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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-30-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Mummoth
I try and include something in meals that...

I try and include something in meals that everyone will eat... even if it's just a veggies and dip plate.

Our rule is that you need to try a bite and if you don't like it you can make yourself a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-29-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Mummoth
I'd also consider that SS might be more verbal at...

I'd also consider that SS might be more verbal at moms house than at dads. My little girl is 3 and her nick-name is "Chainsaw". She starts talking and gets on such a roll with it that she sounds like...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   05-11-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By Mummoth
I am more productive in the morning so I do the...

I am more productive in the morning so I do the bulk of my work then.

When I'm having trouble motivating myself to do a specific job, I ask myself if there's going to be a more convenient time or...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-11-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,834
Posted By Mummoth
I can't agree with this more. I'm a parent who...

I can't agree with this more. I'm a parent who has tried to force the other parent to be more involved than he's willing. What happens is that he will start emailing and picking up his phone more...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-04-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 684
Posted By Mummoth
Do you have a grill outside? A good way of...

Do you have a grill outside? A good way of keeping the kitchen from feeling like a pinball machine is to provide alternative foods that can be cooked elsewhere.

When my sister went through her...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-26-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Mummoth
ISTJ Introvert(100%) Sensing(12%) ...

ISTJ

Introvert(100%) Sensing(12%) Thinking(12%) Judging(67%)
You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (100%)
You have slight preference of Sensing over Intuition (12%)...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-21-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By Mummoth
It sounds like you've got the right idea and he...

It sounds like you've got the right idea and he isn't respectful of boundaries and pretty clueless in general about what being a parent means. I agree with your house, your rules. I would mostly say...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-09-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By Mummoth
Oh, I wouldn't be apologetic about 'stalking'...

Oh, I wouldn't be apologetic about 'stalking' either.

My ex was reluctant to add the kids to his facebook and they told me he was worried I would use their accounts to stalk him. I told them I'm...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-05-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By Mummoth
I think Linda hit the nail on the head on all...

I think Linda hit the nail on the head on all fronts.

The only thing I have to add is that I'd encourage DSS to open a second bank account, that he can transfer his money to as it comes in (when...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-04-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Mummoth
That's a really good point about 'girly-time'......

That's a really good point about 'girly-time'... I am one of 3 girls and so when my son was born, the first grandchild, a boy! There was a TON of talk about my *dad* finally having a boy to do manly...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-01-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Mummoth
Even in families wehre the parents haven't split...

Even in families wehre the parents haven't split up, kids will develop a strong preference for one parent. It's just a stage, she will outgrow it. There will probably be a time when she wants you all...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-31-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Mummoth
My MIL was great with my kids, she told them she...

My MIL was great with my kids, she told them she was their Nana now, and introduced them to all their new cousins and aunts and uncles... she really laid down the law about us being FAMILY. The only...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-25-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By Mummoth
When he's an adult, when he has kids of his own,...

When he's an adult, when he has kids of his own, he'll understand who was there for him and who wasn't.

My husband deals with a lot of attitude from our kids. They go out of their way to reject...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-24-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Mummoth
Does your husband have any family near where his...

Does your husband have any family near where his kids live? He could pick them up Friday and spend the night in town until after the game on Saturday and then drive back for one night with the rest...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-17-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,427
Posted By Mummoth
Hmmm... he's a great dad to your kids but lazy...

Hmmm... he's a great dad to your kids but lazy with his own? That sounds like maybe he's still in best-behaviour mode with your kids and once he relaxes he's not going to be a great dad to anyone....
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-17-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,427
Posted By Mummoth
I'm wondering the same thing as Greenemami, how...

I'm wondering the same thing as Greenemami, how often are your kids away? I'd try and adjust the schedule so all the kids are there at once if yours go every other weekend as well. How do the kids...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-16-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Mummoth
The only thing I can think of is for the party,...

The only thing I can think of is for the party, I'd scan/take a picture of the invite and send it to him. It really doesn't require your involvement beyond that. He can RSVP himself when a party is...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-13-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By Mummoth
I don't know how your boyfriend arranges visits,...

I don't know how your boyfriend arranges visits, but I've found it easy to bcc my husband to emails, to keep him in the loop. He does the driving to and from for a lot of the visits so he is usually...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-07-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By Mummoth
I agree with you, I would NOT want him in my...

I agree with you, I would NOT want him in my home. He's an adult, legally. He's making a bunch of really stupid choices, he needs to have a dose of reality. I would point him toward a local mens...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-02-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 876
Posted By Mummoth
F that! Make him a list of where all the cleaning...

F that! Make him a list of where all the cleaning supplies are located. If he's not satisfied with the standards you have for cleanliness around the house, he can pick up any percieved 'slack' he...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-26-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By Mummoth
Yeah, it really bothers me too sometimes.

Yeah, it really bothers me too sometimes.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-25-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By Mummoth
In that case, I'd bring a third party as a...

In that case, I'd bring a third party as a witness to the pick ups and hope having a set of unfamiliar eyes there gives her pause. Do you have any friends or family that live in her town?

What...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-22-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By Mummoth
I don't think it's a great idea to move there......

I don't think it's a great idea to move there... what's to stop her from moving again?

There are lots of relatively cheap things that will leave an impression on kids... my daughter was baking...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-10-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By Mummoth
My kids are 10 and 13 and their dad is not open...

My kids are 10 and 13 and their dad is not open to imput from me, so talking to him myself doesn't usually help. I help the kids come up with an idea to help fix their issue, and encourage them to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-10-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Mummoth
Did he mean "You have to take your antibiotics or...

Did he mean "You have to take your antibiotics or you'll get sick again and not be able to go to the party"? Or was it like a punishment? I think if he meant it like the former, that's good. She...
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