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Redeco: Rubik's Cube Room Murals

I have been a busy step-mom. My kid is off camping with his bio-mom so I took the opportunity to redo his room. First step, obviously, was painting the walls, banishing the horrid bright yellow from my home. 573 more words


When The Going Gets Tough...

Why am I so angry when my children’s biological mother lets them down? Could it be lingering from my own childhood and having a selfish, unavailable, broken father? 570 more words

What a day!!

Today has been a fantastic day! It’s the first time I have been able to sleep in, in weeks! I woke up with an order from my… 175 more words


Altitude Adjustment

Little B Reflections:  Summer of 2013

It is interesting observing the adaptation of a three year old as he is tossed living back and forth between Colorado and Houston.

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Lesson Plan: The Power of Prayer


There is a sense of restlessness that rides with B from one state to the next, a topic I have covered much before. I’ve tried various tactics such as spending a week curriculum in teaching him to communicate his emotions every year, talking with him, pleading with him to be happy, but nothing has really seemed to work. 1,018 more words


Beasties and Besties

Let me see if I can explain how great this moment is.

I’m sitting in our family room with my son watching a movie that my friend the soon-to-be-priest asked us to preview for a class she’s teaching. 850 more words

The Secondary House Misses Out

With school starting this week, it’s always a harsh reminder of the reality of our custody arrangement and how much our household misses out on the day-to-day of K’s life; those moments that you can’t split up in even and odd years in custody court… The first day of school, getting braces on, or getting ready for her first middle school dance. 307 more words