Happiness is your choice
The secret, The myth,The legend Ever feel like finding happiness is just impossible? That the pursuit of happiness is some great myth? You look around and you see people happy on Facebook and happy on Instagram and others around you are happy but not you…. why not!? Is there some
One of the hardest things about being a Step-Mom…is accepting that your schedule is not your own. One of the hardest things about being a Stepmom is accepting that your schedule is not your own. Parenting teenagers and keeping track of multiple schedules is a daunting task to say the
Scrooge, The Grinch & Santa
Make Christmas magical:Scrooge, The Grinch and Santa,and the delicate balance in between How to teach your kids to have a giving spirit, not to be a Scrooge and save all your pennies just for yourself, not to be the Grinch and not want any part in making Christmas magical for
Holiday stressors, Crazy schedules, Christmas Budgets and Organized Chaos! Can you guys guess how many factors play into arranging the holidays to suit everybody’s needs in a blended family situation. There aren’t enough fingers and toes on all of us combined to count that. Those of you in the trenches
Location Location Location
Moving in together, combining two households and two families, while living down the street from the ex-wife! Mark and I knew right away that we had finally gotten it right.  With this knowledge came eagerness to move things along but also with our pasts came caution to guard our hearts
Life isn’t always pretty but you are strong enough to handle whatever comes your way. You are enough! One of my favourite episodes from Sex and the City.  The whole coulda, woulda, shoulda, hindsight is 20/20 thing is so relevant.  Mark and I both wish that we had of found
Finding Love After Heartbreak So, you know the story of how we met, how 2 became 6 and a bit of background on each of us. Mark and I have done things relatively quickly. We met in October, kids met in December, Addison and I moved in the following summer,
And Kids Make 6
Our blending adventure starts Last post I gave you the nitty gritty on me and how my life lead to Mark, today I want to share with you a little bit about the kids. Addison, my daughter from my previous marriage is 9, going on 16! She was an only
This is us Blended Family
You know when you know Oh how I love that show. Jack Pearson sets the bar at an all time high. Sorry guys out there but that’s a seriously high standard to live up to.  Anyways, that is not what this post is about, just borrowed the title which lead
Ideas into Action
Life begins outside of your comfort zone My very first blog post! This is both exhilarating and frightening. Opening up my life on the world wide web was not a decision I entered into lightly. I’m not one to share details of my life with anyone outside of my closest