The Blended Tribe

August 18th

 

So today marks the day that would’ve been my 17th wedding Anniversary with my ex. Odd to think about that now. I remember this day five years back. I was distraught and sad and didn’t know how I would ever get through life without my ex. Fast forward five years and my how things have changed. I can’t even imagine being with that man and don’t know how I was with him for as long as I was.
The bottom line is that God has a plan for everything. He knew the outcome of our relationship the day we started dating. Everything happens for a reason, and although I don’t wish divorce, co-parenting, stepparenting on anyone, I wouldn’t change what happened or my life now for anything.
It’s hard not to remember this day because we shared an anniversary date with dear family friends. It is nice to finally acknowledge this date for what it was……a season of my life. It was a long season full of good times and bad times, and it was a season that I HAD to go through to get me to this season.
So, I’m not going to pretend that I didn’t go through that season….guess what, it happened, and I have two kids to prove it. I’m not going to be embarrassed or ashamed of that season anymore because I can’t erase my past or what has happened. All I can do is look back at this day and be grateful for where I am now.
If you are going through a divorce now, please know that it will get better! I know right now it doesn’t feel like it, but you are on to bigger and better things. I promise.

♥ The Blended Tribe

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Fair Week

 

It has been a busy summer, so I’m catching up on all my blog posts. Ashton had fair two weeks ago.

I’m so proud of my son. He decided to try out 4-H this year, and he raised a pig. This 4-H and fair was an entirely new experience for me. Ashton worked the hardest that I’ve ever seen him work. He got 2nd place in class for his pig and sold his pig at market. We are hooked on 4-H. Being in 4-H has taught him so much this year. He has learned work ethic and how to raise and care for a living animal. He knows the hard work and dedication that this takes now. I recommend 4-H for any kid, and now we have even more members of our tribe interested in raising animals next year after watching Ashton. It’s been a great experience all around, and we are hooked!

A huge thank you to Papa and cousin Sean for helping AJ raise his pig this year. He couldn’t have done it without you two ♥

Happy Birthday Cole!

We have a teenager in the house 😱. Happy 13th Birthday to this guy! 👇🏼

We had an early morning celebration before Dad left for work. I’m dropping him off with his mom and AJ and I are off to the fair 🐷.

Soooooo early 🙄

We love you and hope you have a great day celebrating with your mom!

Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸

Hope you all had a safe and fun 4th of July!! We had our usual neighborhood fun with friends, family, a bike parade, and incredible food. I love our village tribe. We have some pretty amazing people surrounding us 💗💗

❤️ The Blended Tribe


CHANGES & LIFE EVENTS: BLENDED STYLE

 

 

We all know some of the significant stressors in life, you know, the events that cause some kind of stress on us either good or bad.
⋅Death
⋅Divorce
⋅Moving
⋅Loss of Job
⋅Marriage
⋅New Baby

So how would these events not have a significant impact on kids going through them? Right now in our house, we have all four kids dealing with huge life changes at the other parent’s house. How does this affect our kids and in turn us? It affects us by our kids having emotions, thoughts, feelings, attitudes that carry over to our house when they are with us.

Here is what I’m learning through the process….

1. As the parents, be a little more sensitive during this period with the kids. Once I was able to put two and two together, I was able to realize that the kids might need a little more love, attention, and understanding during this time. We’re not letting them get away with things, but we are trying to be a little more sensitive to their needs at this time.

2. Life goes on as usual in our house. We will be sensitive, but nothing changes in our household. We continue with our schedule, chores, and so on. Keep consistent with your normal activities and rules. Kids thrive on consistency and normalcy so keep that up when you have them.

3. Let the kids know you are available and will to talk about any feelings they might have about whats going on. Let them vent or let them express their feelings while not inputting yours. You are only a safe place for them to express what they are feeling and dealing with.

These are the few things I’ve noted so far going through this process with the kids. I will make sure to share if anything else comes up.
It’s all about learning in this crazy house, and it can be exhausting sometimes, but I think we will all turn out better for it.

 

 

♥ The Blended Tribe


 

LOVE IS CRAZY

♥ There is a special someone out there for every single person.  I truly believe this now ♥


 

Blender VB Tournament


So proud of these girls. They took first in the tournament today. Jon and I got to spend the entire day with our oldest. It’s always such a great experience when we get to spend one-on-one time with a kid. Today was a good day, and we are so proud of this girl ♥

Happy Birthday Anabelle

Happy Birthday to our youngest! We are so proud of this little one. She’s an amazing young lady, and she is definitely a bonus in my life.  Excited to share this Birthday with you ♥

 

Tossing the booster ↓ Big day in this house

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