A live painting, a scavenger hunt, and talking to humans I don’t like talking to humans. My stepkids don’t like coloring books. For last week’s Bristol County Home & Garden Show, both dislikes posed a problem. Let’s start with my … Continue reading 3+ME: Try something different (like meeting readers!)
The world is full of beliefs, and we want the kids to understand that In a dark world ruled by dragons, a band of heroes comes to the rescue of hundreds of imprisoned humans. The heroes try to persuade the … Continue reading 3+ME: Fantasy, faith, and the trouble with church (part 2)
When you’re torn in different religious directions, what’s an Adult With Kids to do? Concert lights. Video games. A coffee shop complete with lattes, pastries and comfy seating. One doesn’t usually associate these things with a place of worship. But … Continue reading 3+ME: Coffee, faith and the trouble with church (part 1)
The kids are grounded. We’ve never actually done that before, and I’m still not sure we’re doing it right. Because in my mind, “grounding” means you’re stuck in the house except for school, and generally isolated from anything fun. It … Continue reading 3+ME: Say what you mean. Mean what you say.
Being an Adult With Kids can be magical. Really, it can. Some days, your miniature humans can make any day feel like a weekend, a carefree space full of innocence and fun. You can almost picture playful little unicorns leaping … Continue reading 3+ME: Not all unicorns and rainbows
From a stepmom’s mom, some notes on life I was bawling my eyes out in the middle of the driveway. Because that’s what I do. If I’m overwhelmed (as I was in that moment), the plumbing in my eyes bursts … Continue reading 3+ME: Cry and observe
For one week, we pretended having a “normal” family. OK, I realize that sounds odd (especially if you know us), but hear me out. I don’t mean “normal” as in, we behaved less weirdly than usual. (Us? Come on now, … Continue reading 3+ME: Downsides of part-time custody (part 1)
Ah, glorious sugar. Unless you’re Charlie Brown and unfortunate enough to get rocks tossed into your trick-or-treat bag, candy is your primary motivation on Halloween. Everything else about the holiday leads to it. Sure, there’s the costumes and the scary … Continue reading 3+Me: Don’t save your best Halloween candy for last
You know how some dogs get scared when there’s fireworks?
Well, two years ago, that was me, as terrified as a puppy on the Fourth of July.