WHAT HELPS ME KEEP IT TOGETHER…

You Hear A Lot Of Bickering As A Step Mom   In a blended family over a “traditional” family, more people are involved. More opinions and perspectives are floating around making even the smallest decisions all out war such as – which house packs the better lunch, who is going to pay for the winter […]

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5 STEPS TO MAKE THIS NEW YEAR YOUR YEAR…

We all have plans of what we would like to make happen this new year – but the power lives in the HOW. Let’s get serious about making things happen.   First – You are going to need a notebook and a writing instrument. Nothing fancy here. Those wonderful leather bound journals look gorgeous however […]

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Three Steps To Staying Positive

THREE STEPS TO STAYING POSITIVE

“How do you do it?”  I was driving with a friend of mine yesterday and this is what she hit me with out of no where.  “How do you just let it all go and stay positive?  You know that is a gift don’t you?  Most of us can’t just “do” that.”   I have […]

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STEP MOMS ARE YOU WASTING TIME?

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” ~ Steve Jobs Mentally I think we all have an ideal self.  Recently I was challenged to write an exciting introduction paragraph about myself that made people feel that I was uniquely in common with them.  For an hour I wrote down things […]

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GOOD BYE 2015……HELLO 2016!!!

The changing of years is always a time of reflection for me. I am not going to lie. I am happy to see 2015 fade away with the setting sun and look forward with hope to 2016. Life was a little tough this past year on a lot of levels, for my family and in […]

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BEING PRESENT IS A GIFT

“Sometimes we need someone to simply be there.  Not to fix anything, or to do anything in particular, but just to let us feel that we are cared for and supported.” ~ Healthyplace.com When you have a bad day, what do you want?  You may find some comfort in the bottom of an ice cream […]

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BEING A STEPMOM CAN TEAR YOU APART…

There are days that being a Step Mom is as painful as giving birth, but without the reward.  No matter how positive you try to stay there are going to be days you fall down – and dwell there for awhile.  It may be for days, or weeks – but if it reaches months send me an […]

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HOW TO MEASURE SUCCESS

What does being a “Successful Step Mom” mean to you? My little cursor sat blinking at me waiting for an answer to be typed out, but this question gave me considerable pause.  It isn’t easily summed up in a sentence or two and I think it may change for every one of us.  I often […]

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A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON BEING A STEP MOM

I often try to review scenarios from other people points of view. I discovered most of my success as a Step Mom by always looking at things from my boy’s Mother’s perspective,  my mini men’s, or my husband’s.  It helps me round out my own opinions and make better decisions. There has been one  point […]

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HOW I FELL IN LOVE…

Love is a pretty big word and how you use it can be fairly universal.  “I love that skirt!” may be something that you toss out to your girlfriend without much regard. Hearing “…I love you.” for the first time as it spills off of the lips of the one that ignites fireworks in your […]

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I’M A DRAGON FRUIT…ARE YOU?

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing YOU can be.” ~ Maya Angelou I have tried being normal, but it isn’t working out too well for me – I am ready for AMAZING!   I have been taking a pause from writing since we have come back from […]

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