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Everything Always

Aug 8, 2019

I’m doing something a little bit different for today’s episode. A while ago, I read an article on titled “10 Things No One Tells You About Having a Blended Family” by Lindsey Mattingly. I’ve thought about it a lot since then and thought it’d be fun to share.

In today’s episode, I’ll read the article then discuss it – book club-style – in hopes that it’ll help shed light on some very real, very raw things that come with blended family life. I have to say, the 10 things Lindsey points out are spot-on and I can relate to each and every one of them.

Like the fact that blended family life comes with no road map. Even still, years after our marriage, Mike and I find ourselves writing our own road map for our blended family journey. And you will, too. Tune in to hear the 10 things no one tells you about blended family life, and hear how we’ve managed through them in our own way.  

00:30 – 03:00 – Introducing today’s topic: An article I read on

03:00 – 07:30 - The article “10 Things Nobody Tells You About Having a Blended Family”

07:30 – 13:00 - On prioritizing and being set in your ways

13:00 – 19:00 - On comparisons and jealously

19:00 – 24:30 - On loving your step-kids and observations about your own

24:30 – 29:00 - On forgiving easier and being disappointed about the big fuss

29:00 – 34:00 - On being private and having no road map