The Mom’s

I have three other Mom’s that I get to do this Mothering journey with! I say get to instead of have to, because life is better when looking at it with gratitude! Many of us are sharing this parenting journey with someone outside of a “nuclear family”. You can choose to be angry, resentful or […]

Our Family #thisis38

In 5 days most of our family is headed to Florida. This includes my husband Paul, our six children, myself, sister and her 2 kids in one vehicle. My parents in another. Paul’s parents are flying down. Then lastly his brother, girlfriend and daughter. The 18 of us are staying at 2 different places like […]

Our Christmas Eve #Thisis38

When you have a blended family you have to make traditions that work for you.  In this family our Christmas Eve and Christmas day happen only when the 6 kids are in our home. The younger ones who still believe in the magic of Santa, will also choose to believe that Santa understands our family […]

Month of Thanks Day 7..A Gift

Day 7…a gift I am thankful for! Honestly, above anything and everything in this entire world that I am thankful for is the gift of raising my children God chose me to be their Mama. I was gifted the opportunity to carry 3 babies. To enjoy, endure and experience that process. The good, the bad […]

How can it be 8 years?

8 years ago yesterday I finished walking in my 1 and only Breast Cancer 3 day walk.  3 days of hanging with a couple of old friends and meeting new friends.  Giving my time, energy and money to support a cause that was much bigger than me. 8 years ago today, shit hit the fan.  […]

Thankful Thursday 3/16

I am going to focus on one thing for Thankful Thursday and that is my dinner last night. Last night my son James had a fundraiser for his class camping trip.  The fundraiser was at a restaurant and the restaurant was going to be donating a portion of the bill to the school. Well, the […]

What Works Wednesday: Love Between StepMom and BioMom

It has been a little while since I have written a post about Jess and I.  For those of you who don’t know Jess at Not The Average Mama is my kids Stepmom, other Mom as I like to call it.  No steps in this family! Anyway, it was a real rough go between Jess and […]

What Works Wednesday????

OK Guys, it is really hard for me to keep coming up with Topics for this Theme. The idea behind this topic was to talk about what works for me?  What works in this blended family life.  What works for this woman who has a full time job, is a mom, a step-mom, a wife, […]