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.
J.K. Rowling. Taylor Swift. Johnny Depp. You see their names and you think of one thing they’re known for.
And then there’s me and you.
The wedding happened. Leading up to it, I was excited, but also a little scared. What would my fiance’s kids do?