Blending a Family

Fully embracing life and being happy has been a goal that has remained a constant in my life since the split from my ex. In fact, shortly after our separation, I made a bucket list. Not things I wanted to do at an advanced age, but rather experiences I wanted to have in my life […]

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We are one short of The Brady Bunch. It’s something I hear from friends about us blending our family. The comparison doesn’t bother me. While it was a campy, 70’s sitcom, and it wasn’t always perfect in the Brady household, Carol and Mike got a lot right in successfully blending their family. Just like the […]

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Before Sean and I met he had discovered a new community ten minutes from work and the same distance from his two youngest kids. The spacious, city-style brownstones are a short walk to the downtown area, featuring a grocery, movie theater, great restaurants, the gym he already belongs to, a wine bar, and lots of […]

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Last night there was a family spat that resulted in tears for three of us. The details of what happened will remain private since it involves the kids, but what I feel compelled to share is Sean’s reaction to the challenge we faced. The argument happened in the car. When we arrived home, Sean was […]

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Work, after school activities, dinner prep, house cleaning, homework assistance, errand running, bill paying, and peacekeeping are some of the activities responsible adults with children attend to on a regular basis. It’s hard to make time for the other things we love: reading, exercising, taking up a new hobby, or catching up on a favorite […]

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Sitting in American Girl Cafe waiting for our server to greet us, Princess Daisy spotted a bright pink box in the middle of the table. In it were slips of paper with questions. She loved the idea of taking turns posing questions, which started one of the most memorable meals we had in New York […]

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