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One Less Person in the House

Yesterday was the big day. Ethan and I moved Jack to college. Jack followed me down to the college in his car. Both cars were pretty filled and we were ready to go! 386 more words


Stepparenting: Does It Ever Get Easier?

I recently received a message from a new step-mom, Stacy. She’s a 26 year old woman who married her husband about 6 months ago. When she married him, his kids lived with their bio mom and visited every other weekend. 606 more words

Becoming A Stepmother

Luke Has Issues

How am I?

Nearly 2 weeks after getting cortisone shots in the back and I’m doing much better. I wish I could say I’m pain free, but that would be dishonest. 438 more words


Some Marriages Die of Old Age

I know it sounds terrible, but for some it can be very freeing. Sometimes there is nothing really wrong with a marriage, but it’s life force has just withered away… 158 more words

Personal Self Awareness And Change

Stepping Up to Parenting

To say that raising kids is tough is an understatement! To raise them as a step parent is a near superhuman feat. I married a man who already had two children–we’ll call them “M” and “W”. 1,142 more words

Excerpts from my books

I’m currently working on two books, one of which is based on my experience of abuse at the hands of my ex-husband and the complicated, dysfunctional family situation in which I was involved. 131 more words

Last Weekend

This is my last weekend before I return to work. It is also the weekend before Sylvia leaves to go to Europe for eight days. Oh, where has the summer gone! 219 more words