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Is Being a Step-Parent Blogger the Norm? 7 Reasons Why I Started Mine.

I "started" this blog and the idea of a step-parenting ministry when I was struggling with being a Step-Parent and a parent to my children. I was blind to the knowledge of just how many "Step Parenting" blog and books are out there. All I knew was I wanted to find my people, have a… Continue reading Is Being a Step-Parent Blogger the Norm? 7 Reasons Why I Started Mine.

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NOT TODAY SATAN

Knowing someone with depression and believing you know what depression is can often be misconstrued. No one truly knows what depression feels like until they've been depressed or have been the direct supporter of someone with it. Even then, it's not the same. Depression is lonely. It's scary. It's angry. It's sad and it's fierce!… Continue reading NOT TODAY SATAN

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Paying it Forward: How one simple act of kindness can cause a ripple of love.

Yesterday evening I came home from seeing a movie with a friend and saw a text message from my 19-year-old daughter letting me know how much money she made in tips from her double shift that day. As I sat down to discuss it with my husband he told me she had already been home… Continue reading Paying it Forward: How one simple act of kindness can cause a ripple of love.

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10 Things I Learned During My Electronic Fast…

My husband and I are fairly active in our church's youth ministry. He teaches Sunday school to high school boys and I co-lead a small group bible-study on Wednesday evenings for high school sophomores. Last week my husband told me that their Sunday school lesson was on fasting and that he and some of the… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned During My Electronic Fast…

Blended, Divorce, McBradys, Moms, Steppareting

Beautiful & Different

Today, as I was driving around, listening to music, a song came up that just hit a chord with me and I felt the need to share! (As I'm sitting in my car in the H-E-B parking lot). It always lifts my heart up. It's called "Different" by Micah Tyler. He is fairly new in… Continue reading Beautiful & Different

Blended, Dads, Divorce, McBradys, Moms, Steppareting

Pros and Cons of Step Parenting

As you might have read on my "about me" page, I'm a mom of two: Samantha, 18, from my first marriage, and Jackson, 10, from my second marriage. I am {now} also a step-mom or bonus mom as some call it, to two more: Kirsten, 14 and Marcus, 10. Yes, our two youngest are both… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Step Parenting

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I Graduated!

C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite Christian authors. He puts things so bluntly and so literally. This is one of my favorite quotes of his. And one that led me down a new path at the age of 34. This Saturday, University of Houston-Downtown is commencing their College of Business students in graduation. I… Continue reading I Graduated!