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Step-parenting is No Fourth of July Picnic

Dear Readers,

I have been on the road again this week helping my father. He is 95 years old, and he broke his upper leg very badly in March. 381 more words

How I became an us...

I started this post over a year ago but just realised I never got round to finishing it… I suppose because there isn’t really an end but the story is still writing itself. 606 more words

Life In General

People. Hermit crabs. I want to be a hermit crab.

So wow. It’s um.. June. Apparently I’ve slacked off on the blog, but I’ve been keeping busy in my physical journals, so it’s all good. Honestly, I’ve been struggling with writer’s block for the last few months, and I can’t seem to break through. 518 more words


Shades of Grey

The best advice ever about balancing work and life demands for working mums? Be kind to yourself. Achieving work life balance is elusive. Some might even say it’s idealistic – that we should put on our big girl pants and get on with it! 201 more words

Work Life Balance

You Have How Many Children?

Parenting did not come naturally to me. In fact, I knew at a young age that having children was not part of my life plan. I was not cut out to be a mother. 491 more words


Four Things We Still Haven't Figured Out in Our Stepfamily

There are a lot of things that come naturally to the typical nuclear, one household family.  Things such as the titles for the parents (ie. mom/dad), who the extended family is and what they are called (ie. 947 more words


Stepmom Books That Helped Me Get Through

Something I should have done a lot sooner before getting married to my husband was read some good books about stepfamilies and, specifically, step mothering.  Over the course of the first year of marriage I read a number of books to help me wrap my mind about what was going on in my new instant family and how to navigate through the turmoils of step motherhood.   408 more words