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  1. Preteens and Teens
    <p>Hi Mamas,</p> <p> </p> <p>Well, I knew this moment would come... my newly-minted 13-year-old has requested her own house key. "All" of her friends, apparently, have one. She would like to be able to take the bus home from school and let herself in, or be dropped at home after a hangout with...
  2. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>I think I have a situation that could use some of your blended-family experience.</p> <p> </p> <p>My XH is moving in with his new fiancee' (they've been dating a few years, recently got engaged). He has been living in the house next door but will now be 20 miles away (on the other side of...
  3. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    So, I'm new to this thread (in fact, I haven't been on the forums for awhile! But, jumping back in :-). Just crazy busy with a high needs 16 month old. Anyhow, maybe this has been addressed-- if so, someone can hopefully point me in the right direction? I have a 7 year old stepson and my...
  4. Queer Parenting
    <p>My partner and I have talked about moving in together with our three boys for a while now.  Doing so means one of us must give up our safety zone or owned home and take an enormous leap of faith.  Well I am the one to move bc she runs her daycare out of her house, and I am struggling with...
  5. Single Parenting
    <p>I have sole physical and legal custody of my 29 month old son.  His father was abusive and controlling and gets supervised visitation.  He also threatened to kidnap our son and take him out of the country, when my son was 1 1/2 months old.  I live in Western, MA, my son's father lives in the...
  6. Single Parenting
    <p><span style="font-size:22px;">My daughter's father and I have been broken up for 1 year now. He is now dating and living with a woman, who repeatedly oversteps her boundaries. She is a college student, no children, and has no idea what it takes physically, financially, emotionally to raise a...
  7. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>Hi all, I've never posted here before so I'm sorry if this has been addressed already.  My specifics are kinda complicated, but hopefully the overall scenario is easy to understand.  I'm female and have an ex-wife.  We have a 5 y.o. son together.  She and I separated 2+ years ago and have...
  8. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p style="line-height:1.5em;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(249,249,249);"> </p> <p id="user_yui_3_10_0_1_1372537441179_538" style="line-height:1.5em;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;background-color:rgb(249,249,249);">Posted originally in Single Parenting...
  9. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>I have 2 step sons, 15 and 17 and my own son who is 5.  My step sons are not bad kids or trouble makers by any means and I most definitely love them.  But anymore I really just don't want to be around them or deal with them.  Most of what they say and/or do simply annoys me and I am tired of...
  10. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>My husband and I have been together for 7 year and have a 3yr old son and 5 yr old daughter. He also has a 9 year old son from previous relationship. A year ago the 9 yr old came to live with us. He has always had behavior problems so it was a pretty huge adjustment to have him all the time...
  11. The Childhood Years
    <p>I am an at home daycare provider who has my step-daughter M-F with me in daycare and at nights. The mother only has her on the weekends(her choice). I never wanted to become the child's primary parent but because of finances, she needs to have free daycare with me and therefor, spends most...
  12. Parenting
    <p>Here's the backstory...</p> <p> </p> <p>My fiance is a widower with three children.  His girls are 13 and 5, his son is 9.  Their Mother died pretty suddenly three years ago, and it took a while for my fiance to get back on his feet, especially acclimating to being the sole caregiver to...
  13. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>I am a step mother. I love my little buddy with all of my heart. Now he is not my child, so the way he is being raised by his mother is none of my business. What goes on at my house, however, is.  To all the families out there, someone please read this story, and maybe just tell me it will...
  14. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>Waa...waaa....waaa. Ok, now that I've got that out of my system, I really am interested in feedback/advice.</p> <p> </p> <p>DH has 3 sons (7, 10, 13) and I have 2 (6, 8) and we have a daughter (8 months) together. We've been married for a year in April so we're VERY new to this. DH grew up...
  15. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>Hi everyone,</p> <p>This is the first time I have posted on here...I usually just read and really love this forum. I am hoping to maybe get some insight and advice from all of you on here with an extremely difficult situation I have found myself in.</p> <p>My husband and I have been together...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>Ok, I'm writing about my cousin & his wife. They're relatively newly married (less than 2 years), expecting a baby, and she has a 6 yr old. My cousin has a 13 yr old who is w/ his mom most of the time.</p> <p><br> The 6 yr old is distressed about all the changes: new home, new father figure...
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