Life

I never…words from a bio/step mom that hit home.

This morning I received a letter from a fan of my Facebook page named Bobbie Ann Phillips and as I read it I knew instantly this needed to be read by all of you. This is her story and its an honest account of how it feels, of what we don't expect, our fears and… Continue reading I never…words from a bio/step mom that hit home.

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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.

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

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?

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, Life, Love, Parenting, Stepparents

Make them aware that they are loved.

It doesn't matter where the love comes from, it doesn't matter if it’s a bio-parent or a step-parent – as long as there is love being freely given. Someone who gives their time, their energy, their love without any regard for a personal gain – solely to benefit the child. We all get some portion… Continue reading Make them aware that they are loved.

Life, Parenting

The truth is…we lie.

I think I speak for most parents when I say we are pretty damn near perfect! I mean, who are we kidding here? If we do lie, it is completely for your own good and protection... or is it? Okay, so the truth is we do tell white lies to our children in hopes to… Continue reading The truth is…we lie.