Should You Date A Dad?

date a dad If you’re reading this blog, chances are you either are or are thinking about dating a dad. Maybe you’re nervous and have some apprehensions. Maybe you’ve heard the “horror” stories or you’ve had family members warning you NOT to make this mistake. If that is you, then you’ve come to the rightContinue reading “Should You Date A Dad?”

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”

Long Distance Dating For Newbies

Have you ever found yourself living on the other side of the planet as the love of your life?  We currently are THERE as Chey is visiting her family in Florida, and Kim is home in Belgium. We also did this during our entire dating relationship. So, as huge proponents of Long-Distance Dating/Relationships ourselves, we wanted toContinue reading “Long Distance Dating For Newbies”

This One Communication Shift Changed Our Marriage

“You’re just not LISTENING to me.” OUCH. If you’re married, chances are, you’ve heard this statement before. But, when you read it just now, how did you hear that in your head?Was this statement said with…Anger? Frustration? Contempt? Hopelessness? Kindness? Perhaps you heard it the way it’s been said to you before. Or maybe, you even heard it in theContinue reading “This One Communication Shift Changed Our Marriage”

Ho, Ho, Hooold the Drama! 3 Tips to Get Through a Stepfamily Holiday Season

Being a part of a stepfamily isn’t always easy. Where we can’t change most of our circumstances, what we can do is remain flexible, lay down some boundaries and focus our mind on the similarities in our families rather than all the differences and challenges.

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”

Cleyman Family Update!

Ah, yes, because really – IT WAS ABOUT TIME! I had to scroll back through our posts to check when our last FAMILY update was – and my jaw dropped when I saw that it was 8 months ago! December 2021! How does that happen? All moms reading this know it’s one simple answer: LIFE!Continue reading “Cleyman Family Update!”

Everyone marries the WRONG person.

Ever heard someone say this to you: “Ugh, I married the WRONG person.” Or, just maybe, you’ve also heard yourself say these words or THINK them inside your head. We’d like to radically combat that thought with the fact/thought that actually, you’re correct. EVERYONE DOES marry the wrong person. So, if everyone marries the wrongContinue reading “Everyone marries the WRONG person.”

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”