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Forum: Family Planning   06-23-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By pomplemoose
I havent posted for a while, and when i did it...

I havent posted for a while, and when i did it was usually under the step/blended family forum. DH and I have  grown so much in the past 7 years. we have really solidified ourselves as a family with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-12-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,657
Posted By pomplemoose
just wanted to come back and answer some...

just wanted to come back and answer some questions. it was more than a peck on the cheek, it was several lip kisses which doesn't perticularly matter. the notes were very involved with him using...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-29-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By pomplemoose
We are planning a weeklong vacation from...

We are planning a weeklong vacation from Oregon's Willamette Valley to Kalispell MT. We are stopping in Athol ID to go to silverwood theme park and and staying a day or so in Farragut St. Park in ID...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-26-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,657
Posted By pomplemoose
She just got her toys back in her room after a...

She just got her toys back in her room after a week of being pretty strictly grounded. She had 2 days of having toys back and 1 day of being able to go outside and play. The condition was that she...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-25-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By pomplemoose
thank you for your replies. Vocal- you gave...

thank you for your replies.

Vocal- you gave me lots to think about. You're right i cant change who she is, i can only make sure that we do the best we can when we can. She is just so...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-24-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By pomplemoose
So, this is the first year in 5 years that DSC's...

So, this is the first year in 5 years that DSC's mother may have them for half the summer. I really have made lots of progress letting go of the anger and sadness over this. She does not have her...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-18-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,657
Posted By pomplemoose
yes in fact I just got back from taking her to a...

yes in fact I just got back from taking her to a track meet. I don't feel like with holding sports is a fair move on my part. It is something she enjoys that we want to encourage and she really came...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-18-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,657
Posted By pomplemoose
Thanks Linda,   This is really hard. the...

Thanks Linda,
 
This is really hard. the last day of school isn't until june 20. She is grounded for lying to us and the principle. she is very aware of what will happen if she doesnt listen this...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-17-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,657
Posted By pomplemoose
young parent my daughter is 10 not 12. that...

young parent my daughter is 10 not 12. that makes a huge difference in my mind.katlan- I see where you are coming from my daughter has been way into boys since kindergarten. i spoke calmly with her...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-30-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,657
Posted By pomplemoose
Maybe this is harder for me because i am several...

Maybe this is harder for me because i am several years younger than DH and this is a time in DSD's life that it gets complicated. I really need some advice on how to open up the communication with...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   04-26-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,657
Posted By pomplemoose
My 10yo DSD is completely obsessed with boys. It...

My 10yo DSD is completely obsessed with boys. It has gotten out of hand with one boy at school B. While doing laundry she left a note in her pocket. The note included that B was her boyfriend, they...
Forum: Traditional Foods   12-01-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By pomplemoose
I'm sure this has been discussed many times, and...

I'm sure this has been discussed many times, and i don't usually visit this part of the forums much but i was hoping to gather some advice, or at least some validation. DD10 and DS 8 buy a lunch...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-23-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,053
Posted By pomplemoose
We havent had any issues up until this year....

We havent had any issues up until this year. DSC's mother was pretty much out of the picture. We just went to court and if she makes 12 consecutive visits she may be looking at some summer or...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   09-26-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By pomplemoose
I've lived here for most of my life. I love...

I've lived here for most of my life. I love raising my kids here. We live about 8 miles north of corvallis in Adair Village. It's about a 10 minute drive and yes we can have chickens! We are right...
Forum: Parenting   04-22-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,962
Posted By pomplemoose
DD and DS are getting a bit old for this, but I...

DD and DS are getting a bit old for this, but I need this routine and they seem to do fine with it. DH goes to school in the am and works nights right now :( so its all on me. 
I get up at 4am,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-14-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By pomplemoose
she will go 6+months without wanting to see...

she will go 6+months without wanting to see them, then come in and claim she will be there always...a month later shes no where to be found. The kids do need to be reintroduced, DSS even said he...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-13-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By pomplemoose
So, I've posted a few times before but short...

So, I've posted a few times before but short back story is DF has had sole custody of 2 kids for the past 4 years. I have been living with them for 3.
Bio mom comes and goes as she pleases and the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-07-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By pomplemoose
Sounds like the boys will be in a happy save...

Sounds like the boys will be in a happy save home! its great that you stepped up and want to be their parent and help them through this tough time. This is a good step but it will be a long road...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-10-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By pomplemoose
She chooses not to show up for visits. In the...

She chooses not to show up for visits. In the past three years the most visits in a row were 3. That is she visited every other saturday 3 times. She is the one that has voluntarily not exercised...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-04-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By pomplemoose
Were working on getting a consultation with a...

Were working on getting a consultation with a lawyer through a modest means program in our area (keeping my fingers crossed it works out) In the mean time she has become quite harrassing calling DF...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-02-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By pomplemoose
I Dont usually post here but I thought you guys...

I Dont usually post here but I thought you guys could give some better advice. DF has been seperated since 07 and the divorce was finalized in june 08. He has had full custody of the children since...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-04-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By pomplemoose
DSC's Biomom is mostly absent, She has...

DSC's Biomom is mostly absent, She has visitation through their divorce agreement which is every other sat for 8 hours. She visited 2x last year and lives an hour away. She hasn't come to see them...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-14-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By pomplemoose
its what dd(9) has seems age appropriate and she...

its what dd(9) has seems age appropriate and she asks more in depth questions about things she wants to know, doesnt overwhelm her with info.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-30-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By pomplemoose
We have had a Wii for about 2 years now. The...

We have had a Wii for about 2 years now. The kids play it in waves and we dont really have set limits on computer/tv time. However with school after school activities and everything else they really...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-15-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By pomplemoose
DSD just turned 9 at the end of sept. But her...

DSD just turned 9 at the end of sept. But her attitude over the summer and this school year just is a 180 from the first 8yrs of her life. She has little attention span for anything that is not...
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