2014 in review! Thank you friends for making my blog so special. I’m on a brief hiatus, due to new job, but will be back strong in 2015.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

Bittersweet is an acquired taste.

“If I was a stay at home mom I would work out all the time. My house would be spotless. I would have all my things organized. My laundry would be clean all the time.” I wish I could’ve put salt on these words when I had to eat them, it might have made them […]

13 Years Later I’m More Terrified Than Ever…

September 11th, 2001 I woke up and got ready for work. I kissed my boyfriend goodbye, got in my car and drove off. I hadn’t made it out of the neighborhood and I was already annoyed by the morning show I was listening to. Kiss FM, Krazy Kid and Ruben S were normally upbeat, laughing […]

5 Crucial Things Every Step Parent Should Know.

My life changed drastically the moment I married my husband. I went from having one boy to five boys! All the cooking, cleaning and laundry that I was used to doing, grew… exponentially! Much like everything else in life, I learned, through what I like to call “baptism by fire”, how to be a stepmom. […]

Finding the silver lining.

My eyes opened. It was still dark outside so I knew it was still early. I rubbed my eyes and rolled onto my back. I was stressed and when I’m stressed I don’t sleep well. I had been tossing and turning all night. Our finances, or lack thereof, had me worried and I hated that […]

My Changing Face

About a week ago as I was getting ready, putting my make up on, I started to get agitated about my face. I could feel the pimples coming and I was angry. That “time” of the month was coming and my face was the first to show signs of it. I had run out of […]

Friendships after children: Why we lose some and why we win some.

Not too long ago I had a falling out with a best friend. The argument itself wasn’t a shocker, over the course of our 22 year friendship we’ve had many, but this one was different. For me there was one sentence that was the catalyst in the shift of our friendship. I received an email […]

My Husband’s Ex-Wife

Most people will read that and gag. Most people will read that and get angry. Most people will read that and cry. This is one of those times I’m glad I’m not most people. My husband, Jason, jokingly refers to his ex as my BFF. I guess in some ways that’s not too far from […]

You have how many kids?

You have how many kids? Yes, you heard me correctly, six. Five boys and a beautiful baby girl. My husband has four boys from a previous marriage and I have a boy from a previous marriage. When Jason and I got married we rolled the dice and decided to have one of our own. God […]