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Same dress, only 45 pounds lighter in the pics on the right! At 1st it was hard, hard 2 find time, hard 2 self motivate, hard 2 wait on results, all around hard.... it was easy 2 stay home instead of go 2 gym, it was easy 2 say I didn't have time, it was easy 2 say I didn't have the money 2 spend on supplements, it was easy 2 eat fast food instead of cook dinner for the family... I could hear it from anyone and everyone about how 2 get healthy but until I decided that I was ready 2 stop making excuses and make changes, I wasn't going 2 do anything.... Now, easy,,,, it's easy 2 get 2 the gym, it's part of my daily schedule, it's easy 2 cook a nice meal at home, why? Because I'm feeding my kids and right now I'm setting examples for them in EVERYTHING I DO! It's easy because I CHOOSE 2 spend on supplements and gym memberships and eating healthier..... Now what's hard??? NOT going 2 the gym, NOT eating a home cooked meal, NOT taking my supplements.... Why and how did things change? Because my mindset changed, my priorities changed, my children became even MORE important 2 me (didn't think that was possible) I have seen and felt the need 2 be around for my family, for a long time, and not just "be around" but 2 be involved, 2 run around with them, 2 keep up with their busy schedules, 2 give more of myself on ways that I didn't see before... I love my new life, I'm thankful for my new life, I would not change a thing, ever! My struggles have made me stronger, my family has made me braver and my God has been with me every step of the way! My true friends are my family, I dont have many blood relatives around so friends are what I've got! I'm thankful for the few that have stood by my side no matter what! I'm beyond thankful for Lui, Sarah, Christian, Sacha, London and my mom for their love and acceptance. I'm blessed to have this blended family and eager to see what our future holds.... I'm happy and healthy... and can never forget.....BLESSED . #blessedlife #blessedwiththebest #stayblessed #blessedmother #imblessed #blessed 🙏 #blessed #blessedandgrateful #blessed 😇 #blessedeveryday #blessedbeyondmeasure #blessedmother #bless #blendedfamily #blendedfamilygoals
So sad but so trueIt is one of the most evil, evil things a human being let alone a alone a mother or a father can do to their children & the other parent. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. It destroys the mental health & well being of the children. The alienating parent ROBS the child or children their parent & the other side of their family. This is the most severe form of emotional child abuse on children. The effects & damages are forever & can't be taken back. It causes suicide & attempted suicide by the children & or parent. It causes Depression, Anxiety, Self Hatred, Self Harm, Confusion, Animosity & the inability to have a relationship with their parent. It cause anger when the children become Adults & realize what the alienating parent did when they were younger & how they were robbed of the relationship & then resentment because they treated the alienated parent a certain way to please the alienating parent. Then the children become very angry as adults. Either way the children lose. Especially if a parent commits suicide because of the actions of the alienating parent because they are mourning the loss of their children that are still living but they can't see them, hug them or talk to them & then once they get a certain age the alienating parent has won & the child completely cuts off the alienated parent therefore causing a bigger hurt & damage because now this loving child is someone you don't even know anymore. It happens quick. Know the signs & know the symptoms & let's fight against it & protect our children. #parentalalienation #abuse #severing #falseallegations #fathersrights #emotionalabuse #PAADay #mentalhealth #suicide #attemptedsuicide #depression #parents #parenting #resentment #lasvegas #vegas #childrensrights #psychological #psychology #keepfighting #fighter #son #daughter #ouralyanna #oureliseo #blendedfamily #fight #nevergiveup
Goodness me oh my.... Who is this handsome man I see? Why he's my husband, of course! And I'm the luckiest woman alive ❤ . . . . . . . #mylove #forever #always #marriedlife #husband #wife #blendedfamily #interracialcouple #swirllife #interraciallove #myoneandonly #beautifulpeople #myreason #sweetlove
Homework has always been hard for me because my brain is always going a million different directions. As soon as I sit down to work, I immediately think that I should switch the laundry, check the babies, get a snack or clean something up. It’s always really hard for me to FOCUS on one thing. • • When I first started my master’s program I made this roller and it has carried me through my entire program so far! I call it my focus roller, because it really does help me do so! The blend is: 15 drops vetiver, 10 drops lavender, 10 drops cedarwood and 4 drops frankincense. Fill the remainder of the 10ml roll on with carrier oil. • • I have one more year (give or take depending on how crazy my life is) and then I will start my practicum and internship!!! I’m trucking along and loving that I have my oils to support me through this journey! • • • • #capellauniversity #collegemom #futureLMFT #yleo #essentialoils #momof4 #leow #momofgirls #stepmom #blendedfamily #momlife #college #focus #thinbluelinefamily #momhack #homework #mastersdegree #mylife #italwaysseemsimpossibleuntilitsdone #thebravemom
Homework has always been hard for me because my brain is always going a million different directions. As soon as I sit down to work, I immediately think that I should switch the laundry, check the babies, get a snack or clean something up. It’s always really hard for me to FOCUS on one thing. • • When I first started my master’s program I made this roller and it has carried me through my entire program so far! I call it my focus roller, because it really does help me do so! The blend is: 15 drops vetiver, 10 drops lavender, 10 drops cedarwood and 4 drops frankincense. Fill the remainder of the 10ml roll on with carrier oil. • • I have one more year (give or take depending on how crazy my life is) and then I will start my practicum and internship!!! I’m trucking along and loving that I have my oils to support me through this journey! • • • • #capellauniversity #collegemom #futureLMFT #yleo #essentialoils #momof4 #leow #momofgirls #stepmom #blendedfamily #momlife #college #focus #thinbluelinefamily #momhack #homework #mastersdegree #mylife #italwaysseemsimpossibleuntilitsdone #thebravemom
Went into our pantry to find holes in all of our Ziploc, Annie’s, and cereal boxes. At first I thought maybe we had a mouse, but no. Turns out they started the Box Top competition at our school🤦🏾‍♀️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #boxtopsforeducation #momoftheyear #outnumbered #blendedfamily #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #thisismotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #candidmotherhood #parenthood #momlife #momproblems #parentproblems #realmom #familyof6 #momof4 #momof3boys #blackmoms #blackmomsblog #mommyblogger #momdiaries #inbeautyandchaos #liveunscripted #laughteristhebestmedicine #momlifebelike #parenting101 #tasteofolivehill
A daughter looking for protection behind her dad's shoulder. Stop teaching these kids that no matter what he does its "abuse" like come on STOP the FALSE ALLEGATIONS!! he is a loving caring father and I will not sit back and allow you to demean his name. Kids need discipline & to take accountability for their actions. I did NOT call CPS on my parents for disciplining me when I was in the wrong it's called taking responsibility. The adults of the next generation is who I feel the most sorry for they will feel entitled and that they do not need to respect their mother or father or authority. Stop alienating and encouraging such behavior and accusations. She is 15 she is going to want to be with the parent with no rules or boundaries and let's her do whatever she wants. So come one you already destroyed the relationship between her and her father by alienating her for 9 months then claiming we were lying about her brothers health conditons. Seriously this whole family can't take accountability. #ouralyanna #parentalalienation #parents #parenting #Fathersrights #falseallegations #abuse #mentalhealth #lasvegas #vegas #daddy #daughter #evil #mother #grandma #no #boundaries #accountability #respect #integrity #future #blendedfamily #daddy #daughter #candid #moments
A daughter looking for protection behind her dad's shoulder and a younger daughter looking for protection in her daddy's arms. Stop teaching these kids that no matter what he does its "abuse" like come on STOP the FALSE ALLEGATIONS!! he is a loving caring father and I will not sit back and allow you to demean his name. Kids need discipline & to take accountability for their actions. I did NOT call CPS on my parents for disciplining me when I was in the wrong it's called taking responsibility. The adults of the next generation is who I feel the most sorry for they will feel entitled and that they do not need to respect their mother or father or authority. Stop alienating and encouraging such behavior and accusations. She is 15 she is going to want to be with the parent with no rules or boundaries and let's her do whatever she wants. So come one you already destroyed the relationship between her and her father by alienating her for 9 months then claiming we were lying about her brothers health conditons. Seriously this whole family can't take accountability. #ouralyanna #parentalalienation #parents #parenting #Fathersrights #falseallegations #abuse #mentalhealth #lasvegas #vegas #daddy #daughter #evil #mother #grandma #no #boundaries #accountability #respect #integrity #future #blendedfamily
Family pics are always stressful for me seeing how one kid hates pictures. Photo credit: @alyoop16 #familyphotography #family #fall #bigsister #littlebrother #blendedfamily #curlyhairdontcare #mixedbabies #newbusiness #building
It was such an amazing weekend! We took our 8yr old to a fun farm where we went through a corn maze, had water pump races, and visited the animals. 💚 Two years ago, this trip would have been very different. Half an hour in, he would have disappeared to the car, and I would be found him passed out some time later. He wouldn't have been this engaged, and he definitely wouldn't have been smiling & laughing like he was. 💚 It was a truly refreshing weekend. And I look forward to many more like it. 💚 SN: He got into an argument with an emu...and lost 😂 #familytime #soberissexy #soberlife #blendedfamily #marriedlife #rockvilleindiana #funfarm #cornmaze #pettingzoo #waterpumprace #miniaturehorse #emus #lasso #smile #laughing #fun #animalbite #fall #midwestliving #theheartland
Welp !!! No pun intended just saying, you can't constantly be trying to attack and slander people because that is not good karma. My husband and I are having so many good things happen right now because we are doing the right things such as speaking the truth, sharing our story & standing up for our children. Came with a huge amd I mean HUGE pay raise that is going to change our lives & our children's lives. #irony #sadbuttrue #glasshouse #ouralyanna #oureliseo #blendedfamily #lasvegas #vegas #halloween #halloweendecorations #decorative #decorating #purelove #funny #lol #funnymemes #memes #daily #familyiseverything #blessing #blessings #good #karma #fathersrights #parentalalienation
Perception is everything. .. .. My beautiful baby girl, growing up wayyy too fast! .. .. This picture is from over a year ago, and I just love looking back at it 😍 .. .. We were struggling in so many ways, but our family grew stronger as a result. .. .. Sometimes it’s hard to see the light in the darkness and appreciate all that you have, this picture reminds me of a time I had so much to be grateful for, yet I didn’t always see it that way. Perception is everything 😍🙏🏻😍
I have to admit... I cried at this wedding! Everything was gorgeous, but what truly touched home was the commitment to not only each other, but to little Micah too. ❤️❤️ #amandacollinsphotography #blendedfamily #lodiweddingphotographer
Omg so my stepson just came out and said can I talk to you & I was like of course. Just like those 2 months we had him we talked a lot. So we had a good long talk and laughed and cried together. I love my Eliseo palicio he is & always Will be one of my babies because even though I didn't give birth to him I have been there since he was a year old so I love him like my own & will protect him like my own ♡ #stepmom #stepmomlife #shoulde #to #leanon #cryon #love #purelove #unconditionallove #oureliseo #stepson #likemy #son #decade #together #husband #wife #blendedfamily #bestinterestsofthechild #parentalalienation #needstostop #fathersrights #nevergiveup #lasvegas #vegas #familyiseverything #smiling #laughing #cracking #up
This is a shout-out to the step parents helping raise my child. Thank goodness they possess qualities that his parents don’t...🙂😉 and God Bless them for loving and caring for him in a similar way they do for their own children!!! * * * * * * #stepmom #stepdad #blendedfamily #blendedfamilies #parenting #momlife #momofboys #boymom #boymomlife #mom #dad #family #differentopinions #grateful #love #lovingchildren #parenthood #momconfessions #momentoflove #gratitude #ittakesavillage #mytribe #success #humility #kids #familygoals #family #iseeyou #thankyou
With a blended family of 6 there's some competition in the household. Please vote for your favorite pumpkin and we will reveal who wins. Winner gets a box of Halloween treats all to themselves 🎃 👻 #blendedfamily #pumpkincarvingcontest
Meet #TheBeckwith ’s 21 months of marriage #BlendedFamily &LovingIt
Long work day, cook dinner , little laundry and workout 🏋🏾‍♀️... Yep deserve this glass of 🍷 and fireplace lit for first time this season 😃.... Enjoying our kid free home tonight 👍🏾🤷🏾‍♀️.... . . #kidfree #fallbreak #momlife #wine #blendedfamily #blackfamily #lifestyleblogger #myworld #myjourney #relaxing #fitmom #workout #dinner #fitness
Long work day, cook dinner , little laundry and workout 🏋🏾‍♀️... Yep deserve this glass of 🍷 and fireplace lit for first time this season 😃.... Enjoying our kid free home tonight 👍🏾🤷🏾‍♀️.... . . #kidfree #fallbreak #momlife #wine #blendedfamily #blackfamily #lifestyleblogger #myworld #myjourney #relaxing #fitmom #workout #dinner #fitness
As Parents We are The Voices for Our Littles even the Ones that are Pushing 18! Don’t Ever Give Up On Them! I’m Sooooo Proud of Blake for Fighting for his Kiddos and Never Giving Up!! You’re Hands Down an Amazing Father and Partner in this Crazy Life and I’m so Glad and Thankful to Be On this Journey with You and Raising Our Tribe! Ready to Put this chapter in the Books!! #blendedfamily #sixkidsisalotofkids #partyofeight #boymom #bonusmom
#MarryingMagee #BlendedFamily Loving our kids to the moon and back!
...and the winner is #3 !!!! 👏👏👏👏 I asked you all to vote on the topic you wanted to learn about most out of these: 1. Is your marriage healthy or abusive 2. The 4 different ways to divorce and which one is right for you 3. The financial precautions to take before starting a divorce 4. How to set boundaries when co-parenting with a narcissist and the most votes went to #3 !!! Thanks to every who voted! I'll be posting a link to download a free training with my best advice on the financial precautions you should take before starting a divorce. Watch for this valuable content in the next few days! 😘 xoxo #poll #vote #finances #financialprecautions #moneyanddivorce #money #andthewinneris #divorce #divorcecoach #divorceadvice #divorcedoneright #divorcedmom #divorcing #divorcedwithkids #singlemom #coparenting #parenting #kids #jointcustody #solecustody #sharedcustody #visitation #weekenddad #domesticviolence #narcissist #toxic #abuse #blendedfamily #coach
Lol WOW look at that. I would say that about sums it ! It is one of the most evil, evil things a human being let alone a alone a mother or a father can do to their children & the other parent. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. It destroys the mental health & well being of the children. The alienating parent ROBS the child or children their parent & the other side of their family. This is the most severe form of emotional child abuse on children. The effects & damages are forever & can't be taken back. It causes suicide & attempted suicide by the children & or parent. It causes Depression, Anxiety, Self Hatred, Self Harm, Confusion, Animosity & the inability to have a relationship with their parent. It cause anger when the children become Adults & realize what the alienating parent did when they were younger & how they were robbed of the relationship & then resentment because they treated the alienated parent a certain way to please the alienating parent. Then the children become very angry as adults. Either way the children lose. Especially if a parent commits suicide because of the actions of the alienating parent because they are mourning the loss of their children that are still living but they can't see them, hug them or talk to them & then once they get a certain age the alienating parent has won & the child completely cuts off the alienated parent therefore causing a bigger hurt & damage because now this loving child is someone you don't even know anymore. It happens quick. Know the signs & know the symptoms & let's fight against it & protect our children. #parentalalienation #abuse #severing #falseallegations #fathersrights #emotionalabuse #PAADay #mentalhealth #suicide #attemptedsuicide #depression #parents #parenting #resentment #lasvegas #vegas #childrensrights #psychological #psychology #keepfighting #fighter #son #daughter #ouralyanna #oureliseo #blendedfamily #fight #nevergiveup
These are a few of my favourite things 🎵 I know you sang it too don't lie 😂🤷‍♀️ . This is an instagram moment. All snuggled up (minus the teen, wouldn't that be a sight!) Hailey has even given us a rare on camera smile. . . . #blendedfamily #caughtoncamera #specialneedsfamily
I'm rocking the throw back tonight. Just look at these babies! 💚 . I have soooo enjoyed getting to know the most AMAZING Mama's the last couple days here at #thedesigntwinsgathering . There is so much goodness and talent here y'all. And... there are a couple of mamas in particular that also have be-you-tee-full multiracial families that I have enjoyed getting to know. 🤗 . There are a few interesting challenges when raising a child that looks NOTHING like you. Haha💚 (My boys have played a trick or two) But its amazing and these woman have stepped out and loved their families well. And I am so super proud to know them. And I think you would love them too! @jennyreimold @bigfamilylittlefarmhouse . Here's to new friends, and new adventures! . #workingmamas #workshops #beginnings . . . @jodie.thedesigntwins @julie.thedesigntwins . . . . . . . . . #raisingboys #familypictures #gather #designlove #waco #texas #discover #makenewfriends #pursue #boymom #thedesigntwinslove #multiracial #blendedfamily #fortheloveofcolor #texasfamily #grandma #collegekids #letthembelittle #mybeautifulbabies #hellohappy #tx #westexas
Lol WOW look at that. I would say that about sums it ! It is one of the most evil, evil things a human being let alone a alone a mother or a father can do to their children & the other parent. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. It destroys the mental health & well being of the children. The alienating parent ROBS the child or children their parent & the other side of their family. This is the most severe form of emotional child abuse on children. The effects & damages are forever & can't be taken back. It causes suicide & attempted suicide by the children & or parent. It causes Depression, Anxiety, Self Hatred, Self Harm, Confusion, Animosity & the inability to have a relationship with their parent. It cause anger when the children become Adults & realize what the alienating parent did when they were younger & how they were robbed of the relationship & then resentment because they treated the alienated parent a certain way to please the alienating parent. Then the children become very angry as adults. Either way the children lose. Especially if a parent commits suicide because of the actions of the alienating parent because they are mourning the loss of their children that are still living but they can't see them, hug them or talk to them & then once they get a certain age the alienating parent has won & the child completely cuts off the alienated parent therefore causing a bigger hurt & damage because now this loving child is someone you don't even know anymore. It happens quick. Know the signs & know the symptoms & let's fight against it & protect our children. #parentalalienation #abuse #severing #falseallegations #fathersrights #emotionalabuse #PAADay #mentalhealth #suicide #attemptedsuicide #depression #parents #parenting #resentment #lasvegas #vegas #childrensrights #awareness #deadbeatmoms #keepfighting #fighter #son #daughter #ouralyanna #oureliseo #blendedfamily #fight #nevergiveup #banks #moneyhungry
I don’t know about you but I have a family that’s one of a kind 😂😜 #blendedfamily #shitsandgigs #cowboy #funtimes 😎 #bangbang
It seems impossible until its done - the simple act of being a stepparent every day. The willingness to initiate, to remain optimistic, to forgive, to stay humble. . We hold a quiet, special power. Our choices, our decisions, matter. People do notice, even when we think we're toiling alone in the dark. So keep doing the impossible, ladies and gents. 💪
Be intentional with your thoughts. Positive thoughts brings more positivity to your life!! ❤️
Lol WOW look at that. I would say that about sums it ! It is one of the most evil, evil things a human being let alone a alone a mother or a father can do to their children & the other parent. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. It destroys the mental health & well being of the children. The alienating parent ROBS the child or children their parent & the other side of their family. This is the most severe form of emotional child abuse on children. The effects & damages are forever & can't be taken back. It causes suicide & attempted suicide by the children & or parent. It causes Depression, Anxiety, Self Hatred, Self Harm, Confusion, Animosity & the inability to have a relationship with their parent. It cause anger when the children become Adults & realize what the alienating parent did when they were younger & how they were robbed of the relationship & then resentment because they treated the alienated parent a certain way to please the alienating parent. Then the children become very angry as adults. Either way the children lose. Especially if a parent commits suicide because of the actions of the alienating parent because they are mourning the loss of their children that are still living but they can't see them, hug them or talk to them & then once they get a certain age the alienating parent has won & the child completely cuts off the alienated parent therefore causing a bigger hurt & damage because now this loving child is someone you don't even know anymore. It happens quick. Know the signs & know the symptoms & let's fight against it & protect our children. #parentalalienation #abuse #severing #falseallegations #fathersrights #emotionalabuse #PAADay #mentalhealth #suicide #attemptedsuicide #depression #parents #parenting #resentment #lasvegas #vegas #childrensrights #psychological #deadbeatmoms #funny #keepfighting #fighter #son #daughter #ouralyanna #oureliseo #blendedfamily #fight #nevergiveup #banks
YOU’VE CHANGED.... . I think the words “you’ve changed” ends more relationships then they should. . ••• It’s actually ridiculous, when you sit and think of it. . Of course we change. We change our whole life ~ isn’t that what we are “supposed” to do!??? . ••• Now hear me out... because if I’m wrong, I am just really confused. . ••• Babies are literally the beginning phases of life. The beautiful beginnings everyone snaps shots and marks with their milestones. . ••• They grow into toddlers. Who are growing, falling, talking, screaming. Oh we love them so. . Toddlers to big kids, big kids to bigger kids and constant “acceptable changes”, continuing to grow. ••• At what point in our adult life, if we decide to take on new adventures, relationships, experiences, and goals ~ does it all of a sudden become UNacceptable , and have that used against us?? ••• I mean motherhood SHOULD make you want to change from the person you were before and grow into the Mother’s I know I have in my life. ••• And the people/role models my kids have, wouldn’t it be just common sense to some how want to mirror them too?? To send a positive all around message about being the very best version of yourself that you can possibly be !?? . ••• My point - is CONSTANT CHANGE IS LIFE !!! You can’t nor should you try to avoid it 💖. You should never have to struggle with decisions you make because it is YOUR LIFE ! Nobody else’s :) . ••• The world ALL AROUND us in constant motion, and it’s ok to be nervous or scared sometimes. Because sometimes those bold decisions means your about to do something really really brave “ . ••• Growing up ~ Change ~ New Beginnings ~ Letting Go ~ or Next Phase >> Is just like everything you’ve already done in the past 💕 ••• Trust yourself ~ Never Explain Yourself ~ You are never alone 💖 . And PS: drinks on the dock , ALL GAME... but 4 day benders with the wee ones - just never gonna happen anymore lol
4am workouts are back! Oh my gosh I never sweat so much in 25 min😵🤯 I’m actually scared for tomorrow!
What do you get when autocorrect fixes "I Friggen Love You?" #fridgelove To see more #illustrations like this vote for #promises on #telus #storyhive and help us make this stupidly cute #musicvideo about a man's promises to his lady and her kids. #blendedfamily Illustrations @curriebird
Anyone else watching New Amsterdam? A recent episode had a child that was on so many different meds and the parents never questioned them because the were “prescribed”. So often I think we are so desperate for a cure that we are quick to take whatever we’re given in hopes of recovery. It then becomes a battle of what’s worse, the symptoms or the cure? Especially in children, it’s easier to be able to give them a pill then to get to the root of the problem. A child diagnosed by a “specialist” with depression that didn’t sit well in this Mamas heart turns out to be a auditory problem. Know your symptoms, know your body, know your resources, know your limits. Our bodies aren’t always capable of mending on their own but if something doesn’t feel right, it’s ok to ask question and seek other opinions. . . . . . . . #medicine #health #heal #kids #mom #stepmom #blendedfamily #children #cure #deppression #auditoryprocessingdisorder #chronicillness #chronicpain #pain #healthy
Don’t let anyone ever tell you that your role is less than valuable. You add value, you are important & loved! And you were created for this! Love yourself today - right where you are! #stepmomsalive #stepmoms #stepparent #blendedfamilylife #blendedfamily #stepmom #blendedfamilies #bonusmom #remarriage #stepmom #stepkids #stepdaughter #stepson #stepmomblogger #stepmomlife #coparenting #twitterstepmoms #stepmomblogger #blended
Beautiful Autumn day for a bike ride 🌲🚲 . . . . . #MomLife #Blessed #Washington #Family 🍂
Two years ago today, the humans got married. We celebrated the official beginning of our new family with this sweet cake topper featuring the bride and groom, me (of course), the human bros, @seamusthebengal , and @igbythecat. 📷: @kaseyivan 🎂: @scalabakery 🍽: @enoterranj #catsofinstagram #caketopper #wedding #weddingcake #blendedfamily #crazycatlady #catstagram #britishshorthair #love #anniversary
Thanks to everyone who came out for King Me! last night! We had such a blast darn good time!! The kings were amazing! Next time me and Indica will kinging as well @theindicasativa @redlinedtla #kingme #dragshow #dragkings #dragqueens #dragking #dragqueen #sundayfunday #dtla #losangeles #familyportrait #blendedfamily
Many of you are beating your heads against a wall trying to be this amazing wife and step mom - building a strong marriage as well as setting up a new home and creating stability and security for his kids. But this is what you signed up for. This is the blended family. This is taking “his” and “yours” and finding ways to make them “ours.” https://buff.ly/2ylwnjX #theblendedfamilymom #stepmom #stepmommy #stepmoms #stepmomma #proudstepmom #bonusmomproblems #stepmomlife #blendedfamily #blendedfamilies #beautifullyblended #stepdaughter #bonusmom #bonusmommy #bonusmoms #stepfamily #stepfamilylife #ourblendedhome
OK, maybe this is my children while they’re cleaning their rooms. On our second date I went over to my now husband‘s apartment and met his girls there. We wanted to have some time to talk without them, so he told them to go clean their rooms. I think they were in there between four and six hours, and you could hear them playing for a good portion of that time. 13 years later, my 17-year-old still takes forever to clean her room, mostly because she gets distracted and starts doing fun stuff. 😂
I didn't realize how many women experienced a pregnancy or infant loss until Dustin Cullen and I did... I remember being so excited for our first pregnancy!!! And I remember feeling everyone before we tested I was pregnant and then telling them all I was pregnant with twins!!! I knew it from like day 3!! No joke!!! I remember then at 7 weeks having some weird symptoms and going in for an ultrasound - only to confirm for the first time we really were pregnant with twins!!!! 2 healthy beating hearts!!! Oh my the fear and crazy overwhelming feelings leaving that ultrasound!! Calling both moms and telling them immediately... but waiting until we were 14 weeks and another confirmed ultrasound to tell everyone else - even though I was already HUGE :) I remember buying our first twin purchase ... oh the joy!!! But then I remember telling dustin something was wrong - he said I was being paranoid and over protective :) and i didn't have any symptoms but i just felt it in my gut... I remember at our 18 week check up being told the 2nd baby was no longer there... totally crazy!!!! The deep pain, the confusion, the joy of having a healthy baby still, overwhelmed with emotions!!! The testing and more testing to confirm that Caythan was healthy and going to survive... and he was!!! I praise God for his protection of Caythan because so many things could have happened where he didn't survive ... I remember ther grieving while still celebrating at each apt and at his birth!!! Tonight I pray for each mom who is grieving and each dad who is hurting! #bfittribe #widow #blendedfamily #momof5 #leowife #pregnancyloss #miscarriage #october15 #remember
This this is the face of #sad . And #discourage for me tonight. I’m the parent who puts the lawn down at home and deals with most of the “issues” . Leaves me being the “mean” one . Welll tonight for the first time In 6 months, I’m left feeling like I don’t fit into the family, that all my love and effort have meant nothing . (I know it’s not true). Tonight our oldest used some hurtful language when talking to me after getting in “trouble” She told lies about me to try and be hurtful and make me look like the #badguy . She still feels like I’m taking daddy. I wish I could make her believe how much I love her and I am not stealing daddy. I just want to love and be loved . Be apart of this family. I want to feel respected and appreciated. My heart aches for feeling like I’m failing at this whole mom thing. I’m back on the slippery Slide of finding my place . In time #blendedfamily #trying #stepmomlife
Story. Of. My. Life. (and every ex who has tried...lol). I read the following and I just had to share it, so read below...but before I get to that I want to remind you all to not let anyone (especially a man) make you feel like you’re crazy. Crazy is just a dumbed down word for “don’t-care-to-understand”. If someone loves you they will champion you and yes, they will challenge you, but in an honoring way. REMEMBER THAT. ❤️ 🍁 Now for that quote: “Sweetie, maybe it’s not you, maybe it’s them. There are people for whom your too much will be exactly enough. Don’t become less. Find those who want more.” -Glennon Doyle 🙌🏻🙌🏻 🍁 ☝🏻To which I say, “ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY!” If I could have told this to my younger self, I would have had a whole lot more self-love and confidence to lead with, and maybe, just maybe, I would have dodged some heartbreak along the way. 💔👩🏼 🍁 #lessonslearned #lifelesson #storyofmylife #word #wordporn #quote #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #life #love #goodness #instagood #wordsofwisdom #wordstoliveby #advice #selflove #selfrespect #confidence #blendedfamily #blendedlife #friendship #relationshipgoals #relationship #goals #toomuch #truth #realtalk #standup #waitforit
Whether I made you or not is neither here nor there, you are my son and I love you with every ounce of my being. I’ll love you no matter where you are or what you do. I’ll be here on the best days and the darkest. I’ll fight for you till the end of time and you will always have a place in my home and safety in my arms. Your dad and I love you so much Rex ❤️🦖 . . #alwaysremember #myson #mykidsaremyworld #stepmom #stepparents #love #toddlermom #momlife #stepmomlove #iloveyou #asd #asddiagnosisjourney #asdjourney #unconditionallove #asdmom #blendedfamily #stepson #mykid #hesmine
Beyond The Streets! Amazing retrospective of graffiti art. This was around the corner. . . . #graffiti #dtla #chinatown #lalife #family #love #funtimes #iloveyou #ilovewhatyougiveme #riplove #streetart #blendedfamily #happy
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