How To Avoid Sketchy Online Daters

The dating scene can be a pretty slippery slope, and most people with dating experience would gladly vouch for that. However, when you throw the Internet into the mix, the whole thing becomes even more sketchy. See, prior to the rise of online dating sites, the entire dating process took place in person with the exception of blind dates. It usually happened in a public place like a coffee shop or a park. Someone would catch your eye and spark your attention, introduce themselves, start a conversation, and if you felt a connection with the person, you’d either ask them […]

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Today I Turn 32 Years Old

Today is my birthday and I’ll cry if I wanna. I’ll dance if I wanna. I’ll embarrass you if I wanna. I’ll sleep if I wanna. Today I turn the big ole 32 years of age… and I couldn’t be happier to be another year older Each year I learn more about who I am, what I love and what it is in this world that makes me “tick”. I welcome the 32nd year of my life with open arms. Happy Birthday to ME.

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Siblings at their Best, Worst and Most Amusing Moments

Sometimes I sit back, watch and listen while my kids interact, more so with my two sons. My boys are 2 years and 6 days apart, both being born in August and they are extremely close. They are like partners in crime one moment, best friends the next and in another blink they may be smacking or punching each other saying how much they hate each other. It’s the most amusing time of my life watching as my sons continue along in their close brotherly bond. I never had a brother, just a sister who is four years younger than […]

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My Kids are Happy, Even the Little One

My youngest child is my sweet four year old son who at times can be found to be rather grumpy since the past few months. K-man started to get grumpy when he was upset about something or not happy, it’s as if he simply put – did not know how to voice his unhappiness or emotions at all. Every single emotion was played out through actions. That meant if he was not happy, he was aggressive. If he was happy, he was overly hyper. It was as if he simply did not know how to deal with any change in […]

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I Met My Love Online: Staci & Alex Match.com Story & Some Advice

It’s amazing what technology has done to our world, we are now able to date from miles away or meet people just next door to us by utilizing the world wide web. Today I get to share a cute love story from a couple who met on Match.com while they both were living in LA. We are Staci & Alex – a match.com success story! My recently engaged fiance and I met online! We are very happy to say that match worked for us 🙂 We met over 2 years ago in LA via match; countless dates & a big […]

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I Met My Love Online: Gus and Brina’s Match.com Story

My husband Gus and I met online in 2005 a couple of months after my ex-husband and I separated. We emailed back and forth for a few weeks and then he disappeared – only to resurface again in October of 2006. I was dating someone else. I contacted him in March of 2007 and we met. He had been dating online for about 4 years and I was into my second year. We were happy to have finally found a match. Happily Blended asked Brina, what was the most romantic thing Gus did? Gus cried his eyes out when he […]

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Silly Mom thinks Duct Tape Actually Works on People

The three year old has answers to every single thing you say to him. All too often, since giving birth to boys I have joked about duct tape for use as a parenting tool, or maybe more like a fun disciplinary tactic? Either way, it’s totally a joke as I doubt I even own duct tape let alone would ever use it on my children {and they realize this}. My three year old decided it would be really cool to tell my foot it better be watching out because he is jumping around in Mama’s boots and my foot should […]

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How Many Dating Sites Do we Need?

There are Christian Dating Sites, there are Jewish Dating Sites, there are free dating sites, there are free to lure you in then you have to pay to talk to members dating sites and much more. I give up, how many dating sites does one need? If I were a person looking to date I would have no clue where to start, but in all honesty I am cheap and would probably totally start with the free dating sites and then wonder why in the world I am only finding men who want one thing, “my personality” of course ;-). […]

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Raising Boys So Close in Age

I have two sons that are two years and six days apart, they celebrate their birthdays together, they spend all day with me, they have their own little bond. The bond usually involves beating each other up, just for fun. I swear I will never understand the concept of male bonding. It’s like woman get all emotional, cry, pull hair, hug and make up. Men, boys, whatever … they beat each other up and then they are all set. Case in point, my sons, who are playing in these pictures but this is seriously a daily event with these two, […]

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Changing a Person: Relationship Talk

I have witnessed many of my female friends and acquaintances who meet the guy, fall in love with everything except this one little thing that they feel will be changed. I have read Charles Orlando’s book The Problem with Women… is Men: The Evolution of a Man’s Man to a Man of Higher Consciousness and let me tell you what that book is an amazing read for any male or female! In one part of this book it is mentioned that woman goes into a relationship hoping to change the man and a man will go into a relationship thinking […]

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