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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-26-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
  Poll: FACEBOOK!!!
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Posted By bella00
No, but SD isn't old enough fo Facebook yet. If...

No, but SD isn't old enough fo Facebook yet. If she was, yes I would accept her.
 
However I do block my own stepmother from Facebook and she's been my stepmother for 20+ years and in that time...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-06-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,718
Posted By bella00
  I am both a stepdaughter and a stepmom. I...

  I am both a stepdaughter and a stepmom. I don't see anything wrong with the word step, so I say stepdaughter when referring to DH's daughter. Thats what she is to me and it does not feel like an...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-07-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By bella00
Names that are already taken are   Grandma &...

Names that are already taken are
 
Grandma & Grandpa (my inlaws)
Nanny & PawPaw (maternal grandparents)
Grammy & Gramps (maternal great-grandparents)
 
And then recently my mom chose MiMi and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-07-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By bella00
  She never insisted I call her Mom (nor would i...

  She never insisted I call her Mom (nor would i have been comfortable with that), but does insist that my stepdaughter call her Grandma (cause thats what she calls herself to the dog). I've given...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-07-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By bella00
I'm curious, what do you do when one grandparent...

I'm curious, what do you do when one grandparent won't compromise and insists on a grandparent name even when that name is already taken? We saw my dad and stepmother for the 4th of July. My...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-29-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By bella00
my dad's wife isn't so much of an issue as she...

my dad's wife isn't so much of an issue as she pretty much stays out of my life and we have a pretty bad history between us. However my mom and dad are very involved in my life and I'd like them to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-29-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By bella00
What should stepgrandparents be called? My...

What should stepgrandparents be called? My stepdaughter has A LOT of grandparents. My husband's parents are Grandma and Grandpa. Then my stepdaughter's mom's parents are Nanny and PawPaw. Then SD...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-20-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By bella00
 Where is SD new step dad?? You said that...



Where is SD new step dad?? You said that her mom was remarried. Well, does he get to pick up SD from school? Go to parent teacher conferences, etc.? Is your husband ok with him being there????...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-20-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By bella00
Even with summer visitation, the time is...

Even with summer visitation, the time is limited. Since there's right of first refusal, SD will be cared for by her mom during the day(even though its my husband's summer visitation time), and then...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-15-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By bella00
 My stepmother at least taught me how NOT to be...

 My stepmother at least taught me how NOT to be as a stepmother. For instance don't badmouth your stepchild's mother. My stepmother did that from the beginning (although she doesn't anymore and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-14-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By bella00
I see nothing wrong with the word step. I use it...

I see nothing wrong with the word step. I use it to describe my stepdaughter. My own stepmother finds it to be a dirty word. I just wish people could relax about the word and embrace it.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-14-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By bella00
 Aside from being a stepmother, I am also a...

 Aside from being a stepmother, I am also a stepchild. While I never needed another mother (i lived with my mom full time) I do have to say it hurt deeply that my stepmother never attended anything...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-13-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By bella00
Thanks for your advice and suggestions. I guess...

Thanks for your advice and suggestions. I guess since both Mom & Dad are so involved I'm not really needed in parenting matters. I guess I'm more of a person to support stepdaughter like that of an...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-13-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,535
Posted By bella00
 I am new to this forum and a new stepmom as...

 I am new to this forum and a new stepmom as well. I am so confused in what my role should be. I have a 7 year old stepdaughter who lives most of the time with her mother. We live in the same town...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-13-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,731
Posted By bella00
  Since you are basically their mom and they are...

  Since you are basically their mom and they are so young I don't see anything wrong with them calling you Mommy. Maybe you could suggest to them Mommy First Name?  But if you do want to avoid hurt...
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