Life

I never…words from a bio/step mom that hit home.

This morning I received a letter from a fan of my Facebook page named Bobbie Ann Phillips and as I read it I knew instantly this needed to be read by all of you. This is her story and its an honest account of how it feels, of what we don't expect, our fears and… Continue reading I never…words from a bio/step mom that hit home.

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Marriage & Divorce

Well there is no hiding it now.

Imagine my surprise while Twitter alerted me that DivorcedMoms.com had tweeted a link to me. Of course I click on it, and too my surprise and almost embarrassment - there is my story. There is my story, and there is my name. There was no hiding from this now, it was out there. I had… Continue reading Well there is no hiding it now.

Life

Tough moms blend with the lid off!

Okay, so it is hard... it really is. And, honestly if you haven’t thought to yourself “What the hell am I doing here, or dealing with this for?” at least once, you aren't doing it right. Stepping into, or welcoming someone into a blended family - is much more than just another pound of ground… Continue reading Tough moms blend with the lid off!

Judgment and Loss, Life, Love, Marriage & Divorce, Parenting, Stepparents

Blended Families are BLENDED with Discipline, Parenting, Finding your place & your voice.

"Lately, I have been struggling with others views about my life - marriage - family etc. How far do we let peoples opinions, advice, etc in to our homes and how do we do that, and still find a place within our little family and our spouses families at the same time. Below you will… Continue reading Blended Families are BLENDED with Discipline, Parenting, Finding your place & your voice.

Father, Love, Marriage & Divorce, Parenting, Stepparents

Ten reasons our blended family works!

After reading many educated articles, I decided to detail what works in our home - in our family. We may not go about it right, and people may disagree but in our home, we are happy. We follow these 10 rules and are a very close blended family. I hope this helps you a little.… Continue reading Ten reasons our blended family works!

Father, Love, Marriage & Divorce

Non-traditionally traditional

Maintaining, re-creating and even inventing new traditions is hard work on a blended family. Whether or not to carry on a tradition from a previous marriage - for the sake of the children , or to throw caution to the wind and start all over again is a question we asked ourselves. For us, there… Continue reading Non-traditionally traditional