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“You’re Family”

It has been an interesting roller coaster ride to see how the word Family and its meaning has shifted over the past year. Clear demarcation lines have been blurred or completely eliminated. There is an openness and a willingness to embrace each other into this new concept of  Family. fam·i·lyˈ noun 1. a group consisting of…

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Sitting in a Tree

There comes a point in a newly blended family when you know, just know, that everyone has accepted everyone into their hearts. The girls showed us, in their own way, that they are accepting of Me, Alex, and our new family dynamic. It all began after dinner with a little familiar song. Allegra and Mina…

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Family Traditions

Carrying on a Canadian family tradition this year, not only did we make an ice rink in our back yard, we made memories. It all began last year. Alex told me stories about how his father would make an ice rink on the lake behind his house every year. It was common for Canadians to…

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Time, not Toys

I realized the other day that as much as Mina and I spend time together, we don’t have as much Mommy/Mina time, just us. It is just as important to have quality alone time with your own little one in the midst of blending families. Sometimes, that gets pushed aside when so many other things…

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Holiday’s and Family

Holiday’s and Family

Let our lives be full of Thanks and Giving. Happy Thanksgiving! Holidays with Blended Families can be tricky. We have chosen to celebrate the holidays in our own way: Holidays are more about gathering together as a family and that it is about feelings not a specific day or presents. If it’s handled with the…

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Toilet Paper Togetherness

ok, I’m feeling  goofy this morning, but do you remember the scene from the Princess Bride when Buttercup is about to marry Humperdink? The priest had that weird voice-yep, you remember. Anyway, I have his voice in my head saying “Toilet paper. It’s what keeps us together today.” I guess I should explain why I am…

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Enchanted Equinox

The Fall Equinox has come and gone. It’s magic sprinkled and the leaves are beginning to blaze with color. It has become a recent tradition to celebrate the changing of the seasons in our family. The Summer Solstice had the girls waking up the fairies and now it was time for the woodland fairies to…

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