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’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.