenemami
I'm sorry-that is really hard to hear :( My kids...

I'm sorry-that is really hard to hear :( My kids are often eager to go to dad's house, and sometimes I have to work hard not to take it personally-it's not that they want to leave me, it's that they...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-31-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By greenemami
My parents were the step-grandparents, and were...

My parents were the step-grandparents, and were always really careful to include dsd (and still try now that her dad and I are not together). She is 6 years older than dd and 9 years older than ds,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-23-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By greenemami
Is there anything ordered about transportation? ...

Is there anything ordered about transportation? It's pretty standard to share transportation, unless your husband is the one who moved away-in that case, it would be pretty common for all the...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-23-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By greenemami
As far as the child support goes-if he doesn't...

As far as the child support goes-if he doesn't like that he is overpaying, then he needs to get it fixed. Otherwise, my understanding is that the overpayment is considered a "gift" and you can do...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-22-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By greenemami
Is the mom on board with your dh taking custody? ...

Is the mom on board with your dh taking custody? My best advice would be to let your dh be the only one dealing with the custody situation. You can be supportive of him and helpful with his...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-18-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 959
Posted By greenemami
[QUOTE=Kristi Piazza;18603138] And here's a...

[QUOTE=Kristi Piazza;18603138]
And here's a thought--and I know this is a controversial thought -- your theory is to basically make dss happy at my own sacrifice. Why is his happiness more...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-18-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 959
Posted By greenemami
Well, you are already in his life-he didn't...

Well, you are already in his life-he didn't really get a choice about that. My concern is that he is going to realize that you head for the hills every time he is around. Presumably he'll start to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-18-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 959
Posted By greenemami
Well, you are already in his life-he didn't...

Well, you are already in his life-he didn't really get a choice about that. My concern is that he is going to realize that you head for the hills every time he is around. Presumably he'll start to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-17-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 959
Posted By greenemami
I mean this respectfully and non-judgmentally, so...

I mean this respectfully and non-judgmentally, so please try to take it that way-but your bf's son is going to know that you are "tolerating" him and it is going to hurt him. IMO, it's really not...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-17-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 959
Posted By greenemami
Are the kids on opposite schedules or do yours go...

Are the kids on opposite schedules or do yours go to dads every weekend? It sounds like part of the issue is that you don't have a lot of down time-I can't say I'd be super thrilled if my kids were...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-12-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By greenemami
Yes, I absolutely felt that way when pregnant and...

Yes, I absolutely felt that way when pregnant and when the babies were little. I really wanted to focus on the baby and felt some resentment that my attention had to be divided-plus, the big kids...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-09-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By greenemami
I think dad sounds like he is doing a good job. ...

I think dad sounds like he is doing a good job. I agree with the PP advice that you should try to back off and not get involved in disciplining at this point.

And, as obnoxious as this advice...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-04-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By greenemami
I think I would ignore the request-you have valid...

I think I would ignore the request-you have valid reasons for not wanting him to have it. If he really wants the number, he can get it through other means.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-01-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By greenemami
I worry about having more kids in a...

I worry about having more kids in a relationship-part of my really would like one or two more children, but I'm scared about how it would affect the kids I already have. I'm not in a relationship at...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-26-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 53
Posted By greenemami
Can I ask his reasons for not telling the kids...

Can I ask his reasons for not telling the kids you are divorced? that seems really odd to me. I definitely think you need to tell them, at least once it's finalized, and way before other partners...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-25-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 124
Posted By greenemami
Well, like you said, really this is for dad to...

Well, like you said, really this is for dad to deal with-if he is not going to follow through, then her behavior will not change. If he is open to it, maybe start by modeling how to deal with some...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-23-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 414
Posted By greenemami
How is she forcing your husband to not take all...

How is she forcing your husband to not take all his time? What would happen if he shows up to get his daughter at the correct time and then doesn't return her until the correct time? I know it can...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   02-19-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 238
Posted By greenemami
I'd try to look at his as more different learning...

I'd try to look at his as more different learning styles than labeling it as different types of schooling, if that makes sense. There isn't really any need to label what kind of homeschooling you...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-19-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By greenemami
I think it's way too soon for stepdad to be...

I think it's way too soon for stepdad to be playing the heavy here. I completely agree that he should be focusing on building a relationship with her, not disciplining her. Was there a reason he...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-18-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By greenemami
Is dd your dh's bio daughter as well? It's not...

Is dd your dh's bio daughter as well? It's not really clear and I was wondering if it's just that he has a harder time relating to her than his own bio daughter, or if it's more of a personality...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-09-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By greenemami
I think that legally, a child cannot choose until...

I think that legally, a child cannot choose until they are 18. Some states take the child's preference into consideration, but I believe that it is closer to age 12 usually.

I think at this...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-05-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 85
Posted By greenemami
That's a tough one-and I certainly see both...

That's a tough one-and I certainly see both sides. He's pretty young to get to make that decision though, and I'd worry that he'd end up feeling rejected if your dh gives up too easily. As in, he...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-04-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By greenemami
I'm so sorry you are dealing with this! That...

I'm so sorry you are dealing with this! That sounds really tough, but you sound like you are dealing with it well and have your head on straight.

Definitely get an attorney-it sounds like...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-27-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By greenemami
I'm sorry, but he does not sound wonderful and it...

I'm sorry, but he does not sound wonderful and it does not sound like the blend is working at all. It sounds very much like he is taking advantage of you and using you for free childcare for his...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-27-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By greenemami
Congrats on your pregnancy :) I'm glad you have...

Congrats on your pregnancy :) I'm glad you have your mom supporting you through this-it's a tough situation to be in. I haven't been there done that, but I've certainly thought about what would...
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