My Surreal Life

My Musings, My Thoughts & My Ponderings

Summer Battles

So the time has come again, its summer vacation. With that comes, for some, amended parenting schedules, extra time with the children, vacations and general merriment. However, for some like … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Gift Of Being A StepMom

**this first appeared on the Café Smom website May 2013** I never thought in a million years that my first foray in to parenting would be with a man with … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Blending and Upgrading

The remarriage/long-term relationship for any man is fraught with ideals, cautionary tales and a desire to do things better this time.  Some people refer to themselves as an upgrade, some … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Blended Reality

For the last 12 months I have been adapting to life as a biological mother along with the daily learning that comes from being a Stepmom. Blending the two realities … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Grief, Loss and StepChildren

When I met my husband he was already a StepDad to BMs eldest daughter. He had met BM a little while after SD16 was born and was in her life … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

What’s in a name?

A name is defined as A word or set of words by which a person, animal, place, or thing is known, addressed, or referred to. (n) When a child is … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Falling in to My World

    So this really used to be my attitude with BM….. She wanted nothing to do with me, so to me, I really didn’t want any sort of interaction … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

While I Wait…..

I’ve cried so many times since I’ve been admitted to hospital, at this point its out of sheer frustration. I don’t do well with all this waiting, results are good, … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Harsh Lonliness of Being A StepMom

I’m not being ungrateful and I love being a StepMom but there are some very evident times when being a StepMom is the loneliest role in the world. As I … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 5 Comments

Letting Go of Guilt

I have an immense amount of Step-Mother guilt. It stems from my ideas of perfection, the role I should play, the role I can play and ultimately trying to define … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

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