I need. Need. Need. My alone time. (I’m selfish that way. Like seriously you have no idea.) So over a year ago, I tried going to the coffee shop before the kids woke up in the mornings. That way I … Continue reading 3+ME: Girl-time > me-time (sometimes)
They drive me nuts. They make me panic. They stress me out. And I wouldn’t trade them for the world. Am I talking about stepkids or paintings? Trick question I guess — it could go both ways. In a way, … Continue reading 3+Me: Thankful for the panic
Ah, summer and part-time custody. If you’ve got a blended family like ours, chances are summers toss a few curveballs over home plate. Or at the very least, over home itself. I guess that’s generically true for any family — … Continue reading 3+ME: A stepmom’s summertime, and the livin’ is … easy?
In part-time custody, the kids have two houses, and that can complicate things It shouldn’t have been phrased as a question. “Do you want to come to our house tonight?” It ought to have been a statement, not an option. … Continue reading 3+ME: Why a “vacation” home is the worst
I made the mistake of watching a few episodes of “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” And I was inspired — not to organize my closets and get rid of things that don’t “spark joy” — but to teach my stepkids … Continue reading 3+ME: The secret and illegal art of Option B
Ever walked the wrong way on an escalator? I haven’t. (Yet.) Mostly because I don’t want to get in the way of someone else who’s riding the escalator the proper way. But I can’t say I haven’t thought about it. … Continue reading 3+ME: Walk the wrong way on the escalator
Don’t outgrow finding the fun in life, and other lessons from the Hundred Acre Wood “Who was your first boyfriend/girlfriend?” As someone who forgets her passwords all the time, I rely on security questions like that one. And my response … Continue reading 3+ME: Tigger and tossed leaves