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Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 34
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What's your husband's take on the problem? Does...

What's your husband's take on the problem? Does he take responsibility for things getting out of hand? Is this a new development, or has it been this way for a long time? How has your husband been...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By Mummoth
I would rent the room to someone else. Him being...

I would rent the room to someone else. Him being there for 2 months isn't going to help your income long term, the temporary-relationship thing will be confusing to the kids, the part about him still...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-19-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 66
Posted By Mummoth
My kids were little when I was single, so they...

My kids were little when I was single, so they didn't have crazy expectations for gifts. I signed up for the toy shop, which I got to go pick out a bag for each of them that had 2 or 3 toys in it,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-17-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 90
Posted By Mummoth
I can see how it would feel uncomfortable,...

I can see how it would feel uncomfortable, sometimes my kids say "You're the best dad ever!" to my husband. It seems like that happens shortly after their bio dad disappoints them in one way or...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-17-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 90
Posted By Mummoth
Is she aware of what's going on with her older...

Is she aware of what's going on with her older sister? Maybe it's her way of expressing that she can't relate to what her sister is going through. Maybe she feels defensive of you when her sister is...
Forum: Dental   11-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,338
Posted By Mummoth
Thanks! I didn't see your response until just...

Thanks! I didn't see your response until just now, I Was coming back to update. A friend of mine suggested that we go see her son's dentist for a second opinion. I am so glad we went! He was awesome...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By Mummoth
So legally BM has primary custody, but in reality...

So legally BM has primary custody, but in reality your step daughter lives with her dad and you, full time or most of the time? It might be helpful to try and have the court order changed to reflect...
Forum: Parenting   11-11-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By Mummoth
Would they agree to one small gift and an...

Would they agree to one small gift and an experience gift, like a family membership to the zoo, or a class/sport the kids want to participate in?
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   11-10-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By Mummoth
This was a deal-breaker for me, too. My...

This was a deal-breaker for me, too. My expectation was that my spouse eventually love my kids like they were his own. I didn't want my kids to have to live with a person who found them tolerable, or...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-07-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,732
Posted By Mummoth
I know it seems awful now, but a year from now...

I know it seems awful now, but a year from now you will be looking back at this time as when things started getting better. You need to take it day by day, hopefully the legal aid person gets back...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-05-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Mummoth
My ex is the same as you describe, bringing up...

My ex is the same as you describe, bringing up anything with him is like smacking a hornets nest, just no fun at all. My line is if it's a health or safety problem, or when the kids ask for help...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   11-03-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Mummoth
How old is your DD? If she's old enough, I...

How old is your DD?

If she's old enough, I would set a timer for 5 or 10 minutes for her to get ready for bed. If she's done before the timer beeps, she can have a story. If she wants to spend 45...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-26-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By Mummoth
I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that only identical...

I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that only identical comparisons are valid.

OP, one question that comes to mind is, is your partner volunteering at her school and doing all the other things he is asking...
Forum: Dental   10-26-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,338
Posted By Mummoth
My daughter is scheduled for dental surgery andis...

My daughter is scheduled for dental surgery andis getting 4 crowns. I was wondering if any of your children were out under anasthetic for their procedures? And if so, what was the experience like?...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-26-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By Mummoth
Oh yeah, I hear you... I suspect my ex refered to...

Oh yeah, I hear you... I suspect my ex refered to himself as a single dad, even when he hadn't seen the kids in years. It's one of those things where you don't really know what a person means, until...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-26-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By Mummoth
I agree that the dad is asking his partner to...

I agree that the dad is asking his partner to take on a lot. However, watching a kid for 4 days doesn't amount to parental responsibility. If I go away for a few days and leave the kids with my...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-25-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 634
Posted By Mummoth
Where did his daughter go when he was out of...

Where did his daughter go when he was out of town, before you and he moved in together? Has there been a change in custody, or his job? What would he do if you were busy during the time he is out of...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-24-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By Mummoth
I don't see the point of getting into a debate...

I don't see the point of getting into a debate with someone who insists they are a more-single-er-single-mom than you. I mean, so what? Do they want a medal? We all have common struggles, even if our...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-16-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Mummoth
Do you think she's starting this early so that...

Do you think she's starting this early so that she has time to revisit court if your husband says no? Or is she just booking rooms and stuff?

Does he tell her any of his wishes, himself? He's...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-16-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By Mummoth
I think my husband is kind of going through this...

I think my husband is kind of going through this with our kids, to a lesser extent. Sometimes they go a few weeks where they more or less ignore him unless there is something to be gained by being...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-08-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By Mummoth
My husband used to be a school bus driver, and he...

My husband used to be a school bus driver, and he says it depends on the school district, but generally the maximum amount of time for a kid to be on the bus is 1 hr... now, that's assuming no...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   10-06-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Mummoth
Sometimes when my kids ask a doozie of a question...

Sometimes when my kids ask a doozie of a question (that I am willing to answer), I ask "Are you sure you really want to know the answer to that?" before I give them the answer. Then I give them the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-30-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Mummoth
That's not good. It can be hard for a parent who...

That's not good. It can be hard for a parent who has been doing it all on their own for a while, whose previous partner was perhaps not trustworthy or reliable, to give up some of the control of how...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   09-29-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Mummoth
What happens when you talk to your wife about...

What happens when you talk to your wife about this? I'm a bio mom who has been with my kids' step-dad for 5+ years. We've got sort of a game-plan that's been talked through, so whenever there's an...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-09-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By Mummoth
I have a friend who adopted a 'mom', and...

I have a friend who adopted a 'mom', and 'grandma' for her kids. She has parents but they live far away, my friend needed emotional support and the 'gramma's kids weren't going to have babies, so she...
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