It was two Thanksgivings ago that we drove B from the Tennesee Valley to the Big Easy. He would only be staying one of the three nights we would be there before flying home to his mom in Colorado that next morning. By the time we managed our way through the Thanksgiving rush of the… Continue reading Finding Our Rhythms in Our Family Playbook
I don't really remember the day mom finally confirmed the dreaded rumors that Santa was merely a figment of the imagination because it never really made a difference. Even as I took my turn as a teenager playing Santa for my younger brothers I never stopped believing in the magic of him. As a child… Continue reading Wrapping Up The Magic of Christmas
It all starts with small black marbles meticulously crammed into a simple cardboard tube. It was perhaps my favorite of science experiments, though still far too over my head to comprehend the point it was supposed to be conveying: Something about reactions Something about combustions I recall a chemistry teacher standing before a world map… Continue reading We Could Seem So Dull
My dear husband separated from his ex-wife more than 5 years ago. I came into the picture during the divorce proceedings, as I went through my own. I'm sad to say for my husband that while my ex and I had absolutely no disputes, and the mediator called it the smoothest divorce he had ever… Continue reading Post-Divorce Boundaries: Where is the Line?
I stood in the long, gray corridor just before room 208. I needed a moment, a moment to ponder, to catch my breath before I’d knock. Was I ready for this? Was this the right timing, was it too soon? How much of this is me being ready, or just giving into the ongoing pressure?… Continue reading Meeting My Stepchild For The First Time
There has been a struggle of seeing the human factor in people with our generation. We are so out of touch with community, consumed with our Facebook, Instagram, SnapChats, and blogs that we are missing a human connection. We look at a man who knocked up a liquor store on the news, and we categorize… Continue reading Medieval Times: A Lesson on the Human Dynamic
The Geography Unit Combined.
So our fantasy Disney vacation did not turn out as planned...
Learning to plan Disney.
Trying to utilize best judgement when receiving zero communication from a birth mother.
Tips on creating structure with young kids. Great for summer.
Having my step son help in the house along with the rest of us helps him to feel a part of the family.