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MASTER BLENDER MIXERS

LISA -        Master Blender, Mom/Step Mom

RAYLAN -   Lisa's Hubby

HER ONE -  Elle 20

HIS FIVE -  Jax 21, Little Hart 17

                    Halle 34, John 31, Chris 28

DICK -  Lisa's Ex/Dad to Elle

BITTY - Hubby's Ex 1/Mom to Halle, John, Chris

GRETA - Hubby's Ex 2/Mom to Jax & Little Hart

ELLE'S FORMER STEPMOM MALUS - Dick's Ex Wife #2


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Wednesday
Mar042015

BE A BETTER YOU - COMPETE AGAINST YOURSELF NOT OTHERS

I'm not quite sure how it happened, but I've gained 17 pounds over a three-year period.  Now on my third scale, I've accepted the fact that it's probably not a problem with the scale. Nor is it something I ate, water weight or just a temporary phase.  Nope the weight has received permanent resident status.  

After some in-depth soul searching, a Google search, I landed on Cardio Barre.  An exercise program based upon the fundamentals of ballet dancing. I mistakenly thought my eleven years as a ballet dancer: 30 years ago would make this whole exercise thing relatively easy.  

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Tuesday
Mar032015

STAYING MARRIED TO SOMEONE WHO IS WRONG FOR YOU IS THE EASY WAY OUT NOT DIVORCE!

Ever notice that whenever someone either writes or talks about divorce there is always those vocal group of perfectionists letting all of us who are divorced know that we are, well, quitters? Opining that we divorcees like to take the easy way out in life, while they meanwhile do all the hard work by staying married.  

Never for one moment have I entertained the notion that I somehow took the easy way out by divorcing my first Husband.  FIVE reasons why Divorce is never the EASY choice:

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Monday
Mar022015

MY THREE EX WIVES REQUEST FOR CENSORSHIP

Writing my blog has never been a secret, but it wasn't something that I felt I needed to broadcast five years ago to the THREE EX WIVES in my life.  Nor did I want or need to get their permission. No, my Hubby didn't pick up another Ex Wife; my Ex Husband did which brings a total of THREE onto the scene. 

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Monday
Jan052015

7 RESOLUTIONS FOR A MOM AND/OR STEPMOM

Every New Years Day I make a resolution; THIS is THE YEAR I'm going to lose my extra 10 pounds! Only to find myself every New Years Eve still holding out hope that those ten pounds will magically disappear at the stroke of midnight! Then there's my 7 resolutions I make as a Wife, Mom and StepMom that bears repeating year after year.  Following them religiously makes my life as a Blended Wife and Mama a much happier one. 

1. Give your StepKids a break when they screw up from time to time. 

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Wednesday
Nov192014

RAISING A SURVIVOR NOT A VICTIM

It would have been relatively easy, like falling out of bed to raise Elle as a victim.  After all, I divorced her Dad when she was only a year old and Elle's Father never really got over it.  Choosing to punish me for doing so at the expense of Elle.  Still I made a conscious choice not to fall into victimhood for either Elle or myself. There has always, even at the age of 1, been far more to Elle than the things that went wrong in her life.

The challenges that fell in Elle's lap would of course change her, but it was always up to me as her Mother to help her harness them in a way that shaped her, but never defined her. 

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