5 Guidelines for Step-Parents to Raise a Blended Family

Today is my step-son’s 22nd birthday. Twenty-Two! That is just crazy. I feel honored to have spent the last 14 years watching him grow into a wonderful young man. When I think about the last 14 years I get overwhelmed. Being a step-mom is not easy. I have sacrificed so much of myself, questioned my self-worth, and bit my tongue more times than I can count. The relationship I have with my step-son today makes it all worth it. ...more
Dr E Imperfect Nirvana, I love the truth in that statement. Thanks for the added tip! more

5 Guidelines for Step-Parents to Raise a Blended Family

Today is my step-son’s 22nd birthday. Twenty-Two! That is just crazy. I feel honored to have spent the last 14 years watching him grow into a wonderful young man. When I think about the last 14 years I get overwhelmed. Being a step-mom is not easy. I have sacrificed so much of myself, questioned my self-worth, and bit my tongue more times than I can count. The relationship I have with my step-son today makes it all worth it. ...more
Lisa Thomson Thank You! more

5 Guidelines for Step-Parents to Raise a Blended Family

Today is my step-son’s 22nd birthday. Twenty-Two! That is just crazy. I feel honored to have spent the last 14 years watching him grow into a wonderful young man. When I think about the last 14 years I get overwhelmed. Being a step-mom is not easy. I have sacrificed so much of myself, questioned my self-worth, and bit my tongue more times than I can count. The relationship I have with my step-son today makes it all worth it. ...more
@hayes080505 BlogHer Thank You. You are right. It is very hard but step-son is worth every ... more

My Father Is an Addict

I lost my dad to addiction. He is still alive, but the person I knew as my dad was swallowed whole by addiction years ago and most likely will never be seen or heard from again. ...more
This totally hits home.  I just posted about my the 14th anniversary of my dad's death. A death ... more

Existing in a World My Dad Doesn’t

Fourteen years ago today my daddy died. The years go by but the story remains the same....more
scribler  Thank You. I often play the 'I am the same age as" game.  It is hard not to. I have a ... more

Existing in a World My Dad Doesn’t

Fourteen years ago today my daddy died. The years go by but the story remains the same....more
Fatcatpaulanne  Sorry for you loss too.  I see my daddy slightly in physical attributes and ... more

Existing in a World My Dad Doesn’t

Fourteen years ago today my daddy died. The years go by but the story remains the same....more
melaflin  {Hugs} The year of first is hard.  We are all stronger than we realize. more

Existing in a World My Dad Doesn’t

Fourteen years ago today my daddy died. The years go by but the story remains the same....more
inevertoldher  No they shouldn't.  Helped take the morbid out of funeral pre-planning more

Existing in a World My Dad Doesn’t

Fourteen years ago today my daddy died. The years go by but the story remains the same....more
Rita Arens  Thank You more

Why Am I Feeling Guilty For Being A Stay-At-Home Mom?

I am addicted to the internet. And especially iPad apps. There I said it. That is the first step. But wait, I refuse to stop. I have a Facebook personal page and a Bell On Heels fan page. I tweet. I Instagram. I troll Pinterest. I adore watching Jimmy Fallon clips on You Tube and sometimes I read books on my Kindle app. I search real estate sites because my home is listed on the market and a girl has to be ready when THE offer is made. I read blogs on Mamapedia, BlogHer and BlogLovin. I shop for children’s clothes at Gap.com. And all those other trendy children sites. ...more
You are not alone. I too am in the transition phase and share the guilt. Every time I think of ... more