Blending Families

Six Things Remarried Dads Owe to their StepMom Wives

I just read this article over on the Huffington Post – and while everything the author says has merit, I wanted to add that it also applies to StepDads whose wives move in with their…

Blended Families

Interesting article from the New York Times on blended families. Blending like the Brady Bunch? Let’s not go too far. (Hat tip to Prof NY)

Accountability

One of the up-sides of being a single mom was the lack of having to account to anyone for anything. Well, yes, I do have kids, but they were not going to criticize how I…

Awesome Article on Blended Families.

(Hat tip to Ariela) Family Matters: Dream Come True, With Complications

New relationship – advice for a friend

A twitter buddy of mine tweeted this today, and I figured that there are plenty of you in my diverse readership that could help her out. Somebody who has kids, is divorced, and their ex…

Blended Family Rant

I’m cranky these days. Must be the steroids that I am taking that are not doing diddly squat for this back pain. But people, some people, lately are really ticking me off. I am always…

Blending in….

Sometimes I wonder what it is like to be you reading my blog. Do I present a well balanced picture of my life? I don’t think I do. I put my positive spin on everything…

Came across this quote about step parents – how true.

“When children have permission to care about all the adults in their lives, it adds richness and variety to their existence. Each adult has something unique to give a child – whether it is a…

Monsey Tales

We survived the weekend. Intact. Well, we did, the fridge – not so much. Seven kids and two grown ups – it takes a lot to feed that many people. We went from total peace…

Place in my heart

With thanks to Frume Sarah’s awesome hosting of the Haveil Haveilim this week I stumbled on another blog, and read a blog post that resonated really well with me. Please read what Ima2Seven wrote: “You…

Gratitude

As I wrote the other day, the boys are spending some time with their dad. I miss them more than I thought possible, but I am so thankful and grateful that they have this opportunity…

Loyalty and step-parents

I remember the weekend after my ex remarried. The kids had spent Shabbat with him and his new wife and her kids. They came home, and we sat together talking. The little one, who was…