November’s Stepmom of the Month is…. Elaina! To start off with a “Keepin’ it real” question: Anyone else out there dealing with a HCBM? (AKA: High Conflict Birth Mother?) When I received Elaina’s entry, I almost couldn’t believe what she was telling me! Her stories as a stepmom read like some soft of crazy movie! … More November’s Stepmom of the Month!
October’s Stepmom of the Month is… Anita! Like all of the Stepmom’s of the Month that came before Anita, it began with a man and falling in love. After six month of dating, Anita finally met Jude’s son and thought he was a great kid. But like many of us, she didn’t want to force … More October’s Stepmom 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!
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.