When some poor sucker gets dragged into your loyalty battles.

When some poor sucker gets dragged into your loyalty battles.

Our oldest kiddo is getting married to the sweetest girl you will ever meet in your entire life. She is exactly what every mom or stepmom could picture for her son. She is sensitive and loving and artistic and emotionally intelligent, and she makes that boy work through and talk about his feelings. I'm told [...]

What is family?A different way of looking at step-kids.

What is family?A different way of looking at step-kids.

I went to therapy recently. My lovely friend helped me with some of my issues regarding my step-kid's mom. She opened my eyes to a few truths I was having trouble seeing, and it helped. But that isn't what this post is about. This post is about an epiphany of mine that happened quite recently. [...]

Someday I’m gonna be brave.

Someday I’m gonna be brave.

I think I've mentioned before that my children attend a school whose main philosophy goes a little something like this.. "All the sports! All the time! Win! Win! Win!" https://youcandothis.blog/2019/09/22/the-fire-chicken-has-entered-the-building/ We spend a lot of time sitting in the bleachers attending games. It's been a great opportunity to people watch. One family I have particularly [...]