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  1. Life With a Baby
    I'm seeking advice and/or reading material to direct my spouse and I for realistically preparing our older children for life with a baby. This baby will be a half brother or sister to the older children. The youngest being 8. Right now I'm pretty sure they think a baby is going to be a cool...
  2. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Hello all, I have been dating my long distance boyfriend for a year and a half. He has 3 of the sweetest kids (6,8 and 10) and I physically met them 6 months into our relationship. He had spoken to them about me in the beginning as a friend so they could get used to the idea that dad has a...
  3. Other
    While for some 'tis the most wonderful time of the year, the holidays can pose some true challenges, especially for "untraditional" families. And let's face it, whose family is traditional these days? If you are one of the many Americans whose lives don't match the Hallmark commercials seen on...
  4. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    My fiance and I live together. We both have kids from previous relationships. Mine lives with us and his kid lives with her mom. She visits about every other weekend or as his work schedule permits. We also have a 1 year old together. I am very nice to his kid but he expects me to do way more...
  5. Family Life
    Blending two families and the start of committing to a shared life together is an exciting time for a couple. However, this time around, you're not just thinking about the two of you but your children as well. It's a chapter could be a time full of new beginnings and you want them to be...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi my name is Amanda and I am the mother of 6, 3 grew in my belly and 3 grew in my heart! My husband and I have been married for a very rough 4 1/2 years and we are still fighting for solidarity in our home. We are former military and have been back to civilian life for a few months now. I...
  7. 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...
  8. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Hi, I'm a single mom and have an 11yr old son. My son's dad was with a woman for 6yrs, my son grew close with this woman's 2 sons, who are close in age to my son. My ex ended it with the woman, and it's been rough on the kids not being able to see each other. The mother and I tried to stay...
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