“How to become a less-stressed step mom❗️”

Maybe I could more accurately call this blog topic: “how to successfully ROCK at being a STEPMOM without pulling your hair out”❗️❗️❗️ *While there may STILL be some of that, hopefully these tips will help you get off to the right start (or even if you’re a few years in, get you back on track),Continue reading ““How to become a less-stressed step mom❗️””

Turning 34

Wow. Here I am. Ending my Jesus year. On to 34. “Jesus year,” you may ask? Huh? I remember the first time I heard that. Jesus himself only lived to his 33rd year, and wow, what a year it was for him. I am now OLDER than the most important person in my life everContinue reading “Turning 34”

Boundaries in CoParenting

Boundaries!   Ah, that BUZZ WORD is everywhere nowadays – isn’t it?!   So, what ARE they actually?   And how do you know what ones are right for you?   How do you make sure they stay in place & your co-parent doesn’t walk all over you?  We’re going to dive deep into ALL those questions here. NoContinue reading “Boundaries in CoParenting”

How To Thrive In Raising Your Kids In A Culture That Is Not Your Own

Raising your kids in a country that’s not your own? I SOOOO get that ’cause…me too! My husband is Belgian, and we live here in Belgium , but I’m American. Even though our son is being raised in a European culture, I don’t want him to miss out on his American heritage. We’re lucky, especiallyContinue reading “How To Thrive In Raising Your Kids In A Culture That Is Not Your Own”

How To Get Through Hard Seasons in Marriage

You know those “seasons” that people talk about in marriage that are more challenging than others? Well, we are IN one. I’ve come on here not to “air” our dirty laundry, gossip or complain, but instead to share with you the reality we ALL as married couples face, or will face, and shed some lightContinue reading “How To Get Through Hard Seasons in Marriage”

3 Steps To Get Your MultiCultural Stepfamily From Surviving To Thriving

**Print THIS page below to hang up in your home to continually remind you and your spouse what’s important for keeping your family in the “thrive zone”…

How To Become A Healthy Double Blended Family

We know, first hand, how challenging it can be to blend two families together as one. We also know the extra challenge that is presented when you’re not only blending two families, but two or multiple cultures together in the same family. For us, for the last two years, we’ve been blending our two familiesContinue reading “How To Become A Healthy Double Blended Family”

Coming back to our ROOTS!

Ever feel like you lose a little bit of perspective in life? Like, sometimes you just find yourself off track from what your original purpose or intention was? I found myself in that kind of “fog” with this blog until recently. I started coming here with an “I HAVE TO” mentality…and I didn’t like that.Continue reading “Coming back to our ROOTS!”

Stay At Home Mom Life – my first 4 weeks!

“This can be my biggest dream come true, while also being one of the hardest things I’ve ever done…including, not loving it ALL the time.” I’ve now been a FULL TIME Mom for almost 6 months. I use the term “full time” because before my son, Mason, I was a nanny for 10 years &Continue reading “Stay At Home Mom Life – my first 4 weeks!”

Saying Yes to THEE Dress: 1 Hour Later!

As promised, Kim & I want to “lift the veil” a little (pun TOTALLY intended), and share with y’all more about the real “behind the scenes” miracles that continued to unfold as we began to plan & prepare for saying “I DO.” For every bride, one of the most exciting items to prepare for &Continue reading “Saying Yes to THEE Dress: 1 Hour Later!”