My name is Melissa and I am new to cafeMom (and have never joined an online group or made a post of anykind before - so I am very new to this). I have a wonderful 2 1/2 year old son with special needs and a great stepson who just turned 8. I work full time and have very few supports in the parenting area as my family lives out of state. I look forward to hearing other Mom stories and StepMom stories. I am also hopeing this becomes a comfortable place to talk about some of the more challanging situations I find myself in.