far from perfect mother, but we are blessed.
Right on the heels of Mother's Day comes Father's Day. My little ones will be with their Daddy and of course, the older girls will be with us. We'll go to a restaurant that Mr. Wonderful chooses and I'll be sure he receives some of his favorite things (hello, dark chocolate). I have something personal for his step children to deliver, too, and we'll do so when they can be with him, on another day.
I like the balance we have found. We honor the birth parents of each of our children, yet also honor the roll that the grown-ups have in our home. I'm the "Mom" of this house, even if some of the people here call me by my first name. He's the "Dad" even though the children have another man they call Daddy.
This is just what works for our family - but I'd love to hear how you do things in yours!