I'm glad to see there is a board here for SM and BM.
I am Stacey. SM to three - SD 13, SD 9, SS 6. I have been in their lives for five years now, though I "officially" became their SM three years ago when DH and I married.
There are two BM's in my saga BTW!
This board should be interesting, to say the least.............
I am BM to
I used to post way back when on the SP board. I can't access this during the work day, so hopefully I'll be able to catch up at night.
I was a SM with degree in BM. Until recently, I was a SM to a 15½ yo SD that I had known since she was 3½. I also have 4 children of my own: ODS 10, MDS 8, and twin DDs 6½. The kids and I live in PA. Their father, the orginal JA (yes, I coined that acronym many moons ago) now lives in OH.
Through the years, I have literally been on both sides of the fence and have walked many miles in both sets of shoes.
Hi!I'm a BM to a DS(8)- 50/50 week on/week off custody and a good co-parenting relationship with ex; he has a long-term relationship with his GF but he doesn't live with her; he shares a house with his mom.
In a long-distance relationship with DSO who has DS(10) for 3+ years; we each have a residence 250 miles apart and primarily spend our time together on weeks that we don't have the kids; he has an identical custody schedule, except holiday. He and his ex had a very bad divorce and subsequent custody battles, the co-parenting is non-existent, and their relationship alternates between passive-aggressive and volatile. Essentially he is still a DSO and not a DH because I am really hesitant to introduce this destructive relationship into my DS's life.
Hello, I am happy to have found this board, I think it is very much needed!
I am a SM with 2 skids, my SS is 18 and my SD is almost 12. They have 2 different BM's and 2 very different situations. My SS lives with us full time (his BM is in another state, quite far away). My DH has essentially raised him alone with little help from BM. My SD is the opposite, she lives primarily with her BM and we have her at our house about 1/3 of the time. We also see her for many sports and school events (whether it's 'our' time or not), we end up seeing her a lot more than 1/3 of the time. My DH and I have been married for a little over 1 year, together for 3 years.
I have no kids of my own yet but hope to change that very, very soon!