Momland and Steptopia: the One Boundary that (Step)Parents Shouldn’t Cross

Like many stepmothers, I’m sure, I’ve turned to the Internet for advice on stepparenting.  There are a variety of articles on the subject out there; but the variety I come across more than any other is the “boundaries” article: that is, the list of boundaries that stepmoms should NEVER CROSS EVER UNDER PENALTY OF LOSING … Continue reading Momland and Steptopia: the One Boundary that (Step)Parents Shouldn’t Cross

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How a Student Dictionary Almost Prompted the Sex Talk with an Eight-Year-Old

My relationship with Max up until the custody change had been a series of snapshots.  One weekend he was crawling; two weekends later he was standing; the next time I saw him he had taken his first steps. Between visits he would decide that he loved peas – the very next time I tried to … Continue reading How a Student Dictionary Almost Prompted the Sex Talk with an Eight-Year-Old