Category Archives: step-parenting

To The Girl on her 16th birthday…

To The Girl, on her 16th birthday: I have had the privilege of knowing you for nearly a decade. I’ve watched you grow from the precocious, and talkative, 5 year old who made me read Elmo backwards and forwards… to … Continue reading

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The texting neophyte as an uncool step-mom

I remember being a teenager and wondering why my parents simply couldn’t understand why I would spend hours on the phone with a friend who lived just a block away? They wondered why we didn’t just talk in person. I … Continue reading

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Reunited…

Being a blended family is no easy proposition. There are complicated relationships and murky waters. That said, today, my blended family is finally back together and it feels fabulous. The Girl returned from visiting her mother for the summer last … Continue reading

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Does school really have to start again?

I’ve been feeling pretty guilty this summer. I have been enjoying the calm. We’ve been down to two kids as The Girl has been visiting her mom. We’re coming up on the one year anniversary of her moving in with … Continue reading

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