When Kids Don’t Fit In

Growing up is not easy.  Remember the preteen years, learning how to express your individuality while not attracting the wrong kind of attention?  Examining the kids in a blended family sometimes feels like looking at a science experiment through a microscope.   You can see the individual life forms wiggling around, sometimes bonding together, other times […]

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The Empty Seat at Graduation

Since when did schools start holding graduation ceremonies for practically every grade?  Is it just me, or does it seem like overkill?  Are the pre-K through 5th grade years really so challenging that we need to celebrate the accomplishment of our kids completing them? Ok, I know, it’s a milestone and the kids are really […]

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Life is Sweeter…

  Fill in the blank.  For me, life is sweeter with the ones I love.  Loved ones like my sister, who threw an awesome Life is Sweeter at 40 party for her husband.  She’s so creative; I just had to share!  And be watching next week for a link to my blog on Rene Syler’s […]

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Eat Less Crap

We haven’t been fair to our children.  My husband and I have been learning to eat clean over the past year, and do a pretty good job sticking to it.  Yet when you look at my grocery cart you wouldn’t know it.  There are still boxes of hot pockets and chicken nuggets and macaroni ‘n […]

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Hit the Road

I’m on a family road trip… without my family!  Well, without my husband and kids.  I am riding across the country with my parents.  Why would a grown woman subject herself to a car trip with PARENTS?  Two big reasons… It’s never too late to bond! If you have a blended family you know that […]

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Love is Playful

We’re working on having a better marriage.  We’re working on blending our family.  We’re working on getting closer to God, becoming healthier and debt free, spending more time with friends and family… sounds like we’re doing an awful lot of WORK! If you have a blended family, chances are you feel pretty overworked too.  February […]

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