Fearless

Fearless

Overcoming the Fear of Starting Again Ladies, you know when you tell a friend about a new diet you're trying, but by the next time you see them you're carrying around an obvious extra 5-10 pounds. It's clear that you didn't stick to the diet, but they still ask how the diet is going. First [...]

It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

Have you ever heard a dad joke that didn't at least make you smile? Seriously. I know they're all sort of silly, but isn't that what we love about them? Do they make us laugh because they're so funny, or does it have to do with the goofy amused look on our dad's face when [...]

The Definition of Mom

The Definition of Mom

With Mother's Day coming up this Sunday, I've been thinking about my fellow stepmoms. The ones who really step up. I see you going from one activity to the next, helping with homework, giving advice, getting lost in piles of laundry, doing school drop off and pickup, giving hugs and affection. Stepmoms everywhere have been [...]

My Current Reads

My Current Reads

As I work furiously on some deep and meaningful blog posts, I thought it would be fun to take a short break and share what I've been reading lately. I know this doesn't necessarily have anything to do with blended families or stepparenting, but reading is a huge part of my life. Reading is an [...]

The Blame Game

In January I read an article by an exceptional blogger and friend titled Know Better, Do Better. She talks about the fine line between giving grace and making excuses and how we constantly dance on that line as parents and spouses. It stuck with me this year. I remember her words when I catch myself [...]

But First… Me

But First… Me

Moms wear many hats. It doesn't matter if you're a mom, step mom, single mom, adoptive mom, foster mom, maybe you've found yourself joined together in matrimony to a rather large man-child also referred to as a husband, (love you dear) or all of the above. If you're a mom in any form or fashion, [...]

The Thing About the Other Mom

If I could go back and chat with 22-year-old me, I would have a list of advice for myself that circled the globe. Twice. Wouldn't we all? I know this is not something we get to do, but let's just pretend for a second that I could. Twelve years ago I would likely find myself [...]