Thanks for the info Lola. Sounds like it's great for Type Os, no wonder the Russians are so good at sports too.
Golfzilla - that's really interesting about hot drinks turning off the hunger pangs.
I've returned to fighting weight the last year drinking frequent herbal teas and green teas, even in the heat, soothes the throat. Interesting.
Cheers, better make another cuppa
Green tea time. Read something yesterday about "Green tea may help prevent autoimmune diseases" - https://my.mcg.edu/portal/page.....utoimmune%20diseases
Lori - tips I have about step families but I don't want to get preachy, this is IMHO. You have your rules for your house and the other mother has rules for hers. They don't have to be the same, but the kids have to know them and follow them when they are in your house. You can try to influence by example but it may be difficult to change anyone and what they do.
It is advisable for the disciplining to be kept to their birth parents though as they aren't likely to take disciplining from you unless you are very close. One stepmother of mine took over disciplining me and I learnt so much from her. Having two mothers could teach them so much. Best of luck with it all.