loriann

The adventures of a Canadian new wife, step-mother, business owner and egg burning undomestic Goddess turned Texan… y'all.

Father's Day

Father’s Day

Father’s day is really hard for me.  And so this morning, rather than posting something negative, or reminiscent of a ‘cry for sympathy’ about our relationship, I chose instead to honor the many examples of wonderful Father’s in my world.   Since you are not on my Facebook, and I have that shit locked down like Fort Knox, to shield… Read more →

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The Walls We Build

Life can teach you a lot of hard lessons about relying on other people. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about who I am today, versus who I was even five or ten years ago.  It seems my life and my approach to adversity has changed; I know I own the scales and armor that I wear every day as… Read more →

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A Really Wonderful Birthday

When I married my husband, I also became a step-mother to twin boys.  I’d like to think that I am nailing this “step-mom” stuff down, but let’s be honest… I waited until the age of 41 to become a legal ‘first time co-parent’ and every month presents lessons in growing into a role that I love, with two young men… Read more →

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The Reborn ‘Keto Crazy’ Chick

It started off simple enough; my glucometer broke a year ago, and I couldn’t be bothered to replace it.   I have a Canadian clinic doctor (currently searching for a PPO doctor for our new health plan) who kept asking me the annoying questions he’s supposed to ask: Dr. McDonald “What are your blood sugars averaging?” Me: “High.” Dr. McDonald… Read more →

Babies

A Promise to My Amazing Boys

You know, sometimes I am ashamed at how much I talk about my biological parents.   There is part of my head that screams “get over it!” and “how old are you now?” and “it’s done; in the past, and you can’t change it!”  That’s the voice of my inner critic.  The one that is afraid I will be judged… Read more →