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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-09-2005, 12:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,239
Posted By Momof9kids
Using the "BM" or "NCBM" here in my posts is...

Using the "BM" or "NCBM" here in my posts is ALOT nicer than how she is referred to IRL... :LOL
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-03-2005, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Momof9kids
Sounds like she (mom) wants her summer's FREE. ...

Sounds like she (mom) wants her summer's FREE.

And she is supposed to reimburse the child support???

Your Dh should go into court and have that Order REMOVED. He has NO recourse if she doesn't...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-03-2005, 11:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,239
Posted By Momof9kids
I've been on a few boards the last several years...

I've been on a few boards the last several years (mainly step-parent related) and I use certain acronyms simply out of habit. I have FOUR step-daughters. When I refer to them in general (all 4) I'm...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-28-2005, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By Momof9kids
I agree that getting her in to talk to someone...

I agree that getting her in to talk to someone is important, however, at that age (ugh!) they sometimes REFUSE to talk...

I can tell you from personal experience that 13 year old girls "worship"...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-28-2005, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Momof9kids
I was thinking along the same lines - like a...

I was thinking along the same lines - like a "family pass" to the local zoo or museum (because I know it can be costly for a whole family just to get IN those places) or, if you want to be humourous...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-26-2005, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Momof9kids
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((MOM))))))))))))))))...

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((MOM))))))))))))))))) ))))))))))))))

I'm sorta new, so I'm wondering (guessing) you are the custodial?

My Dh's ex willingly gave up custody of her 4 girls (she...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-24-2005, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 685
Posted By Momof9kids
First off, I'd like to say that the custodial...

First off, I'd like to say that the custodial parent (if you are the NCP) has NO say in how ANYTHING is done in your home - WRT house rules, sleeping arrangements, etc. And, vise-versa.

Second, I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-21-2005, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Momof9kids
I forgot to add: I breastfed my babies in...

I forgot to add:

I breastfed my babies in front of my step-daughters. If THEY were uncomfortable with it, THEY could leave the room. I discreetly breastfed in public and openly at home. They...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-21-2005, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By Momof9kids
Some women can feel just as close to a...

Some women can feel just as close to a step-child as their own bio child(ren) and some women can't. There's no right or wrong in it. Just as some women could adopt and consider that child their own,...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-17-2005, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,467
Posted By Momof9kids
Hmm, let's see - I'm 41 now and been working...

Hmm, let's see - I'm 41 now and been working since 15. And, babysitting/pet sitting, newspaper route even before that.

My first "office" job was at 19 as a file clerk - then reception, etc -...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-17-2005, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By Momof9kids
I'm one. I have 4 bio kids & 4 stepkids living...

I'm one. I have 4 bio kids & 4 stepkids living with me, and I am a SAHM most of the year (I work during tax-season Jan-April 15). My OBD is 22 and lives on her own, since age 19.

The 4 stepkids...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-16-2005, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Momof9kids
I was very lucky, too that my daughters father...

I was very lucky, too that my daughters father wanted more than EOW's too. And I rarely told him "no". I figured it's her dad, and she would be seeing him every day, if we had stay married. I had...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-16-2005, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Momof9kids
I'm sorry you're hurting but I have to :LOL I...

I'm sorry you're hurting but I have to :LOL I must be the oddball here, because I used to 'enjoy' my kid-free weekends. Gave me the time for myself, to read a book, garden, nap...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   07-16-2005, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Momof9kids
I'm not in the City, I'm about 30 miles S/SW in...

I'm not in the City, I'm about 30 miles S/SW in a 'burb, but thanks for the Info - I'm right off of I-55, so I can easlily access to the City area!!
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-16-2005, 12:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,469
Posted By Momof9kids
I voted YES because, as a custodial Step parent,...

I voted YES because, as a custodial Step parent, I *am* the other adult in the house and when Dh isn't around, I'm not going to wait for him to get home on certain matters. I think it depends on...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-16-2005, 12:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,811
Posted By Momof9kids
When I met my Dh, I had 2 girls and he had 4. Dh...

When I met my Dh, I had 2 girls and he had 4. Dh and I have 3 children together - 1 girl, 2 boys. (My 5 bio children were homebirthed)

When we married, his ex-wife (aka LOSER)...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-20-2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By Momof9kids
I had another thought...could you make yourself...

I had another thought...could you make yourself a little "poophat" out of something that, when she calls you that, you could put it on?? Now, that would be something *I* would do!!...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-20-2005, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By Momof9kids
I agree - the mean spirited name calling has to...

I agree - the mean spirited name calling has to stop... she does need to know she has the 'right' to be upset/angry (although she still won't get her way!) see if you can come up with something she...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-19-2005, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By Momof9kids
I'm sorry, but I have to :LOL at this... My son...

I'm sorry, but I have to :LOL at this... My son calls me a "BRAT" when he is mad at me... Can you tell her that it is OK that she is angry and she can say that "I am ANGRY/MAD at you" instead of the...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-11-2005, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Momof9kids
I love sugar scrubs! Great idea! A friend of...

I love sugar scrubs! Great idea! A friend of mine suggested I use baking soda and some Tea Tree Oil and a drop of lavender or another essential oil. I may try this and add some sugar (or salt) to it...
Forum: Natural Body Care   03-11-2005, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By Momof9kids
I am 40...

I am 40 http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif but have relatively wrinkle free skin. I have a very oily T-zone and break out during "Aunt Flo's visit" usually only in my chin...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-24-2005, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By Momof9kids
Hi Chee-ca-goans! I'm in Bolingbrook!...

Hi Chee-ca-goans! I'm in Bolingbrook! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif

I go to HomeFirst. They are great. Took me a while to find them - and I found them AFTER I was...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   02-24-2005, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Momof9kids
Applejuice! WOW! And your Mom survived that many...

Applejuice! WOW! And your Mom survived that many kids? That gives me hope... http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif

Thanks, everyone for the warm welcome! "Seasoned",...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   02-23-2005, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,810
Views: 111,586
Posted By Momof9kids
When I first started posting at a message board...

When I first started posting at a message board almost 3 ys ago, it was at a Stepmom site.. I came up with "Momof9kids" because I am a bio mom to 5 and have 4 stepdaughters who live with me. It just...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   02-23-2005, 01:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Momof9kids
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Hi everyone! This is my first post here at Mothering. I've subscribed to the magazine for years now (dont ya just LOVE it??) and I...
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