We crossed a small milestone last week that I should have written about at or ahead of time, but apparently thought it would be much more interesting to peck out with one hand. Zack turned 14 on Monday (November 4th) - which was also the day I had a bit of minor surgery scheduled...that actually … Continue reading 14
"Oh, so you're their stepmom." "So they aren't your real kids..." And my favorite, "But you're not their real mom." I feel such a jolt when I hear these things - a combination of a stab in the heart (and a little in the back), anger, injustice and offense. And I often wonder if these … Continue reading But I am real.
Does every family have movie wars or is it just ours? Not wars, wars. No real fighting, yelling, stand offs or well thought out strategies. Hostages, yes. Often me. My movie life used to consist of all romantic comedies, anything with Brad Pitt and several girls' nights dedicated to the latest Disney princess. Tom Cruise … Continue reading Cine(dra)ma(tics)
I do tell myself not to make every post about life as a mom but, well, part of the mom card is the luxury of being able to repeat yourself over and over even when you swore you wouldn't. This should be lighter fair though. Naively, I thought when you were gifted your kids, rather … Continue reading I have a condition.
We never had a proper housewarming party when we moved into this house. I'm debating having one now, five years later, as we've just lived through new flooring. A floor-warming, perhaps. A reward for surviving the last week and an overdue reward for surviving our move in. Our move in was a rather chaotic. It … Continue reading Surviving Chaos (is how I’ll remember this story)
This isn’t a love story. Don’t get me wrong, I’m madly in love with Rich. He's my best friend and husband. Well, best friend that I also sleep with. We all know there are levels of best friends. You know who you are, other best friends. I still have no idea how I scored this … Continue reading Table for Four