Chuck it.

*** Yesterday. It was nearly 5pm, I was under the gun with a work project. My three and a half year-old, Ivy, was being unusually high-maintenance. The dogs were being insanely rowdy. Our house was (and still is) a mess. Western stand-off music played in my head as I walked from […]

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Clarifications & Muddy Puddles

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. After writing my post yesterday about the anxiety I’ve been dealing with (and hitting the “publish” button with one eye closed), I told myself that if even one person knew what I was experiencing and made me feel less “crazy” than I […]

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Making things equal isn’t always fair.

I recently had a very dear friend message me, because she needed a sounding board due to a bump in the life of a stepmom.  I assured her this gig is hard and complicated. I have been in my step-daughter’s life since she was four and she […]

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