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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-23-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,596
Posted By myra_mcgray
We made it really clear to my parents, sisters,...

We made it really clear to my parents, sisters, grandparents, cousins, etc that dss was to be treated the same as DS and DD by them. That means they are also his family and they have three...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-06-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,519
Posted By myra_mcgray
I think that Jeanine hit the nail on the head...

I think that Jeanine hit the nail on the head with her comments. I am just writing because I am wondering what relationship you want to have with your SD and for how long. My concern in this...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-04-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,951
Posted By myra_mcgray
I would leave in the part about both you and ex...

I would leave in the part about both you and ex being in agreement to not allow unsupervised visitation. Good Luck
Forum: Single Parenting   03-22-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By myra_mcgray
Many states do not recognize common law...

Many states do not recognize common law marriage. I would not take legal advice from a real estate agent. Get a lawyer. If you are the person who owns the home and your state does not recognize...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-01-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By myra_mcgray
In my state Ohio every three years either parent...

In my state Ohio every three years either parent can request and get an automatic evaluation of child support. In does not happen through the courts the child support enforcement agency does it and...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-03-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,635
Posted By myra_mcgray
We have DSS every weekend and it works pretty...

We have DSS every weekend and it works pretty well for us but we are all pretty flexible so if he wants to stay at his mom's for something happening on the weekend that is what we do. Also if he has...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-27-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By myra_mcgray
Just a reminder that both your kids are very...

Just a reminder that both your kids are very young. I know you are in for the long haul with your ex but things with your kids will get easier and it will get to the point where you don't need him...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-22-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By myra_mcgray
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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-16-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,730
Posted By myra_mcgray
We do solstice with our kids (all of them). We...

We do solstice with our kids (all of them). We also have DSS for Christmas eve b/c it is a big family holiday and we don't want him to miss it but we starting last year (he is seven) have begun to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-07-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,864
Posted By myra_mcgray
I don't have a four year old girl but I wanted...

I don't have a four year old girl but I wanted to write to you. I am so sorry that you and your husband are going through this. When my DSS was 9 months DH's ex denied visitation for 10 weeks until...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-08-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By myra_mcgray
This is not legal advice. Generally regardless...

This is not legal advice. Generally regardless of a DNA test the court will continue to treat the person who has acted as the legal parent as the legal parent. This is not affected by a statute of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-28-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By myra_mcgray
I would file suit against the agency who is in...

I would file suit against the agency who is in charge of this information. I would then go public regarding the lawsuit after I discussed this with my attorney. During a lawsuit you would be able to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-12-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,867
Posted By myra_mcgray
After reading both your post, I wouldn't push...

After reading both your post, I wouldn't push meeting the mom as a pre-cursor to meeting the daughter. I wouldn't push meeting the mom but wouldn't avoid it. Say hello be friendly don't be too...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-29-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,111
Posted By myra_mcgray
Quote: Originally Posted by provocativa...

Quote:
Originally Posted by provocativa http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15893275)
my mom's best friend teaches home...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-22-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By myra_mcgray
You may have an easier time changing daugther's...

You may have an easier time changing daugther's name if you are just trying to change it only by adding your name instead of getting rid of father's names. Judge would look more kindly on doing this...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-21-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,253
Posted By myra_mcgray
Quote: Originally Posted by mamacassafrass...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mamacassafrass http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15866035)
I think she just wants to please...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-02-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By myra_mcgray
My DH tried to get shared legal with his ex...

My DH tried to get shared legal with his ex having primary physical. This request was denied in OH (juvenile court) which means they were not married b/c in my opinion she was really difficult and...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-19-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By myra_mcgray
I think it is questionable if the judge would...

I think it is questionable if the judge would approve an agreement where the parties agreed to never modify or to go to court.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-17-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By myra_mcgray
Is he trying to get visitation in court or has...

Is he trying to get visitation in court or has he just contacted you? If he went to court and you did not try to terminate parental rights before hand he would probably be able to get visitation but...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-17-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By myra_mcgray
You could both probably agree or get a court to...

You could both probably agree or get a court to order that neither of you drink around DC or in the time leading up to visitation/ parenting time, but unless he has a documented (dui, alcohol...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-17-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,145
Posted By myra_mcgray
I think you are getting lots of great advice but...

I think you are getting lots of great advice but think you should also try to talk to your local la leche league leader. I know our leader has experience helping momma's who had tiny nursing babies...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-12-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,020
Posted By myra_mcgray
Quote: Originally Posted by NewMom0208...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewMom0208 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15509014)
That is exactly my problem!
I will act...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-05-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By myra_mcgray
Okay so when I read your post I thought I think...

Okay so when I read your post I thought I think I know this guy, by your description of him, I am going to PM you.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-19-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,139
Posted By myra_mcgray
I think any unscheduled time needs more than 24...

I think any unscheduled time needs more than 24 hours notice and he needs to ask not tell you he is coming to get DS. He doesn't need to tell you he is getting married but he does need to tell you...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-29-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By myra_mcgray
I would tell her but do it sooner than later so...

I would tell her but do it sooner than later so she can rant etc. before the kids get home. I think it is unlikely that your DSC will not tell her this at some point and so you are leaving them to...
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