At some point, I got it stuck in my head that I was going to make little gifts for Sierra's teachers for the first day of school. Yes, I know not everyone does this, yes, I know I don't have to do it, but once I decided I wanted to do it, and started looking … Continue reading Back to School Teacher Gifts
Today I want to feature a fellow stepmommy who, from what I read on her blog, rocks the house as a stepmomma! So happy she is out there spreading the good word about how she approaches her role in her kids' lives!
One would think with S being our second child, we would be quite used to this 1st Day of School business but being the secondary house for K, even though she is almost 12, we have never experienced the ritual at all. So, of course, in my standard fashion I started preparing weeks ago... Made … Continue reading Stop Growing Up!
I know I am not the first and definitely won't be the last parent to have trouble connecting with a pre-teen daughter. A little girl who I used to have such a GREAT relationship with slowly morphing into an awkward stranger before my very eyes. I know I must have done the same at her age but … Continue reading Connecting with a Pre-Teen Girl
So after a long night with a congested, fussy baby who wanted to nurse what seemed like every 5 minutes, I then wake up to a toddler who did not want to get out of bed, didn't want to wear "that" shirt and wanted to bring every toy she owned to her Mima's house this … Continue reading One of those Mornings…
With school starting this week, it's always a harsh reminder of the reality of our custody arrangement and how much our household misses out on the day-to-day of K's life; those moments that you can't split up in even and odd years in custody court... The first day of school, getting braces on, or getting … Continue reading The Secondary House Misses Out
Let’s rewind 9 ½ years... I am 22 years old, met a guy who I really really liked, a couple weeks into dating (I know, I know, how dare he wait so long) he drops a bomb… He is a dad! He has a daughter from a previous relationship, she is two years old and … Continue reading A Step-Mom was Born
It was a long time coming; it was finally time to put these kids to work! With the oldest being 11 and only living in our house part-time there were some obvious concerns with putting chores in place. Was it fair to make her “work” when she should be enjoying her time with us and … Continue reading Put those Kids to Work!
Breastfeeding.... Such a loaded topic for some. The guilt, the stress, and it's not always an easy task. I am forever jealous of those who it comes easily for because with both kids, it was a huge undertaking. With little Sierra, four short years ago, I was unable to get her to latch. After many … Continue reading Breast is Best, Right?
I am a full-time working mommy of three wonderful little girls - Kylie, 11 ~ Sierra, 4 ~ Aviana, 5 months. My most favorite of the many hats I wear everyday is the hat of Mommy! My mommy story began eight years ago when I married my dear hubby and became Kylie's step-mommy. Navigating life … Continue reading My Mommy Story