Giving Up on Normal

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Blended Families/Stepparenting, Family, Parenting | 1 comment

I am coming out and saying something in public that my family has known for a very long time: I am a creature of habit. I do not like change. I thrive on routine. Unfortunately, routine, having things stay the same, is not how life works. And for me, that has caused a lot of stress in my life, in ways both big and small. I have spent a lot of my life ignoring the fact that life is messy, or maybe not so much ignoring it as trying to make mine...

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Add Smurfs 2 to the List of Good Blended Family Movies

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 in Blended Families/Stepparenting, Parenting |

Surprisingly enough, I’m writing today to give a somewhat positive review to Smurfs 2. I’m coming a little late to the game on this one, since Smurfs 2 came out in theaters last summer, but I just saw it last week when I took the kids to the free movie Kidsfest at our local theater. I have to admit, I wasn’t really looking forward to it. While I did like the smurfs as a kid, I wasn’t ever a huge fan or collector, and the live action movie kind...

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