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?

JUST SAYING NO when it doesn't work for your schedule or your emotional health is absolutley neccesary when you're a Mom and/or a Step Mom in a blended family. If you're anything like me - you may be saying YES when inside you're screaming not only NO, BUT HELL NO!  

It's a common habit for StepMom's of a blended family to do, especially when you're the newbie on the block! You want to be liked, maybe even loved and you mistakenly think saying YES - being everyone's Go To Gal will you get you there, but it rarely does.

So how do you get to a place of respect and possibly in the process feel liked, maybe even loved? Strangely enough it's saying NO when need be.  I know it sounds crazy, but if you respect your time others will as well.

I've shared some of my way's of saying NO on my newest video - even how I've said NO when I haven't actually been asked a question!

It really is as easy as saying NO! Just don't be a bitch when you do say it! Your tone can say respect me or go jump of a cliff and die!  Practice in the mirror a few times before giving it a whirl.  I promise you will enjoy how it makes you feel to Just Say No when need be!