Hello Dahlings!

Master Blender Lisa has been Blending Her ONE with His FIVE for 18 years.  With THREE Ex Spouses, THREE Step Parents and SIX kids we are living the Blended, Not Stirred dream.  Is that even a thing?


Since the start of my blog I've had my two greatest supporters, my daughter's, Elle and Little Hart.  They are always anxious to read what I have to share about our family and offer the most thoughtful responses following. I warned both the girls and Jax when I was thinking about starting this blog, that I would probably say some things about their other families along the line in order to share my experiences honestly in blending our family and that they might not want to read those particular postings.    

To date, I haven't shared our greatest challenges in blending our family, but I feel like the time has come.  Our most recent and the most gut/heart wrenching challenges as a family have to do with both the girls.   I have alluded to them in previous posts, but chose not to elaborate because I wanted some time to pass for both of them and well for Raylan and I.  I also wanted to get the girls permission to share their very personal stories, which I have asked for and been given.  

To put the challenges we faced in context, I first want to share some history in future posts on the kids other families and specifically their other parents.  Stay tuned.