Like I said, I started this blog as a way to relieve stress and connect with others who are in a blended family. I used to be embarrassed and not very comfortable telling people that I was a divorcee...twice. I felt like I was being judged and somewhat pitted. Let's face it, being in a blended family isn't something you long for and it is certainly not part of the "Happily Ever After" in your childhood fairy tales. But life happens and you deal with it. Where and when did my blended family come to be? Well, I was having the time of my life living every moment to the fullest when I found out I was pregnant at the age of 21. That was my first of many "Holy Shit" moments. Don't get me wrong, my daughter is the best thing that ever happened to me, just threw a little wrench in my life plans... Anyways, my first "husband" and I had only been dating for several months. We didn't really know each other but decided to try and make it work. What's that saying? "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade?" Well we tried and tried to make lemonade but our lemons were just too sour! After three years we called it quits.
Then hubby number two...we had initially met when we were in our late teens. Then in our mid twenties, me as a single mom of one and him a lost soul...we rekindled our love. We married two years later and then voila, my second daughter was born. After 10 years together we decided that we were better friends than lovers and parted ways.
Ok, so that brings us to today...our blended family. Rob, the love of my life and my true soul mate met two years ago. I know it sounds corny and cliché but it couldn't be more true. We recently blended our families and it couldn't be better...well it could be but we are working on it! LOL
We have four kids together and a dog (large rat as Rob says). My two daughters are 13 and 7. Rob's two kids, boy aged 8 and daughter aged 5. As you can imagine our lives are very busy and somewhat chaotic at times. But I wouldn't change a thing.