Being a [Step] Mom: Teaching Our Kids About Bullying

This post won’t be what you thought.  It is about bullying.  But it’s more so about how the term “bullying” has gotten out of hand.  And how that is doing our kids a disservice. The term “bullying” has become such a hot button.  And quite honestly it should be in terms of having zero tolerance for such behavior.  This is one place where I think social media has helped us as parents and educators.  We … Continue Reading →

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Being a [Step]Mom: It’s Hard

The thing about being a stepmom.  It’s hard.  It sucks.  Being a parent is hard.  Period.  You second guess everything you do.  Constantly wonder what impact your everyday actions will have your children’s future.  You sleep never.  Your favorite foods are no longer sacred.  You’re a glorified taxi driver.  Essentially nothing is simple and the risk is vast.   Add to that the fact that these tiny human’s, you now play a role in molding,  are … Continue Reading →

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Powerless: A Lesson on How to Take Control

Have you ever felt powerless?  Completely and totally powerless.  Like you are suffocating from the inside out.  You have no idea which way is up or how you could possibly move forward.  Have you felt this way?  I have. Lives Completely Changed About two months ago, our lives completely changed.  In a matter of seconds and a dozen words, our world turned upside down.  I want to be clear that I’m not pretending to be … Continue Reading →

Becoming a Mom

From My Perspective I said in my previous post that I won’t spend much time on becoming a step-mom to my step-kids and that’s true, sort of.  The thing is; it’s a mess.  Not my love or sense of responsibility, but navigating all of this.  I can separate it though. The reason I want to pretend I won’t spend much time on the topic is because in my heart they are mine; and if you … Continue Reading →