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  1. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    I have an almost 5 year old son who I've raised alone. I've prayed for a man that would be wiling to step into a fatherhood type role for almost all of it. I've recently gotten married to exactly that type of man, and now that we've moved in together, I find myself feeling... something. I...
  2. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Hi there all! I'm new to this community and pretty much parenting in general. I've been with a great man for almost a year now. He has two wonderful children ages 7 and 8 and their mother is incredibly difficult to deal with all around. I'm constantly getting backlash from the kids out of the...
  3. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    I tried finding advice by reading other stories, to no avail, there is no story like mine that I've yet to read. Please HELP! I'm 30 years old, mother of 3 girls ages 7, 9, 11. I am a bit of a strict parent. I have high expectations of my kids (good grades, do chores, be polite, be independent...
  4. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Okay so im not going to go into my entire life story (not in this post anyway) but i want to lay out a scenario and get some insight... I preface this story with this "I am 29 a little neurotic and sometimes have OCD...I tend to over think things sometimes....and I have been known to hold a...
  5. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    This is going to be the first year that my daughter and I are celebrating Christmas with my boyfriend and his daughter. I am excited about it, but also a little bit nervous about opening gifts Christmas morning. Both of the girls are 5 years old. I will be honest, I go a little wild when holiday...
  6. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    My boyfriend and I have been together for over a year and each have 5-year-old daughters from previous relationships. The girls couldn’t be more different. My daughter is smart, kind, enthusiastic, and motivated. She has been loving school since 3k and has friends her age who regularly come over...
  7. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Okay, so here is the breakdown. I've been dealing with this in my head for a week or so and have no idea where to turn, I don't want biased opinions from friends or to say the wrong thing to my partner before I get my thoughts straight. My partner and I recently got engaged, he has been...
  8. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>My dp and I have been together for 3.5 years, living together as a blended family for about a year and a half. His son is almost 14, and his ex-wife is high conflict and high drama, she is unstable and threatens to withhold vistation, and recently she did to that (we filed a police report)...
  9. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>Okay, so DP and I are co-parenting 2 DD's, DP and DDs' father have been divorced for 10 years so DD11 has always considered our house "home" and her primary family. Over the years, their father has become more and more flaky and has all but dropped out of the kids' lives completely. The...
  10. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>My fiance and I have been together for almost 2 years. We are a blended family, together we have 3 children, I have an 8 year old and he has two children ages 6 and 4.  We have my son full time and we have his part time.  He has joint legal and physical custody of his two children.  We have...
  11. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>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...</p> <p> </p> <p>I have one DD who I have been a single mother to her whole life (4 years) and my SO has a DD and a DS that he has 50% custody of. The divorce...
  12. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>ok here it is. first my mom never hits me. me and my bother got into a fight at mcdonalds we threw ketchup on each other.im older im 15 he is 13. i got some ketchup on some woman clothes and my mom had to reinburst 45 dollars for the damage. my mom freak out on me told me i was a immature...
  13. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>Im pretty sure this would be the right place for this topic...</p> <p> </p> <p>So i just started dating someone about a month and half ago. DS is just over a year, his father has never been involved in his life. </p> <p>The man i'm dating has two kids 4 and 6. so far i have noticed that are...
  14. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>Ok this is going to be a long one i think....</p> <p> </p> <p>So me and DH have been married for 7 months, but living together for about 3 years now. So all our kids have adjusted to all this and everything. I have DS 12, DD almost 10, and DD 7 1/2 , they spend 50/50 between me and their...
  15. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>Hello I'm new to this forum and I've got a question!</p> <p> </p> <p>We're a family of five, my husband, myself, my son (10) two step-daughters (3&7) and our six month old baby. </p> <p> </p> <p>My husband has weekend visits from his daughters and that is usually just fine.  However this...
  16. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>This ended up being really really long. Sorry.</p> <p> </p> <p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Background:</span> So, over the last couple of years I've tried to convince my Ex-H to let me homeschool our DD. She's incredibly intelligent, and everyone including him recognizes this...
  17. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>My finace has been part of my son's life ever since he was born, but we never started getting serious until about a year ago, so my son has just had from 2009 to 2011. My fiance's name is Sam, and my son's name is Aiden. Sam loves Aiden like he's his own...that's never been an issue, and...
  18. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    I am in desperate need of some helpful advice please!!<br><br> My partner and I have been together for 1 year. He has two daughters (ages 12 and 9) and he has them full time. They only have supervised visits with the mother as she is an alcoholic and drug user (though they have not had a visit...
  19. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>Some History:</p> <p>I left my son's bio-dad when I was 5 months pregnant, and he hasn't been in our lives since.</p> <p>We met my current and most awesome husband when my son was almost 2yo.</p> <p>My son (9) refers to dh as "my dad", but uses his name when speaking <em>to</em> him.</p>...
  20. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>I love my friend, and I want to help, but I don't know how.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Me:</strong> Step mom to 2 boys (14, and 12) and bio-mom to DD (2.5).  DH is there, though sometimes a bit too hands-off for my taste.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Her:</strong> Adoptive mom of 2- Boy (15) Girl...
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