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In 2013 I embarked on a journey that turned out to be scarier than anything I’d ever done. I became a Stepmom. Practically in an instant. 556 more words


Kissing in the Kitchen

One of my happiest memories of my childhood is seeing my father kiss my mother in the kitchen.

He’d get home from work, still in his slacks, button up shirt, and a tie she probably bought him, and he’d wrap one arm around her waist while holding his bag in the other, and as she’d lean back slightly to receive his kiss, he smiled as he planted it on her lips. 229 more words


The Mother Of His Child

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I have a 15 year old step-son, I’ll call him J. Simon is 32. Math experts will have managed to figure out that Simon was very young when he became a dad, 16 in fact! 1,299 more words

Sunday Night

Sitting in the waiting room. The floors are beige and wooden. The anxiety and uneasy fills the halls. My to-be step son is somewhere here where his dad went to find him behind the double wide doors. 204 more words

The Other Mother and Me

I was well into my 30’s before I started thinking about being a parent. My twenties had afforded me a lot of fun and travel. I didn’t give a lot of thought to anything besides where I was going next or where the next adventure was taking place. 1,390 more words

Co-Parenting: Remaining Neutral in an Emotionally Charged Situation

One of the biggest struggles of being a step-parent is remaining neutral in an emotionally charged situation. Ugh. Yes, it is so difficult! One of God’s most beautiful creations is the differences among us, but those differences often cause a lot of sticky situations in the co-parenting world! 836 more words


Let'sTalk About... the Fun Parent

By Francesca O’Cathain, Esq.

The other night I felt like watching something funny and easy, so I ordered the film ‘Daddy’s Home,’ thinking it would be your… 403 more words