Tuesday, October 30, 2007

***UPDATE*** Karon Goodman Blog Book Tour Coming Soon


Karon Goodman will be here on December 4th. What a treat!!!! I hope you will come by and visit on December 4th as well.


I am excited to announce that author, speaker, and blogger, Karon Goodman has new book coming out and she will be posting about it RIGHT HERE on this blog.

What a treat for all of us.

Details about when she will be posting here are still in the works. Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Stones in the blender

It's hard to blend a family.

The word 'blending' gives the image of something that happens in 15 seconds and creates something tasty. Blending families doesn't work that way.

In fact, when families try to blend it can seem like someone threw a load of stones in the blender. Bouncing and rocking around, sounding like everything is going to break, blended family life can get a little unsure every now and again.

Rather than blending and trying to get normal and 'tasty' in 15 seconds, rather than ending up as stones in the blender, how about trying to be stone soup?

Yes, stewing for a while, for years in fact, is the way to 'normalcy' in a stepfamily. One of the keys is to do stepfamily life for a long time. Enough time helps routines to form, traditions to develop - time offers the opportunity to do things many times such that the repetition gives the sense of normalcy.

Be patient. Be kind. Be forgiving.