Book Review of Step One, Step Two, Step Three and Four

I received a reader's copy of this book from the Author for review. I was not compensated for my review and the thoughs and opinions are my own.

Step One, Step Two, Step Three and Four

I was extremely excited when I was asked by author Maria Ashworth to review her book Step One, Step Two, Step Three and Four. Maria is a step mother raising a blended family as well so I knew with that in common this book was going to be an interesting read.

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Fun Family Craft Night – Easter Bunny Project

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Fun Family Craft Night

Let’s have a Fun Family Craft Night

There is nothing that excites me more than when my whole family is together. I love family dinners, family movie time and family crafts.  We had a Fun Family Craft Night to make an Easter Bunny Project, just in time for Easter. 

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The age range for this project was 2 to 15 and everyone enjoyed it even though it was a fairly simplistic project. My 2 year old granddaughter needed help from her Mommy, but the 6 year old was able to do the project with minimal help, mostly just making sure to hold her items long enough for the glue to set enough to hold. Of course, the older children had no problems. The 15 year old enjoyed the project just as much as the 2 year old. Continue reading “Fun Family Craft Night – Easter Bunny Project”

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Family Movie Time for Our Blended Family

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Family Movie Time

I originally wrote the post Family Movie Time for Our Blended Family as a guest post for ThatNoiseIsMine.com   Stop by and give her blog some love.

Because we are a blended family, we try to incorporate as much family time as we can because we are not all together 24/7. One of our favorite ways to spend time together is family movie time.

What we Like

We all love Disney Movies which is perfect because they are well suited for the full range of ages in our family. From my youngest granddaughter who is 2, right on up to our son-in-law who is 22.

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Am I Cheating as a Stay at Home Mom?

Am I Cheating as a Stay at Home Mom

Sometimes I wonder , Am I Cheating as a Stay at Home Mom? I am truly blessed to not have to leave my home every day to go to work. 2 ½ years ago my husband and I decided that after 15 years in the medical field I was burned out and needed a change. I would come home so mentally exhausted from multi-tasking all day that I would fall asleep on the couch. Continue reading “Am I Cheating as a Stay at Home Mom?”

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Step Parenting – Is There a Right or Wrong Way?

Step Parenting Is There a Right or Wrong Way

My husband and I recently attended a Step parenting class through our local Kids First Program.  Which leads me to the question, Step Parenting is There a Right or Wrong Way? The class description “The Kids First Program for Step parents is designed to help people in step-families understand the normal difficulties experienced by each person in the new family, including those of their children. Participants will learn ways to ease the process so that each person will get their needs met while growing to feel comfortable in their new roles and relationships” My husband and I want to make sure we are doing everything we can to provide a comfortable environment for our children.  Continue reading “Step Parenting – Is There a Right or Wrong Way?”

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How I’m Rocking Motherhood In My Blended Family

How Im Rocking Motherhood in My Blended Family

How I’m Rocking Motherhood in my Blended Family, How it Started

As a little girl, I always knew I wanted to be a Mother and I knew I wanted two children, two years apart. So the time comes you fall in love, you get married, you have a baby. Following my childhood created plan, as my daughter turned one, I realized that if I wanted two babies, two years apart, I was going to have to be pregnant soon. Oh, my word. There was no way I was ready for that. So, a year passed then two and three. I was entering my 30’s and didn’t want to be an “old” mother, so I broached the subject to my husband. And wouldn’t you know it, he had changed his mind, he didn’t want another. Our daughter was 5 and in school, she could get dressed, go to the bathroom, feed herself, and she slept well. He didn’t want to go back to night time wake-ups, diaper changing or daycare expenses. I fought hard that neither of us were “only children” and that our siblings meant the world to us and how could we not give our daughter that same opportunity.  I won and we had our second daughter.   Continue reading “How I’m Rocking Motherhood In My Blended Family”

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