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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-13-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By PixieAlly
Since he hid the remotes, it would be simple to...

Since he hid the remotes, it would be simple to say he can't watch TV for the weekend, but since we'll be camping that won't work. We might be getting a new telescope, so I thought of telling him he...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-13-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By PixieAlly
Well, it turns out it was DSS who hid stuff this...

Well, it turns out it was DSS who hid stuff this time :( He's younger - 7 - and I think now he is learning from her to play these jokes that make me crazy! Still need help with this. I can almost...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-13-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By PixieAlly
I am about ready to scream right now...

I am about ready to scream right now :http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/scared.gif  Our DSD keeps hiding things right before she goes to her mom's house for 3 days. These are usually things...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-08-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By PixieAlly
Yeah, there is a lot going on and has been for...

Yeah, there is a lot going on and has been for the last couple years :( Mom is moving 5 hours away now, so there has been a lot of stress with that, especially since she insists on telling them...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-08-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By PixieAlly
Last time we tried to talk to mom we were told...

Last time we tried to talk to mom we were told she has no problems, the kids never fight and it's none of our  business what her rules and consequences...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-08-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By PixieAlly
Thanks. I do know  what you mean and I have been...

Thanks. I do know  what you mean and I have been trying to set some boundaries up, but it's hard. I told my SO that I'd rather he not come home every day telling me about all the ridiculous...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-07-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By PixieAlly
I just leave the house a pig sty. It's the only...

I just leave the house a pig sty. It's the only way I can get anything done for me.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-07-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By PixieAlly
The psycho insane-ness never stops around here,...

The psycho insane-ness never stops around here, and I just need to vent since my SO does not want to bother to stand up for himself and I do not feel it is my place to say anything to his ex. The...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By PixieAlly
I should say I took the Barbies away for a...

I should say I took the Barbies away for a separate reason not related to the necklace or root beer.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By PixieAlly
I definitely agree with the part where we stop...

I definitely agree with the part where we stop giving warnings. I don't like them, but my SO does for some reason, but all that happens is he gives 10 warnings and no follow through or he counts to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-04-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By PixieAlly
I'm not sure where to put this, so I hope this...

I'm not sure where to put this, so I hope this is okay. We're a blended family, but this is more about the two kids that are related and grew up together from birth, and no so much about the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-04-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By PixieAlly
Thanks for sharing. That definitely does seem...

Thanks for sharing. That definitely does seem fair and kind of what I've been leaning towards. And yes, open communication between the parents is always best, though the more I get involved and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-01-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By PixieAlly
I don't have time to go back and re-read through...

I don't have time to go back and re-read through a 2 month old thread, but I don't think I ever said we do not let the kids talk to their mom. We DO postpone calls if she (or the kids) want them to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-01-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By PixieAlly
We are having trouble with my SO's ex as far as...

We are having trouble with my SO's ex as far as knowing what the plans are for Mother's Day this year. Here is a little history...
 
I have one DD who I have been a single mother to her whole life...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-28-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By PixieAlly
Hmm, that's a tough question, especially since...

Hmm, that's a tough question, especially since you haven't known him very long. I live with my SO now, and my parenting style (more on the AP side) has definitely dominated (his style was pretty...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-26-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,655
Posted By PixieAlly
UPDATE:   Now, this is according to a nine...

UPDATE:
 
Now, this is according to a nine year old, but according to her, the ex sat the kids down and something like, "Okay, I am going to let you two decide who you want to live with and when...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-25-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,655
Posted By PixieAlly
  Quote:Originally Posted by...


Quote:Originally Posted by Jeannine http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-25-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,655
Posted By PixieAlly
Thanks everyone! You are just saying what I...

Thanks everyone! You are just saying what I already thought, but I just wanted to know if I was being unreasonable. I forgot to mention she already told the 7 year old something like, "You are going...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-24-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,655
Posted By PixieAlly
So my SO's ex's latest demand for a custody...

So my SO's ex's latest demand for a custody change (the change is occurring because she is choosing to move 5 hours away for a job and to be closer to her boyfriend, who she is currently cheating on...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-30-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By PixieAlly
It sounds like your partner is the one with some...

It sounds like your partner is the one with some issues (well, we all have issues, but from the way you describe, a lot of the problems stem from his focus on his kids). This may sound selfish to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-30-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By PixieAlly
Just thought I'd update everyone since everyone...

Just thought I'd update everyone since everyone here has been so helpful. She's pretty much agreed to everything we asked for, although I still think my SO is giving up too much (but I've told him...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-23-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By PixieAlly
 Exactly. I have no idea what she is thinking...


Exactly. I have no idea what she is thinking as far as transfers. They'd get to her house at 10pm on a Friday night and we'd want them back to our house by 8pm on Sunday. We did tell her on the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-23-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By PixieAlly
Sorry, I don't mean to sound like a complete...

Sorry, I don't mean to sound like a complete bitch. I think it is important for the kids to be with their mom and dad, but I do not think it is right that our lives (mine and my SO's) have to be...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-23-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By PixieAlly
She stated:   "Travel: both parents will be...

She stated:
 
"Travel: both parents will be 50% responsible for travels specified by part A either meeting half way or paying for half of fuel expenses."
 
Part A specifies summer and all school...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-23-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By PixieAlly
The judge here favors mothers heavily. During...

The judge here favors mothers heavily. During the separation, he took the ex's proposed schedule without any question and threw out any suggestions my SO made for something more fair even though the...
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