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.
The story began five years ago when I spoke at a college.
But in truth, it started way before that.
And tonight as I took this picture at my dinner table, I realized the story had become what no one could…Read More »
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…
So here we are again.
Schools are starting,
jobs are ramping up,
and Fall is on the starting line, ready to fill our schedules and overcrowd our lives.
And if you are a parent, you most likely have a child who is older,…
My stepson is graduating 6th grade this week.
In a minute, he will be graduating 12th. I’ve heard how it works.The baby years crawl, the elementary years walk, and from 7th grade on, you blink your eyes and they are…
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 here we are on the brink of 2015. Can you believe it?
Another year came and went so fast I’m thinking I better mark it to make sure it really happened. Those of us on Facebook got a little…
It’s that time again.
Lunches are packed, carpools have begun and it’s the beginning of the year where we mark that next step of growth in our child’s life. (Some of us have a marked up wall in our home…
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
They come barging in uninvited, take over our lives,…
Anyone else notice how fast this Summer is going?
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