Make it Work

By Erika, The (Expectant) Bonus Mom Any Project Runway lovers out there might recognize Tim Gunn's famous phrase "make it work." He often said this to designers during crunch time - when they had to finish their garments ahead of a runway presentation.  This phrase is a signal to the designers that it is "go" time; … Continue reading Make it Work

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Sorry, Not Sorry

By Erika, The (Expectant) Bonus Mom Hey everyone!  After a 1Q2019 hiatus, I'm so excited that The Mommicles is back! I know it's been a minute since you've heard from us. And, in a past life, I would probably apologize for that.  But today, I'm not.  Here's why.  I'm not sorry. Let me explain.  At … Continue reading Sorry, Not Sorry

They’re Not Your Real Kids (and Other Dumb Things People Say)

By Erika, The Bonus Mom I’m a step parent.  I know that.  I knew that being step parent was a very real possibility when Roger and I started dating.  In fact, that was his deal breaker when we first started to talk about being more than friends.  If I thought, for any reason at all, … Continue reading They’re Not Your Real Kids (and Other Dumb Things People Say)

By Any Other Name

By Erika, The Bonus Mom What's in a name? Turns out, everything and nothing at all. When my husband Roger asked me to marry him I remember my head swirling with so many thoughts - joy, excitement, exhilaration, and even a little fear.  Even though we had talked extensively about marriage and I knew it … Continue reading By Any Other Name