A family is important to me.  I always wanted to marry and have kids. Live the dream. Like a lot of people, right?

I come from a large family and I wanted at least four children.  I had a plan and I was determined to make it happen. I got married after college and years later had a baby boy.  I was right on track or so I thought.

My son was only weeks old when I left my husband and filed for divorce.  My marriage had fallen apart along with my plan. I’ll leave that story for another time. Anyway, I picked myself and my son up, literally, and started over.

I eventually met someone else.  Okay, that isn’t quite right.  I met a man whom I really liked.  Oh, I didn’t want to like him, but he was so handsome and kind.  He made me laugh and I hadn’t laughed in a very long time.

We had so much in common.  I was a teacher.  He was a teacher.  I’d coached.  He coached.  More importantly, we were both parents and it was clear he adored his daughters.

So, as much as I fought it, we fell in love.  We also fell in love with each other’s kids.

We’ve now been married over ten years and we are still going strong – despite the overwhelming odds against second marriages.

We’re a blended family with a life filled with ups and downs.  We’ve made it work, but we’re still working to make it work.

Please join me in our blended experience!