Parenting is hard. Why do we do this? No, really. I mean, I know the Hallmark answer...but, really, why?
Being a stepmom is a choice, not the fulfillment of a childhood dream.
If you’d asked me eight years ago how I’d react to hearing that our kids’ (bio)mom was moving out of state, I’d probably have answered with something along the lines of, “oh, thank you six pound baby Jesus.” But that was then.
My kids are gross. I don’t even care. Well, I mostly don’t even care. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to the 5% of me that still gets bowed up at the pure “ick” of teenage hygiene.
It’s happened again. I thought maybe we could just ride out the rest of 2021 without any major parenting milestones, but alas...kids. Am I right? Or rather, NON-parenting milestones. The parenting moments your pesky teens steal from you without permission. I've written before about that sense of loss, like you missed an important invite. Maybe … Continue reading Flu-ing the Coup
I should be used to it by now. I should be so good at dealing with it that it’s just another blip in the day. Oh, we’re doing this again? Okay, well, that sucks. Not sure why you’re making this any kind of deal, let alone a big one. Move on, already. Instead, it seems … Continue reading (Step) Broken
This may be controversial, but I think I've finally nailed down why today's youth and young adults are triggered and entitled and unable to function like the champs of the generations before them. It’s something I’ve thought about often - thinking that if I could just put my finger on it, I could probably solve … Continue reading Ranch Dressing and the Downward Spiral of Western Civilization
This is one of those blogs that could go haywire really quickly - much like the conversations between my husband and I regarding the subject matter. Could go haywire? Oh, yeah - our conversations have absolutely gone haywire. If by haywire you mean, oh, hey, has this caused the two of you any all-out-definitely-count-as-an-argument moments?. … Continue reading Failure to Launch
If you're wondering what it's like to raise kids these days...stay tuned. If you're wondering if it's really true that all your child's friends get to (insert completely unrealistic activity), stay tuned. If you're wondering if it's possible to count down the days until the next teen leaves the nest while also wishing those same … Continue reading But All My Friends Do
In the interest of fair reporting - going to go ahead and follow up last week's post with an update on Child One. And, no, I don't talk too much about that child in my blog - there are actually a few very undramatic reasons for that. One is interpretation - and being a woman, … Continue reading The Other