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Boy has it been a long few weeks, about three weeks ago my boyfriend’s teen daughter moved in with us and things have still be going pretty good for us all. The girls, Ki and Chey, have become Happily Blended Sisters {yes that is what they call themselves on their YouTube Channel} and things are going pretty well around here. That doesn’t mean things have been a slice of cake or that life hasn’t gotten us a bit busy, but overall things are just peachy.

Happily Blended Family


With having another child move in and having said child be a teenager, you are sure to have some bumps. Not to mention our household is pretty outspoken in a polite/respectful manner and no topic is off the table, when one who is a teen is not used to that, you are sure to have some transitional, jaw dropping, laugh out loud moments! I still love hearing Chey laugh out loud with some topics or things I say out of the blue. I am who I am, I always tell the kids and I hope they can be who they are too, once they all figure out who that is. Every day we worked to make the next day better than the day before, we don’t look back and we do our best to hold true to our family motto; Peace, Love and Happiness.

Happily Blended Life



I am not the only one having a pretty busy, crazy Summer; most of my friends are having a tough go this Summer and I hate that I can’t always reach out to them to talk, but my mind is going in 100 directions most days that by the time I have a moment of silence, I dread the thought of speaking to any human being, let alone the dog. I know those who are my true friends, get that, and they have other friends too so hopefully the other friends have been there for them and while I may not reach to my friends as much as I think about them, the line works two ways and honestly – I hear crickets coming from my phone most days. While I miss text chats, I really can’t text very well because I am so exhausted most nights that my tone in text comes off wrong or my mind is so jumbled that I fear I am not being a good listener.

Happily Blended Autism


My son, Aj, has been doing OT {occupational therapy} for a while now and it is really helping him all around. I have noticed he is more apt to speak up to me, even though it may take a bit longer than my other children, he does speak up and share his thoughts. Aj is being a bit more respectful about rules and more specifically he is able to handle his half hour video game time each day without much of a hassle most times. School starts soon and Aj is pretty sure he is not going to school, but obviously he is.

My son K-man is doing his normal stuff, not much has changed with him beyond the fact that he is now taking a turn to be a grumpy butt instead of talking about his feelings. When upset or mad K-man can often be found running off with a loud voice or hiding and crying. I am working on teaching him that talking about your feelings is okay, that having people see you cry is okay, but when you have a mother {me} who barely cries, who is to show him crying is okay? It takes A LOT to get me to cry which is why on the rare occasion I do cry, my kids do not have a clue what to do.

I am looking forward to school starting so that I can write more, without writing daily my  mind gets too jumbled and full, writing is my true therapy, but with Summer break the writing slows down a bit. I wish there was more of Summer because we really have had a great Summer, but at the same time, I am excited to have my real work at home schedule back in session starting next week!

Well there it is, in a nutshell, what was going in my mind … so tell me … what has been going on in your world?

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Written by brandyellen

Brandy is a born and raised New Hampshire resident who loves being a Mom to three wonderful children. When Brandy isn't writing, she is working part time as an Administrative Assistant. Author, with her daughter, of Positive Girl - The Power of Your Thoughts Question about this post or something found within it? Read my Disclosure Policy as well as Terms of Use.

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  1. Rosey (1025 comments)

    I love the name of their YouTube channel. :) Not much going on over here, we’re waiting for back to school now. Trying to enjoy the last week and a half or so that’s left.

    I wish I’d have made a half hr vid. game limit instead of the one hour I gave. An hour inevitably turns into an hour and a quarter with the accompanying (I have to finish this level) requests.