[Names have been changed to protect the theoretically innocent]

Clark Kent:

By profession, a software programmer …… alright, I admit I do not quite understand what he does. What I do know is he works long hours and much of his “free time” is chipped away with maintenance of the house, yard and pool so the children and I have an enviable life. Somehow he finds the time to continue his quest for universal truths, and he will “relax” reading Krishnamurti or a book on somatic healing. Don’t get me wrong, he has his faults. (He’s a Nascar fan.) Clark has traveled and lived all over the world, and has decided the girls would benefit from settling down. What better place than a New England town among eight of his ten siblings and their families.


I am only trying to make a loving and lasting difference in the lives that touch mine. The “real world” me was born in Philadelphia and the attitude stuck despite being raised in the midwest. After many years as a working, single mom I am now taking on full-time step daughters as a SAHM. My Scandinavian and eastern European genetics have taught me to forge through life (or you freeze) and when in doubt, bake something. 

Although initially despising the tag “[Evil]Stepmom”, I have decided to let the more ethereal side of me run amok with it. If nothing else, I find I am in great company. I did not attend Hogwarts or Evil Medical School, nor did any of my cohorts. We have had many “Full Moon” celebrations, vegan lasagna bake-offs, and spent way more hours than I’m willing to admit trying to tyedye using berries and the like. The two intertwine into what I am told is one Wicked stepmom.


We strive to create a peaceful and nurturing environment. We believe in organic fruit and vegetables; but also believe you can’t beat a great ice cream sundae. We do not believe in cable T.V though we do have an antenna for PBS and a few other stations. Yes, we know it exists, we just choose not to believe in it. We hope to share our passion for reading and new-found love of sailing as the children grow. Preferably, without anyone going overboard (literally, figuratively, or otherwise).

Supporting Cast:

“#13”: My son. A soccer obsessed, type-A teenager with a job and school would take up an entire blog; and he most certainly has his own epic story to tell. He will remain a peripheral character for now, and known as simply “13”. He was given that number on his soccer team years ago because as an incredible defender was consequently “bad luck” for the opposing team. And as a bonus, it rather fits in with the whole theme, doesn’t it?

Two fabulous step-daughters, really, they are: 

Nola (age 6), her essence is much like the annual little gala held there known as the Marti Gras.

Holly (age 8), as in Hollywood. She shines with charm and cuteness; and is convinced if we would simply take her to Hollywood, she would be instantly cast in her own show and would never have to worry about math again.

FiFi:Incubator/birth mom; named after a highly irritating, yippy poodle that once lived in my childhood neighborhood. ‘Nuf said for now.

50 thoughts on “About….”

  1. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Love your header photo. Was it taken near your home?

    • I wish, though it is where my mind lives when I need to escape! The photo was taken by a well-traveled friend; I believe this one was Scotland. (There are some others I like better, but didn’t work well for the long format for the template).

  2. “(she) is convinced if we would simply take her to Hollywood, she would be instantly cast in her own show and would never have to worry about math again.”

    Too funny.. I think we all thought that growing up (or I, atleast, was of the same mind she is).

    You are truly an amazing writer, I’ve enjoyed reading through multiple of your posts.

    Aun Aqui

    • …it would be funny except it’s true. I started blogging because my friend (known as Natasha) threatened to plagiarize my life if I didnt start writing this stuff down. Thanks so much !

    • I still believe that. Problem is I spend too much of my money on clothes and staying blonde to save up for a pesky ticket to Hollywood.

  3. My kids, during their teen years, referred to me as ‘Attila the Mom’. I took that to mean I was doing something right…

  4. I like your description of Clark’s job. One of my oldest friends has worked in the same field for 15 years – something to do with computers and software and did I say computers (eyes glaze over)… I have tried many times to understand and failed.

  5. Thanks for commenting on my blog today, just started reading yours and am already addicted!

  6. Just came across your blog today, through mostlybrightideas.wordpress.com, and I understand why he chose to mention you blog – it’s really fantastic, filled with humor, insightful thoughts, and I’m really enjoying it so far! Will definitely stop by again 🙂

  7. I like the term “Everyday Mom”. I am a full time stepmother like you (although I am also employed) and I know exactly what you mean about the term stepmother implying a secondary or part-time relationship.

  8. i enjoy your blog so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!


  9. hahaha, love this!

  10. As a fellow “evil” stepmom, I can relate so much! Thank you for you blog and humor.

  11. Enjoyed touring your blog.

  12. thanks for being my first follow, O Evil One! My WordPress page says, “You now have 1 followers.” Damn the grammar, full speed ahead!

  13. Thanks for liking one of my posts. Decided to check yours out and laughed for a good five minutes at the title or your space. We’ve been having a little disagreement in our neck of the woods with my fiancee, who was a stepmom before we met, and is not entering stepmom squared by taking on my kids, that there is no evil attached by society, the world, etc to stepmom. That my post about step stigma was just all in my head. I have read a couple of your posts and find them very entertaining.

    • So glad you stopped by! Knowing afew stepparents, the “stigma” does seem to vary in different areas. While living in small-town Wisconsin, divorce was not common, when we lived in Philadelphia, I was the norm. We have fun with it, we joke about throwing the kids in the dungeon and we have several plastic “magic wands” lying around. I do think the “worst” part is knowing your step kids are not “yours”. You cant help but love them and start to feel they are part of you, only to have the other parent show up & burst that bubble…..it’s heart-breaking & doesnt seem to go away !!!!!

  14. 26 year old stepmom of a 5 and 11 year old here! glad i found ur blog. i could use some help with the stepmom role!

    • Glad you stopped by, Im looking forward to seeing your “month in photos” idea. I don’t know if i can ‘help’ with the stepmom role other than letting you know you’re in good company, there are lots of us and to hopefully give you something to laugh at!

  15. I’m with ya mama, we don’t believe in cable either and have…an adapter or something along those line so that we have pbs!

  16. danke for the Like on my Heart Attack on a Plate post. Keep on keepin’ it real (and real evil)!

  17. Jennifer Worrell said:

    Fifi, HA! That’s funny. I have one of those, too. Since the children have grown up (I’ve been with them since they were six and eight), Fifi hangs out in her own pen rather than yipping at mine. Relief…Love your site:)

  18. O Evil One(s), your evility is only surpassed by your illy flow of righteous prose. Thank you for the follow, and may the demigod Saint Orum bless you with cheeses that squeak, leftover delegates, and frothy mixes of one sort or another…

  19. You have been nominated for The Most Perspiring Blogger Award!

  20. Hi, I’ve nominated your blog for the Liebster Award! Check out the link to see the rules! http://wp.me/p1YRs0-AN

  21. Love the look and name of the blog. I am one of those myself, but I think it was the exwife, who gave me that title for “sour grapes” sake. I can’t wait to read some postings.

  22. Androgoth said:

    Nicely scripted and with
    some interesting characters 🙂

    Have a great rest of weekend 🙂


  23. Hey, MJ. Haven’t seen you around the blogosphere in quite awhile. Hope all is well in your world.

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