Kelly - posted on 01/26/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have two kids and two stepkids. We share a home with my mother to help her and us with the rent situation (we are currently getting things paid off and back on our feet). Anytime I try to correct my kids, she puts her two cents in. sometimes belittling me in front of my kids by stating that I used to do it (like it makes it ok for them to do it), I have asked her not to hit my kids or yell at them in anger, but she doesnt listen. she cant have kids and i feel like she is trying to "steal" them from me by acting like they are hers. she takes it upon herself to take my daughter to school and watch them when im home. She acts like i cant provide for my children and i have even caught her calling herself mom to my daughter. my mom has my daughter sleep with her and it makes it hard to get her to sleep in her own bed when my mom works nights. She has threatened to call cps on me saying i cant provide for my kids without her and states that if i leave...my kids are staying with her. Im a good mom and I have a job and so does my husband. we take care of our kids and pay rent and help with utilities. we give my mom money for the bills and she spends it on other things ans blames me for the bills not getting paid. she talks badly about me to my kids and my family saying im lazy and irrisponsible and i cant take care of my kids. i work nights and yes its hard for me to get up every once in awhile. I find it a battle to get up cause i dont want to deal with her. I love her but i dont know what to do! I am currently looking for a place i can afford but i am not successful in finding any at this time. My husband is not a bad guy but sometimes has drinking fits and im afraid my mom is going to get my kids taken away from me. She already tried it with my aunt. ????