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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

Step-parenting

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

Step-parenting

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

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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

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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

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Beautiful.

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