Last Names and Stepfamilies

Last Names and Stepfamilies

How Many Last Names Are There In Your Blend? Is your last name the same as your significant others? Is your last name the same as your bio kids, or what about your stepkids? Do you have any “ours” kids that have your same last name? Most...
Picture taking in a Stepfamily or Blended Family

Picture taking in a Stepfamily or Blended Family

Pictures… When you’re in a blended family, or stepfamily, everything seems complicated. And pictures are one of those times it can become more stressful than it needs to be. I think back to when we took our first professional pictures, and remember there...
What is Nachoing?

What is Nachoing?

          Definition of “Nachoing”: People often ask, what is Nachoing? The Facebook response is usually “Nacho Kids, Nacho Problem.” I laugh because that is not exactly what it is. The Nacho Kids method is a philosophy...
Welcome to reality!

Welcome to reality!

Blended family dreams? When you entered into the blend, did you have blended “dreams”? If you did, were they based on “nuclear” family expectations? Even without your having a “blended family fairy tale” dream, there were and are...

Nacho Kids?!?!… Really?!?!…

Yep! I am Nacho Mom, Nacho Mama, Nacho Parent… I will Nacho! Nachoing is the blended lifesaver! After some major downs in our attempts to blend our stepfamily, we went to a counselor.  After a while, he told me, and kept telling me, “They are not your kids.”  At...

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