Packing for our blended family questions - I’m answering all of your questions about how we navigate our stepfamily dynamics while going on vacation!
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Have I ever told you about one of my husband and I's first fights?
It happened on the first snowfall after we got engaged. We woke up in the morning to see the ground covered in white stuff. He was instantly giddy (the man loves all thing winter sports) and I was instantly in a bad mood.
"What's your problem?" he asked.
"I hate winter. Like I hate everything to do with winter... If I could hibernate until spring I would"
Well, we actually got into a heated conversation about my "poor attitude". Apparently he was unaware that that I hated winter when he got down and popped the question. He and the kids both LOVE winter sports
Always, to make a long story short, I had a choice. I could continue to be the Debbie Downer of winter or I could get myself some snow gear and try and change my attitude.
I choose the second.
Almost 6 years into our relationship, I still prefer the heat over the cold, however I have come to have an appreciation for winter sports, especially skiing. It's actually amazing for "family time".
In fact, skiing has become one of my favourite things to do in the winter (well, other than lying on a Caribbean beach with a Pina colada that is) ...
A few weeks back, we took my youngest stepson and Reese on a little road trip to Holiday Valley in Ellicotvile. It's our favourite ski resort sand we make a point fo going at least once a season!
Last minute, the older two weren't able to get off school, so they stayed back with their mom. It was pretty disappointing, but also gave us lots of one -on-one time with my youngest stepson, which is hard to get in a big blended family!
Always, I blogged the getaway (and a major parenting we had with Reese) ... Enjoy!
A huge thanks for Holiday Valley for hosting us again this year. As always, it was a phenomenal time!
Another Q&A coming your way!
We're all about getting organized - but as always, we have a work hard, play hard mentally!
Since this is NOT my area of expertise, I had my friend Kelly McDonnell-Arnold, a relationship and sex therapist, and certified sexologist from Bliss Counselling come over so I could pick her brain!
We chatted about what to do if you're just TOO tired, how sex and working out seem to be that two things that fall of your to-do list when thinks get busy, why communication is the KEY (surprise surprise) and the difference between men and women's sex mojo!
Yesterday I sent one of my girlfriends an email disclosing just how insane my week has been. It's been a complete gongshow and I feel like I've been spinning my tires...Not 15 minutes later I received (the nicest) email from someone telling me how "unreal" my life looks on social media. It's not the first email I've received. A few people have told me that it looks like we have the "perfect" life...
As you may have noticed on my Instagram Feed, last week my husband and I were in Jamaica at a Conference! And as promised.... we filmed a little Q+A!
You asked everything from if he feels bad for the extra stress I go through because I am a stepmom to what he thinks about me playing a role in discipline....
Check it out!