From the monthly archives:

October 2009

Maybe I’ve just had weddings on the brain, but it seems like I’ve been reading about matrimony everywhere.  First, I read about the demise of the magazine Modern Bride.  Can you believe that?  The publication has been dropped.  Then Wednesday Martin posted a link last week to the art and story of a second wife’s […]



My interview with Jacquelyn Fletcher

by Carolyn on October 23, 2009

I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I told you that when I saw a note from Jacquelyn Fletcher, author of the book The Career Girls Guide to Becoming a Stepmom and her blog by the same title, I was a little (okay, a lot) excited.   She told me how much she related to one of my […]



Eight years down…

by Carolyn on October 20, 2009

I grew up as a child of divorce.  And then I got married. That’s a big deal. Lots of children of divorce are petrified to get married.  Scared to repeat their parent’s mistakes.  Others think nonchalantly about marriage.  It’s something that can be undone, after all.  And then there’s lots of us somewhere in the […]



The ties that bind

by Carolyn on October 18, 2009

I always wanted a full blooded sibling. For a couple of reasons. First, I always wished for someone to share the burden of being the last remaining relic of my parent’s marriage.  It’s hard feeling like an anchor around your parent’s ankles; tethering them to one another when they so very much wanted to be […]




by Carolyn on October 16, 2009

I was given a blog award today! It’s so neat to be acknowledged as a great blog on someone else’s blog.  That they would use their own corner of the internet to point readers to mine is a true honor.  But it made me remember that I’ve been terribly delinquent in showing my appreciation for […]



The Stepfamily Letter Project

by Carolyn on October 12, 2009

Have you ever wished you could write an utterly honest letter to your father?  Stepmother?  Stepsibling?  Daughter?  Your ex husband’s wife?  Your husband?  Well, now you can do just that and post it anonymously on what I think is one of the best websites for divorced and blended families. While doing an interview a while back […]



One year ago today?

by Carolyn on October 9, 2009

One year ago today, I went nervously to a hospital knowing that day I’d meet my daughter. One year ago today, I relied on family to care for my precious son, not knowing how long we’d be apart. One year ago today, I gave up all control and put my trust in doctors and nurses. […]



What is it you do, anyway?

by Carolyn on October 5, 2009

I’m going to remain light here for today’s post again.  I’m riding a high after my little girl’s birthday party, which paled in comparison with my usual party planning endeavors but was spectacular nonetheless.  There’s nothing like a house full of family and friends to make a party successful.  My Claire looked absolutely gorgeous in […]