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Two Conversations That Every Step-Father Must Have

First Impressions

I still remember the way my son stared at me the first time I met him. He was sitting in the living room on a push-car, staring at me as mom opened the door. 716 more words


The Stepmom Who Tried to Set an Example

The Bible tells us that there will be deceiving forces, demons teaching false things, and hypocrites telling lies (I Tim 4:1-2 NIV).

Think about that, stepmoms.  132 more words

Selective Compassion

I heard a great phrase today: selective compassion.

These words resonate with me for a couple of reasons. First of all, I have to admit that I’m guilty of selective compassion. 720 more words


Silver Linings

So we heard from the counselor and they have decided to put my never-son “on the spectrum”.  They said he doesn’t have a lot of the ‘typical’ signs of autism, but that each kid is different – honestly, it sounds like “we don’t know, but he he’s socially so far behind that the name doesn’t matter”.  373 more words


The misery of perfection

Man oh man, here we are again.  My partner’s kids (my never-kids) went home yesterday after another emotional weekend.

Friday, I placed my foot on the wrong place on the stairs and slipped.  2,826 more words


So you say he's autistic...

Yesterday, the mother of my partner’s kids told their father and aunt that the boy that has been the subject of so many posts in this blog is autistic.  892 more words


Instant Step-Mom

It was 2012.  I was so ready to give up on the US and move back to Australia when I met the man that would eventually become my husband.   578 more words

Broken Home