Yesterday I turned 31. 

Despite waking up to new pearl earrings from my amazing husband (thank-you babe, I promise not to lose this pair) the day was pretty much business as usual. Actually, it was a little more chaotic than usual.

My husband spent the morning running around, trying to get organized for an overnight hockey tournament with my 12-year-old stepson, while I got the other three up and moving for the day. 

Normally I spend my birthday getting a nice massage and hanging out in a favourite coffee shop doing some annual refection & goal setting (yeah I am corny like that), but apparently our new daycare closes on Remembrance Day, so it was me and our sweet two-year-old menace for the day.

In fact, I started writing this post yesterday morning as my 2-year-old sat beside me trying to pretend that she wasn't colouring on our new white counters instead of her Paw Patrol Colouring Book (Thank goodness Crayola markers are washable)

Obviously, the whole "sitting still" thing didn't last long, as the blog post went uncompleted, until now.  

Ah well! Tis life (with kids) 

Last year on my birthday, I wrote a blog post about how I am no where near where I thought I would be at this point in my life... which is actually something I feel pretty good about. Yesterday as I attempted to do my annal refection while I scrubbed the marker off my counters and played "BABY" with Reese", I realized that still hasn't changed. 

[You can read that blog post by clicking HERE]

Amongst the craziness, our blended family struggles and the inevitable shitty days, I never dreamed of a life this good. 

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I never dreamed of the joy that a house full of kids would bring to my life
That I would write a blog
I mean that I would write a blog that people actually read
That everyone once and a while people would refer to me as an "entrepreneur" 
That all the shitty things that have happened in my past, would turn out to be exactly what I needed help me get to where I want to be... 
That I would be a "stay-at-home-wife" or "working-at-home-wife" ... however you want to label me
That I would develop enough confidence to actually stop caring about what other people think of me
That I would develop enough confidence to ACTUALLY believe that happiness and success are possible and deserved
Not to mention that this blog, which was initially only a personal outlet, would lead to the development of an international community of likeminded Stepmoms, many who have become my good friends (FYI I'm talking about YOU)

It really is surreal! 

With that I want to say thank-you to all the people in my life, whether we connect virtually or face to face... 

31 is looking pretty good! 

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In fact, in honour of my birthday, and my love for goal setting & personal reflection, I have a surpirse for the Stepmoms in this Community... 

I just wrapped up the second round of The KICK-ASS Stepmom Project, and was not planning on running another session until the Fall. But after receiving a flood of emails inquiring about the next round, I've created a new version of The KICK-ASS Stepmom Project.... one that I think many of you will appreciate. 

The difference between this version and the previous version is that the program can be completed at your own pace!  

Instead of having LIVE WEBINARS, the information is going to be delivered via Video, E-Book, and Online Printables.

The cost of the program is $99 US, however, for the next week I am going to offer the program at $50 OFF! 

All you have to do is secure your spot now for $49, and on January 1 (just in time for New Years Resolutions) the course will be in your inbox!! 

To learn about the course and what is included in The KICK-ASS Stepmom Project 2.0 (verses the original version of the program which costs $199) click HERE

Something tells me you're going to like what you see!