Monthly Archives: March 2016

Exclamation point!

Yoseph’s kindergarten class has discovered exclamation points! It has changed our after school reading routine! It is more like a shouting monologue these days! And then today, the reading passage contained something in ALL CAPS punctuated by an exclamation point! OH … Continue reading

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A decade in Indianapolis

This week marks my 10 year anniversary in Indianapolis. There are lots of funny stories, amazing memories, embarrassing moments, and experiences for which I am grateful there are no photos. A lot happens as you grow up from your mid-twenties into … Continue reading

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The Enemy of Good

As someone who puts a lot of pressure on herself to do everything just right, you can imagine what the holidays look like–an unreasonable level of pressure for perfection. But I love Christmas, so it is a fun thing to … Continue reading

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Not Exactly Norman Rockwell

Last night, Yoseph asked ever so sweetly for a bedtime story. Eager to accommodate, I asked him which book he wanted. He chose this. Let me know if you come across the Norman Rockwell painting of a stepmom’s cuddly bedtime moment … Continue reading

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Idle Threats

Tonight’s StepMolly parenting moment began as any standard pre-bedtime threat might. “Yoseph, please pick up all of these toys. If there are any left on the floor after you go to bed, I’m going to put them in the trash.” “Okay!” … Continue reading

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LegoLand

One of the hardest StepMolly transitions is reconciling the definition of “clean” when you live alone with the definition of “clean” when you live with a man and two children. They are very, very different. I like to think we’re arriving … Continue reading

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That’s Just Good Parenting

Today’s StepMolly story comes to you courtesy of my husband. I was laughing this week as I remembered some parenting wisdom he shared this summer. We attended an Indianapolis Indians game (a FANTASTIC family activity) and as we walked to our seats, … Continue reading

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