Step-Mumming through Mother’s Day

It has recently been that season where step mothers in various places around the globe have been sweating out Mother’s Day. For some these days are full of care disruptions as children have ‘special time’ with their biological parent where they otherwise wouldn’t. For others it was the demands of biological parents not to have Read More …

Mum Moments 14 – Prepare for Christmas

What is one thing I can do today to prepare for Christmas this year? Hmm, well I can think of a few things that I can do. Here is the beginnings of my list: Start saving! Normally Christmas savings is something that I am all over before New Years even strikes. However, starting out this Read More …

Mum Moments 13 – If money and time were no object..

If money and time were no object, where would I pick up and fly to if I could? Wow, that is a *huge* question. I have not had a proper holiday without the children since 2013. Yep, coming up five years. I am well and truly overdue. I guess it comes down to what you Read More …

Embracing a ‘Pay It Forward’ Spirit

If Jeremy and I could credit one thing for the reason we are so truly blessed on a day to day basis it would be that we have jointly adopted a ‘pay it forward’ spirit. It is not something that was 100% there as a shared life focus to begin with but was certainly something Read More …

Breaking the News of a Baby

By popular request. Lots of people have been asking about how we broke the news of our expecting a baby and what they the response of the children was. I have to really joyfully say that the news has been received with nervous excitement, lots of questions. Beyond that we have only experienced the odd Read More …

The Truth of the Matter

Some context: Last week had been somewhat of a tumultuous week, with lots of work demands as I work with a business in putting together a ‘growth and expansion plan’ and start helping them build a policy framework to support many, many more staff than they do at this moment. In high demand weeks, I Read More …

A Matter of Respect (Boundaries)

It’s been some time now since Kristy and I were in our former marriages. Each of our formers have gotten on with their new lives – purchased or built homes, one re-partnered and remarried, with the other enjoying the freedom of global travel. Each of our children have time with their other biological parent which Read More …