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A Letter to my Step-Daughter

Dear sweet girl, You are incredible and an amazing individual. I feel so blessed to be part of your life and amazed that I get to watch you grow and change. The past 10 years have not been easy for our relationship.   I wanted you to accept me as your “step-mom” as quickly as […]

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Raising my SON in a #metoo Society Scares Me!

It seems that just like the wildfires that appeared and swept various states, so too has the #metoo campaign. It’s a hashtag that women are sharing on social media if they’ve ever been sexually harassed or assaulted. And it’s everywhere. #metoo. Yes, I’m one of the growing number of women sharing that. But I don’t […]

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This Pregnancy Has Made Me a Bad Mom and Spouse

While I’m forever grateful to be carrying a perfectly healthy baby and having a healthy pregnancy I can’t help but feel bad about my mom/wife skills, or the lack thereof. Despite all the good, there is a darker side. A side of me that I don’t like, that keeps making her presence known day in […]

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6 Year Scars

Six Year Scars: The Result of Domestic Violence

As a mom, we all have some scars. Whether it’s the stretch marks from our pregnancies or the healed cut of a C-section, we’ve learned to live with them. Some have been expected and others have come from trials. Most times we become proud of them. We know they have made us into who we […]

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Ask Dad for Help Raising the Kids – and Say Thanks!

I know what you’re thinking just reading that title. I must be anti-feminism to “thank” the man for doing the work he should, right? After all, – I – am the one who carried our little darlings for nine months and then delivered them to a smiling (completely clothed) father, who had the nerve to […]

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The Time Is Now

The Time Is Now

Another busy evening filled with youth sports left my husband running with our son and me running with our daughter. Before leaving the house, we agreed we would fend for ourselves for dinner. Challenge accepted! I love dine out night – no clean up required! #MomWinning After my daughter’s dance class, we decided to stop […]

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Her Name is Kate

Her Name is Kate

Her name is Kate. She is the mother of my son. She is an addict. She changed who I am. Pursuing adoption is not an easy adventure. Our adventure began with a woman named Kate, addicted to heroin, homeless and pregnant. She was faced with the decision to choose adoption for her child or have […]

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