Sunday I walked in the door to a clean house, thanks to Elle! Three happy kids and happy Hubby to greet me! Turns out they all actually missed me and I missed them as well. Smiles all the way around.
About one hour into my time away, I really started to miss my family! It was really a good exercise for all of five of us to realize how much our family is an important part of who have become over the past twelve years.
Eventually the conference was in full swing and I was non-stop busy. I met a ton of great people and made some lasting friendships. I met one of my Twitter followers, Sandy! She's a Mom and Step-Mom as well. It was a great treat to get to talk to her in person.
I also, met a ton of other great women living a blended family life or have a friend - a sister living in one or happened to grow up in one sometimes two blended families. Even one Dude! I loved hearing all of their stories about what they loved about their blended families and even their challenges.
On of the things that struck me, was us as women. Not only are we the Step-mom's/Mom's in our family - often times we are the one person keeping our family running smoothly - the glue that keeps us together! We are the key to our family humming along or the entire family running for the next available exit!
I can't wait to take what I heard out in the real world and incorporate into our conversations here. I thought my family had dealt with every possible situation out there given our makeup, but we have not! I was surprised needless to say.
Oh and the reason I went - For three days I was exposed to a ton of new ideas for my blog and I can't wait to start sharing them with you. I hope you'll join me on as I try new things out - let me know what you think.
One of the first things I want to do is start getting us talking on Facebook and Twitter so I can get to know you all better. Check out the Facebook page today and let me know what you're thinking!
Thanks for all the support, warmth and love so far on my journey. I couldn't do this without it!