Stepmom: You are Called!

Stepmoms, have you ever questioned your decision to marry into a blended family? Do you ever wonder what your purpose is, or why even when you have the best intentions at heart, it often seems like an uphill battle? Well here's some good news for you. You have a grand purpose!You are Called!I Corinthians 4:2  "Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful."I Peter 4:10  "As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God."...more

Toenails and Kisses

"Let me see your toes.""No!""Oh, come on. Let me just take a look. Hey, your owie is healing. It's all gone!"My six-year-old daughter has had a bad case of athlete's foot the past few weeks. Months? I'm not sure.I'd bought her some ointment, taught her to use it, and packed it in her backpack.It's so hard to keep track of these things when she's only at my house Wednesday-Friday, and every other Saturday. She's at her dad's the rest of the week.Tonight was her first night back, the Wednesday Re-Entry....more

letting go of the hurt

I'm trying so hard to push this past Saturday into a bag and forget about it.  I started with trying to be normal Karen last night, cracking jokes, but talking about normal things when there isn't an elephant in the room is really hard!  ...more
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The Second Wife: Does My Forehead Say "Homewrecker?"

There’s something about being the second wife that makes me feel like a homewrecker at any neighborhood birthday party. Today, when we picked up my step-son from his friend’s house, I made sure to bring Nutkin the Yorkie, so he would suck up all the attention, and act as a distraction. It works wonders.  ...more