cornflower's picture

I need to get to a lawyer..

DH and I have been discussing wills. As we are trying to have children, I want to leave my estate to my children, but HE wants me to split it equally between our kids and his two kids. I don’t think this is fair because then the older two will be 'double dipping' as they will also inherit from their Mother, whereas my/our children will only inherit from ME.

smcpaw's picture

The Calm Before the Storm

It has been pretty smooth sailing lately (shh, I'll jinx myself). We still have not had my boyfriend's daughter since the last explosion with biomom, my boyfriend, his daughter, and me throwing my 2 cents in. My boyfriend's daughter finally called her dad on Monday and left a message (not really sure why). He called her back while I ran out and he said she was really friendly, so I feel a little better that the lines between them are opening, although I don't think they have discussed any of the real issues yet (her unacceptable defiance and disrepect when in our home).

cornflower's picture

Today I bid on a safe on eBay...

Two years ago, Sweet (my Dear Husband) found some of my jewellery in my stepdaughter's over-night bag.

Since then, various other pieces of my jewellery and other small mementos have gone missing! SD9 has also been known to shoplift. (With her Mother allowing her to keep the goods!!)

Dawn's picture

Back from the Field Trip

I just got back from my stepson's field trip. They went ice skating. I skated too and managed to stay on my feet! Woohoo! My stepson did really well. I think he is going to have sore ankles tonight!!

Sweetie's picture

Another Day at the Mill

Well, Dawn, especially, I know that you are going through a lot of what I have already done. These days I am here in GA, home alone with 3 dogs-albeit, one puppy with a broken leg which I certainly hope is on the mend because he is getting mighty heavy to carry around.

Sweetie's picture

Re-Channeling my Anger into Something Positive

Sometimes I think that it's really hard for women to get men to understand that they are from a completely different planet. My husband took a situation in which I was having a bad day and for some reason could not figure out how to step in as a friend would normally do, and ask, what do you need me to do for you? For the life of me, I just can't understand, how he can't figure it out.

Dawn's picture

Hot Shot!

Yeah!! My stepson won his basketball game tonight! He scored 6 points. That was his best game yet. The final score was like 27 to 26. They are all 5th graders so the scores are not real high.

228miner's picture

help me!

Well here is the story. My fiance wants to move his daughter (14) in with us. My daughter (12) and his do not get along. She hasn't lived with him for seven years. She lives with her so called mother that puts boyfriends before her childs care.

Sweetie's picture

My List Keeps Growing

Good Afternoon,
I seem to start the mornings fairly early, yet by the time I actually can get underway, the day is half over. I had a pretty productive weekend but I spent a large part of my time, sitting and cutting down brush and twigs. We had a brush area that needed to be cleared out. My husband started on an area and didn't finish what he started and left piles of twigs with thorns scattered around which the dog was stepping on an cutting his feet. Hence, I had to go back and do it all over and pick it up. So, that took me a couple of hours to pick it all up and break them all down. Then I started cleaning up another area and I have two huge contractor bags of yard waste now. I am trying to make like a naturalized area with some hardwoods and naturalized plants such as lilies, irises, ferns, and a few shrubs, with rock shaped stepping stones among cedar mulch. I plan to have my husband build some park benches and have a walking path. And I will have to treasure digging areas for the dogs and then on the outskirts to wading kiddie pools for the dogs in the summer to play. We have made quite a bit of progress but have put in a tremendous amount of hours on this project.

Dawn's picture

Bad Business

Some people are just out for money. They don't care how bad decisions will affect others. My stepson is playing another session of indoor soccer. My husband is coaching and we are the ones that got the team together and signed up. This is our second session this year. Our team had to pay $500 to play. The indoor soccer place evidently didn't get enough teams to sign up for this session in our age group so THEY decided that we would play older boys.