The Wall of Armour

Poem 1 Lucy

The Wall of Armour Season by season, The wall of armour is constructed. Starting with the first brick being laid, placed alone when the boy at school laughs at the outfit you were so very proud of. The foundation is set. Each moment of doubt adds a layer … [Read more...]

Fifteen Years Goes Fast

Kerri Cheerleading

Fifteen years of cheerleading and it all comes down to one last game day, one last pep rally, quite literally - one last 'hoorah'. That seems to be the theme this year, 'one last…' I knew this would be a hard year for me and for her. On her 'last' first day of school I … [Read more...]

Moms: you are the crux


At 46, I’m certainly not one of the greatest rock climbers around, but it’s a obsession I truly love that has changed me on many levels. Just like any sport that attracts die-hard followers, it has its own lingo and insider terminology. “Beta” are the tips and inside scoop to … [Read more...]

Which boat are you in?


Many of you come to this site because you’re looking for information that might give you an advantage with your difficult mom/stepmom relationship. You want something extra to help you create a shift. Movement in the right direction. A breakthrough out of nowhere. You’re the … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day!


To ANYONE who takes care of our children, whether you made them or not, I salute you! Thank for all you do for these little beings (and sometimes medium and big ones) who can be moody, uncooperative, whiny, over-sensitive and angry--but also wonderfully innocent, vulnerable, … [Read more...]

Dudes and daddying

Our meeting for moms and stepmoms at BookPeople was small, but impassioned, and one of the things we kept circling back to in conversation was... the dads in the picture. We talk a lot about the friction between the moms and stepmoms on this site, and sometimes allude to conflict … [Read more...]