GROW UP and be a PARENT

So today I was reading an article on the Guardian about parents pushing for special needs diagnosis for their children so their children can gain a competitive edge in statewide testing.  It also is being used as an excuse for the lack of parenting that a parent does. The rude behavior in a child, the … Continue reading GROW UP and be a PARENT

A Soft Patriarchy and Accountability

Good Afternoon, So what makes a successful marriage?  We have seen often our grandparents stay together for over 30 + years yet we are just happy if we get to the five year mark. Why is it we cannot seem to get it together?  As step-moms we live in the world with another women even … Continue reading A Soft Patriarchy and Accountability

Step-Moms and Battle Buddies

For the Stepmoms who fight a battle on two fronts when their spouse has lost their children. A Letter to Your Spouse, As I sit here reading about the rise in male suicide to the shame, isolation, hurt, embarrassment, anxiety, and confusion I cannot help and think of you.[1] The trials that you experience and … Continue reading Step-Moms and Battle Buddies

High Conflict Birth Parent (HCBP) Results of Divorce On Our Children

For those having to deal with a High Conflict Birth Parent (HCBP), Have you wondered if you are dealing with a HCBP? If you have to ask this question then I would venture to say then yes you are engaging with one. We need to look at the impact of a HCBP on those they … Continue reading High Conflict Birth Parent (HCBP) Results of Divorce On Our Children

For The 17.5%

Good Morning Step parents, Parents, and Family, Today I am going to talk about the one out of six women who in 2014 did not receive custody of their children. The 17.5 percent of mothers who lost primary custody to the children’s father.[1] Most of these fathers are and suffer from Narcissistic personality disorder. They … Continue reading For The 17.5%

Battle Scars On Our Children

Good Morning Grieving Stepparents and Parents, Thank goodness it is Monday again.  Back to a normal work week. Today I am going to talk about the coping aspects children exhibit when they go through a high conflict divorce or have to deal with a HCBP. I think it is important since there is a rise … Continue reading Battle Scars On Our Children

Do This In Remembrance Of Me

Good Morning Everyone, With Black Friday gone we now are now head deep into the holiday season. Yet for many of us who are grieving stepparents or grieving parents, the concept of the Holiday season is just another day to walk alone. Yet when we really look at it, the holiday season was never meant … Continue reading Do This In Remembrance Of Me