Parenting

It starts at home.

What would you do or say if I called you right now and said your child told my child to kill themself today? That your child told my child to do the world a favor and simply die. That their only wish was that my child would be dead by the end of the school… Continue reading It starts at 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.

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!

Father, Judgment and Loss, Life, Love, Parenting, Stepparents

If I could have a word with you

One of the most vital parts of being a parent is making mistakes. Mistakes are what causes growth and results in lessons and ultimately change. On a daily basis I make mistakes and there are times I lay awake at night reviewing those, and how I made them, why I made them – and how… Continue reading If I could have a word with you

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

Bio-Parents & Step-Parents: Get over yourselves – it’s not about you.

It's not about being a Bio-mom or a Step-mom - it's about being a parent either way. My opinions on this are very strong - because I am both, and my children have both. Our children, my biological, my husbands biological, my ex-husbands biological child from a different relationship and his wife's biological from a previous marriage - do… Continue reading Bio-Parents & Step-Parents: Get over yourselves – it’s not about you.

Father, Judgment and Loss, Love, Marriage & Divorce, Parenting, Stepparents

She can’t be that bad – Meeting the Ex-wife

    Listening to my husband explain about his ex when we were dating really went in one ear and out the other. You see, I was divorced, and I knew the dad's side of things and my side of things. Many people disliked me because of the dad's side which was so far from the truth… Continue reading She can’t be that bad – Meeting the Ex-wife

Father, Love, Marriage & Divorce, Parenting, Stepparents

Are we stepparents or are we family?

    Earlier this week if you follow my Facebook page, you'll remember my posting about some educated and experience stepmother's in this world have very firm ideas of where the line is drawn in parenting. In The Erin Experiment, a blog post written in 2010 she writes: "Regardless of if the Bio-Mom is a… Continue reading Are we stepparents or are we family?