Archive for the 'Stepmama-hood' Category

Teach me how to…

Friday, January 13th, 2012

It’s a blessing and a curse that I’ve married a man who is a very good dancer. My bonus kids are good dancers too. This means that FedBooHusband and I have had some memorable nights on the dance floor in various cities.  He’s full of energy and makes me feel like I’m the only woman […]

Love triumphs

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

My heart was heavy this morning.  It was definitely shaping up to be a serenity prayer kind of day.  Sometimes, in this space, I’m limited as to what I can share because while my stories are mine to tell, I tread lightly on telling other people’s stories.  I have written (elsewhere) about my bonus children, […]

My kids are taking over the “Co-Parenting Matters” show!

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Our whole family vacation at Cedar Point, 2010 When our oldest daughter Taylor approached El Ex and me with the idea for an all-kids episode of “Co-Parenting Matters”, we thought it was a genius idea (not that we’re biased on anything). She said, “Co-parenting is for the kids, so kids should talk about it, right?” […]


Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

My apologies for the not entirely appropriate use of Ms. Donna Summer, but I got some things I want to toot my horn about. First up… Tonight at 9 EST, I’ll have the pleasure of joining two awesome gents, WiseMath and Inkognegro, on their show The Black Odd Couple to discuss my webinar, Write Your […]

In which my bonus daughter depicts me as a 20 oz. bottle

Monday, January 31st, 2011

As I blogged recently, my youngest bonus daughter DG picked me over Condoleezza Rice as the subject of her school project.  She had to interview me and write a report.  She also had to create a “Bottle Buddy” replica of me.  I’m loving the results.  Check me out… I am rocking this outfit, am I […]

Condoleezza who?

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Tell ‘em why you mad, Condi! So my youngest bonus daughter (known here as Daddy’s Girl or DG) has a school assignment where she has to do a project related to a famous person.  Initially, she chose Condoleezza Rice.  TechBooHusband took her to the bookstore to get a book and everything.  But once she got […]

Stepmom Magazine Celebrates with a Super-Sized 2nd Anniversary Edition!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

If you’re a stepmom or if you love a stepmom, do check out  January ssue of Stepmom Magazine.  The good folks there are celebrating their 2nd anniversary, and like all issues, it’s a can’t-miss! I recently submitted an article to Stepmom about my experiences as a stepmom in a long-distance marriage.  Lately, I’ve been writing […]

Throwback Post: Co-Parenting Resolutoins

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

“2010 Co-Parenting Resolutions” from my column at The Faster Times: These are still fresh for ’11!

Black Girls Rock!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

“When you grow up feeling less than special, you sometimes act less than special.” ~ Beverly Bond, Founder of  “Black Girls Rock” Amen and amen.  I can’t control my girls’ futures, but I strive everyday now to let them know that they are special, so they’ll act special AND never settle for anyone treating them […]

Tell the truth and shame the debbil

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

I grew up hearing that expression…”Tell the truth and shame the devil”, except in the mouths of the older black women who spoke it, the word became “debbil.” I always loved that expression, just the way it sounded–so empowering–even before I could appreciate the truth in it. This morning, I received an email from a […]