Fresh Paint: An Allegory

Last weekend, I stayed home alone while Boyfriend and the boys visited his parents. It was all very suspicious: Why didn’t I want to come along? Had his mother offended me? What was I planning to do in their absence?

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Stepmother’s Day

Who else learned today that Stepmother’s Day is on Sunday? This official (unofficial) holiday addresses some questions I posed in my last entry- whether or not partners of parents wish to be recognized in the lives of their partner’s children.

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Where To Bloom?

Four years ago, I was living in my newly-renovated Marital Home with Then-Husband. We’d moved in at the end of March after purchasing the house the previous fall and spending months making everything The Way We Wanted It. The house wasn’t huge, but it plenty for the two of us and our dogs. It came with a large garage and there was an apartment above the garage which we planned to use as a little party hut. There was a large porch off the side of the house which comfortably accommodated our patio furniture and grill and there were flower beds all around. It was spring and the flowers were blooming….

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