Back to School: 5 Things My Stepdaughter’s Teachers Should Know

Summer is winding down to a close and it’s almost back-to-school time again. With four kids in our blended family I have to navigate meet the teacher nights, haircuts, doctors’ visits, school supply and clothes…

9 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Dad

Guest Post by #lightscameradad As I sat watching my kids splash around and navigate the endless political intrigues that a day at the pool involves, I caught myself thinking about Father’s Day and the things I’ve…

Mother’s Day Reflections: My Dreams Came True

Some young women dream of careers, of marriage, of fame and fortune, of travel, of the excitement life can bring. My dream was always, for as long as I can remember, even from the youngest age….my dream was…

6 Ways I’ve Become a Better Stepmom

Over the past 5 years, I’ve strived to become a better stepmom. I’m proud of the growth I’ve made and hope to continue to learn and better myself as I tackle the very important…

Mother’s Day Wish List: 25 Gift Ideas for Every Budget

This post contains affiliate links. Mother’s Day is around the corner and I am already getting requests from the kids, from my mom and from the hubster for a complete Mother’s Day gift wish list. Flowers…

Monday Musings

“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” — Author Unknown Today I’m gathering together all of the well loved Lonely Planet travel guide books from my bookcase to start planning our…

10 Ways I Feel Loved- A Stepmom’s Thoughts

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s time to reflect on all things love! As a stepmom (or bonus mom), being a new addition to your stepchild’s life can bring on some insecurities. Do they love…

Monday Musings

“Co-Parenting is NOT a competition. It’s a collaboration of two homes working together in the best interest of the child at heart.” -unknown…