July Is Coming

It seems like the more that happens in my life, the more I can't talk about it. I wish I could tell it all but, as I said in the very beginning, I write what I'm lead as I am led to. July is coming fast.  I have been gearing up for it since May. …

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Bonus Mom Belittling

The Bible says, "Some men's sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later.  Likewise, the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden." (1Timothy 5:24-25) I sometimes feel like that with my bonus children; like my good works are not seen …

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Bella’s Graduation

She's finished! That's it! Part one of our state's child support mandate has been completed. The second part, turning 18, won't come into fruition until later this year. I screamed and hollered at Bella's graduation. I cheered as loud as I dared while wearing my 3 month old, however, I had to be honest as …

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Ugh. Feeling Some Kind Of Way.

Bella's 16th birthday bash is going on as we speak.  I was never invited to go. My name was never specifically mentioned.  Jazmine was mentioned but not me.  No problem.  Didn't bother me not one bit. In the days preceding tonight, A LOT went on; so much so that if it were up to my …

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Single Mother By Choice DOES NOT EQUAL Single Mother by default

A Facebook friend of mine, whom I have known since high school, wrote this as her status today.  I can surmise that this well said thought came to be in print after hearing another woman complain about her woes of single-motherhood.  My friend wrote, Sometimes I wish people really understood what a single mother really …

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Just Call Me StepMom

It happened over the course of time. I want to explain how I got here but I don't want to get in the habit of feeling that I have to defend myself.  For so long I've explained to every single person I've developed a relationship with what I've tried to do as a bonus mom …

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