Category Archives: Blending Family

Quiet New Year

“If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.” -Henry David Thoreau What is your New Year resolution? I find it hard sometimes to rally at the start of a new year, to make … Continue reading

Cheerful Christmas–You are right on Time

My kids asked me this week if they could start collecting “mommy points.” They made up this idea that every time they help out with a chore or obey right away or doing something extra they can earn a mommy … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey Day! I’m thankful for all of the great people in my life. My friend Andrea who always runs the Turkey Trot with me. My mom who helps me cook. My mother-in-law who took my kids for a Grandma … Continue reading


“Family first. Nothing else matters. In the end nothing else can take a family’s place.” – Anonymous We had a great family road trip to Montana this summer to spend time with relatives on Steven’s side of the family. The … Continue reading

Zap the World

For my thesis research I have been investigating what makes step-families cohesive. One study focused on the area of jealousy and its power to destroy relationships. I believe jealousy’s primary mission is to break into families of any kind, relationships … Continue reading

Love the Time you Have

Someone told me this morning if we try to love on our own, we fall short. If we love as God loves us we love with great abundance. My hope for you this Easter week is for a weekend full … Continue reading

40 Balloons

Shawn would have been 40 years old on March 7th this year. How do you celebrate something that would have been? On the night of his birthday, I spoke at a grief group in his honor. I told a room … Continue reading