So…you’re in a situation where someone says “hey, can you help me out on the weekend?” and you immediately scroll through what your plans look like. Do you have something […]

I think there are just some people that want to feel connected to the people that came before them. From a really young age, I wanted to understand my family […]

It was May 2010 and I sat in my car outside of my grocery store job talking on the phone to my cousin Stacey. She had been living in Calgary […]

…10 minutes. It felt like an eternity. That 10-minute drive to the hospital was a whirlwind in my head. I was living in a nightmare. We’ve all seen those scenes […]

Michelle Devine – Navigating Grief in my Relationship in becoming a fiancee and an overnight step-parent

I can honestly say that I feel like I don’t quite fit often. I’m kind of a parent. I’m kind of a spouse. I’m kind of a therapist and I’m […]

This is a hard weekend for me so I find it coincidental and maybe a little ironic that it was myturn to write again. Most people associate spring and this […]

Everyone labels themselves. A sociology class in university taught me that we find like-minded people and assimilate to them for survival. What happens when you don’t have anyone who is […]

I don’t know how to address this letter! Dear, Mom of the kids that made me a Step-Mom? I guess I want to start off by saying thank you! I […]

From the very beginning, my fiancé and I talked about his kids. I felt like I knew them and their little personalities very early on before ever meeting them in […]

  1. Deb P. says:

    Thank you Michelle and Hayley for a beautiful, frank and insightful conversation. I wish you many happy years in your new family. You’re definitely doing this all from love and respect and that will build a wonderful strong life for all of you!

  2. Linda says:

    Being familiar with the other side of this story there should be an article written with the bio-Mom. Reading this and the other articles explains so much of conflicts that were present.

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