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Recently I found myself chatting with someone I’d met online. The number of kids I have came up as we chatted and flirted and talked about setting up a date, along with the fact that they’re not sure they could take on that many and survive. 520 more words

General Ramblings

Are You My Mommy?

I think the hardest part of step-parenting is dealing with the other parent. Most step-moms I know, myself included, have to deal with very high conflict bio moms. 669 more words


Top tips for an induced birth, physical & emotional recovery

As I’m sure my lovely readers will know, I had a very traumatic induced labour with Amaiya after she clearly did not want out. After several failed sweeps, which were extremely uncomfortable for me.. 1,318 more words


Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it takes all kinds of women, in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life to raise and care for a child regardless of whether or not the child was born of her own body. 516 more words

Sober Living


“The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.” (H. G. Wells). With my father’s death so came the death of my childhood.  Although I had lost my father years before his actual death, the end of my childhood came as a complete shock.  353 more words


Bonus Parents are a Gift, Not a Curse

My children have divorced parents.

They didn’t ask for it.  They didn’t ask to be raised in two separate homes.  They didn’t ask to split their holidays and vacations.  546 more words

How Step-Parents Cause Parental Alienation

Step Parents Active Role in PAS  << click

1 How Step-Parents Cause Parental Alienation
1.1 Types of Parental Alienation
1.2 Reduced Contact with Biological Parent… 144 more words

Parental Alienation