• Though She Is Scared, She Is Brave

    Since May is Food Allergy Awareness Month, I just want to talk about how brave my daughter is, even though she is scared. The back story If you’ve been around us much, you know that both of my children are allergic to peanuts and most tree nuts (we still avoid them all). Living with a food allergy can be quite…

  • You Got This

    Three little words, said when passing by me as I struggled to breathe, struggled to keep putting one foot in front of the other, and wanted to quit.  “You got this.” I seriously almost burst into tears. My friend had no idea, but I needed to hear those words. I’m sure you’ve had those moments too. Moments when you feel…

  • Attack of the Space Invaders!!

    We just finished up one week of spring break and are starting down the road of spring break number two, and I am ready for a vacation! I mean, I’m ready for a vacation from this vacation. Do you ever feel like that? I think much of it for me is largely because I’m an introvert. Being around a lot…

  • Big Announcement from The Blended Bakery

    ANNOUNCEMENT: So earlier in the year, we stated we were going to make several exciting announcements. Well today is the BIG one. We are so excited to share that we feel it is time to open a full service bakery and coffee shop in the Downtown Lexington area. Our goal is to be the go-to shop for all things baked…

  • Holiday Happenings

    Phew… It’s time to let out a big sigh of relief. The holidays are over! Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE Christmas, and we celebrate the birth of Jesus. But as a blended family, this time of year is just extra crazy! Now that we are a little bit past the crazy, I have had time to breathe and process…

  • Taking Back My Identity

    For several years, my identity was single mom, working mom, strong mom, fit mom. These were things that I felt defined me; they were who I was. I worked full time, exercised regularly with a personal trainer at the gym, worked my Beachbody coaching business, parented two children (with the help of my village) and life was good. Then, I…

  • The Importance of Self Care

    Today was a good day. The fact that it’s noteworthy means that there’s been a lot going on. Life has been difficult lately. Blending families isn’t always a bed of roses, so to speak. The challenges that we face aren’t things that most of our friends can even relate to, unless they’re also part of a stepfamily. It is easy…

  • Welcome to Fall Y’all!

    Oh, Fall, glorious fall! I love this season with its cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and the promise of holidays off of work. This is the time of year when our schedules get even busier, but we do our best to spend quality time with our family. We have been working hard on our bakery, deciding what to offer for the…

  • Love, Anyway

    On today, our 2nd anniversary, I think it’s appropriate to talk about all the reasons why I love my husband.  I love DJ because he loves me anyway. Wait, what?!?! How many times have you said “I love my spouse because…”? Yeah, I’ve said it a lot too. I even participated in the #loveyourspouse challenge on Facebook and had daily…

  • “I’m Sorry” – A Blog Post from The Blended Daddy

    Tonight’s guest post is from the Blended Daddy: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “I’m Sorry” So this blog post is coming straight from the heart of this Blended Daddy! While I generally leave the blogging to my beautiful wife, I was impressed to write about something that happened this morning. You see, my heart was broken. Not by my children, or my wife, or…