Just the one, then?

We've mostly successfully rounded the corner on another Mother's Day. It's an odd holiday for anyone in a 'mixed' family - where a biological mother exists as well as a stepmother. Or maybe it's just more odd here with our dynamics of having the kids full-time-all-the-time, making me much more mom-ish, maybe, than an every-other-weekend … Continue reading Just the one, then?

Rogue Five: A McGillicutty Story

We were holed up in a hotel in Raleigh, Rich and I, feeling slightly rebellious for not only leaving our home/street/town...but the entire state of Virginia. It felt like a bit like a breach of secrecy pulling into North Carolina...What's it like here? How are the people here? Will we be welcome? Sent back to … Continue reading Rogue Five: A McGillicutty Story

Wake me up, when Apriltember ends.

I’m not sure if we’re cracking or not. Things seem to still be going well, yet there are times I wonder how not interacting with 'the others' is affecting us. Should I be concerned that I basically spend the days intercepting hilarious jokes that zing thru my head? Should I be concerned that most times, … Continue reading Wake me up, when Apriltember ends.

It’s fine. I’ll be fine.

Excerpt #237 from Life as a Stepmom (or second wife?). Do you ever jaunt through life thinking everybody probably looks at you with total wonder and awe...only to be brought back with a slap upon hearing that one (or two) of those everybody’s is taking shots at you? Yes? Okay, then you have a good … Continue reading It’s fine. I’ll be fine.

Pandem(ic)onium

If you haven't read a blog by now that starts with "may as well start documenting some of this craze for the martians to find in later years," you are blessed. And by 'craze,' I'm not saying it's not real - I absolutely get it. And I also absolutely get that humor keeps me moving … Continue reading Pandem(ic)onium

Through the Chaos

Well, this is going to be a jumbled mess of a blog... as I’d technically posted already this week (Pajamas for Everyone - frankly, it's still funny), I’d planned on skipping my usual Monday night edition. But man, it’s crazy today! So apologies for the jumbled mess... I really do typically write in advance leaving … Continue reading Through the Chaos

Emm Eye See

Each February, we take a family vacation smack in the middle of the school year. Hanover County Public Schools love us. Each year, we’re told that ‘next year, the kids will get dinged for this.’ Evidently cruises don’t count as excused absences, despite educational visits to Mayan Ruins, explorations of caves, tours of retired military … Continue reading Emm Eye See