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?

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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

Life, Parenting, Stepparents

Top Step-Parent Blog!

We were, or I guess...I was nominated by someone, somewhere for my blog. It was entered into a Step-parenting contest with fifty...yes 50! other stepparents who share the same passion as I do. And...we ranked in at #5! How fantastic is that? And, how do you thank someone that you have no idea who they… Continue reading Top Step-Parent Blog!

Life

Disneyland and LA – All the tips and tricks for your family vacation.

Everyone seems to think they can't afford a trip to Disneyland, but the truth is...you can! We spent a week in Anaheim and Los Angeles and had a blast!  When I got back the first thing I wanted to do was share the ways we did it for a family of five - and to… Continue reading Disneyland and LA – All the tips and tricks for your family vacation.

Parenting, Stepparents

Being a Mom

Being a mom means more than having given birth to a child. Its loving and knowing a soul before you even see it. It’s carrying, and caring for a life completely depending on you for survival. It’s giving air to the lungs that grew with-in you, and sight to the eyes that will never see… Continue reading Being a Mom

Life

Tough moms blend with the lid off!

Okay, so it is hard... it really is. And, honestly if you haven’t thought to yourself “What the hell am I doing here, or dealing with this for?” at least once, you aren't doing it right. Stepping into, or welcoming someone into a blended family - is much more than just another pound of ground… Continue reading Tough moms blend with the lid off!