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

Remember To Be Nice

Dear Tori and Xander, I hope you are staying warm today. I wanted to let you know that your dad and I had a snowball fight with one another in the snow that fell at our house.  Athena and Maxwell did not like the snow and stayed inside where it was warm. We finally turned … Continue reading Remember To Be Nice

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

Society Has Killed Our Alpha Men

Afternoon Xander and Tori, I hope you had a good weekend and got to do lots of fun things. Your dad and I went around looking for models for me to put together. He enjoyed going to Hobby Lobby because he got to look for parts for his new drone airplane. We also enjoyed just … Continue reading Society Has Killed Our Alpha Men

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%