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My babes have been gone a few days. A few days of...just me...in these 4 walls. Most of my friends have jokingly said how envious they are....⁣ And I’d be wrong to say I haven’t enjoyed the “break” for a portion of it. I have. ⁣ A break to clean up the messes they left behind. ⁣ A break to work, rest and catch up. ⁣ But once that break is over. ⁣ The silence kicks in. ⁣ A silence I have adapted to over the years by getting out of it...⁣ I work solo mostly, but I have learned to fill my extra time with the busy of friends and coffee shops and lunch dates and hikes and some noise that replaces that of my kiddos. ⁣ It’s an eerie silence when you first experience it as a single parent. ⁣ Almost like that silence when your kids are little and you know they’re up to something because they all of a sudden go quiet and then you find your wall covered in red permanent marker (yes that happened 😂) And your motherly instinct is to go to them. Except they’re gone. Not close enough to get to. And yes, they’re with their other parent/parents having an incredible time...but it’s still a void I’ve yet to understand when I’m home alone. ⁣ ⁣ This isolation during this time has proved to be a huge learning curve. Learning to juggle it all better when they’re here, and learning to understand the silence when they’re not. Raise your hand if you know what I mean 🙋🏻‍♀️ ⁣ ⁣ The first photo was taken years ago. Of my oldest. A side by side comparison. A reminder to me now they’re always a part of me even when they’re not with me. ⁣ To all the single parents, divorced parents, blended families trying to understand the silence during these strange times. Hugs to you ❤️


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𝖶𝗁𝗒 𝗂𝗍’𝗌 𝗂𝗆𝗉𝗈𝗋𝗍𝖺𝗇𝗍 𝗍𝗈 𝖻𝖾 𝗅𝖾𝖺𝗇𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝗂𝗇𝗍𝗈 𝖺 𝗋𝗈𝗎𝗍𝗂𝗇𝖾. ♡︎♡︎♡︎ #takingactionnow


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It’s cold and the sun is hiding today. So here’s a throwback to warmer times. I will be so happy when it’s full blown summer and sun! Twists are my favorites. I feel like a rag, squeezing out the yuck and returning fresh. . . . #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #tattooedyogi #yogamom #parivrttautkatasana #chairtwist #sahm #bonusmom #liforme #quarantine #sunshine #summergirl


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Missing our little wildling so much. Can’t wait till this is all over xoxo #stepson #bonusmom #afrohair #toddlersofinstagram #family


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These girls 🥰 #quarantinebaes#Mommy#BonusMom#Girls#Love


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Trying to figure out who gets the fancy desk setup when we both have scheduled zoom calls at 10am


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if you have older fruit that you need to use up, make jam or marmalade like we did! great idea from @guarnaschelli and @paddingtonbear use small pieces of oranges or whatever older fruit you have, add honey or maple syrup (depending on fruit), water, vanilla and or spices -we used cinnamon, honey and vanilla - and simmer away! #marmalade #jam #famjam #bonusmom #stepmom #pretendchef #makingjam #bekind ❤️


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Tough love Tuesday!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can’t control much these days... but you CAN control what you put in your mouth!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know all too often we say we can’t control ourselves, but the reality is sometimes you just need a little reminder that you ABSOLUTELY can - even though I know days like these can make us feel weak or out of control of our most basic personal responsibilities.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I want to lovingly remind you that while, yes, YOU are in complete control, also realize that food cravings are far more than just willpower - they are a chemical response.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The longer you eat low nutrient, high sugar foods, the more you crave them. But conversely, the more you eat nutrient dense, high fiber foods, the easier it is to say yes to them first!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Those first few days, weeks, and even months (depending on how long you’ve eaten a certain way) WILL be tough... there’s no denying that. BUT, with some support, education, and a nutrient dense diet that helps your body feel nourished while getting over the “need” for the poor quality stuff, you will get to the point that the cravings will dull greatly. I promise!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Will they EVER go away completely? Unfortunately no. But when you FEEL and visibly SEE how eating better effects you, it makes STOPPING the chips, candy, and fried foods much easier.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Going at it alone is SO much tougher than doing it with others! Join a group, immerse yourself in the learning, accountability and support of the others and give it back in return... upping your own personal sense of accountability feels SO GOOD to support others!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Finding a community and mentor can be the deciding factor for long term success. People fail not necessarily because they're following a bad exercise or weight loss plan, but because they lack a good support system.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So let’s go... draw that line in the sand and CONTROL what you CAN!


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⁣✨We are 34 weeks✨⁣ ⁣ ⁣ This means baby girl is about the size of a pineapple 🍍!!! This also means we are in our 8th month of pregnancy! Woohoo! I have not gotten to that “I’m over it” point that I hear some talk about when preggo and I’m still enjoying all of the little changes throughout the process. She kicks so hard these days that my whole body literally moves sometimes though! 😳⁣ ⁣ ⁣ I am getting a little more anxious as the due date gets closer and closer and with everything going on in the world right now, but I’ve just been praying about it and talking to my husbandtherapist who ALWAYS calms me down lol.⁣ ⁣ I am also pretty busy running my virtual business! I’m so thankful for my clients sticking with me through all of these changes we are all experiencing! They are awesome and I learn so much from them as business owners as well!⁣ ⁣ What did/do you do when you became more anxious as time got/gets closer? ⁣ ⁣ #bumpdate #34weekspregnant #8monthspregnant #quarantinedandpregnant #blackmaternity #thebump #momtobe2020 #momtobe #bonusmom #pregnancy #thirdtrimester #jaxmomlife #blackmoms #blackmomsblog #youtuber #babycenter #whattoexpect #husbandphotographer #bighairdontcare #naturalhair #naturalmoms #pineapples #may2020 #mompreneurlife #jacksonville #mentalhealth #blackbusinesswomen #floridamom #millenialmom #pregnancyupdate


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This is our schedule and it’s been a God send. It’s a perfect amount of movement and study and I even skipped an hour before lunch knowing that we would need that time to catch up on things. This has really helped our family. What’s helped yours?


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We’re finding joy in the smallest of things these days. Like attempting to keep Venus Fly Traps alive. 🌱 (And yes, his nails desperately need to be cut. 😂)


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#StepTalkTuesday ...Because even when it's good, it's complicated.⁣⁠ 😉⁠


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It really is difficult to lift others up when you are bombarded with negativity. I've pretty much always been an optimist, but there were times when my eyes saw only the negative. The more I focused on that, the more it multiplied into other areas of my life. That's why the following Bible verse is so important to me: Philippians 4:8 says, "brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things." https://theblendedfamilymom.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/speak-over-your-family/ #theblendedfamilymom #stepmom #stepmommy #stepmoms #stepmomma #proudstepmom #bonusmomproblems #stepmomlife #blendedfamily #blendedfamilies #beautifullyblended #stepdaughter #bonusmom #bonusmommy #bonusmoms #stepfamily #stepfamilylife #ourblendedhome #blendedandblessed


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Been stuck with TWO! Luckily they're good, but they're also bored as heck and finding new ways to entertain themselves and annoy me 😉 but I still totally love them! #diaryofaquarantinedstepmom #stepmomon #stepmomlife #bonusmomlife #stepmomlife #bonusmom #quarantinelife #quarantinedwithteens #lovethemlikemyown #quaranteenagers #quaranteenager


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Åh hvis bare du gad sove. Du er jo nem nok at putte, du synes bare at det er for kedeligt rent faktisk at blive i søvnen. 😂😴🤯 #momlife #veganpregnancy #veganskgraviditet #growingvegans #barsel #babylove #loveyou #mom #veganmom #veganparents #veganbaby #love #mom #bonusmom #stepmom #myboy #dadsboy #momsboy #babyvegan


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Yo..crawling away from leg day with a SMILE on my face, even if @joelfreemanfitness has me melted into the ground! Lol . LEG AND BOTTAYY GAINS—you game for this, yet 🤩 ps—pipe the new workout pants, thanks @amazonfashion @amazon


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📣 New Episode Alert!📣 Today I'm hanging with @blendedbradleys 🎧🎙 . . We're talking extended family challenges, acclimation, her online blog and more!😊 . . Join us on #applepodcasts #googlepodcasts #spotifypodcast or wherever you listen to your podcast!🎙


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A lot of things may be at a standstill right now... however life still has to go on. . It’s for this reason that during this quarantine moments I decided I will answer the questions you have on step family challenges. Feel free to DM me (confidentiality assured💯). . Today’s question -IS CO - PARENTING WITH MY EX NECESSARY? . I have answered this through a video -link in bio. Watch to learn more . . Wishing you well with your families and let’s continue doing all we can to keep safe. This too shall pass💝 . #coparenting #divorce #parenting #blendedfamily #blendedfamilynetwork #blendedfamilycoach #adelicatebalancebk #stepmom #bonusmom #familylaw #family #blendedfamilies #separation #mediation #divorcesupport #stepparenting #singleparenting101 #custody #singleparent #stepdad #fatherrights #marriage #stepkids #fatherhood #divorcemediation #stepparent


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1st day of online school was a success! Super proud of my kids navigating this on their own and very grateful for the teachers helping them. I will be honest my feelings of not being home to help were not my best. Jealousy, anxious, mad but those feelings really do not help me or my kids with success. God asks us to have patience and rest on him, to not worry. And times like yesterday I struggled with that. God knew and when I came home to 2 kids making dinner all 4 kids homework was done except what they needed help with. I felt very blessed. I know times like this Corona virus make it very difficult to trust and believe. So let's focus on the good Today what are you grateful for?


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We're hosting a virtual baby shower just for you, mama!⁣ ⁣ Virtual Bloom is happening on Sunday, April 5, and we want to celebrate new and expecting mothers with giveaways, excellent resources, and plenty of community all afternoon long.⁣ ⁣ Visit the link in our bio and follow the event page, so you don’t miss a thing!


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Een tiener in huis! 🥳💐🥳 en zelf haar taart gemaakt (met oma) Hieperdepiep!! ❤️ #fatherdaughter @driessteenbergen #birthday #bonusmom #birthdaygirl #tiener #teenager #happybirthday #verjaardag #liefde #zoveelliefde


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The only man that has my heart 💜 #Dad #bonusmom


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This 🌟✨⭐️🌒. Just making sure you get your daily dose of wonder. #wonderment #wonder #imagine #believe #reachforthestars🌟 #starrynight #coloradoparents #denverparents #coloradokids #bonusmom #stepmom #mom #parenting . . Posted @withregram@morgansketch Reach for the stars 💫✨ Throwback illustration from last year while I work today and ready my patreon for relaunch 💕💙 #illustration #kidlit #kidlitart #photoshop #digitalart #art #childrensillustration #childrensbook


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With this whole pandemic going on, I wanted to make light of the situation and take a funny picture with the kiddos.... I think it’s safe to say they thought it was funny!! I pray everyday for OUR FUTURE. Especially for our babies!!! So please everyone STAY HOME !!! #stayhome #funny #tiedyeshirts #grilligoycofamily #pandemic2020 #praying #wishingthebestforeveryone #weareinthistogether #momblogger #tolietpaper #lysolspray #mybabies #bonusmom #handsanitizer #grilligoycoteam #kailanianais #andrekole #remyjoseph #ameliajade #love #thisisus #blended


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I remember as a child learning that rainbows 🌈 were a reminder of God’s promise that the he would never flood the earth again. Right now it seems like we could all use that reminder. A little piece of hope A smile. Happiness. A sign that things will get better. I know I need it. My little family does. Hopefully it brightens someone else’s day too. I’m sure TJ thought I was nuts when he walked in on this ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜


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#casin #casin #casinos #freespinsbonus #coinmasterfreespinslink #bonusmom #bnus #danludan #danludanwin #bigwindows #bigwinn #megabigwin‼️ #sloth #slott #казино_онлайн #бонусныекарты #данлудан #заносит #деньгидаром


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Our anniversary was this month. We semi-celebrated 7 years of marriage👫🏾. I say semi-celebrated cause the current state of the union dampened our plans. 😒 Still, here’s to THE BEST 7 years 🥂 and the many many many many more to come. 💕 💕 💕 #millettgang #milletthouse #millettkids #millettfamily #millettfamilytrip #blacklove #marriedlife #blackmarriage #blacklovematters #blacklovecouples #blackloveisreal #blackloveexists #blackloverocks #blendedfamily #blendedfamilies #blendedfamilylife #blendedfamilylove #largefamily #largefamilies #largefamilylife #largefamilymom #bigfamily #bigfamilies #bigfamilylife #bigfamilylove #bonusmom #bonusmomlife #bonusdad #bonuskids


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Quarantine was tough today - as in we did absolutely nothing educational and instead played in boxes, instilled child labour, watched too much tv and took naps 🤷🏼‍♀️ . It was also a day where my patience was high (probably because I slept in.. thanks babe!), we laughed a ton and I didn’t get frustrated ONCE.. and neither did the kids!! We just hung out all day and it was so nice 🖤


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“and she loved two little boys very much- more than she loved herself” 💙💙 #boymom #bonusmom


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It’s not about tearing down the other parent—it’s about building up the child. - Tammy Daughtry


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My boys. 😍😍 #bonusmom #bonusson #dogmama #boys


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Because C-h-a-r-l-o-t-t-e wouldn’t fit. 💜 #stepmom #stepmomlove #bonusmom #bonusmomlife #lovethiskid


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Hello friends, how has quarantine been treating you? We spent the first few weeks indoors, sick (probably a cold but who knows 🤔😷), resting, sleeping-in, hanging around in pijamas, procrastinating on the list of “shoulds”, taking it easy, being gentle with ourselves, and slowly getting used to this new (temporary?) normal as much as one can get used to this strange situation. .. .. In addition to being a working, entrepreneurial mom/stepmom of 5 I’m now a home-school teacher 👩‍🏫, and its been a lot at once. Taking the time to digest it all, make a plan of action and implement it gently (we’re all doing things we weren’t doing weeks ago, and many things we didn’t voluntarily sign up for). But we are resilient and we can do this! .. .. A couple days ago my son turned 6 months old, so I baked some cupcakes 🧁, threw a little party with our quarantined family of 7, and vowed to start taking action. .. .. Today we started homeschooling on a new and flexible schedule, and it was a success. Striving for progress, not perfection, and being forgiving and self-compassionate during this time has been key. If you don’t have it all together, it’s okay! You will figure this out, give yourself the space and time to do so 🥰sometimes keeping busy is just an escape mechanism so you don’t have to deal with your feelings, and allowing yourself to do nothing is just the break-through you need 😘😉


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😂STEPMOM HUMOR- ❗️How HIGH CONFLICT BIO MOMS BE w/STEPMOMS during COVID-19


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We are going a little stir crazy but trying to maintain some sense of normalcy. Have you stuck with a routine or thrown it out the window? We are trying to follow a routine because that’s what reduces Krista’s anxiety the most ❤️


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I heard the same advice when talking about divorce and coparenting.. “not every action needs a reaction”, “respond rationally not emotionally”.⁣ ⁣ It took a lot of work. It took a lot of self reflection. It took learning self control. ⁣ ⁣ SELF CONTROL IS STRENGTH 🙏🏼 And eventually I learned how to not let my emotions overpower my intelligence.⁣ ⁣ So I wanted to remind those of you struggling, about this same advice. Because it’s in my opinion, life changing advice if you can put the words into action.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #childrenmatter #mothersmatter #fathersmatter #coparentingtips #jointcustody #women4coparenting #sharedcustody #divorceadvice #divorcedmom #divorceddad #coparenting #stepmom #biomom #stepdad #biodad #divorcedparents #coparentingdoneright #motherhood #blendedfamily #bonusmom #bonusdad #sharedparenting #blendedfamilies #coparents #blendedfamilylife #stepfamilylife #coparenting101 #coparentinggoals #coparentinglife #stepfamily


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What are the words coming from your mouth on a day to day basis? Are you instilling positive thoughts in your husband's and children's minds? There is an old saying, "Garbage in; garbage out." I believe it. Whatever you pour into others’ minds, you can expect to receive the same back from them in the future. But before you can expect to be a free-flowing fountain of encouragement and positivity, you need to examine what is filling your heart and mind! https://theblendedfamilymom.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/positive-words-2/ #theblendedfamilymom #stepmom #stepmommy #stepmoms #stepmomma #proudstepmom #bonusmomproblems #stepmomlife #blendedfamily #blendedfamilies #beautifullyblended #stepdaughter #bonusmom #bonusmommy #bonusmoms #stepfamily #stepfamilylife #ourblendedhome #blendedandblessed


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Homeschooling looks a little different today with one county on Spring Break. Shout out to all the StepMoms busting their butts to the best thing for their kids. Do you think it’s harder being a biological parent or a step parent? Why? #FamilyOfSevenInASixpackWorld #AskAmberDean #BonusMom #BonusMomSupport #StepMom #StepMomSupport #BonusMomLife #StepMomLife


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We're just gonna leave this one right here for anyone who needs to hear it. 💜


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Distance Learning Day 1✅ I will give myself grace! I will give myself grace! I will give myself grace! I was not meant to work day/night, endure current nursing anxiety, parent, teach, oversee the usual and stay sane all at the same time. I will lower my expectations before going crazy. I will stop and seek a connection like this before arguing over an assignment. I will NOT neglect my recharge times. I will remind myself that I’m overstimulated because they feel safe with ME. I will teach a skill instead of complaining about too much to do. I will make movement and fresh air mandatory in our day. I will do my part to make this as temporary as possible. I got this. We go this! ❤️ #schoolday1again #distancelearning #coronavirus #quarantine2020 #nurselife #momlife #essential #stayhome #doyourpart #faithfilled #godsgirl #policewife #firewife #fitmomof4 #bonusmom #nightnurselife #NICU #athomefitness


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I remember these two nights pretty clear. The 1st photo 6 months before the 2nd, I remembered being sick and tired of being sick and tired. I remembered feeling like the ugly duckling next to 3 of my Beautiful gal pals. One friend I remembered feeling the need to say over and over again how I had probably gained 30lbs since I left my job. I remembered my excuse being, "It's ok. I have been enjoying all of the food and traveling to see my husband and I am totally ok with it." That was a lie. It was an excuse, one I had come up with to make myself feel better. My weightloss journey has been my journey for as long I can remember. As a teen and young adult I struggled with bulimia. I have tried many fad diets and exercise programs but nothing that kept the weight off or kept me interested. The problem? I didn't have the total solution. The 2nd photo, where I am only 15lbs lighter, leaner and stronger I had been utilizing said total solution for 6 weeks. 6 weeks is what it took me in using a total solution package to feel confident and happy in my skin. The great thing about this total solution is it's easy to follow. It isn't a pill you take or some magic elixir. It is something to be proud of. It is You putting in the work, exercising, drinking your superfoods, following a nutrition and meal plan that is given to you. You don't even have to think about it. It is a community of woman who are working towards the same goals. It is working on Mindset and self love. It is me, as your COACH cheering you on and helping you to find the confidence I feel now. This isn't Magic, although some days it feels like it. It is hard work and something to be proud of. If you are looking for a total solution, a way to build confidence and start loving who you are at every stage of your life, drop an emoji below 👇 or send me a DM. Let's just chat about what this total solution would mean to you. #busymomlife #raisingmen #midwestmom


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Your stepmother is going to absolutely ❤ your heartfelt, handwritten note on your wedding day. 💌 Shop link in bio 💍


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Mondays are for exploring 🚶‍♀️🌻🏞


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🚨New blog post🚨 Ending women’s month with a bang 💫 An open letter to my own golden girl. Link in bio . . . #blendedfamily #bonusmom #stepparenting #goldengirls #friendship #womenempowerment #womensupportingwomen #blendablebunch #blendedblog #griefjourney #griefsupport


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We might not have it all together, but together we have it all! #famjam #bonusmom #imnotluckyimblessed #blessed #blendedfamily #myguys #gatlinburg #myheart


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rescue remedy - welcome home Elodie #whoreallyrescuedwho


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Day 90 - so grateful for the people out there saving lives, while risking theirs. Last week I received a call for a blood donation. I always hop on the chance if the timing works out. So tonight after work I went and gave some time and my blood to hopefully help save another. It's just sitting in my body all extra like, going round and round, begging to just be shared with someone in need. So why not?! Have you donated lately? I was very pleased with their operations and checks to keep everyone safe. If you're able - I urge you to help those in need. #savealife #donatelife #donateblood #blooddrive #apositive #a+blood #helpingothers #helpinghands #blood


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When your son works out with you to keep you motivated... and to make sure you don’t let your excuses win over your goals! 💪🏻 . .


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soaking in every single nerf gun war this spring break • we’re focusing on making memories (and maybe doing a little math too) • life is beautiful imperfect and while I certainly may reach the limit of Kidz Bop songs soon, these are the days we will never forget #positivity #nerf #bonusmom


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Our battle buddy goes back to his other house today! 😭 We have had him for almost two weeks and it’s been absolutely incredible! This Bonus Mama couldn’t be happier. 🤍 Our boy has experienced some intense emotional disruptions growing up; suicidal ideation, self harm, manic meltdowns, breaking things, punching holes in walls, etc and lately, since has been spending kore time with his father and I, it seems as though he is growing past this behavior! He and I have shared many conversations in which I have shone some light on my past, in which I’ve talked to him about my traumas, my anger mismanagement, and all the tools I use to cope now, and all the healing work I have been doing, and continue to do! He has been incredibly receptive to these conversations and seems to have adopted those tools, too! It’s incredible how we can help others by admitting we need help AND seeking professional help. You know? 👏🏽 I am truly grateful that I am a better person, today, than I was two years ago, and that I get to help guide, teach, and heal my son. 🤍 • • • • #stepmom #stepmomlife #stepmomlove #stepmommy #bonusmom #bonusmomlife #bonusmommy #stepson #sober #sobriety #soberliving #teachthroughlove #recovery #recoveryispossible #momandson #happy #healthy #inspire #inspirational #motivation #healing #growth #traumainformed #recoveryispossible #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthadvocate #overcomingobstacles #traumarecovery


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Kempers day to “save the earth” 🌎 she was SO excited to walk around our whole development picking up trash. She definitely gets what life is about. I’m so proud of her. #savingtheearth #trashpickup #neighborhood #tributaryonfosterlake #shegetsit #loveher #bonuskid #bonusmom #love


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It is a thirsty person who thinks my income will be counted toward child support. I already spend money on a child that is not mine, and at my discretion. To come for me, and what I’ve earned...you are fishing alone. The only option is a 50/50 split which means no money for anyone. Sounds pretty fair to me. RCW 26.19.071. Now get a drink because you look parched!


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This little nugget is full of surprises. Our “quick” bike ride turned into 8.5 miles down the Chippewa River State Trail 🚴🏻‍♂️ Fully prepared for him to have jello legs tomorrow. #ridebike #lifeofian #bonusmom


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This #Daddysgirl has always been active! ⚽️ 🎣🤸🏼‍♀️🧘‍♀️⛷🏊‍♀️🚣‍♀️🤽🏻‍♀️🚴‍♀️🩰🏃‍♀️🏐⠀ ⠀ Ever since she was 2yo she’s been in some kind of physical activity. So NOT having an outlet right now like PE was not an option🚫!⠀ ⠀ She had a couple of choices for at Home PE— BB Kids/family workouts, Run 15mins or Barre & she chose to do @BarreBlendWorkout with me! 👍🏼 So far so good too!⠀ ⠀ Aside from the fact that we look like total goobers trying to do these ballet 🩰 moves it’s making for a pleasurable activity full of laughs 🤣 & muscle definition especially being my Round 2💪🏼😏⠀ ⠀ I’m so #thankful we’ve always kept her active🙌🏼 Having the physical outlet allows for her to handle her stress in a healthy way! Hopefully forming great lifelong habits she can fall back on as an adult!⠀ ⠀ #betheexample #bethelight 💡 #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #barreblend #bonusmom #stepmom #bonusmomlife #blendedfamily #healthyhabits #activelifestyle @elisejoanfitness @barreblendworkout


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Today is a struggle....but so is life. . We are all just doing the very best we can during uncertain times with little information. . Now is not the time to compare our struggles to those of others. We must collectively realize that each of us is on a journey and hardships of varying intensity will fall at different times and places on that path. 🙏🏼 . Be kind to each other ❤️ . #stepmom#stepmomsupport #bonusmom #blendedfamily #coparenting #parallelparenting #coparentingwithanarcissist #struggle #silenceisntdefeat #lifepath #comparisonisthethiefofjoy #covid_19


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such a happy baby 💓


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This Monday feels more like any other Monday in the world. I’m busy today. Like, legitimately busy and I have legitimately worked through to be productive on all fronts; laundry, dishes, school lessons (Midge can read FOUR words), three square meals, cleaning, worked out, On Demand business, and my actual job. I mean, fashion choice is questionable but the rest is on point. Now, I need a nap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #work #workfromhome #home #homesweethome #homedesign #tattoo #tattoos #tattooideas #tattooedgirls #ootd #ootdfashion #workworkwork #day #girl #girlswithtattoos #mondaymotivation #monday #mondaymood #mondayvibes #bonusmom #wife #life #lifestyle #upstateny #selfie #mom #momlife #badass #pink #naptime


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Me going into Quarantine...⁣ “This is great! My house is going to be so clean! I’m going to get so much done!” 🙌 ⁣ ⁣ Reality of Quarantine: ⁣ “Hey babe! Do you want to watch the Tiger King or Nap?” 💤


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