He Will Not Abandon Us

Right after our wonderful beach vacation and just before our 4 year anniversary, My husband called it quits on our [caption id="attachment_885" align="alignright" width="479"] It Was Then That I Carried You[/caption] marriage… again. He simply says “We’re not compatible” and “as of right now, I’m not willing to go to…

Remind Your Children that They are Good

I had a rude parenting awareness moment recently when I had tucked my youngest back into bed for a nap. To say that both of my girls have been emotional lately is an understatement. Ok, all three of us have been. But considering the circumstances of the separation and impending…

We are still a family

We are still a family. Shortly after a wonderful vacation, just days before our 4 year anniversary, and a month before my 31st birthday, my husband called It-Quits on our marriage.   Still reeling with shock and confusion I tried to get clarification. No marriage counseling, no more trying, just done.…

Criticism Destroys Fatherhood

I notice every year that Father’s Day never receives the same attention that Mother’s Day does. There is an age old stereotype that suggests mother’s do more for their children than their Fathers do. Well, I have a bone to pick with that. This stereotype has never been more false…

Yes, He’s my kid too!

Unfortunately there are times when people feel they have the right to correct you when you count your stepchild as "my kid". It's one of those annoying realities that comes with the package of being a Stepmom. This sometimes happens when you are the one speaking. For example, you are…

I don’t feel guilty!

Today while dropping my kindergartener off at school, I surrendered to the television in our van. I’ve been trying to stay away from electronic devices as much as possible for the kids and trying to get them to play with toys, outside or just listen to music in the car.…

The Greatest Gift

It was the night before my birthday and we were all gathered around in the living room winding down the day and starting our bedtime routines. Beginning with the youngest and working our way up the line with snuggles in the rocking chair, stories, 3 songs, hugs and kisses. Our…
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