Entries by Mariet

Appreciate the people that you love

We’ve had a very busy few days the past week with ballet recitals and exams.   An almost normal week in the chaos that I call my life. Then something happened which made me realise that sometimes you just have to stop, take a breath and appreciate your life and the people that you love.

Things I wish someone told me before I became a Stepmom…

I always thought the term stepparent comes from the fact that you as ‘step-in’ as parent.  The word actually comes from the 8th century word ‘steop-’,  which means orphan. Our kids have never been orphans and I like my interpretation of the word a lot more.  I hate the word stepmom, mostly because of all […]

My Autumn Bucket List

A list of all the things I want to make time for in Autumn: Go on a road trip to look at the beautiful leaves with Mr Blue Bake homemake pies Sit around the bonfire with The Crew toasting marshmallows

Dear Other Mother

One of the many roles I fill is the one of being a Mother.  It is one of my most rewarding, and also one of the most exasperating roles that any individual can ever have.  I am not only a mother, I am also a stepmom and sometimes being a stepmom is even harder than […]

7 Magical comfort reads

The definition of a bookworm according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is a person who likes to read books and who spends a lot of time reading and studying.  The definition of the Urban Dictionary states:  A bookworm is a person who is so fascinated by books that he does not know what is happening in […]