0748dfbe-b606-43e6-8d9e-d852326ffe63.jpegIs your holiday going to be spent in cooking chaos? Children running around with sweet potato mix and marshmallows on a spoon? Will dinner be at home surrounded by extended family or a drive down the street at a local restaurant? Whatever you decide, just remember to take time out of your crazy schedule to think about what and who you are thankful for.

I always spend Thanksgiving at my mom’s house. Tradition starts early in the morning with coffee, newspaper comics, and Black Friday deals. Then the afternoon is spent in the kitchen with the stove, oven, microwave, and so many people going. It’s busy, but I love it.

Kevin, my fiancé, spent last year working and he will be on the road again this year. He works for our local sheriff’s department and hopefully he will be able to stop by and fill up on some turkey. I remember last year, fresh into our relationship, Kevin woke up early and ran to get a Thanksgiving paper for me, left it on the table with a note. I knew then that he was the man I was going to marry. He was so selfless that day and today I am still so thankful for him! Sometimes, it’s the smallest things..

We won’t have either boys with us tomorrow. They are staying with their other parent this holiday. But, it works out because we get to go on a camping trip for the extended weekend as a family! One thing I have learned about being a part of a blended family with involved parents, is that communication and compromise is your best friend. We make it work, because our boys deserve a happy and supportive life. Stay tuned for our camping adventures in Brown County, Indiana! Also, enjoy this yummy recipe I found on Pinterest!




Welcome to the madness!

If you were to ask me a week ago if I could ever start blogging, I probably would have rolled my eyes and laughed. After a couple days I thought “is my life that interesting?” Well, here I am, throwing my comfort out the window. I guess I have always lived my life nurturing and caring for others, so if this blog can cause some laughs, start a conversation, or provide some late night comfort while you enjoy your two minutes of quiet, well that makes it worth it in my book.

A little background- I am twenty-five years young ( although, that feels ancient at the same time). I grew up as an older-middle child with a blended family, since  my parents divorced when I was four and both remarried. I have worked full time in healthcare for many years. ( nurturing and caring, again) I have a wonderful, soon to be, three year old son, Bennett. My fiancé, Kevin, and I are recently engaged, after celebrating the best year together. He brings in his sweet and hilarious son, Stanley. Who is growing way too fast and will be five in a couple months! I am currently at a point in my life where I am learning the ropes of being a boy mom, stepmom, and future wife. All while my honey and I work full time. Who is with me?!

I’m hoping that this blog will bring in some comical insight, show you that you are not alone in the struggle, and provide some how-to tips on trying to keep your life “mommy maintained!”