Monthly Archives: April 2016

16 Lessons in 16 Months

I realized that today marks 16 months of marriage. Weird anniversary milestone, right? I have been contemplating a top ten list of things I’ve learned as a stepmom, but figured I may as well turn it into a Top 16 List … Continue reading

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Homework Fail

Kindergarten homework is sometimes more challenging than one might think. But a couple of worksheets stand out for me not in their level of difficulty, but in the level of work I had to put in to keep from laughing. This … Continue reading

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It’s the little things

What do these two pairs of shoes have in common? They represent two of the biggest challenges I have witnessed Yoseph confront: learning to tie his shoes and learning to walk in flip-flops. I was reminded about the flip-flop challenge when … Continue reading

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A baptist, an evangelical, and a stepmom walk into mass….

I hope that I share enough of our life to show that things aren’t all rainbows and unicorns. Sometimes things are tough, sometimes I’m frustrated to the point of angry, and sometimes I can’t stop smiling because of these adorable kids … Continue reading

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Yours, Mine, & Ours

Have you ever seen that movie? The original one? It’s very sweet. It has to be one of the first movies about blending families. Filmed in 1968, it would have been too scandalous for the parents to be single because … Continue reading

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Like Father, Like Daughter

When my parents married, they joined two of the larger families in our relatively small town. My parents had four kids, of which I am the oldest. We often hear that we all look alike. It’s hard to dispute. We … Continue reading

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One of THOSE People

I think it’s happening. The carefully constructed glass box of my life with all of its structure, organization, and borderline OCD behavior has now developed hairline cracks. I had a realization this week that I am now one of THOSE … Continue reading

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