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When you find the person you want to spend your life with, very seldom do you take into account your in-laws. After all, you are marrying him not them, right? 435 more words

Blended Families

The Uneven Seesaw

When I became a custodial stepmom over 8 years ago, I was foolish enough to not have expectations. My stepson came to live with us when he was nearly 8 years old and one month before giving birth to our first child. 650 more words

Blended Families

Half Empty or Half Full?

I found myself looking at my contribution as a stepmother to measure what I was bringing to the table. I always found the analogy of the half empty/half full glass of milk to be interesting so I applied it to my co-parenting situation. 319 more words

Blended Families

The Unforgiving Heart

I’ve always struggled with
unforgiveness no matter the size of the offense. It’s deep rooted in me. I
would put grown adults on “time out” unbeknownst to them for something I had… 546 more words

Blended Families

Miss you my baby boy

Today I tore a piece of my heart when I saw you leaving in that bus. Safely cuddled in the loving arms of your grandmother, you are off to her Land of wonder. 250 more words


Illness, birthdays and Uncle Richard

I’ve been sick for the last several days, a cold brought home by my son just in time for the weekend. I’m not totally over it but feeling much better so I hope this blog will be cohesive. 946 more words

The farm...part 700

Part 2, 3, 700. By this point in time, does it really matter how many times I’ve hashed this out on my blog? I’m sure I’ve posted at least once, but like anything concerning the… 961 more words