Me: “What do I really want out of life?” Husband: “Snacks.” Well … Okay fine, yes the man knows me too well. But SOMETIMES there’s more. Like now: Presently, what I want out of life is to get a few … Continue reading Art shows: Spring, and also Valentine's Day
When you’re in a wedding party — say, a bridesmaid — how do you pitch in? What’s the craziest, most out-of-your-comfort-zone thing a bride has asked … Continue reading My first shot at a picture-perfect(ish) bridal shower
You never know what you’ve got til it’s gone, they say. But I’m an editor, and I’d like to reconstruct that sentiment a bit: You never know what you’re missing til you’ve found it. Really, you don’t. You can spend … Continue reading 3+ME: Two years of the four of us
As I wrap my hands around a steaming mug of coffee in the cozy indoors, I can almost (almost) forget how frigid it is on the other side of those office windows. I hate the cold. But my husband… That … Continue reading 3+ME: ‘Nope, Daddy’s going with his friends’
“Normal” families see each other every day. But as I wrote last week, blended families … don’t. A lot of things “normal” families take for granted are conspicuously missing in families like mine, where part-time custody means, for a decent … Continue reading 3+Me: Perks of part-time custody (part 2)
Coordinating schedules is one of my least favorite things to do in the world ever.
Tell me if this sounds familiar: “We should meet up sometime!” [months go by] “Oh hey! We should meet up sometime!” [more months] “I miss you! We should meet up sometime!”
And on it goes.
It’s weird, the things you learn about yourself when you become a stepmom. Especially if you’ve never been a mom before.