Category Archives: parenting issues

TPM- Grumpy

My mom called me yesterday morning, to see if I was okay.  I had spent part of Saturday with my parents, and I guess that I just wasn’t myself.  And honnestly I haven’t felt like myself lately.  Usually Mondays are … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

I am a step-mother. I hate the term step-mother. Really, how many good step-mothers have you heard about compared to all those “wicked” and “evil” hags that fill stories and movies. For the record, I am actually a damn good … Continue reading

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Fourteen

Fourteen years ago I held him in the hospital, looking down as his beautiful face asleep on my chest.  I held him with my cheek against the top of his head and felt his pulse.  I never wanted to put … Continue reading

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My Apologies…

Two of the most common words to leave my mouth are “I’m sorry.”  I say it a lot.  I believe that there are two kinds of sorry: the apologetic and the empathetic.  The apologetic is for when you feel responsible … Continue reading

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Biting My Lip

I have found myself lately taking lots of deep cleansing breaths.  In with the good, and out with the bad.  And sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t.  I can never keep up with my daughter’s tastes and opinions. Let’s … Continue reading

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Growing

My children are growing up, it is a disservice to refer to them as children any more because they are really young adults.  I am proud of the human beings they have turned into, especially my daughter.  A little over a … Continue reading

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Genetics

On March 2, 2011 I obtained sole guardianship for my 13 year-old son.  His birth-father has never been involved in his life, other than paying child support each month.  I applied for sole guardianship because we want to apply for … Continue reading

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