All Stepmoms Are Not Created Equal

All Stepmoms Are Not Created Equal

As a blogger, one of my favourite things to do is sip on my morning coffee and scroll through the latest blog posts from my favourite Blogging Websites.

Facebook, being the creepily perceptive beast that it is, has tuned into this favourite pastime of mine, and tailored my newsfeed accordingly.


However, as I scroll through my newsfeed, sipping on my java, I notice a very clear pattern in the parenting blogging world. 

As I am sure you’ve noticed, social media, bloggers and parenting experts have done a phenomenal (and I use that term loosely) job at categorizing the different types of parents.

There is no such thing as a PERFECT Family

There is no such thing as a PERFECT Family

So we are back from our vacation up at the cottage, and are doing our VERY best to get back into the swing of things (while still trying to soak up the last that our Canadian Summer has to offer) 

While we were up on vacay, I received some emails from followers referring to my "perfect" family, and asking for tips on how to have the "perfect stepfamily life" 

As much as I LOVE hearing from the fabulous women who read my blog, when I read these emails all I could say was "NO! NO! NO!"

 The truth is, if you're looking for advice on how to achieve a perfectly harmonious stepfamily life, you'll need to ask someone else, because you won't find it here! 

Summer Loving + Renos + The KICK-ASS STEPMOM Project

Summer Loving + Renos + The KICK-ASS STEPMOM Project

Just when I thought things couldn't get any busier in our CRAZY, BEAUTIFUL Blended Family Life, they did! 

Amongst all the usual shanigans (aka memory making) of summer, we've decided to a few more things our plate. Which is why things have been pretty quiet over here!

Today I thought I'd take a break from the madness and pop on and give you guys a bit of an update on everything that's been going... and tell you about some exciting things that are coming up for YOU this fall!!

What Having A Mouse In My Bed Reminded Me About Real Life

What Having A Mouse In My Bed Reminded Me About Real Life

A couple weeks ago, my husband and I were lucky enough to get away to one of our favourite places... The French River. 

We are members of a houseboat up there. 

Now before you say get this picture of a luxorious houseboat in your head, you need to know this thing is a bit of monstrosity. It's about the next best thing to sleeping on the ground!

Either way, we love it. It's by far our favourite place in the world. But like I said, it's  roughing it. You're parked in nature, a pretty decent boat ride away from anything civilized. 

With all the joys of going off the grid, come certain risks. Risks like rodents and reptiles. Snakes and mice to be exact. 
 

Our Shift In Mindset + Our Summer Goals

Our Shift In Mindset + Our Summer Goals

Hey there!

Well, we are officially in our summer groove over here! 

We just wrapped up our first week with the kids and it was full everything that summer should be!

Ice cream runs, batting cages, beach days, sleep-ins, and some serious giggles! 

(My stepchildren come every other week, so because of the schedule, our official summer kick-off was a bit delayed) 

For some reason, I'm more excited about summer than I have been for the longest time. I feel like a kid again! I think it has something to do my husband and I making an intentional mindset shift.  

Lately, there has been all sorts of bad news around us. People getting sick, tragic accidents, shootings, riots, you name it.