Marriage & Divorce

Nine secrets your spouse’s ex may not tell you.

Do you have an ex in your life, which makes your life hell? Does it feel like even though your spouse got divorced, that they are still married? Would it surprise you to find out that you put up with more than you have to, simply because the ex says you do? Below are nine… Continue reading Nine secrets your spouse’s ex may not tell you.

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Marriage & Divorce

Well there is no hiding it now.

Imagine my surprise while Twitter alerted me that DivorcedMoms.com had tweeted a link to me. Of course I click on it, and too my surprise and almost embarrassment - there is my story. There is my story, and there is my name. There was no hiding from this now, it was out there. I had… Continue reading Well there is no hiding it now.

Life, Love, Marriage & Divorce, Stepparents

Five stepfamily myths – busted!

  Myths:∗Don’t be a Mom, be their friend∗Don’t be the disciplinarian∗Stepchildren should be allowed to misbehave∗It is easier without the other parents involvement.∗You will eventually grow to love them, and they will love you.Chances are, if you are a stepparent, you've had these said to you by either a successful stepparent whose life is perfect… Continue reading Five stepfamily myths – busted!

Life

Wait, awareness costs $10?

Before the ALS IceBucket Challenge, if you had asked myself, or my family what ALS was, we would not have known the answer.In our home, it was something we saw our friends and family doing on Facebook, and something we had seen our favorite baseball players doing, and then our favorite musicians and actors, and… Continue reading Wait, awareness costs $10?

Life, Parenting

I’m calling Mom!

This is an example of daily phone calls with my daughter, when I call to check on them, or when she calls to tattle. Because, when all else fails, call mom. Enjoy!  Phone Call #1 Me: How is everything going at home? Are the boys being good? Did they eat breakfast? Gracie: Umm ya they… Continue reading I’m calling Mom!

Judgment and Loss, Life, Love

What ever happened to…

Respecting our elders. General kindness and courtesy. Minding your own business. Giving the benefit of the doubt. The Golden Rule. Not judging a book by its cover. Owning and Rectifying our mistakes. Getting to know someone ourselves.Growing up it was expected that I lived by this list of expectations. If there wasn't enough of something… Continue reading What ever happened to…

Father, Judgment and Loss, Life, Marriage & Divorce, Stepparents

Divorce & the StepMom

Have you ever awoke from a dream that was so intense and real that your heart breaks as you open your eyes? I dreamt about him again, and its such a double edged sword because even though for the duration of the dream we're together again, there is always the waking up that rips him… Continue reading Divorce & the StepMom