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Preparing myself to deal with the in-laws

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and lucky me, this year we get to spend the holiday with SSs and DH's family.

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I'm sick of being a stepmom!

Something happened today that wasn't a big deal, but for some reason it just pushed me over the edge.

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Money Troubles....for BM

When DH and BM were married, they lived beyond their means and rarely paid bills.

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Twenty Texts

This was our visitation with SSs and over the two days, DH received no fewer than 20 angry texts from BM.

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Living with the past

I've read several posts on this page about how as SMs we often have to hear from the kids about how wonderful BMs are or how we're always compared to BM.

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Guilty Dad Syndrome

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Skiing lessons vs basketball...continued

Yesterday, BM sends DH an email informing him that both kids are playing basketball and giving him the dates of the games.

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I actually had a good visitation weekend!

Just wrapped up our visitation weekend and it actually went really well.

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Contact lenses and skiing lessons

It's been almost a month since he got them and SS still cannot put his contact lenses in on his own.

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Is this my breaking point?

Last night, as we were getting ready for bed, DH comes storming in to our bedroom and declares "I'm going to switch SS's room to the back room.