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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-17-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,026
Posted By shagonarock
I feel quite conflicted about it at the moment,...

I feel quite conflicted about it at the moment, and tend not to. I don't like the way I look without makeup and would prefer to cover pores/shine, illuminate eye bags, mascara, lippy, all those...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-17-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By shagonarock
Thanks Emma.       I don't know what to...

Thanks Emma.
 
 
 
I don't know what to do. So angry. It feels like I was strung along with all the talking about a future/love and used like a convenience whenever it suited him. One time I was...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-07-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By shagonarock
So... all you guys were right and I always...

So... all you guys were right and I always suspected as much. However the problem was nothing to do with the lovely child but with the father.
I was dumped suddenly and hard three or four months...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-31-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By shagonarock
The courts can be biased towards BMs. I truly...

The courts can be biased towards BMs. I truly wish you the best DogMother25. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-29-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By shagonarock
I'm late to this but his behavior sounds hugely...

I'm late to this but his behavior sounds hugely inappropriate.
 
I'd take it seriously, as when I was 14 a 57 year old friend of my teacher started trying to befriend me and my family. Turns out...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-29-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By shagonarock
I definitely will, thanks sparklefairy.   ...

I definitely will, thanks sparklefairy.
 
It's even more unfair because I don't actually need to learn anything (except perhaps to cultivate indifference and grow a thick skin?). The conflict is...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-29-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By shagonarock
What do you do when a family member tells you...

What do you do when a family member tells you this?
 
Personally I would have settled for "Hey, that's rough" http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-27-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By shagonarock
Thanks for your support :) I got some quality...

Thanks for your support :) I got some quality time with my partner recently, but it's still a tall order taken all together.
 
I'll try your suggestions and also try to join in whatever kid's...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-22-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By shagonarock
This sounds like a really toxic situation with...

This sounds like a really toxic situation with work.
 
I know it'll be tough and understand if these things aren't possible... but you might want to consider going on maternity leave early to get...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-18-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By shagonarock
There are special shopping bags that are...

There are special shopping bags that are designed to keep food frozen for a few hours so your icecream won't melt on the wasy home.
They're not ice bins/eskies, they're flexible and insulated.
 ...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   11-18-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,356
Posted By shagonarock
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braxton_Hicks_contra...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braxton_Hicks_contractions
 
Is this any reassurance? Apparently there are 'practice contractions' which are normal and involve mild cramping.
I wouldn't know though,...
Forum: Personal Growth   11-18-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By shagonarock
Congrats on your pregnancy and coming remarriage...

Congrats on your pregnancy and coming remarriage :)
 
It's ok bmcneal, you didn;t trigger me. I've been through some of this stuff and heard it from other women so I'm kind of desensitized.
 
 ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-17-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By shagonarock
It sounds weird, but melting a little paraffin...

It sounds weird, but melting a little paraffin wax into chocolate makes it harder and glossier. Maybe that would help with decorating and transporting the ganached things?
 
Brownie or lemon bars...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-17-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By shagonarock
You're right to be concerned about your kids......

You're right to be concerned about your kids... a lot of the time an indulgent parent will dismiss fighting as normal sibling rivalry or 'kids being kids', but the bullying can get pretty bad if one...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-17-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By shagonarock
Thanks. I told my partner that I couldn't make...

Thanks. I told my partner that I couldn't make it to the playdate because I preferred to be at my friends birthday dinner... I also talked about being unhappy because there wasn't much time...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-13-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By shagonarock
Whoops, I edited too soon.     Thanks for...

Whoops, I edited too soon.
 
 
Thanks for your support guys.
 
I was also quite surprised at how fast I was introduced to his son and encouraged to be involved... I met his son at an outing...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-13-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By shagonarock
Thanks for your reply greenemami. :)   We...

Thanks for your reply greenemami. :)
 
We don't live together, but I've been accepted into his family and frequently stay on weekends (Friday through to Monday and go straight to work). He does...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-12-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By shagonarock
Hi all. I'm not sure I qualify as a step mother...

Hi all. I'm not sure I qualify as a step mother because I'm not married to my boyfriend.. this is a reasonably new relationship, about 6 months.

But I joined because I've been quickly entered...
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