This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and LISTERINE. All opinions are mine alone. #BackToBold #CollectiveBias To My College Bound Son: I cannot believe that you will soon be headed off to college. From the time you came into my life, I have been preparing you for this day. What I failed to… Read More A Love Letter To My College Bound Son
I’ve got to be honest. Today is a bit bittersweet for me. Today is my son’s birthday. As most of you know he is my bonus child; I am not a fan of the Stepford label. When he came to live with Harold and me in 2003 I officially became a mother. I thank him… Read More Not So Happy Birthday: Challenging Blended Family Dynamics
I grew up the youngest of 4 children in a blended family. In fact, all the brother/sister pairs in my generation of extended family were formed by blending families. I was in college before I knew it was considered “not normal.” In the 80s the term blended wasn’t widely used; we were just family. When I made… Read More Blended Family By Alicia Keys Explains It Perfectly
In this week’s segment of #AskAnitra we cover the topic of Blended Families. In my response to questions on how to manage blended families I ask the questions are you an Evil Step-Mother or a Blissful Bonus Mom?
In my early adulthood, I had the perfect picture of what my life as a mother would be. I would have two children – one of each variety – and the boy would be two years older than the girl. He would protect his little sister and defend her honor against all enemies. They would… Read More Motherhood Monday – The Best Laid Plans