September’s Step-Mom of the Month is…. Emma! I really like Emma. She writes an open and honest stepmom blog that is spot on! I find myself nodding, laughing, and shaking my head as I, too, have gone through similar challenges that she discusses. Check it out here—-> This Wonderful Life “It would have been easy to … More September’s Step-Mom of the Month!
August’s Step-Mom of the Month is… Alexandra! Alexandra’s message to me was honest and raw: “I think waking up every day; and deciding to stand for wholeness, goodness, and love, instead of submitting to the darkness, the hatred, the stress and never ending worry, is my greatest accomplishment.” What stepparent can’t relate to that statement? … More August’s Step-Mom of the Month!
July’s Step-Mom of the Month is…. Ashley! “A family that plays together, stays together.” Stepmom Ashley and her husband Jesse have used this motto in their home for years. While many of us struggle with our role as a stepparent, it’s good to know that there are success stories out there. I know, I know, … More July’s Step-Mom of the Month!
Have you ever wanted something so bad that you tried to force it to happen? My husband and I planted a cherry tree in our backyard five years ago. In those five years we have plucked off a bounty of four cherries. Four. fucking. cherries. For five years I’ve watched it grow, meticulously pruning back … More What My Cherry Tree Taught Me About Parenting.
June’s Step-Mom of the Month is… Jacklyn! “I will NEVER date someone with kids”. That’s what Jacklyn used to say. That is, until this single young woman (who lived with her cat) fell for a man with two young girls. Step-moms are made in all different ways, and from what I’ve seen, it usually begins … More June’s Step-Mom of the Month!
I had a small epiphany a moment ago. I have been throwing a ball to my dog, DayDay, for months now and I thought, “This dog is SO BAD at catching the ball!” I’m comparing her to my other dog of course, because I am a jerk and comparing your dogs or kids to each … More A small shift.