I am a stepmom.
If it sounds like I’m introducing myself at an AA meeting, that isn’t so far from how it feels. These words require work for me to own, and they don’t come easily out of my mouth….
I am a stepmom.
Most people come to the altar to marry one person.
I married two—though I will admit, there was a slight age difference.
The smaller of the two (at least for now) turned 13…
It’s been quite a week.
Suffice to say “the thief” didn’t stop after Monday
(see previous blog: http://bit.ly/22nPe5V)
and his attacks moved
to “Maybe I should just give all this up and work at Starbucks” within a matter of days.
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I am having a moment.
One of those moments when you pull back and see details about a story you are living that could only be orchestrated by Someone bigger than you.
38 years ago (gulp) I played Nurse Ratchet in…
So last week was a big week.
My step son came home from his annual two month visit-his-bio-mom-in-Australia trip, my book was released August 5th, and I was on TV for a book interview for the first time.
(Ok, it was…
Ah the Holidays…. Time for food and fun and of course- family. This can raise all kinds of emotions depending on your family sketch.
Personally, I’ve got two parents, two step parents, two brothers, two half sisters, one step sister,…
Did anyone else notice that Christmas decorations went up the day after Halloween? I drove into a shopping center parking lot on November 1st, and the telephone poles had morphed into candy canes. And I felt a little sad….Read More »
This was a monumental week in my life as a step mom. My step son decided to do his immigration report on his great grandpa.
On my side.
It’s hard to describe the feelings of warmth when your step child claims…Read More »
Meet LaurieHi, I used to be Laurie Polich, but now I'm Laurie Polich Short. Some of you older youth workers might remember me from my Youth Specialties speaking days. But a few things have happened since that time...I got married, became a step mom, and most recently published two books. Read more on the "About Laurie" page
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