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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-27-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Mummoth
It's good that you and your husband were able to...

It's good that you and your husband were able to find the middle ground. The way you laid things out sounds fair to me. I'd just wait and see how things go, maybe once she's had some time for the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-26-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 131
Posted By Mummoth
No curfew and no rules is not the same as getting...

No curfew and no rules is not the same as getting to act like an entitled brat. My husband is 41 years old, and he calls me if he's going to be late, so I won't worry. It's not a rule that he has to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-22-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 128
Posted By Mummoth
For an activity that's an interest of one of the...

For an activity that's an interest of one of the kids, I'd be willing to go walking distance or 1 bus, no transfers (which would mean less than 1/2 hour) I don't drive.

For a visit with my ex, he...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   12-31-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 52
Posted By Mummoth
I was single for a few years with no help... my...

I was single for a few years with no help... my ex was completely out of the picture, and my mom was mourning the loss of her sister so while she would visit, she wasn't really up to taking the kids...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-30-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Mummoth
Oh, I'm sure my husband could relate to all of...

Oh, I'm sure my husband could relate to all of this. He is my two older kids' step dad... my mom has said that he's the only 'true father' the kids have known. Their birth dada was completely absent...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-18-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Mummoth
Is it possible that the ex wife was warned to...

Is it possible that the ex wife was warned to stop making false claims, so she's having friends do it for her?

I'd stop talking to people about your plans to nurse and co-sleep, unless you know...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By Mummoth
That is a very, very good point.

That is a very, very good point.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-17-2014, 11:30 AM
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Views: 64,527
Posted By Mummoth
One thing you could do is go to the Minecraft...

One thing you could do is go to the Minecraft website and change the password on his account. Unfortunately once he's logged in with a new password, he can keep going back. You'd have to change the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-15-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By Mummoth
Yeah I think in the long run, it's better to let...

Yeah I think in the long run, it's better to let them hurt but know the truth of the situation... if I cover for him then they have two liars for parents. This way they have one parent they can trust.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-14-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By Mummoth
What does your fiance think? Is he okay with the...

What does your fiance think? Is he okay with the kids being treated differently? Can he see the friction this is causing? He should be sitting down with his family and saying, "Look we are a family...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-11-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 440
Posted By Mummoth
Yes it was. The make up sealed the deal, I think...

Yes it was. The make up sealed the deal, I think if she hadn't gotten it,she would have taken that as proof.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 440
Posted By Mummoth
Santa got my daughter play make-up when she was...

Santa got my daughter play make-up when she was 7, I figured it was the last year she was going to believe. She rubbed my nose in it good, and I played it like I was P.O.ed, she loved that.

OP, my...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-08-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 139
Posted By Mummoth
Yup, just like springshowers said. I'd probably...

Yup, just like springshowers said. I'd probably have an email ready to fire off as soon as the kids are with you. That way she'll have the maximum time possible to get used to the idea before the...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-07-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Mummoth
Consistency and patience, and she will figure it...

Consistency and patience, and she will figure it out. One thing to watch out for is to make sure no one is undermining him. The last thing he needs is someone second guessing him when he enforces a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-07-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By Mummoth
Could the girls open an roughly even amount of...

Could the girls open an roughly even amount of stuff while you're together? Then give your daughter the rest while his daughter is visiting other family members? Are any of the gifts you got your...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-04-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By Mummoth
Yeah, I've had to do that, he sets up situations...

Yeah, I've had to do that, he sets up situations to try and make me look bad. The only way I can keep the peace with the kids sometimes is by telling them what is going on. "When you see your dad...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-04-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By Mummoth
rubelin, yeah if he wanted to be more involved...

rubelin, yeah if he wanted to be more involved that door has always been open. I know there's not much I can do about it, but it'll be frustrating until she sees through him. When he plays it like...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-04-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By Mummoth
I think that there might not be a way of dealing...

I think that there might not be a way of dealing with that legally, because it usually works itself out when it's a temporary situation. DCF is so overloaded with work that I'm sure their involvement...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-03-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By Mummoth
Greenemami, that is basically what I'm trying to...

Greenemami, that is basically what I'm trying to aim for... no babysitting. Where I'm struggling is that my daughter is going to greater and greater lengths to try and build the relationship and it's...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-03-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By Mummoth
This is the form...

This is the form (http://www.familylaw.lss.bc.ca/assets/forms/mini/appointmentStandbyTestamentaryGuardian.pdf) we have in British Columbia, but it varies by location what hoops you have to jump...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-02-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By Mummoth
Communication between Visits

I was wondering what other peoples communication between the kids and their other parent looks like. I'm pretty sure our situation isn't normal but I'm curious for comparison's sake. I think I'm...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-01-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By Mummoth
I've had to deal with a few people like this,...

I've had to deal with a few people like this, albeit not continuously. I've found it helpful at those times to say to my kids "It's okay, accidents happen." or "Everybody makes mistakes." or "We can...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-30-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By Mummoth
I have 3 kids, they are all biologically mine....

I have 3 kids, they are all biologically mine. There's a big gap between the first two from my first marriage, and my littlest to my husband. I have those same feelings about time with my kids.
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-25-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Mummoth
What's your husband's take on the problem? Does...

What's your husband's take on the problem? Does he take responsibility for things getting out of hand? Is this a new development, or has it been this way for a long time? How has your husband been...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 114
Posted By Mummoth
I would rent the room to someone else. Him being...

I would rent the room to someone else. Him being there for 2 months isn't going to help your income long term, the temporary-relationship thing will be confusing to the kids, the part about him still...
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