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Hard work Pays off! 📝📚💵 Although I think a lot of things come easy to this girl!! 🤣 (Wish I had that blessing!) She still puts her all into most everything she does. She is naturally a go getter. Loves school & learning! Wants to try every physical after school activity there is. And, is really just an all around good little human being! ♥️ . . Now that she is in 1st grade and things are getting tougher academically, physically and just life in general. Figuring out who she is becoming and how to deal with things that are out of her control. We wanted to introduce a little Bonus Prize at Report Card time for all her dedication to trying her best at all she does. Thought about gift, toys, treats, places. Then I thought... Cash! After all, working towards cash for what you need and want is what life becomes all about. Without the finances... desires are not as easy to come by. She loves saving the change she finds to go shopping at the $1 or 99cent stores 😄. So, why not start the lesson now of Earning, Saving & Spending. First report card of the year was All 3s, a couple 4s and Praise from the teacher. 🌟 . . Does your family do allowances or cash for good grade? What age range does this apply to in your house? Do you help them save it, or do you let them spend it as they please? #kidfinance #financeforkids #goodgrades #reportcardseason #schoolgraderewards #momsharing #mamalife #momblog #momtruth #motherhood #mama #adventuresinmotherhood #stepmom #realmomlife #wifelife #parentinguncensored #mamasgotthis #familyfirst #homeschoolmama #charterbound #californialiving #calimama #raisingcalikids #hellagrownmama

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blendedmatters. Our minds are constantly trying to protect us. The scenario doesn’t ma

Our minds are constantly trying to protect us. The scenario doesn’t matter, what we are doing doesn’t matter, our mind is still trying to protect us. We have to teach our minds that it is ok, the risk can be worth the reward in the end.⁣ ⁣ As a runner and running coach I push my clients to go further than they think they can. To break through some of those mental barriers. ⁣ ⁣ The same is true for our heart. As children we wear our hearts on our sleeve. We give and accept love freely and easily. As we grow and go through life’s experience the heart recoils and the mind takes over. ⁣ ⁣ I grew up in home where I understood pain, fear, and loss. I kept my heart protected early on. Even in relationships where I was “in love” I was still holding back. ⁣ ⁣ I got married young in hopes of finding a love that would save me. It didn’t work like that. I had to learn to put my whole self out there in order to receive great love. After I got divorced and floated through a few horrible relationships I found Rory. I knew that in order to have a real relationship with him, in order to experience great love I needed to take some risks. That required some work and reflection on myself, one of those things that is often scary and risky.⁣ ⁣ That brings me to today. I found a great love with my husband. But even better, I found a great love for myself.

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myblendednest. The best thing about shopping on the internet this holiday season rath

The best thing about shopping on the internet this holiday season rather than in a store is that you don’t have to wear pants 🤷‍♀️ . . Speaking of online shopping, we have a HUGE flash sale going on right now that you don’t want to miss! Seriously, best prices I’ve ever seen! . . I’d love to add you to our sale group, just send me a message to be added!

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steed81. Aggressive Relaxation

Aggressive Relaxation

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raisingbrahmer. We are having an early Thanksgiving Dinner at my stepmoms. I told her

We are having an early Thanksgiving Dinner at my stepmoms. I told her to have a boatload of turkey gravy just for me! What is your favorite turkey dish? #RaisingBrahmer #Thanksgiving #thanksgivingpants #stepmom #charlietheranchdog

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strangledinlajolla. HELP MAKE STRANGULATION A FELONY AND STEP PARENTS PROTECTED UNDER DOME

HELP MAKE STRANGULATION A FELONY AND STEP PARENTS PROTECTED UNDER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS IN EVERY STATE! Yep. #truth but it gets worse the City Prosecution put my name on it by mistake then berated me for not understanding the CPO. Oh I understood alright I understood that messed up big time. Even crazier my husband who saved my life from his psychotic mentally ill ex-wife who received a minor scratch on his arm was protected but me who suffered multiple brain traumas and year's now of cervical thoracic spine instability was not protected. It pays to really know your laws and to get involved because this isn’t right! Step parents are family! #CALIFORNIA #DA it’s time we become more modern #family friendly and view step parents as family! #F🎗CKDV #stepmom #stepdaughter #strangulation #standup #metoo #strangulationprevention #strangulationsurvivor #trauma #strangulationisafelony #domesticviolence #ptsd #tbi #mentalhealthawareness #love #bully

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blendedfamilyfrappe. Raise your hand if you've been there.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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No one

Raise your hand if you've been there.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🙋🏻‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No one talks about the day-to-day exhaustion of feeling constantly judged and found lacking, of constantly walking on eggshells living in fear that the next thing you say or do could affect the amount of time your stepkid is at your house. This is a very real fear that stepparents in high conflict live with EVERY SINGLE DAY.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🙅🏻‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If I could go back in time, here's the advice I'd give myself: LIVE AUTHENTICALLY. Be your best self, fearlessly, every single day, and trust that no family court judge is gonna take a kid away from their parent just because the kid complains that their stepparent asked them to eat their veggies at dinner one too many times.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💜⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #livefearlessly #parentfearlessly #highconflict #highconflictdivorce #custody #childcustody #custodybattle #custodyrights #jointcustody #familycourt #parentalalienation #parentalalienationawareness #parentingproblems #parentingsupport #blendedfamily #stepfamily #stepmom #stepdad #coparenting #stepparenting #singleparents #blendedfamilyfrappe

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BE AUTHENTIC: let’s talk about why this phrase set me off last night... at 29 years old I personally feel that I have amazing self awareness. I know what makes me me. What triggers me. What drives me. What drags me. What serves me and what I struggle with. I personally feel that I have built this brand on being nothing but me. I’ve talked about the good and bad days, when I feel uninspired or defeated, I’ve talked about my weight, my family, my business, the good parts and the sad parts. I’ve talked about being a mother, a wife, a step mom, a business women, knowing absolutely nothing, winging it, promises i made to myself, resolutions, my yes year, family vacations. Taking time to appreciate all of you along with responding to all comments and messages. . . . So forgive me for being taken back by someone telling me I need to be more authentic because there are VERY few things I will not talk about and let me tell you my filter is next to nothing. . . . 7 years ago I lost my backbone, and along with my “yes year” my resolution was to not take shit from things (or people) that don’t help me grow or serve me. So pardon the snap back but the term “be authentic” doesn’t settle well for this mama. Authenticity served here daily.

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We went to go see Frozen 2 today and it was EVERYTHING!! Lovely day spent with my lickle family 😍👩‍👩‍👧 . . @victoriajusticeaddict . . #frozen #frozen2 #cinema #lesbians #lesbian #lesbo #familyphotography #familylife #lgbtq #lgbtq🌈 #lgbt #mummy #mummydaughter #stepdaughter #stepmom

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meetthemiletskys. This is how we brunch 😋

This is how we brunch 😋

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I used to pay attention to the scale or the tag in my jeans.⁣ ⁣ I used to deprive myself of certain foods that I wanted.⁣ ⁣ Overtime working out wasn’t fun anymore and it seemed more like a punishment.⁣ ⁣ And of course when I didn’t see results instantly I would get frustrated and give up...⁣ ⁣ This time around I changed my mentality to focus more on how I felt and told myself that I would follow every step and rid any excuses.⁣ ⁣ I am focusing on certain foods to fuel my body yet still finding a balance. I ate pumpkin pie last night and I didn’t beat myself up over it.⁣ ⁣ I am changing the way I look at my body and made a promise to stay consistent. ⁣ ⁣ And consistency has led to results.⁣ ⁣ You can wait until Monday or the new year but can your health wait?⁣ ⁣ #starttoday #madeformore #momlife #stepmom

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jessicanicoleblog. Hoping you get a milkshake as big as your head on your birthday! 🍨
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Hoping you get a milkshake as big as your head on your birthday! 🍨 • • My stepson is a whopping 9 years old. I have been his stepmama for 5 + years. Where has time gone?? • • Seriously though, I am so lucky to have this boy in my life. He is so kind, smart, helpful, and boy is he funny! He has always embraced me as his stepmama, and I just love him to pieces. • • I am sending all sorts of birthday wishes and lovings his way today! 🎉💕

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smashley112488. Ella- “Mom, take a picture of us!”
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Rogue- “DOP!” (“stop”) *slaps hig

Ella- “Mom, take a picture of us!” . Rogue- “DOP!” (“stop”) *slaps high chair* . 😳😳😳😳😳

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save_eliseo. This was the first time Ryan Jr. Had seen his older sister in 2016 aft

This was the first time Ryan Jr. Had seen his older sister in 2016 after she was abducted & alienated from us. We had to wait and watch to see if she was walking home from school because her mother would not allow contact so we had to see her for like 5 min on the side of the road in our car. It is awful what they have done & they will pay for the abuse they have made the kids suffer through. #feminismiscancer #stopthebias #bluestateconservatives #toxicfeminism #toxicfemininity #abortionban #himtoo #mentoo #mensrights #fatherslove #ouralyanna #oureliseo #stepmomstrong #childrensrights #speakup NEVER STAY #silent #womenforfathersrights #momsofinstagram #dadlife #FATHERS #FATHERSRIGHTS #FATHERSRIGHTSMOVEMENT #fathersmatter

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thestepqueen. I heard you, stepmom.

I heard you screaming for someone to just valid

I heard you, stepmom. I heard you screaming for someone to just validate that the things you were experiencing were “normal.” The jealousy, the anger, the resentment... The difficulty connecting with someone else’s kiddos... Knowing that, at the drop of a hat, your beloved partner’s ex (and kiddos’ mom) could ruin. Your. Whole. Day. I used to be there too. Hiding at the bottom of a wine bottle in my bath tub, Numbing myself out with “busy-ness,” Anything I could do to avoid my circumstances — I’d do it. Fast forward through a lot of time and $ invested into bettering myself, I became a stepfamily counsellor myself. I said, dang, there seem to be NO positive Stepmom resources out there. So I started my blog and began Stepqueen. But after coaching enough stepmoms for help in their stepfamilies, I noticed something extremely, extremely important that nobody else seemed to be chatting about... Along the stepfamily journey, 💫Stepmoms were losing themselves💫 It’s all well and good for us to come up with a plan about how discipline should look toward kids who aren’t yours... But ASIDE from that, What happened to the woman with dreams and goals? How did these strong, successful, powerful women get brought to their KNEES by a couple of kids and their mom? It came full circle for me. And now it’s come full circle for you, too. It’s time, Stepmom, to step back into your power. To forget all the BS society has told you about how you’re supposed to act and behave. It’s time to reconnect with those dreams you used to have & create a life you don’t want to escape from. The door is open. The rest is up to you. . #stepmom #stepmum #stepqueen #coparenting #coparent #divorce #divorcequotes #divorcedmom #blendedfamily #blendedfamilies #blendedfam #exwife #babymamadrama #stepmomlove #stepmomproblems #mytinyhuman #raisingkids #raisingboys #raisinggirls #raisinggentlemen #raisingqueens #madeformore #levelup #manifest

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📚 “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self” - Ernest Hemingway 🥂 Cheers to those of us putting in the work (aren’t my new friends just the cutest?), getting real with ourselves, and moving forward whether anyone’s looking or not. 🏃‍♀️ What is a struggle in your fitness journey you would like some feedback on today?

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Elaina is November’s Stepmom of the Month! Congrats, Elaina! To read Elaina’s story, check out my blog. 😊👍 Elaina chose Wild Woman perfume as her free gift! 😍 Will you be next? To enter my fun and easy contest, check out my website! #stepmom #stepmomlife #stepmomlife❤️ #blendedfamily #blendedfamilystrong #bonusmom #bonusmomlife💕 #bonuskids❤️ #bonusdaughters #stepdaughterlove #stepkidsaremykids #stepkid #yegwriter #stepmomblogger

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Sis, how are you? Mentally? Emotionally? Spiritually? Financially? On the job? With the children? • Life can be so demanding from day to day! We go from work to after school activities, homework with the kids while cooking dinner and doing laundry. Sounds exhausting, but we get it done. So when I ask how are you I mean really how are you? We are so focused on getting our to do list done until we get kicked completely off the list. Does this sound like you? Sis, I am here to help! Switch up your daily routine and put you at the top of your list.! It is ok to take a break from your daily activities and focus on you. Take a long hot bubble bath, go get a massage, read a magazine or snuggle under the blanket and watch a tv show. I am looking to work with 10 women one on one to practice proper self-care. Secure your spot for a 30 minute one on one at www.crystaljoyel.com click on REGISTRATION $20. • • #women #womenempowerment #selflove #selfcare #life #happiness #wellness #joy #peace #inspirational #inspire #love #loveyourself #routine #todist #change #evolve #mom #momlife #wifelife #mompreneur #entrepreneur #divorcedmom #divorced #singlemom #stepmom #newmom #advice #crystalempowers #praythroughtheprocess

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