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Forum: Blended Families February 13th, 2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Just to clear the air

I would respectfully disagree. People ask for opinions. I give mine and explain my thinking when questioned.
Yes. Parenting is who does what. Kids need parents who will provide for them and be...
Forum: Blended Families February 12th, 2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By CJRPete
Exclamation Just to clear the air

Perhaps I have not fully explained my situation. I have certainly been surprised by the tone I have been met with. I am probably to blame for this myself to some degree. I just thought this was a...
Forum: Blended Families February 11th, 2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 596
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Not sure how to feel about this...

I've read a lot of this person's backstory. She has gotten flak since the get go for her attitude toward BM and being stepmom. Which granted are not easy things to adjust to.
In my longer post that...
Forum: Blended Families February 11th, 2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 596
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Not sure how to feel about this...

Ember. Posted a longer reply that addresses your issue. Apparently has not been approved yet so I will wait.
Opinions were requested. I gave mine. I don't know what you are referring to by abrupt...
Forum: Blended Families February 11th, 2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 596
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Not sure how to feel about this...

It's not that I don't care. Just more like there is nothing I can do about it. My son is 17 mo old. He can't call me if he is frightened. And I JUST finished a huge court battle with his dad. $35,...
Forum: Blended Families February 10th, 2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 596
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Not sure how to feel about this...

She called the police, I don't know how much more there is to do other than that.
She is recovering, trying to do better, clearly your husband believes she is or else he would not be expanding on...
Forum: Blended Families February 10th, 2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 596
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Not sure how to feel about this...

Which is it? Did you directly ask or not? Regardless I don't think unless O brought it up himself voluntarily, unbidden.... unless you really felt there was imminent danger.
It sounds like you are...
Forum: Blended Families February 10th, 2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By CJRPete
Re: No 2013 baby for us....

This hurts my heart to read. I am so sorry, I hear the pain in this post.....
If you need a listening ear.... I know I am new but PM.... I will listen....
Forum: Blended Families February 10th, 2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 596
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Not sure how to feel about this...

There is kind of no reason to be fretting about this, though I know you will because you care for O, but there is nothing to be done about it. She is a recovering alcoholic and it is the best she can...
Forum: Blended Families February 10th, 2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By CJRPete
Re: The moment you are told you are not a "real" parent....

It does sting. I remember the feeling when I was a quasi-stepmommy. When my ex's daughter got stung by a bee and cried for her mommy, and wanted nothing to do with me or my ex....
Forum: Blended Families February 10th, 2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Stepparenting- what role?

I'm in disbelief myself about the child support. There are people who owe less than my ex that are on my state's child support "Wanted" poster.
Forum: Blended Families February 9th, 2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By CJRPete
Re: A visitation wwyd?

I don't know it kind of sounds like Reme might need the extra help to assist in keeping him on track.
It might not be fair to dh but you also have to consider what is best for the child.
I do...
Forum: Blended Families February 8th, 2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By CJRPete
Re: A visitation wwyd?

I am new so forgive my ignorance. Does Reme have special needs that make a schedile especially important?
Forum: Single Mommies February 8th, 2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By CJRPete
Re: 21 scared and about 7 weeks along now... the father is being a jerk

I had to move home with my parents when I got pregnant or try to go it alone where I was.
It waa hard but my son thrived around all my family. And ultimately it worked out. I ear ned a lot of r ed...
Forum: Blended Families February 7th, 2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Stepparenting- what role?

Yes, I don't intend to replace bio dad.

But, at the same time, I don't want my son looking up to a guy that grows weed in his basement for income and has three kids by three women and badmouths...
Forum: Waiting to Try to Conceive February 7th, 2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 148
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Opinions on spacing

Thank you ladies. It is a very tough decision and I just don't know at this point. Hubby and I really want a girl for our first bio child together.
I can see both sides, and maybe it would be...
Forum: Waiting to Try to Conceive February 7th, 2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 563
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Obsessing over when you DONT want to TTC?

Yes.
I am obsessed with avoiding a third trimester in summer. My R was born August 22 and July, June and Aug were miserable.I refuse to be due in June, July, August, September or even October....
Forum: Blended Families February 6th, 2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Stepparenting- what role?

In Ohio I can do an involuntary adoption if bio dad has EITHER not seen child for a year OR not paid support for a year. I can alsi have him sign over his rights to avoid CS. My husband is really the...
Forum: Blended Families February 5th, 2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Update

I get the impression this kid gets caught in the middle a LOT.
Forum: Blended Families February 5th, 2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By CJRPete
Post Stepparenting- what role?

So my custody situation is as follows (kinda long, sorry, thanks for reading):

When I was 10 weeks pregnant my longtime abusive fiance threatened to kill me with a knife, knowing I was 10 weeks...
Forum: Blended Families February 5th, 2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Long story short

Yeah not sure a harassment suit is necessary per se.
When I was a stepmommy to be to two children by different moms of my ex, this happened, and it was because the kids were playing the parents off...
Forum: Trying to Conceive a Specific Gender February 5th, 2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By CJRPete
Re: what gender are you ttc for?

Girl.... when we do try.
Forum: Blended Families February 5th, 2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Deep Breath....

You sound like you have all your ducks in a row.
I know how scary court is though, so hugs for going through that. Good luck!!! :)
Forum: Waiting to Try to Conceive February 5th, 2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 148
Posted By CJRPete
Re: Opinions on spacing

Thank you all for all your feedback. I am new, so thank you for taking the time. :) I thought GiddyUp had an especially good point- hard to do family outings with an older child if you also have a...
Forum: Am I Pregnant February 5th, 2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By CJRPete
Re: How Likely Is It?

I would say chances are miniscule. Not much sperm and past ovulation.
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