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Unblending

This has truly been a bizarre summer. At the beginning of the summer, things were going really¬†well. For the first time, we were starting to feel like a “real family.” All of the kids seemed to have adjusted to me … Continue reading

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Even when it is easy, it’s hard

My sister and niece gave us such a clever Christmas gift. They filled a jar with slips of paper. Each slip has a question written on it. They also gave us a blank journal. We were instructed to pull out … Continue reading

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Glad it’s only once a year

I feel guilty admitting it, but Mothers’ Day sucked! I am glad it only comes once a year. Yes, I am the mother to one and the stepmother to five, and though I think of myself with fairly low expectations … Continue reading

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What is a “real family”?

I’ve done a great deal of reading about stepfamilies. I’ve probably read 20-30 books on the subject. Most of them say the same thing – it takes anywhere from four to seven years for blended family to feel like a … Continue reading

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The Brady Bunch, no, the real one this time

When you travel places with three daughters and three sons and when it often surfaces that you are a blended family, you’d be surprised how often you hear the phrase, “oh, just like the Brady Bunch!” That is a great … Continue reading

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Can you guess the bio family

Recently we all got away together – yes all of us. We headed to a water park about three hours from home. On the way there we stopped at a Subway Sandwich shop for a quick lunch. The employees there … Continue reading

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We had that last night

I recognize that I have had more than one post where I have mentioned how hard it is to feed a family of eight. I am sure it is not a surprise to any working mom that to rush home … Continue reading

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