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…

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…

Marriage takes Three

Three months of separation, hiring lawyers, court papers, status conferences… it was all too familiar and seemed like the end was inevitable. What could possibly save our marriage from ripping apart at the seams? Despite being at war with each other. What happened in our lives could not be described…

Enjoy the Journey

You want me to WHAT?!!! This was the very first lesson in Relief Society the Sunday following being served Divorce Papers. I could barely listen. I knew that what was being taught was important, but seriously?!!! I couldn't get my negative emotions out of my head. I was homeless, a…

Allow them to Love!

Children are so amazing! They like to please, are so quick to forgive and love to love! This is why it is especially devastating when children are put in a situation where they don’t feel like they are allowed to love. So many divorces are so ugly that no matter…