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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
    Im pretty sure this would be the right place for this topic... 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. The man i'm dating has two kids 4 and 6. so far i have noticed that are parenting styles are quite...
  3. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    my husband's son was recently put into foster care, as of april 25th he will be granted primary physical custody. There are numerous reasons why his ex's children were placed in the foster system but Now that we will start having custody we are running into problems with her family. His ex's...
  4. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Ok this is going to be a long one i think.... 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 dad's house. Which is...
  5. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Hi everyone! I have a 4 year old DD and my partner has 7 year old twin boys, who he has full custody of, (their bio mother lives 1000 miles away). For the past 5 years, my partner has lived in jointly rented accomodation with his mother who has obviously helped tremendously with child care and...
  6. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    My husband and I are fighting for custody of his son whom he had with his ex girlfriend. Our lawyer said that she thinks there is a very good possibility that we should have him by april 5th or sometime in the second week of april. My concern is how he is going to handle coming into my house...
  7. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Do You Have A Step Parenting Story To Share? I live in the UK and I am a 27 year old full time step mother to 3 boys whom I have cared for for 5 years. Recently life has been very tough and with out a positive mental attitude I would not have survived step family life. Like many of you, my...
  8. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    I am wondering how visits work with teenagers because you can not force them to live with a certain parent or have visits.
  9. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    We live on one side on the US, and our families and my step daughter lives on the other side of the US. 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 and my...
  10. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    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 he...
  11. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Anyone read the book My Bonus Mom: Taking the Step out of Stepmom http://www.amazon.com/My-Bonus-Mom-Taking-Stepmom/dp/1589850815. If you have read it what did you think? I am thinking about buying this book
  12. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    1. What do we need to be prepared for Family Court should we chose to challenge the mother for full custody? (The child lives with us and goes to school in our district). 2. Can we be held accountable if the child is allowed to go to his mother's if the atmosphere/character are inappropriate...
  13. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Okay. I'll get straight to the point without telling you the whole back story. My boyfriend and I have residence of his son Ant who is 5. The kids mother comes around whenever she feels like it but is obligated to every other weekend mostly because the kid is in school. Recently Ant has...
  14. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    I would like to just vent and get thoughts from outside parties on this situation we have at home. DSS (10) complained to his Mom, that his Dad (I took this to mean both of us) never buys him anything. I believed this stemmed from being out this weekend at the church fair, where I bought DS (15...
  15. Blended and Step Family Parenting
    Hi everyone. I don't know how to explain my situation, but hoping for some advice and/or experiences. I filed for divorce in Nov. the day that I filed, he got a protective order against me (under false accusations), which kicked me out of my house and away from our children (one of whom was...
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