Category Archives: parenting

Content Loves the Silence

I apologize. This was supposed to be brief, but it turned into something else. It happens. I hope you’ll still read on. My boy is about to leave for the holiday break to spend time with his sperm-donor of a father. … Continue reading

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Kids With Guns.

I want to give you all fair warning that this post is a bit of a rant, and it is about a controversial topic. I apologize for anyone who takes offense, but I do not apologize for my feelings or … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Imperfect Step-Mom

I love my son. I love my step-sons. Can you see a difference between those two statements? Maybe if you heard me say them? Probably not, eh? That’s good, because there is a difference, and it’s hard to admit it … Continue reading

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Life on the Other End

“I don’t want to talk right now…” he says, and trails off because he’s already walking away from the phone to go play. It’s strange to be on the other end of those short phone calls. I’m usually the one … Continue reading

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The Wee Ones vs. My Sanity

I’m tired. I feel completely worn out and defeated. These past 9 months have been the most exhausting months I’ve ever had, as far as I can remember. Sleep deprivation, resentment, frustration, anger, sadness, uncertainty and lots of stress. 9 … Continue reading

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