Log In Sign Up

New here and never done this before

Forum: Blended Families


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Blended Families LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
January 7th, 2009, 09:37 AM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 533
I am Felicia 23 and have two kids they both have different dads, but my soon to be exhusband was there throught the whole pregnancy with my daughter and he has taken care of her since she was born. Well now I am dating again and he has kids of his own. He has a similar situation. He has 3 daughters, but only 1 is bio. We live in Ventura,ca and they live in San Diego so I have not met them yet. He is Navy and on shore duty up here for 2 more years. After that is up he has intentions of trying to get sea duty in SD and I am unsure how to go about the girls. I will meet them in the next month or two, but he wants to wait because their mom just rushed into a marriage and they have enough going on already. When we start getting them I am afraid of overstepping my boundries and causing problems. I hace never been with someone that had kids before so this all confuses me. ANy help or advice would be great.

Reply With Quote
January 10th, 2009, 09:39 AM
Daisyfields's Avatar Platinum Super Mega Mommy
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: In the enchanted forest
Posts: 5,257
Welcome to the board. Sounds like you have lots going on.

My name is Chantelle, I am one of the co-hosts here on Blended Families. I have a son from a previous relationship. My DH has a son from a previous marriage. Together DH & I had 2 son's, total 4 boys, aren't I overwhelmed? Lol... so I am both a bio & step mom. Also, my DS from my first relationship is expecting twin siblings (bro & sis) any day now from his dad's side. Really messed up Brady Bunch. "Here's a Story .... of a messed up Family...." (j/k)

My biggest advice. Take it slow. Don't try to hard. Don't tell them what to do or how to do it, let the dad do that. Make the first meeting a short one that is not in a isolated area, do it at a park where there are lots of other kids like a social setting. Every meeting, make it a half an hour longer, that way you slowly get them into the situation. Diving in full force will make things way too hard on everyone.

I'd give you more info but at this point it's too soon to go there. Just take it one step at a time. And again, don't go in w/ all these high expectations either. Don't go baring gifts like Santa. Just be yourself & let things happen naturally. They will.

Hope that helps some & we've all been there & done that, a great group of gals on this site. So ask anything, we can pretty much lend a hand.

Again, welcome!


Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0