3 Reasons Not to Leave Kids Home Alone

How young is too young to stay home alone overnight?  Or for a whole weekend?  I’d like to hear your thoughts!


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When Kids Don't Fit In

Growing up is not easy.   Remember the preteen years, learning how to express your individuality while not attracting the wrong kind of attention?  Examining the kids in a blended family sometimes feels like looking at a science experiment through ...

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Blended Mom Breakfast

Imagine gathering together with like-minded Blendie-Moms, eating a free breakfast while chatting about your husbands, kids, exes, jobs... basically any topic that interests you because for once you are surrounded by women who get it. They understand your household ... << MORE >>

Shopping for Shoes

Our 11 year old son just got a new pair of shoes. The conversation that sparked this purchase has got me thinking. Am I too cheap with our kids? 

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Family Schedules Making You Crazy?

Blended families bring with them their own special kind of crazy. But you don't have to let it send you to a padded room. Oh wait, before we get into this I ... << MORE >>

Eat Less CRAP

We haven’t been fair to our children.   My husband and I have been learning to eat clean over the past year, and do a pretty good job sticking to it.   Yet when you look at my grocery cart ...

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Hit the Road


I’m on a family road trip… without my family!  Well, without my husband and kids.   I am riding across the country with my parents.   Why would a grown woman subject herself to a ...

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Love is Playful

We're working on having a better marriage. We're working on blending our family. We're working on getting closer to God, becoming healthier and debt free, spending more time with friends and family... sounds like we're ...
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Cheat Sheet for a Stronger Marriage

Live Love Blend was birthed exactly one year ago. I've been trying to determine the best birthday topic, but to be honest, my heart wasn't in it this week. I've been feeling a little lost lately, wondering why God has me in this place at this time. For what ... << MORE >>

Green Eyed Monster

Kids get jealous. I think it's part of their wiring, at least until we teach them to control that green eyed monster. And you guessed it!  That's the task I'm undertaking on the home front thanks to one obnoxious ... << MORE >>

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  1. 3 Reasons Not to Leave Kids Home Alone
    Thursday, April 17, 2014
  2. When Kids Don't Fit In
    Friday, April 04, 2014
  3. Blended Mom Breakfast
    Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  4. Shopping for Shoes
    Sunday, March 16, 2014
  5. Family Schedules Making You Crazy?
    Thursday, March 06, 2014
  6. Eat Less CRAP
    Saturday, March 01, 2014
  7. Hit the Road
    Monday, February 24, 2014
  8. Love is Playful
    Friday, February 07, 2014
  9. Cheat Sheet for a Stronger Marriage
    Thursday, January 30, 2014
  10. Green Eyed Monster
    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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