I’ll tell you something about myself. Usually, I am Pretty. Fucking. Cool. My husband, might not agree, but my “coolness” of today is all relative to six years ago when we were awarded full custody of his kids. As someone who enjoyed being alone, I’ve developed a lot of patience having the chaos of three … More I Screamed at my Step-Daughter.
When I was a little girl growing up in the country, we had cats everywhere. At one point we had fifteen of them in our little home. A sign at the end of our driveway read: “Free Kittens”. Homemade signs at the end of driveways was the ‘Kijiji’ of the early ‘80’s. Falling in love … More I Never Fell in Love with my Step-Kids.
My husband’s childhood friend passed away a few months ago. Afterwards, his cute nine-year-old female, black and white Border Collie-cross dog was left with no home. Mark and I already have an Olde English Bulldog but knew that if a situation came up like this, we would consider adopting again. So we brought ‘DayDay’ … More Remember who you are.
The kids have been out of school for the last two weeks. This means the classic phrase comes out of their mouth every day. “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do.” I became exhausted suggesting the usual list. “Go outside! Read a book! Do your chores! Play with the dog!” I almost had a nervous breakdown … More Parent Tip: How Ice Cream Can Keep You Sane.
This piece originally appeared as a guest entry on The Drawing Board and was written by Maddie Laberge, of Wickedstep-mom What the hell does Hygge (pronounced Hue-gah) mean? First, let me ask you 5 quick questions to make sure Hygge is a good fit for you: 1. Are you emotionally burnt out? (You’re on my … More Why Every Woman Needs To Get Her Hygge On!
This season marks a time when many school projects will be showing up in the house. James’ wide eyes will stare up at me as he places a clay sculpture in my hands. “I made this for you!” It’s all adorable of course, but by January, my fridge is buried under pictures of Thanksgiving construction … More Shit my kids bring home.