Tag Archives: combined family

5 Things that Happen When You Have 5 Kids

Our combined family has five kids total, ranging in age from 1 to 8 years old. Naturally, the dynamics of…

Last 1st Birthday: What my Final Baby Taught Me

Today my last baby turns one. To say that this year flew since my last pregnancy is severely understated. Every…

4 Reasons to Enjoy Your Last Baby the Most

I swore off having more kids after I had two babies and gained two stepchildren in a matter of four years.…

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What I Learned on My Mom-Baby Vacation

The first time I experienced a mom-baby vacation was when my oldest daughter Emilia was just 5 weeks old. My mom…

3 Things I Learned as a One-Car Family

Three years ago, I watched as my midsized sedan was towed away from the parking lot of my stepson’s preschool.…

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8 Things I’ve Learned from My Stepson

Today my stepson Ferris turns 8. He is the oldest in our combined family of 5 kids and the only…

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From Singleton to Six Siblings (in under Four Years)

As a single mom, there wasn’t a whole lot that bothered me about the life I had with my daughter.…

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What We Get Wrong about Newborns

My beautiful daughter Teagan was born on November 4th, the newest addition to our combined family of seven people. Teagan…

Why I’ve Stopped Saying “Step”

I’ve always been completely comfortable with my stepkids calling me “Katie.” It’s my name. And they have another woman they…

Why Boring (and Cheap) Family Vacations are Just Fine

We just returned from a whirlwind summer road trip that clocked just over 3,000 miles on our rented minivan over…