I don't know about you, but I'm a mess. I don't always say the right words, do the right thing, or act the right way. Those moments when I tell my kids to watch their mouth or fix their attitude - I find myself doing exactly what they're doing (and probably even worse). We all… Continue reading The Struggle is Real [So Speak Life]
Last Monday my husband and step-daughter left for church camp! I really wish that I could have gone as I am involved in youth group at our church with the High School Girls. I love those girls with all my heart and I am sad I was unable to attend. On the bright… Continue reading What I’ve Learned [While My Husband & Step Daughter Were at Camp]
She's a shy, smart and quick-witted 10-year old girl. She is my first born - my first love. For 4 years she was the center of everybody's attention. The first grandchild The little princess The cutest one of the group at all times. Just a Little Background During my first marriage, I had become pregnant with my little Emma.… Continue reading [Don’t Forget] The Middle Child
Straight from the heart honesty has never been something that I always want to blab all over the internet - but here it goes... So, Will and I have had the heart to start a blog on blended families, parenting, and marriage - and since we decided to 'launch' this idea into fruition, I've experienced nothing… Continue reading If We’re Honest
I don't know if any of you have noticed, but we haven't been posting for a very, VERY long time! And we apologize. Here we are with empty promises of giving you videos and content on a weekly basis and alas we're failing you... and so we apologize. But... we are BACK! Here is a… Continue reading It’s Been a Long Time..
Such a dramatic title! But it's every bit as real as you reading this blog right now. If you're anything like me, you go through your days with a feeling of anxiety at some point and for WHATEVER reason. Between having 2 toddlers 20 months apart, a 10 year old who has middle child syndrome, a 12… Continue reading The Silent Killer
So you're girls come home from school and all of a sudden there's one girl jiggling the doorknob trying to get into the room she's (undortunately) sharing with her sister, and then she comes to you taddling that 'sister locked the door and IT'S AGAINST THE RULES!!!' and just because she's taddling - you do nothing… Continue reading Sisterly Love and Rivalry
A Chance To Give 'Stepmom' A Whole New Meaning Wow. Where do I start? Let's think about the things that pop into your head when you hear the word Stepmom... does it make you cringe? [Perhaps] it puts a smile on your face. Either way, we all have different ways we react to having or… Continue reading The Stepmom Stigma
What's The Difference? There is none. For years since we've been married I've battled this thought. Why must I identify as a blended family when I feel like i'm in a traditional family? I love when we meet new people and they ask me, "How many kids do you have?" And I always answer, FIVE. They look at me… Continue reading What’s The Diff: Blended Family Vs. Traditional Family?
Haha! That's a great title to a blog! But, seriously... So here you are in this beautiful Blended Family, and you're not quite sure what to do. You may feel like your children or your spouse or taking sides - or maybe "everyone's out to get you". However you may feel can completely contradict what's real. After being part… Continue reading How To Handle Your Blended Family