Tag Archives: family

They Look Like Big, Strong Hands

I’m sure you, dear reader, have seen the movie The Never Ending Story. *If you haven’t, stop reading this now and go watch the movie because you have done your inner child a great disservice.* To this day, I still … Continue reading

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Flaunt it if you got it! (but understand what you’re flaunting)

Lately, I’ve had a ton of stress over how my 11 year old daughter is trying to dress. The biggest issue is that she doesn’t realize what’s wrong because it seems like everyone else dresses that way. It seems normal … Continue reading

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Forgotten Father

A few days ago, I picked up an old Sum 41 CD that I’d never heard from the library, ripped it and loaded it into the iPod. Since I was working late tonight, a few of those songs shuffled through … Continue reading

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After the storm – Trying to fit back into the “real” world

I was on vacation last week.  We were scheduled to have all the kids home, finally.  Nyah was just back after 3 weeks at her “mother’s” house.  At the last minute I decided to take the week off of work, … Continue reading

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“You’re not my father” – words that a step-parent dreads

Here in the Green household, we have a family situation that can be, shall we say, ‘trying’ at times. Sara & I have 3 children – 2 from me & 1 from her. Her son is a teenager and his … Continue reading

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Unexpected Advice and the Beauty of Internet Friends

Just over a month ago I was having a rough time.  I was feeling imbalanced and couldn’t figure out how to handle it all productively.  There were a few bad days, and then a couple REALLY bad days.  I was … Continue reading

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Road Trip: 6 hours, 350 miles, 1 tank

It feels like it’s been forever since we just picked up and went somewhere for a weekend.  When we first got together it felt like we were doing this all the time.  Then, the kids’ needs were different – Dylan … Continue reading

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