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Helpful Hands Have Happy Hearts

My daughter Aislyn stood on the stool beside me in the kitchen for the first time this past Saturday morning.  A third of a cup filled with mixed chopped berries, a bowl full of waffle batter, and a fascinating show of her first cracking egg brought back so many memories of  538 more words


Safe Space Shakers

When B was three and a half, he had not been to see us for almost an entire year.  In that year we had gone from a strong career oriented power couple in a high-rise apartment in downtown Dallas to a slow nuclear family in a house in South Houston and had welcomed his newborn sister into this world.   699 more words


Steps to Consider Before Becoming a 'Step'

Despite having been raised by a family of steps, I found myself in utter shock and in a sea of turmoil in the first months (years) of becoming ‘Mama Jess’.   943 more words


Tots Tell Tall Tales

My youngest brother Chris was quite the story teller.  At the age of 3 his day care teacher had to consult with mom “perhaps you should have another talk with Chris, he has been telling the class “mystep-father is dead but that’s okay because I have my daddy.”  The word… 1,416 more words

Blended Families

A Short Introduction to my Step-Parenting Experience

Through childhood I was incredibly close to my stepfather.  My father had passed when I was a child so he was the only dad I had through those awkward blooming years of junior high and high school.   559 more words


Part#2.....Parenting V.S. Step-Parenting

The photo to the left is my husband & I with all our grown children taken June of “2014” at our Vow Renewal!  If you read part one of Parenting V.S. 1,679 more words



I stopped obsessively weighing myself quite a while ago. I’ve never been a fat girl, thick maybe, but never actually overweight. For some reason however I have always had a borderline unhealthy idea about my body image. 618 more words