According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of “family” is: 1: a group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head : household 2a: a group of persons of common ancestry : clan b: a people or group of peoples regarded...

Holiday Traditions

In Blended Family Basics, I wrote about some of the core values we follow to raise our three kids in a blended family environment. That approach works pretty well throughout the year, but the holiday season presents a new...
I’m forty-four years old and I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.  There.  I said it.  Last October, I left behind a 20-year career at a large corporation to explore new opportunities.  I’d...

Blended Family Basics

I’ve been part of a blended family for almost nine years.  What’s a blended family, you ask?  Remember that old TV series, The Brady Bunch?  It’s like that.  Divorced parents (usually both with kids) coming together to form a...



Mom Life

Love and Knee Patches

When my daughter was 4 and in school (the Before Times, guys. You know what I mean, before we had a global pandemic shut...