Step Parenting – Is There a Right or Wrong Way?

Step Parenting

My husband and I recently attended a Step parenting class through our local Kids First Program.  Which leads me to the question, Step Parenting is There a Right or Wrong Way? The class description “The Kids First Program for Step parents is designed to help people in step-families understand the normal difficulties experienced by each person in the new family, including those of their children. Participants will learn ways to ease the process so that each person will get their needs met while growing to feel comfortable in their new roles and relationships” My husband and I want to make sure we are doing everything we can to provide a comfortable environment for our children.  Continue reading “Step Parenting – Is There a Right or Wrong Way?”

How I’m Rocking Motherhood In My Blended Family

Rocking Motherhood

How I’m Rocking Motherhood in my Blended Family, How it Started

As a little girl, I always knew I wanted to be a Mother and I knew I wanted two children, two years apart. So the time comes you fall in love, you get married, you have a baby. Following my childhood created plan, as my daughter turned one, I realized that if I wanted two babies, two years apart, I was going to have to be pregnant soon. Oh, my word. There was no way I was ready for that. So, a year passed then two and three. I was entering my 30’s and didn’t want to be an “old” mother, so I broached the subject to my husband. And wouldn’t you know it, he had changed his mind, he didn’t want another. Our daughter was 5 and in school, she could get dressed, go to the bathroom, feed herself, and she slept well. He didn’t want to go back to night time wake-ups, diaper changing or daycare expenses. I fought hard that neither of us were “only children” and that our siblings meant the world to us and how could we not give our daughter that same opportunity.  I won and we had our second daughter.   Continue reading “How I’m Rocking Motherhood In My Blended Family”

Keep Calm and Go To The Dentist, But Don’t You Dare Show Me a Needle!


Sometimes as Moms we forget that we have to take care of ourselves.  We put our children and their needs as the priority and let the rest slide.  But I’ll tell you a secret, sometimes we use it as an excuse to avoid what we don’t want to do.  At what age can you expect that you will overcome your childhood phobias and fears?  Do you admit to them, or fake it for fear of embarrassment or ridicule? I went with avoidance, it was simply easier. Continue reading “Keep Calm and Go To The Dentist, But Don’t You Dare Show Me a Needle!”