You Are (Or Are Not) The Father [Round 10, Chapter 143, Epstein]

Robyn decided to name her son Gabriel. It was a strong name, and frankly, it was a good multi-cultural name. So whether her son ended up with a Catholic or Anglican father, his name still belonged. At least that was her thought process in the delivery room.¬†Once Gabriel was born, they were able to confirm … Continue reading You Are (Or Are Not) The Father [Round 10, Chapter 143, Epstein]

Bo Blank, Single Father [Round 10, Chapter 137, Blank]

The next morning, Bo decided to talk to Asa about taking on some additional responsibility. He appreciated all of Gem's help with the house and with Sky, but he knew it was not a sustainable solution. Just as Sky was a couple of days from aging up to Child, Gem and Asa were a couple … Continue reading Bo Blank, Single Father [Round 10, Chapter 137, Blank]

Varied Responsibility [Round 10, Chapter 136, Blank]

Bo came home from his date, and saw the kids off to school. Then he dropped Sky off at daycare before heading to work himself. They had questions about his time with their mother, but he didn't have time to give them answers. Wondering about their parents put them in weird moods at school. When … Continue reading Varied Responsibility [Round 10, Chapter 136, Blank]

No Heaven in the Home [Round 10, Chapter 134, Blank]

Bo Blank and his daughter Gem were turning their house into a home. With the child support payments they got from Heaven, they made some upgrades to the house. It was nothing too fancy, but they added an additional bedroom. Now that Gem and Asa were teens, Bo figured Asa would want his own room. … Continue reading No Heaven in the Home [Round 10, Chapter 134, Blank]

Liz and Luca and Their Families [Round 10, Chapter 133, Holloway]

Much to Daniella's disappointment, Luca and Jim showed up at her house to visit with them as threatened promised. Her kids loved their Zio Luca, but she wasn't sure how they would react to meeting their nonno for the first time. Jim could be pretty intense, and that could be scary to toddlers. She watched … Continue reading Liz and Luca and Their Families [Round 10, Chapter 133, Holloway]

So You’re Hugo? [Round 10, Chapter 125, Butler]

The uncomfortable silence stretched out, and Hugo wasn't sure how to proceed. Carmen's mother Genevieve seemed to be waiting for something, but he couldn't tell what. When she turned and took a step towards him, he instinctively sat down. Growing up in a house full of strong personalities taught him how to be wise when … Continue reading So You’re Hugo? [Round 10, Chapter 125, Butler]

Hugo Doesn’t Want To Leave the Butlers [Round 10, Chapter 123, Butler]

Grateful for multiple distractions from what Hugo had just said,¬†Carmen heard a knock at the door and let in Liz Holloway. Her father sat down and had a snack and let Hugo tend to his son. Mauricio was the first up from his nap and was really happy to see his father. Carmen was getting … Continue reading Hugo Doesn’t Want To Leave the Butlers [Round 10, Chapter 123, Butler]

A New Energy, A New Home [Round 10, Chapter 121, Butler]

Carmen woke up still thinking about her complicated family. As she stirred the pancake mix, she thought about how a simple set up for a date followed by a few impulsive romantic decisions, and here she was, a single mother of three toddler boys. While certainly not how she saw her life going, she had … Continue reading A New Energy, A New Home [Round 10, Chapter 121, Butler]

So Many Parents In One House [Round 10, Chapter 120, Butler]

Carmen Butler finally felt like herself again. Something about having her parents in her home made everything alright. All the drama, all the un-wise decisions, none of it weighed on her once they arrived. Her parents Jeffrey and Genevieve could fix any situation. Once their bags were put away in her bedroom and they'd met … Continue reading So Many Parents In One House [Round 10, Chapter 120, Butler]