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  1. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    have a complicated situation with my family and it is really stressing me out. Me and my Husband have been together for just over 3 years. We have a son that just turned 2. My husband was married before me, and he had 3 children. They are very much a part of our lives, as hard as the mother has...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p> </p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom:0cm;"><b>Do You Have A Step Parenting Story To Share?</b></p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom:0cm;"> </p> <p class="western" style="margin-bottom:0cm;">I live in the UK and I am a 27 year old full time step mother to 3 boys whom I have...
  8. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>Hey all, just found out the ex is moving about 5 hours away. We're still working out the details of custody, but the assumption is one parent will have the kids for the summer and all holidays and school breaks and the other parent will have them the rest of the year. We're in WI and she is...
  9. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>I am wondering how visits work with teenagers because you can not force them to live with a certain parent or have visits.</p>
  10. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>Child support and visitation are 2 totally different cases in the state of which my SD was born.  We went to court and got support set up for my husband and his high school girlfriend after we got married.  We had backpay and we paid the support through the court.  We didn't live in that...
  11. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>We live on one side on the US, and our families and my step daughter lives on the other side of the US.</p> <p>My SD lives with her mother.  They go and visit my mother on occasions, ie birthdays, holiday, softball games.  My mom really doesn't call too much.  I pretty much ask the questions...
  12. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>I am active duty, so we travel a lot.  My stepdaughter lives with her mother and stepfather with her grandparents.  My children receive an allowance when they go above and beyond their normal chores to save for certain things.  We are planning a big family vacation this summer, so my...
  13. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>To make a long story short.  I came into the relationship with my 2 kids and my boyfriend also has 2 kids..We then had one child together.  Problem lies in the fact that his ex is crazy and does not want his kids around me or my children.  She still lives in their house that they built and...
  14. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>I just got engaged to a wonderful man with two children from a previous marriage. I have a really good relationship with his kids -- they are 6 and 9-- and pretty decent dealings with their mom (who is also engaged to someone). The kids live with their mother (and her fiance) and they stay...
  15. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>This is a question directed towards moms with full or primary/majority physical custody of stepkids... I am wondering what was the deciding factor when the court granted DH (& you) primary/full custody of the children over their BM.  I've been a stepmother to DSD9 and DS6 for about a year...
  16. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>I have been married to my wonderful DH for a little over a year now. He has two children from prior marriage, V - girl, age 9, and R - boy, age 6. I have a daughter from a prior marriage, S - age 7, and we have an infant son together. When we first started dating and later got married the...
  17. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p>Anyone read the book My Bonus Mom: Taking the Step out of Stepmom <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FMy-Bonus-Mom-Taking-Stepmom%2Fdp%2F1589850815" rel="norewrite"...
  18. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    <p> </p> <p>Bm wants to take the skids over seas to live for 12 months ..  Dh is about to send this to her</p> <p> </p> <p> That 12 months prior to bm leaving the skids come and live with us, until they leave.</p> <p>With Bm  havine eow and half school holiday contact.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>...
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