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Welcome to Enjoying Your Blended Family! We bring new episodes every Monday and Friday. Mondays are on hot topics in blended families and Fridays are all about fun ideas you can do with your blended family. This podcast is all about strengthening your blended family relationships and having more fun, giving you hope and encouragement so everyone is enjoying the journey together.
 
Being a mom can be challenging and rewarding all at the same time. When I learned to start praying for my kids, God started pouring His blessings out over my family. So, join with me as I connect scripture with prayer over our kids, and watch the power of God pour blessings over your family.
 
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Did you know there was such a thing as ‘Tater Tot Day’? When we have fun together, we connect better, and we see less family struggles. Here are some ideas where you can use these random holidays to create all kinds of fun and laughing moments with your family. We share what this can look like from an easy quick thing all the way to a planned-out t…
 
What if you could time travel to when your stepkid is a young adult, ask them a few questions on what they were thinking back then, and then go back to the present time? Do you think you might discover some new ways to approach situations in a way they might receive it better? We brought our daughter in on this episode and did just that, asked her …
 
It’s not just about the touchdown!!! The truth is, you don’t even have to like football to enjoy this game. Do you and your spouse struggle with getting intimate together? This is a fun and very easy way to spice up a date night. You will walk away laughing and truly enjoying spending time with each other, and you might even get a little lucky afte…
 
We hear all the time “my stepkid hates me” or “my husband doesn’t know how to connect with my kids.” There was a time when we said the same thing, and didn’t know how to connect with each other. There were a lot more things we said, too (lol)! We felt more like firefighters, running around trying to put out problem after problem. It’s so much bette…
 
How much time does your family spend outside? There’s all kinds of studies that show the benefits to our health from being outdoors, yet most of us stay indoors almost all day. If our mental and physical health can benefit from being outside, then let’s challenge our blended family to hang outside together more often. We give a breakdown to what th…
 
Sometimes it feels like we just have to vent to somebody about the drama that goes on in our blended family. Maybe your stepkid’s relationship with you isn’t going the way you want, or you and your spouse are seeing things differently about how to parent the kids. There can be so many things that you could vent about. The question we started asking…
 
You don’t even have to like reading to use this idea, and you’ll have a great time building your family relationships in the process. This is something our family stumbled onto. It has allowed a stepmom and stepdaughter’s relationship to grow even more and have a lot of fun together. Then we’ve taken this idea and morphed it into another way to con…
 
You go through all kinds of blending issues in your immediate family, but how long does it take for your extended family to accept everyone? We had a few “Ah-Ha” moments after our Christmas break from spending time with our extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.). It’s crazy that we’ve been a blended family for over 15 years and still s…
 
A dream come true is a dream not forgotten. Ryleigh Tandy (our daughter) joins Scarlett to share how powerful and fun dream boards can be. Goal setting gives you the ability to see where you want to be and gives you the vision to reach out and make it happen. Dream boards are a fun and creative way to not just say it, but to see it. This can be a f…
 
“If I could turn back time!” (a little Cher moment, lol) Unfortunately we can’t, and probably wouldn’t be good if we could. What we can do is try to stay more connected with our family in this new year, and we can do that through planning. As a blended family, we can have a lot of people we need to keep in the “know”. If we don’t, it leaves room fo…
 
Is looking at Christmas lights a tradition for your family every year? If it’s not then it could be a really fun way to hang-out with your family. If it is your thing already, we also share some cool ways you can add to the fun and make it an adventure. A few ways we share in this episode: Solo adventures with certain family members As a family out…
 
It’s easy to focus on all the problems we see, and most of us don’t take time to reflect on the good we’ve done. Being able to take time and reflect on some of your wins in your family is very powerful at building encouragement and hope. This is a step we don’t always take as parents enough. We can often see it as being modest or not being prideful…
 
We have some extra-special guests with us on this episode (you’ve gotta listen to get the reference)! Join us as we hear from the creators of Take Me With You (previously known as Travel Date Nights). Garrett and Mandi have set out to help families create those lasting memories together by seeing the world through traveling (and you don’t even have…
 
Some quote Edison saying, "I have not failed 1,000 times. I have successfully discovered 1,000 ways to NOT make a light bulb." (and I would say he was pretty successful!) It’s easy to be hard on ourselves when we mess up parenting, or even to admit that we have messed up in certain areas. But when we can look at our failed parenting moments as lear…
 
There’s power in dating your spouse! Unfortunately, this can be the first thing that gets put to the side. Life gets busy, spending quality time with our spouse falls further apart. Then our marriage can start struggling. But what if it could be easier to plan and make happen? Jamee shares how Date Crates was created to help couples make date night…
 
There are so many expectations we can have for ourselves, our husband, and our kids. Sometimes these expectations can be so high that nobody can achieve them and it can leave us feeling disappointed or unappreciated. Especially with the holidays here, it’s easy for our high expectations to spiral out-of-control, and wreck our holiday season. Join m…
 
There are so many expectations we can have for ourselves, our husband, and our kids. Sometimes these expectations can be so high that nobody can achieve them and it can leave us feeling disappointed or unappreciated. Especially with the holidays here, it’s easy for our high expectations to spiral out-of-control, and wreck our holiday season. Join m…
 
There are so many expectations we can have for ourselves, our husband, and our kids. Sometimes these expectations can be so high that nobody can achieve them and it can leave us feeling disappointed or unappreciated. Especially with the holidays here, it’s easy for our high expectations to spiral out-of-control, and wreck our holiday season. Join m…
 
‘Tis the season to be merry. But what happens when your kids are with their other parents and not with you during the holidays? Maybe you have them only for part of the time and wished you had more time with them. This can have a way of sucking the merry right out of the holidays and give you a “Blue Christmas” as Elvis would sing. This can be chal…
 
There are so many expectations we can have for ourselves, our husband, and our kids. Sometimes these expectations can be so high that nobody can achieve them and it can leave us feeling disappointed or unappreciated. Especially with the holidays here, it’s easy for our high expectations to spiral out-of-control, and wreck our holiday season. Join m…
 
We are talking about intimacy and the “S” word in this episode. It’s so important as a married couple to make sure you make this a priority in your marriage. When you do, you stay better connected with each other. When you’re better connected, you are better parents for your kids. And besides, it’s just a fun thing married couples get to do. Why no…
 
Time is our greatest asset, but it never seems to be on our side. Since God is the creator of time, let’s run more to him and learn how he wants us to manage this time that we have been given. Join us this week as we are praying to learn how to better manage our time the way God wants us to. Print out your FREE Weekly Devo Journal and follow along …
 
Time is our greatest asset, but it never seems to be on our side. Since God is the creator of time, let’s run more to him and learn how he wants us to manage this time that we have been given. Join us this week as we are praying to learn how to better manage our time the way God wants us to. Print out your FREE Weekly Devo Journal and follow along …
 
Time is our greatest asset, but it never seems to be on our side. Since God is the creator of time, let’s run more to him and learn how he wants us to manage this time that we have been given. Join us this week as we are praying to learn how to better manage our time the way God wants us to. Print out your FREE Weekly Devo Journal and follow along …
 
Time is our greatest asset, but it never seems to be on our side. Since God is the creator of time, let’s run more to him and learn how he wants us to manage this time that we have been given. Join us this week as we are praying to learn how to better manage our time the way God wants us to. Print out your FREE Weekly Devo Journal and follow along …
 
Mo Money, Mo Problems! (ok, sorry for the Biggie reference) Money can be another factor that can suck the joy out of the holidays. The holidays can have a way of turning our lives into a money pit. This is the second part in our Enjoying the Holidays episodes. Instead of turning the whole next year into a financial recovery period, there are other …
 
In a society full of luxury and stuff, we can lose our sights on all the things around us that we can be grateful for. When we are able to see God’s blessings all around our lives, it’s easier to model that for our kids. We can find more joy and happiness in our lives when we start noticing all the things we can be grateful for. Join us this week a…
 
In a society full of luxury and stuff, we can lose our sights on all the things around us that we can be grateful for. When we are able to see God’s blessings all around our lives, it’s easier to model that for our kids. We can find more joy and happiness in our lives when we start noticing all the things we can be grateful for. Join us this week a…
 
In a society full of luxury and stuff, we can lose our sights on all the things around us that we can be grateful for. When we are able to see God’s blessings all around our lives, it’s easier to model that for our kids. We can find more joy and happiness in our lives when we start noticing all the things we can be grateful for. Join us this week a…
 
In a society full of luxury and stuff, we can lose our sights on all the things around us that we can be grateful for. When we are able to see God’s blessings all around our lives, it’s easier to model that for our kids. We can find more joy and happiness in our lives when we start noticing all the things we can be grateful for. Join us this week a…
 
We are entering into the holiday season. This is the first episode out of three that we are focusing on keeping our joy throughout the holidays. It is so easy to let the busyness of the holidays and the stress steal our joy. We talk about real expectations in this episode. It’s easy to have high expectations or even false expectations for our blend…
 
Backyard games that can be played in the front yard, side yard, or any yard, it just sounds more appropriate to call them backyard games. We talk about 9 outside games that you can use over the holidays with your family that will create some fun and laughs. Use these to pull everyone off the couch and get them out of their rooms so you can grow you…
 
Life gets so busy and it’s easy to not spend enough quiet time with God. It’s when we spend time with God that we are able to approach our life with more peace and understanding. We show up in our relationships better and have a much better outlook on work and home life. Join us this week as we learn to be more still with God and make spending quie…
 
Life gets so busy and it’s easy to not spend enough quiet time with God. It’s when we spend time with God that we are able to approach our life with more peace and understanding. We show up in our relationships better and have a much better outlook on work and home life. Join us this week as we learn to be more still with God and make spending quie…
 
Life gets so busy and it’s easy to not spend enough quiet time with God. It’s when we spend time with God that we are able to approach our life with more peace and understanding. We show up in our relationships better and have a much better outlook on work and home life. Join us this week as we learn to be more still with God and make spending quie…
 
“We’re redistributing all the gifts this year!” (just kidding, seriously) The holidays can be a time of a lot of blended family drama, that’s why we had to make a part 2. We answer 3 more popular blended family questions that can cause a lot of drama around the holidays. This gives you more ideas on ways to make your holidays go a lot smoother in y…
 
Life gets so busy and it’s easy to not spend enough quiet time with God. It’s when we spend time with God that we are able to approach our life with more peace and understanding. We show up in our relationships better and have a much better outlook on work and home life. Join us this week as we learn to be more still with God and make spending quie…
 
“I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike, I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like” (can you guess the band this song lyric came from?) That’s right, we are taking an old school thing and bringing it back with a few twists and turns (ha, ha, bike humor). Here are some fun ideas you can use to create cool opportunities for…
 
It’s always easy to worry about our kids. Even in every area of our lives we are always worrying and thinking about the worst things that could happen, and the majority of the time, the worst things we let ourselves think won’t even happen. Join us this week as we give our worries and cares to God and try doing things a different way instead of let…
 
It’s always easy to worry about our kids. Even in every area of our lives we are always worrying and thinking about the worst things that could happen, and the majority of the time, the worst things we let ourselves think won’t even happen. Join us this week as we give our worries and cares to God and try doing things a different way instead of let…
 
It’s always easy to worry about our kids. Even in every area of our lives we are always worrying and thinking about the worst things that could happen, and the majority of the time, the worst things we let ourselves think won’t even happen. Join us this week as we give our worries and cares to God and try doing things a different way instead of let…
 
It’s always easy to worry about our kids. Even in every area of our lives we are always worrying and thinking about the worst things that could happen, and the majority of the time, the worst things we let ourselves think won’t even happen. Join us this week as we give our worries and cares to God and try doing things a different way instead of let…
 
Surely nobody has any holiday drama at their house, right?!? We know all too well that’s not true in a blended family. Sometimes it seems like we have more than our fair share of holiday drama. In this episode, we answer 3 typical holiday drama questions that we get from blended families. We share what we have learned over the years and provide a f…
 
“FORE!!!” Okay, even if you’re not a fan of golf, there are so many things you can do with golf balls to create some really fun opportunities with your family. We give you some out-of-the-box ideas all the way from going out, to staying at home and creating something really cool. These ideas are sure to get the guys' attention in your family and yo…
 
Are you struggling with not having enough money, or do things keep coming up costing you more money? Do you have enough money but it’s out of control on where it goes? There are so many different money problems we can have. Join us this week as we’re asking God to stay in control of all our money stuff, so our money probs don’t stay in control of u…
 
Are you struggling with not having enough money, or do things keep coming up costing you more money? Do you have enough money but it’s out of control on where it goes? There are so many different money problems we can have. Join us this week as we’re asking God to stay in control of all our money stuff, so our money probs don’t stay in control of u…
 
Are you struggling with not having enough money, or do things keep coming up costing you more money? Do you have enough money but it’s out of control on where it goes? There are so many different money problems we can have. Join us this week as we’re asking God to stay in control of all our money stuff, so our money probs don’t stay in control of u…
 
Are you struggling with not having enough money, or do things keep coming up costing you more money? Do you have enough money but it’s out of control on where it goes? There are so many different money problems we can have. Join us this week as we’re asking God to stay in control of all our money stuff, so our money probs don’t stay in control of u…
 
“All we need is love, love. Love is all we need.” (any Beatles Fans?) There can be a lot of blended family drama, and most of the time, leading with love can be the last thing on our minds. Anger, frustration, tears and all kinds of other emotions like to jump out first. Jesus shows us a different way we can handle situations that will give us grea…
 
What’s Halloween without a little theme? We share 4 things that can spice up your Halloween, or give you an alternative to the holiday. This can give your blended family a lot of fun and can create a really cool and special night for everyone. There is also a breakdown of what this can look like, where you can either run with the idea or get your c…
 
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