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!
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.
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.
Did you all know I invented a contest? I DID! Check it out: Step-Mom of the Month! And the winner is….. TAMMY! Why is Tammy so awesome? She wrote me explaining the way she’s tried, and continues to try, to build a strong relationship with her step-son, especially while he’s still young. She also admits … More January’s Step-Mom of the Month!
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.