The Blended Tribe

Merry Christmas from The Blended Tribe.

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Merry Christmas! We snapped a quick pic this morning before we dropped everyone off at their other parent’s house. I have to say after 5 Christmas’ together this was probably our best one yet.
We didn’t all start out together, so that makes traditions and such different. We’ve added some new traditions, and have kept some old ones. It for sure feels like we are starting to get the hang of this blended family holiday thing, though. Naturally, it can be completely different next year.
Jon and I now get a few days alone, and we are going to take that time to rest and recoup from all the chaos. A lot of parents don’t get that downtime after events, so this year, instead of being sad and missing the kids, I’m going to focus on my husband and being grateful for a little one-on-one time with him.
Since last Wednesday, the kids have had a ton going on. There have been finals, Birthday celebrations, giving to the homeless, numerous Christmas celebrations, hanging with family and new friends, baking, and our most favorite event was managing our way out of an escape room together. We’ve had a Christmas to remember, and I hope that whatever stage you are at, your Christmas has been just as memorable.

β†’Some of you are going through a divorce, guess what, it WILL get better.

β†’Some of you are celebrating your first Christmas with your kids or even alone, guess what, it WILL get better.

β†’If you find yourself in a less than desirable place this Holiday, just keep moving forward because eventually, it WILL get better!

If you need support, please message me here or on Instagram @the_blended_tribe because I’m here for you.

With all my love and support,



The Blended Tribe



One comment

  1. I completely agree that it gets easier as the years move on. My first few holidays as a stepmom were quite challenging, more so than I expected. I never considered the underlying feelings of the kids. I just thought about the fact that kids like me and I like them. All the deeper emotions involved never even entered my mind. And, at the time, there were not any helpful blogs and websites like this one for support and encouragement. I found very few books, too. That’s what prompted me to write my book, Stepping into a New Role, Stories from Stepmoms. I’m hoping it will be released next year, and I hope the stories the stepmoms shared will provide comfort to others, much like your blog does for so many. I love looking at your pictures of happy kids, and I think it’s great that you and your husband appreciated the downtime you got after the kids scattered to their other homes. πŸ™‚

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