Step Parenting = Boundaries


Now that this world is full of step, half, kin, foster, adoptive and whatever other labels are being stuck on families these days. I’ll throw in my two cents with a dash of experience .

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Summertime Priorities

It’s summertime. My house is a wreck and it drives me crazy sometimes…

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“Both of us with tears streaming down our faces. I’ll never forget that moment…my foster son’s mother looked at me and said ‘Thank you’.”

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A Brave Year of Firsts 

I worried. Gosh, did I worry. For months I was overwhelmed with the decision of where to send my son to Kindergarten…

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Little Feats, Big Victories

“I go into the dining room to wipe down the table and I hear screaming…”

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Killer Cuts

“People who lead good lives, don’t have pre-existing conditions,” please tell that to my daughters and the thousands of other sick children that are brought into this world everyday.

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Thank You 2016

As many said goodbye to 2016 with bitter smiles and drunken dismay, I closed the greatest chapter to my life. (By 11:00 p.m. #momlife)

2016 may have been a year we said farewell to far too many great actors, musicians and leaders; a year we experienced one of the ugliest presidential elections and a year of conflict and violence…but it was still a year that brought me more happiness than any other.

This year named me a mother.

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Toys: They’re Totally for the Baby…

Bouncy, squishy, squeeky and colorful. Baby toys are definite attention grabbers, and I think that’s the point.

They are made to draw a baby in and get those little wheels turning. But…what happens when mom or dad get mesmerized by the mirrors and silky tags?

Okay, so maybe it isn’t so much that as it is just pure excitement to see baby play with something new…but whatever it is, I find myself often getting way more excited about new baby toys…than baby.

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