Mom - posted on 07/01/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am a mother of 2. I have been divorced for almost 4 years. We are both remarried. I have had issues with my ex’s wife from the beginning. I had used the same daycare for 5 years and when she came in the picture she started making up things to the provider that I was saying about her and I ended up having to pull my kids from the one stable place they had at the time. Since then it has been issue after issue. She cut my 5-year-old daughters hair, she makes my kids call her mom and I am “the other mom” or they have to call me by my first name. I feel like she does not respect me as the mother at all. She volunteers in my kid’s schools and always tries to be like she is the mom. I have tried so hard to not let her actions bother me. I keep telling myself that it could be worse and that my kids could have a step mom that does not love them. But I believe there are things a step mom should and should not do. She does not have any children of her own and maybe that is the problem. I have a stepson and I know how to respect his mother. My ex and me share joint custody of the children. We got along really well until she started getting in the middle of everything. Is there any type of legal action that I can take to make her back off? I feel like my kids are with her more than there dad and I think if he is not there then they should be with me.