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.
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.
April’s Step-Mom of the Month is…. ABBY! I’ve never met Abby in person, but I feel like I have a good read on her values from her Instagram and blog: Family, faith, fitness, and fun! I decided immediately… I like this woman! When Abby messaged me to enter the Step-Mom of the Month contest, I … More April’s Step-Mom of the Month!
I’ve never watched an episode of Mr. Rogers. We simply didn’t get the station on our small T.V. out in rural Manitoba. Whatever which way you bent those wire hanger antennas, it didn’t matter. But luckily, we did get these two happy fellas: I watched the documentary ‘Won’t you be my Neighbor’ on Netflix this … More The #1 Thing I Learned from Mr. Rogers.