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Little moments like this melt my heart ❤️. #blendedfamily

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Once in a while we’re lucky enough to capture a moment like this 🥰 #blendedfamily #meltsmyheart #thosefaces #smile #us

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It’s very easy to dismiss your spouse (the step parent) simply because they are “not the child”. Even though that’s the fact, they are the “adult”, it’s often lost that a very real and hurt-able heart still exists within the flesh-walls of their being. When hurt gets passed-over it deepens the wound making it harder to heal and longer for things to get “back to good”. 💛 Step parents who get written off, told to let things go, or even gaslighted are being led down a very dangerous road in their blended family. They are no less important than any other family member and to treat them as if they are, will only lead to resentment in their marriage and towards their step child. No one wants that. 💛 Children of divorce quickly learn how to become master manipulators to get what they want and to deflect responsibility to the step parent to stay out of trouble. Bio parents need to beware of this and always extend the benefit of the doubt to the step parent until a real and safe conversation can be had and the bottom of the issue gotten to. Don’t attack or accuse. Don’t jump to conclusions. Don’t dismiss. Treat your spouse, the step parent of your kid(s), with the upmost honor and respect, and your child(ren) will reap the benefits of your happy marriage. 💛 #stepparents #stepparenting #stepmomlife #stepdadlife #blendedfamilylife #blendedfamily #blendedlife #blendedfamiliesofinstagram #momblogger #familyculture #family #parenthood #familylife #feelings #perspective #foodforthought #truth #realtalk #mom #dad #instaparenting #instantfamily #wisdom #wordsofwisdom #wordstoliveby #lifelessons #lessonslearned #marriage #spouselife #love

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L F Antenna
(@lfantenna)

42 Minutes Ago

Did a lil dancin with the fam. Cheers to @the_yasss_queens for putting this together. . #repost @the_yasss_queens (@get_repost) ・・・ When you wanna do the @theparentjam Baby Shark challenge but only have about an hour before you gotta take your kiddo to karate. You get it together and werk it out! Love my boys so much for doing this with me 👨‍👩‍👦 #tpjbabysharkchallenge • • Dancing with @smoove_move_07 and @lfantenna ❤️❤️❤️ • • #austin #atx #keepaustindancing #keepaustinweird #firsttake #dancingfools #austintexas #austintx #family #qualitytime #blendedfamily #makingmemories #myhappyplace

For couples so eager to call it quits and throw in the towel on your relationship because everything isn't 'perfect'...here is some food for thought. Lifelong commitment is not what most people think it is. It's not waking up every morning to make breakfast and eat together. It's not cuddling in bed until both of you fall asleep. It's not a clean home filled with laughter and love making every day. It's someone who steals all the covers, and snores, it's slammed doors and a few harsh words at times. It's stubbornly disagreeing and giving each other the silent treatment until your hearts heal, and then forgiveness. It's coming home to the same person every day that you know loves and cares about you in spite of, and because of, who you are. It's laughing about the one time you accidentally did something stupid. It's about dirty laundry and unmade beds. It's about helping each other with the hard work of life. It's about swallowing the nagging words instead of saying them out loud. It's about eating the easiest meal you can make and sitting down together at a late hour because you both had a crazy day. It's when you have an emotional breakdown and your love lays down with you and holds you, and tells you everything is going to be okay. And you believe them. It's about still loving someone even though sometimes they make you absolutely insane. Loving someone isn't always easy, sometimes it's hard. But it is amazing and comforting and one of the best things you will ever experience. If you are blessed to have a wonderful partner in your life, then copy and paste the above, attach a picture of the two of you, and post it! I thought it suitable to use one of our first pictures together 🥰 I wanna see couples pictures of all my friends please!! #mce #sweetman #perfectforme #marriage #blendedfamily #bigblessedandbeautifullyblended #thislife #godstiming

We are all together again and it’s so perfect!! We have our two girls who don’t live with us full-time for their spring break! We are all on cloud nine! Had a blast today kayaking! 💜

These kids make life 100x better ❤ #blendedfamily

Someone recently pointed out that I hold just about all of the "mom" titles - step mom, bio mom, surrogate mom, foster mom... & hopefully one day - adoptive mom. . I hadn't thought of it that way before but it got me thinking that I should be some sort of expert by now. Nearly 18 years of mothering in so many different realms. Truth is, I wing it every. single. day. just like all of you. . Being a step mom in my early 20s taught me selflessness & to own the permanent runner-up spot. Shoot, not even - more like last place. . Being a bio mom in my mid-20s before any of my friends were reaching that milestone taught me survival skills. I didn't even have Facebook to turn to for advice then, guys. I had to figure it all out with myspace countdown clocks and actual magazines like @parents. I also learned how to not sweat the small stuff and enjoy the little things with each time around. . Being gestational surrogate mom in my early & mid-30s for 2 different families taught me to count my blessings. The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for. . Being a foster mom now has taught me that love heals, there's always room for more patience & we all long to just feel safe. . Funny, I've birthed 4 kids & I'm raising 4 kids... but I didn't birth 2 of the 4 I'm raising. They're all my kids. I have loved & cared for them all. Some just for 9 months, some since birth & some I met later. Honored to have been a mother to all of them in some way, shape or form. What I have learned most is that as imperfect or unqualified we think we are most of the time, we are all that they want & need. . @nontraditionalfamily

It can take several years or more for stepfamilies to get completely comfortable with one another. Please remember to be patient. Good relationships can only be built with trust, communication and time. . . : . Visit JodieMyintooCounsellor.com to make a booking : : : #jmcounsellor #counselling #melbourne #melbournemums #melbournecounsellor #singleparent #seperation #divorce #marriage #stepdad #stepmum #therapist #australia #melbourneblogger #familyblogger #counsellor #parenthood #singleparent #blendedfamily #singlemum #singledad

Our move from Peru to Canada is only one week away!! .. .. Recording the videos for my course week by week is becoming more challenging as we get rid of stuff, have less and less of a backdrop to shoot with, and more boxes and suitcases full. .. .. It’s the content that counts anyways, and that part is more than full 🥰 I’m so excited for our group call Weds and to see how everyone’s been doing this week! This module is all about true self-love... and boundaries 💗can’t wait to dive in deep!!

These kiddos. 😍❤️

If you don’t follow my husband, then...you’re not missing out on much 2/3 of his posts are about me. That’s 100% accurate right now. Thank you @jeremiahwoodford 💜 I am better because of you. I’d been to hell and back before you came along, and I know I am capable of doing it alone, but because of you, I know I don’t have to. There are few men that live up to the standard the men in my family set, and you are one of them. I love how perfectly so many things had to align for our paths to cross - you’re pretty much my favorite.

Stepmoms doing their best👨‍👩‍👧❤️

1 year ago today my debut film “Blended” was created. “Blended” was the beginning to my “controversial” film career & ohhh boy people didn’t know that this would be modest in comparison to the subjects I would go on to tackle! 😜 Watch “Blended” now by clicking the link in my Bio & watch the full film there! Happy Birthday “Blended”. #blackfilms #blackfilmmakers #femaledirector #interacialcouple #blendedfamily

Thank You God for the ability to workout, the knowledge to know how to be healthy, the room to have a work out area and extremely thankful for the tools and accountability I have gained over the last few months by being a coach. - I have dreams and visions that I am ready to start working towards. My journey is only beginning and I can’t wait to see where it goes. #workoutmom #blendedfamily #metime #weddingwarrior #thankyougod #blessings #onfireempire #myjourney

Word 😉🙏🏻If Who your with doesn't believe and receive 🤔 believe and receive for them 🙏🏻True Story🗝#truestory..i am So Thankful for you Cole 👫Beyond Blessed 🙏🏻‼️😊#blessed #thankful #bekindtooneanother #grateful #happy#cole#graditude #beliveandreceive #thekey #manifestation#manifestmylife#lawofattraction!#family#godworksinmysteriousways#perspective #positivevibes #blendedfamily #thesecret #manifest #focus #blessed

It’s spring break & my “step”daughter is off to see her mom. As I dropped her off at the police station today, yes the police station. That is where we do exchanges. Me and grace were waiting and taking pictures in the car & I started to think how far we have come as a “blended family” and how far I have come from “just a stepmom” ⁣ ⁣ Most of you that know us, know I have been a stepmom to Grace for 7 years. & not to toot my own horn but I’ve done a prettty fucking good job at raising this little girl💪🏾💜 Along side her amazing father if i may say so myself.🤪⁣ ⁣ Beside that point I’m here to talk about how far we have come as a FAMILY. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦❤️ ⁣ ⁣ For years I focused so much of my time and energy on being a step parent. Just a step parent. ⁣ ⁣ My husband said to me, you know you’re not just a step parent, you’re a parent. ⁣ ⁣ I was apart of step parent pages, I spoke about being a step parent often. I talked to other step parents about my problems. Looking for understanding and guidance. I surrounded myself with just that one title. An overwhelming unappreciated stressful title. ⁣ ⁣ It was stressful, time and energy consuming, it was negative. I didn’t receive a lot of positive energy from focusing on just being a step parent. ⁣ ⁣ Today, I have my close friends who’ve I’ve had over the past couple years, that are step mamas aswell, they’re my go to. I don’t post, talk or surround myself with being just a stepmom anymore. ⁣ ⁣ I am so much more then that, not only do I have my amazing son who brings rays of sunshine down on any day but I have an amazing daughter. I don’t focus so much anymore on step parenting, blended families, co parenting, titles etc. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve learned a whole new meaning to who I am and what we are. We’re FAMILY and I am a MOM. Theres no other words that need to be defined. ⁣ ⁣ I am such a happy person, being me and not being just a stepmom. ⁣ ⁣ Sincerely, ⁣ Not just a stepmom 🖤✨⁣ ⁣ ⁣

You just never know who or what’s gonna show up in your day and along the way. Grateful (and belly laughs) for their endless creativity and zest for life 💙🌲💚 say hello when you see us roaming the woods and grocery store ... #marshmallowchronicals #whobackthere #thishystericallife

The likeness is uncanny!! 🥰 please note my husbands hat floating in the corner and my luscious lashes. Our 8 year olds perception of us is my favorite. He did say his teacher made him draw big heads. Haha. #stepbystepmom #stepmom #bonusmom #stepmomlife #stepmommy #blended #blendedfamily #blendedfamilies #momlife #momlife #portrait #stepson #drawing #secondgrade #family

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Out and about with my little buddies today. Their personalities are so completely different and I love it. Carter could have explored the petroglyphs all day but Clare saw one and called it good! Haha It’s my favorite thing to watch them grow into their unique personalities and compromise when they don’t always agree. Do your kids have similar personalities? Or are they total opposites?!

Ketika #balita lain bangun tidur minum susu... balita kami di rumah bangun tidur minta nya minum KOPIsusu😂😂😂😂 Kalau bagian ini mah baru #anakummi & adek nya Abang @taqihariza banget ya, Daddy @feira24 🤪 Btw untungnya ngotot kopi ini baru dilakukan setelah minum jus, vitamin & sarapan.. dan untungnya lagi dia ga minta kopi hitam🤣 . . #budimans #ceritabudimans #keluargabudimans #cerita4sulung #lizadjaprie #lifecoach #psychologist #hypnotherapist #love #joy #peace #psikologklinis #lifeaspsychologist #blendedfamily #keluargacampur #bondedbylove #whatwedotogether #blissful #instamoment #instafamilia

If you look for the negative that's exactly what you'll find It does not & will not serve you Change the way tough look at what's going on. Look for the positive. If you look for it you'll find it. Even in the hard times there are blessing. You might have top chance your position to see it or feel it but it's there. Perspective Top picture I see a bloated stomach with minimal "muscle" & "rolls Bottom picture I see "abs", increased definition, and less bloating. Next week I'll see even less since lady time will hopefully be gone. All I did was change positions. Weight is the same. It's all taken during the same workout session. Lady time impacts your body. Life has things that are going to cause bloating or other things that make it less attractive in the moment but it passes & things go back to "normal". Keep going, keep pushing the time is going to pass anyways, make the most of it! #strongwoman #controlyourlife #momswithabs #momlife #blendedfamily #bonusmom #stepmom #family #lifewithkids #marriedlife #obnurse #nurserynurse #babylady #recovery #shouldersurgery #strongsexyshoulders #paincontrol #liveyourlife #perspective

So so sad to be leaving mera and my sister Queenie. I love her as if I have been raised with her my whole life. There were teary eyes all around. The attendant asked if we wanted a photo so here is our crying photo. I can’t wait to see them again. #blendedfamily #sisterlove #travelmore #timetoleave #sisterlybonding

Date night with my hubby ❤️ tonight! It’s so important to keep balance in your life and in your relationship after you have babies! Because at the end of the day the kids will grow up and leave the household and it’s you and your partner still together , at least that’s the goal😘. it’s me and my husband first! My children next, my career after that. I love what I do, #md , and I love my children, and I so adore my husband!! #datenight #twinmomma #twinmomlife #twinmomblog #blendedfamily #mdmom #lovemyoutfit #datenightoutfit #ivftwins #fitmomma

Kandi
(@kandibykandi)

4 Hours Ago

So blessed to have such a #beautifullyblended family 👦👱👧👱‍♀️👧👶 I think we prove #bloodisnotthickerthanwater A family is what you make of it. I get asked a lot of questions about being a step mom or having step children and how I deal with "the situation". It's not perfect but it's pretty darn close. The simple solution is to just act as if you're like any other family. I'm not saying I go around pretending they are my children. I am well aware I didn't pop three other babies out 😝 I am saying we just all show the same level of respect and love towards each like any loving biological family would. We don't use the word step in our household because at the end of the day we are ONE. #blendedfamily #stepmom #stepmum #stepparenting #youonlyliveonce #familygoals

Why so serious!?! It was a whirl wind week with the hubs and I am already missing him!! But daddy’s comin home (at least for a few weeks, hopefully longer 🤞) and I couldn’t be happier!! 🖤🖤 . . . . #myheart #mylove #myotherhalf #zombiemom #familyfirst #utah #hypothyroidism #cubsfan #momof3 #crazymom #jeepmom #momtographer #momofboys #beutahful #tattooedmom #soccermom #huntingmom #armywife #unionwife #noexcuses #girlswithguns #momlifeisthebestlife #camping #girlmom #shootingfamily #waterlover #pcos #spinalfusion #trustyourjourney #blendedfamily

How did you show kindness last week? Let me know in the comments below! #kindness #bekind #helpingothers #inspire #bethelight #motivation #quotes #momlife #momblog #momblogger #blended #blendedfamily

⁣ On a mission recently!⁣ ⁣ I’ve been on this health & fitness journey for some time now!!⁣ ⁣ I’ve been working so hard on me, but I’ve slacked a little in spreading that to my family! I tend to be a little boring with my eating because I’m so busy and simple works well!!⁣ ⁣ It was brought to my attention with our new nutrition program..well sorta new for me..but definitely new info..that our children should be following our healthy habits too!⁣ ⁣ Not only that..but today also marks 12 years that my father suffered from a massive stroke..he lives with us!!⁣ ⁣ I am making it a point to prepare healthy options not just for myself but the whole family!!⁣ ⁣ Tonight’s snack!! Banana Apple Muffins!!⁣ Soooooo good!! Oh my goodness!!⁣ ⁣ I know it will take some adjusting for my kiddo..but that dreaded sugar is the devil!!⁣ ⁣ Our nutrition program has eating plans for children as well! Super excited!!⁣ We have a brand new test group that prep starts for next week!⁣ ⁣ If this is something you might be interested in, I would love to have you join us!!⁣ ⁣ Just click the link in my bio and fill out the form!!⁣ I’ll be in touch!! . . . #familytime #kids #lovemytribe #fam #siblings #familyfirst #familyfun #qualitytime #familylove #children #familyday #parenthood #letthembelittle #dailyparenting #happiness #familia #mom #dad #son #brother #daughter #sister #blendedfamily #blessed #stepmom #homesweethome

The difficulties of a house with two full time career minded, hard headed individuals. We have both done pretty good for ourselves and that can make it very difficult to trust someone who does things differently. We both believe our way is the best way. @_allison920_ micro manages @always_bet_on_g and vice versa. Our strength comes from knowing that those differences lead to conversations that improve both of our processes. We are better together. . Any other couples experiencing something similar ? . . . . . . #blendedfamily #theblendedlove #blendedlove #blendedfamilies #daughter #stepdaughter #mom #stepmom #bonusmom #bonusdaughter #bonusdad #proudbonusdad #love #family #teenagerposts #teen #sisters #stepdads #parenting #intro #gettoknowus #cutie #smart #sweetie #sahm #sahd #familyjokes #parentingtips #parenting

By His Stripe we’re healed

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✨ You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in. -Mandy Hale . Celebrating us Celebrating life Celebrating our trials Celebrating our triumphs. That’s what we decided to do tonight. . We pushed away the furniture, opened up the doors and we blasted the music. It fed our souls and filled our hearts. It released the worry, the anxiety and let us focus on the good, the better and the best moments.. . Yesterday Greg Sable and I had a massive week in our residual income business. Helping our team reach new heights in turn blessed us. This opportunity has been everything to us especially with all that has been going on. We have always dared to be different, taken the road less traveled, and challenged the status quo. It hasn’t always been easy but it has definitely been worth it on every level. . So tonight I celebrate us and all our crazy. If you want to dance to the beat of a different drum we are dancing beside you. You are never alone. . Go ahead...👉🏻#beyourownhero👈🏻

It only took 10 years... but they love each other... we must’ve done something right! ❤️ Missing our other 2 favorites, Colleen & Dylan... but soooooooooo happy that they had fun in Lexington & LA!!! ❤️❤️❤️ #blendedfamily #stepsisters #ihatethewordstep #bonussisters ❤️

Dinner was absolutely delicious!! We decided on ordering in tonight and we picked up from @thebeverlyhillscafe . This dish normally comes loaded with an oriental sauce but this mama was a good girl and ordered my sauce on the side so I can control the amount that goes into my meal. That is the great small change you can make with your nutrition. Order all sauces on the side and only put on the proper portion. . . . #nutritiontip #healthyeats #portioncontrol #getfitwithtanya #brunettemama #tattoolover #beachlife #flgirl #momof2 #musiclover #doglover #freespirit #blendedfamily #dancer #perfectlyimperfect #tinkerbelllover #realtor #familyfirst #saltlife #foodie #realestate #inspiringmom #selflove #livelovetan #blondie #shopaholic #vacationlover #tatmom

Well I might be crazy, but I’m going for a HUGE goal! I have 4 more $40 coupon codes left this month and I don’t want a single one to go to waste! 😬 They expire in 6 days. You can get my fave Pink Drink and Metaburn for less than I pay each month plus you get a FREE bottle of Block, our carb blocker - my secret weapons that not only help my waistline but they help my thyroid! 🤭 OR a 60 day supply of our clean skincare line JOYŌME 🤗 They’re first come, first serve so once they are gone, they are gone! If you’ve ever wanted to try it - or if you tried it once but are ready to commit this time - now would be the time to go for it! Why do I love it?? 🍀Helps me control my sugar cravings 🍀Gives me a clear mind/less brain fog 🍀Helps me be a happier mom/wife 🍀Boosts my metabolism 🍀Balances my hormones 🍀Improved bloodwork 🍀Can’t even remember the last time I felt cruddy 🍀Bye bye allergies. For real, you don’t have to keep sneezing. 🍀Gives me natural energy with no stimulants 🍀Increased vitamin absorption 🍀No afternoon crash ever 🍀Improves digestive regularity 🍀Helps me fall asleep easily and sleep deeply 🍀Helps with inflammation (bye bye puffy face!) 🍀Helps control cholesterol and lipids 🍀Helps me be more present, less stressed 🍀Improved mood/less anxiety 🍀Strengthens my immune system 🍀Prevents all sorts of health issues - there’s nothing “common” about the cold 🍀 And the skincare is AMAZING!!! Follows the European Standards and does not allow 1400 toxins that most US products use. It’s super simple to follow (1x in the morning, 1x at night) and it’s non toxic for your delicate skin’s Microbiome. Amazing hydration and less wrinkles/fines lines, smaller pores, rid of acne and scarring, improved under eyes, no more age spots and discoloration! But most of all I love the supplements and skincare because...... 🍀It’s natural, clean, plant-based and totally free of CRAP! 😆🙌🏼❤️ It’s the ONE simple thing that I can do every single day that I know is good for me and my family! Who wants some?!?!

Amber
(@giraffey88)

5 Hours Ago

I am in the final stretch of this workout program. 💪 As crazy as it may sound, this step has been keeping me sane over these weeks. It helps me stay in my routine, remember how hard I can push myself, and even though some days I have wanted to walk away from the program. I decided that I had to show up for MYSELF, so it is 20 minutes of me time. No one has time for sad or tired or mad or crappy wife/parent! I have to dig deep because my family NEEDS me at my BEST! 👨‍👩‍👧 And even though days I still have to fight through the motions, I am ok because this workout gives me the endorphin rush that helps me keep a natural, positive vibe. 🌈 Also...I am not where I want to be physically nor does the end of this program mean I am done working on me, but I am closer today than when I started. Closer to a healthier, happier, more confident version of myself that I deserve. My family deserves it and so does the universe. 🌍🌎🌏

This family will not be won by making sure that everyone knows this is “your house and your rules.” This family is fragile. Step carefully because the carnage of the past is still very present in the lives of your husband and his children - not to mention what you and your children have had to live through. Step carefully and humbly as you let this new family know you are here to love, serve, guide, and provide. https://buff.ly/2tIWzGd #theblendedfamilymom #stepmom #stepmommy #stepmoms #stepmomma #proudstepmom #bonusmomproblems #stepmomlife #blendedfamily #blendedfamilies #beautifullyblended #stepdaughter #bonusmom #bonusmommy #bonusmoms #stepfamily #stepfamilylife #ourblendedhome #blendedandblessed

I love a good tickle moment in a big family. It yields authentic results and genuine smiles ✨ • • • I only have 3 available dates left for mommy and me specials ($90 for 40 minutes) or family photography in April. Contact me ASAP to book • • • • • #dfwphotographer #familyphotography #arlingtonphotographer #mansfieldphotographer #fortworthphotographer #bigfamilylife #blendedfamily #foreverfamily

As a stepdaughter, I jumped at the chance to review Stepparenting With Grace, a devotional for blended families. Read a little about my experience growing up as a stepdaughter and my review of Stepparenting with grace. If you're a stepmomma, you should definitely check this out. You are so important in the life of your stepchildren, even if it doesn't feel like it at the moment. #linkinbio

Had so much fun at Grandpa Chris and Brenda’s earlier. Colson couldn’t get enough of Brenda’s cake it was too cute. Didn’t make it far before he fell asleep on the way home. Always love spending days with family ❤️ #momblogger #toddler #momblog #boymomlife #family #familynights #farmlife #blendedfamily #blendedfamilylove

Triage de livres avec assistant personnel. 📚📦🎈 . . #stepmomlife #scrunchie #livres #tri #bookstagram #stepson #kallax #choix #mariekondo #realness #bye

Our family is growing by 3. (And no, she’s not having triplets. And no, I’m not pregnant too.) . In this photo is my ex-husband’s gf, Tiffany, and my daughter Violet. Tiff is pregnant with twins and some time in the next few days they’ll be making their grand entrance into this world. . Violet is so excited to be a big sister and Jack is ... well, Jack is really into Mario Party and doesn’t really care about babies at the moment but I’m sure he’ll come around. 😂 . I’m sharing bc our world is about to change and quite honestly, I have no idea what the f it’s gonna be like. Since Kris and I decided to split, I always pictured us with a big blended family that is cool enough to celebrate birthdays and holidays together and all that jazz but I’ll be honest- finding out said blended family was actually happening was a shock and it took some time to wrap my head around it all. . Back in September, Kris went on a 3 month deployment and Tiffany offered to help with the kids when I needed an extra pair of hands and invited us all over for dinner. Again- honesty moment- my first (egoic) response was no. But then I said yes bc that offer and invite was the basically the shiniest offer ever and I’m so grateful Tiff reached out. . The truth is, we’re family now. My kids and her kids are siblings, they’re gonna grow up together and fight with each other and love one another. . Families are weird. They look all different ways. They make you feel all the feels. And if you let them, their imperfections can be the source of a ton of personal healing. . Like everything in life, this is gonna be an experiment. We’re gonna figure it out as we go and do the best we can. I’m sure we’ll fuck it up along the way but honestly, showing up and working together and supporting one another is what family is about and we’re doing that. Yes, I have fears and worries, but more than that, I have faith. . This is not the big blended family I imagined when I said it’s what I wanted, but I trust that it’s perfect. Thank you, Tiff for showing up and loving my babies and supporting me. I’m excited to do the same for you. . {Continued in comments}

Time spent playing with children is never wasted -Dawn Lantero #rockwalltx #theharborrockwall #blendedfamily #texasfamily #wildflowerphotography518

Grow up & Glow up ❤️#sisters So glad to have you in my life after all these years. Even more grateful to now be a part of your daughters life. You inspire me! 🥰 . . . . . . . #sistersister #sister #family #inspiration #familylove #familygoals #mixedfamily #blendedfamilies #blendedfamily #beauties #beautiful

StepMoms - We all have those storms in our lives and it’s those times that become hard at feeling whether or not God hears us or even cares. Good news is that He needs it ALL...the good, the bad & the ugly and He hears & cares more than you’ll ever know! I’m here to tell you that He uses your pain, your trials and your suffering and if we receive it correctly with a teachable spirit well then, He will use it for his glory. Rest tonight knowing with confidence that your pain is not in vain and God is using it ALL. #keepgoing #youcandothis #godgetstheglory #painandsuffering #hope #stepmomstrength #yougotthis #beautyoutofashes #stepmomsalive2020 #stepmomsalive #stepmoms ##blendedfamilylife #blendedfamily #stepmom #blendedfamilies #bonusmom #remarriage #stepmom #stepkids #stepdaughter #stepson #stepmomblogger #stepmomlife #coparenting #twitterstepmoms #blended #stepmomlife #mommentor #thatmomblog #motherofteenagers

It's officially Spring Break and apparently it's going to be 70 by the end of the week! . Things I can't wait for: 🌼🌱🌞 & 🏞 (but also cardigans over sleeveless blouses)🙌

Jump . . Jump like your know you can reach new heights. . . Going into a new program, or not so new... I have done this program 4 times I believe.. but I totally squealed when I seen this move... Burpees with a tuck jumps... I love it!! . . @autumncalabrese sure knows how to give me moves in which I love each workout. . . . . #21dfx #burpeetuckjumps #fitmomof7 #momof7 #blendedfamily #day1saremyfav #boymom #girlmom #workoutlikenooneswatching #doingthisforme #makegoalsanddigdeep #togetherfit #trnslay #funthiscrapup

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Spent time with these cuties on Sunday. My two step granddaughters and my bonus boy. We played, we ate, we baked, and we snuggled. It was another good day. ❤️

Ok, fellow parents of #blendedfamilies... is it just me or is it a struggle to know when you’re overstepping boundaries as a stepparent? (You see what I did there) ⠀ Ex’s never go away when kids are involved and I find it’s incredibly hard to find a balance between being supportive and involved, but also knowing when to just let things be .... there are ex-spouses but that doesn’t mean they’re ex-parents. ⠀ ⠀ I find it most difficult not to speak my mind when one parent is being obviously unfair or hyper critical of the other and there are times when the stepparent ultimately feels inadequate or jealous and left out. This also applies to the relationship with in-laws too... you want to appreciate everyone’s input but also need to stand your ground and establish your own family rules and routines. ⠀ ⠀ These times are the toughest but I find if you keep the children at the forefront of your mind and understand that your decisions are being made to ultimately help them that can make it somewhat easier to survive the jigsaw puzzle that makes up the #blendedfamily . ⠀ ⠀ This post comes from #truly enjoying a moment alone in the tub after sharing one with the baby. #momlife

This guy fills my cup, literally and figuratively. . I dated a LOT of losers before I found Kevin. I honestly believed my idea of the perfect guy didn’t exist, and if he did, he certainly wouldn’t be interested in me. So I settled. . But man oh man, when I found this handsome guy, I did everything I could to wife him up. He was the first man to truly impress me, who encouraged me, whose drive matched my own, and who I could finally picture forever with so clearly. . Because it’s K’s birthday month, she’s been getting a lot of attention recently. But while she’s at her mom’s the first part of this week, I’m enjoying intentional 1:1 time with my incredible husband. . I know someone reading this is having a hard day. Stepmomming is getting the best of her today, and she’s ready to scream, wine, or run. If that’s you, Mama, I encourage you to remember all of the reasons you fell for your fella. What made you love so deeply you chose blended family life? . 📸 @tammyleehunt

You don't have to be a biological parent to love a child. Step-parents are a huge part of a child's life, but you have to be allow the child time to adjust to the new "normal". ⠀ ⠀ #blendedfamily #stepparents #stepkids #stepsiblings #divorcemediation #familymediation #mediation #jacobsonfamilylaw #communication #family #newbeginnings #relationships #happiness #love #familyfun #columbiamd #howardcountymd #ellicottcitymd #keepingthedramaoutofdivorce

Jumping into week 3 like...holy heck I can’t believe I’m still here. Still pushing. Still rocking. Still motivated. Motivated because for the first time ever I am doing something for ME. (Of course my fam motivates me) but ultimately I decided to do this for me. I didn’t even discuss it with my husband. I just did it. I stopped making excuses. I stopped being lazy. I got off my ass and made changes. I have never felt more alive. I have never felt HAPPIER. More energy. More smiling. More everything. This program is much more than a program. It is a way of life and it is MY life❤️ . . . #beyoutiful #beyou #makedecisions #sahmommy #sahmom #blendedfamily #sahm #sahmother #stepmommy #stepmom #bonusmommy #bonusmom #bonusmama #cherishyourself #doitforyou #itsyourlifeliveit #makechangesforyourself #morethanamom #fitmommy #fitmamalife #mylifestyle

Hey Kids!? Be cute together! #theydid and #theyare

Kindness is strength! 💗💪🏼 Posted @withrepost • @erinkienzle Raising 4 girls is no easy feat... but we’re trying to teach them kindness is power. These cute looks are from @girlpower_sport They have a singular, simple belief: girl power can change the world through kindness, by giving back to the society which allows them to compete. The Power to Play. The Power to change. The Power to thrive. All products are made in Washington state and you can shop these looks at @nordstrom Get the full details today on @lowcountrylive from @celebritybabytrends . . . . . . . . . . #girlpower #powertoplay #powertochange #powertothrive #kindnessisstrength #kindnessispower #dreambig #activewearfashion #girlssupportgirls #madeinusa #tweengirl #gpsort #girlpowersport #lowcountrylive #lowcountry #charlestonsc #charleston #southcarolina #celebritybabytrends #blendedfamily

It poured rain when I drove her to school this morning...everyone was a bit grumpy and sad because it was the end of our visit, it was Monday and the weather stunk 🤨 but these sunshiny smiley days make it worth the wait! . . . #mygirl #notbyblood #madememama #stepmama #bonusmom #tomsgirls #mywhy #tomshouse #splitfamily #hubbygoals #marriedlife #babydaddy #siblings #bigsister #blendedfamily

#truestory💯 . This week has been challenging both professionally and personally. All I can do is #riseup and make MY dreams a reality. So that is what I will do. • Who’s with me???

james and his two goldfish, shark & shark . . . We’ve had a rough couple days and mama was feeling super nostalgic this morning. So little man and I spent the day looking at fish and I decided it’s good for him to learn about life and death, and now to cope with it. These are his fish and he’s excited to take care of them. And to me, that’s what life is all about ❤️

The balancing act of being mom, wife and finding me time has taken me quite a while, but I finally feel I’ve found a good space. I haven’t written with Popsugar for a while now, but I’m back to share with you 5 tips to finding time for your relationship while also being a mom. Link in bio!

And away he goes again. ⁣ ⁣ My heart is feeling heavy today. The Humboltd tragedy struck a lot of people, and everyone has been affected differently. For our home, it’s only been about the families and their feelings. Ryan has been deep in this for almost a year now. And it’s been tough for him, too. I worry. He shows up and has to be the tough one, but I know what’s really inside. ⁣ ⁣ So away he goes again this week, and then again next week. Like many weeks before. My heart and thoughts are with him, while his are with everyone else’s. Trickle effect. As long as we are all looking out for one another, that’s what really matters. ❤️ @tsnryanrishaug ⁣ ⁣ #humboltdstrong💚💛 #lookoutforoneanother #trickleeffect #heavyheart #missmyman #travelinghubby #allbymyself #husbandswhotravel #travelingspouse #holdingdownthefort

Be on the lookout for our official launch soon! In the meantime DM us to get on the pre order list for our signature Tee - we will have a small sample of these in about 2 weeks (maybe sooner!) #sneakpeek . . . . - #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesssaturday #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #staddy #stepdad #stepdads #stepdadsrock #stepparent #stepparents #stepdaughter #stepson #stepfamily #bonusdad #bonusdadsrock #dad #blendedfamily #blendedfamilies #blendedgamilylove #blendedfamilylife #perfectlyblended #combinedfamily