Tag Archives: stepkids

Glad it’s only once a year

I feel guilty admitting it, but Mothers’ Day sucked! I am glad it only comes once a year. Yes, I am the mother to one and the stepmother to five, and though I think of myself with fairly low expectations … Continue reading

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What is a “real family”?

I’ve done a great deal of reading about stepfamilies. I’ve probably read 20-30 books on the subject. Most of them say the same thing – it takes anywhere from four to seven years for blended family to feel like a … Continue reading

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Holidays, Rituals and Traditions

Now, I know that all parents probably feel some pressure when it comes to holidays – you want to make everything perfect for your kids – Norman Rockwell, Better Crocker and Bill Cosby all rolled into one, but I do … Continue reading

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Overparenting – the new norm

I do think that parenting after divorce can take on some interesting dynamics, and this week we serve as a cautionary tale. Yes, I am talking about OVERparenting. When a mom and dad are still married, I think that they … Continue reading

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Can you guess the bio family

Recently we all got away together – yes all of us. We headed to a water park about three hours from home. On the way there we stopped at a Subway Sandwich shop for a quick lunch. The employees there … Continue reading

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Size really does matter

I had a bit of a Eureka moment today. I decided that the bulk of my stress and ‘overwhlemedness’ may not have to do with the fact that we are a blended family but rather that we are a very … Continue reading

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What’s so perfectly normal about that

The other day my husband got a text from his ex-wife warning him that Landon may be bringing home a book. I am a huge fan of books, so I think why did she use the word ‘warn.’ Apparently the … Continue reading

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