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Snoozybird Fri 21-Feb-14 09:45:32

Does anyone know of any meet up/support groups etc in real life for SMs? I tried Googling but can only find traditional mother & baby groups or stuff in the USA.

Would be nice to escape for a few hours whilst the DSCs are here with someone else who understands how tough this step-parenting lark is!

MsColour Fri 21-Feb-14 12:32:03

No. Not at all. I am the only person I know in this situation. Luckily I have some great friends who listened to and supported me through single parenthood and are just as willing to listen to the issues related to blended familiness (or are just too polite to tell me to shut up!)

I think it would be great to meet people in the same position but I think the problem is that everyone's situation is so different. Just look at this board, there are those who are step parents with their own kids, those who are step parents and have their own kids either with their current dp or with their ex, whole ranges of ages and numbers of kids, those who have dsc all the time, those who have them every other weekend.....

But it would be nice to meet someone out there in real life with a similar situation.

MaryPoppinsCarpetBag Fri 21-Feb-14 16:32:02

I would love something like this!

Lostlou Fri 21-Feb-14 17:03:22

I've been thinking about putting up a post like this for ages! I'd love to meet up!! brew cake

I'm SM with DP who has one DSD (9.5yrs) no DCs of my own. SO maybe a little more able to travel easily.

Where is everyone?! smile

MsColour Fri 21-Feb-14 17:05:10

Gloucestershire

Lostlou Fri 21-Feb-14 17:10:54

I'm Derbyshire.

Family is West Yorkshire (Wakefield) have friends in Staffordshire (Newcastle-under-Lyme) so used to driving about smile

generousfdudgy Fri 21-Feb-14 19:49:11

In Scotland and would love it

Kaluki Fri 21-Feb-14 20:31:58

I'd love that too but you are all the wrong end of the country for me sad

daisychain01 Sat 22-Feb-14 13:08:05

Although it may be difficult to meet in person I have found that this SP board is really helpful, if nothing else to know Im not alone in some of the challenges of walking on eggshells, knowing where boundaries are, biting your tongue when you really want to let rip about some of the frustrations, manipulations, imbalance, lack of control etc etc.

All in all, though, there are lots of upsides to SPing!

ReadyisKnitting Sat 22-Feb-14 13:12:10

Would be a fab idea, shame we're so far apart! Would be nice to share the trials without worrying about being flamed. In bucks smile

Whereisegg Sat 22-Feb-14 13:58:55

Oh this would be nice!

I am aware some of my moaning is unreasonable but I still want to moan grin

Am in lincs

Lostlou Sat 22-Feb-14 14:12:31

Is there an event / exhibition type thing coming up that people might consider going to anyway - and those who can make it could catch up there?

I'm thinking stuff like Good Food Show / Homes & Gardens / how to make DP / DSC disappear type of thing?

Snoozybird Sun 23-Feb-14 08:10:39

Shame we are all so far away (I'm on the Wirral). I did try the Mumsnet local pages but kept getting hit by all the tumbleweed blowing about grin

lostlou am liking the idea of a general meet up, am racking my brains to think of an event though...

gingermop Sun 23-Feb-14 12:39:15

im in berkshire smile
a RL support group for sm's would b fab wouldnt it, I dont have anyone in rl im my situation sad

Xalla Sun 23-Feb-14 19:11:40

Wouldn't that be great... NCT for step-parenting....

I'm South- West.

daisychain01 Sun 23-Feb-14 20:40:02

I'm in Gloucestershire

Whereisegg Sun 23-Feb-14 20:54:38

There must be gin tasting events somewhere grin

mymiraclebubba Sun 23-Feb-14 21:08:36

I am in Derbyshire and would love some fellow sp support!!

ReadyisKnitting Tue 25-Feb-14 00:32:42

So which of you knocked off the gin lorry and the rest of us will come round? (Disclaimer: challenging weekend with ds and dss, no gin in house which is a real pity)

Lostlou Tue 25-Feb-14 18:04:20

ha ha ReadyisKnitting I'm just awaiting the Sainsbury's delivery man who will hopefully have Tanqueray amongst the spoils. Pop round! wine

wifeandmotherandlotsofother Tue 25-Feb-14 18:22:46

I would love to join up, I'm Leics/Northants border

WaitingForMe Tue 25-Feb-14 18:31:48

I'm a third in Gloucestershire. Not too helpful for OP but perhaps we have a meet in the making.

Whereisegg Tue 25-Feb-14 19:02:41

Lost, can I come?
I have tonic and fresh limes <hopeful>

MsColour Tue 25-Feb-14 20:56:43

Ooo. Three of us in Glos. Anyone else near Glos?

ReadyisKnitting Wed 26-Feb-14 18:05:54

I wish Lost! Just need you to be a leeetle closer! I have herbal tea- not the same but it'll have to do wink

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