Why Do You Nacho?

Why Do You Nacho?

You Nacho to lessen the stress and anxiety, not just in you but those around you. If you are stressed and anxious, others around you will feel that. It’s not a pleasant environment. You Nacho to save your sanity. You do this by realizing the things you have...
Three main levels of Nachoing with NachoKids

Three main levels of Nachoing with NachoKids

Level 1 – Basic Nacho: Certain task(s)/duties/responsibilities are Nacho’d.  Not often communicated to the bio parent as being placed into practice.  It’s a bit more subtle. This is also the beginner’s level or the method that just simply works for you and your...
The Honest Truth

The Honest Truth

I don’t treat them the same… I don’t treat my NachoKids the same as I do my son. I love them and they know it but they also know that my son is treated differently. Is it right? Is it wrong? It just is. As a NachoMom, I see what the NachoKids do wrong quicker than I...
Nacho Grandparents – the extended Nacho Family

Nacho Grandparents – the extended Nacho Family

  The many levels of step families – Nacho Grandparents Of course when you get married to someone with kids, most the time their mother and father or mother and step father or step mother and father (you get the picture) are involved in some fashion. This...
NachoKids method is almost better than…

NachoKids method is almost better than…

Nacho Kids method – almost better than Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!   Some do as I did when I first heard “they are not your kids”.  They think it’s a bad thing.  It’s not a bad thing, it is actually almost better than Krispy Kreme HOT &...
The concept behind NachoKids theory

The concept behind NachoKids theory

Many people have a very huge misconception of The NachoKids method. The method is not saying to be mean, disrespectful, insensitive, etc. to your step kids.  It’s just the opposite.  It’s to help you learn a different approach or a different concept to disengaging....

The NachoKids made me lose my religion!!

  This is not a bible study blog nor is it a religious blog. It is about an event. We attend a church that is approximately 45 minutes from our house. Not that our destination changes the dynamics of the ride. With five kids in the car, by the time you get to...

This filthy youngin’ isn’t mine!

When my son was little, every other Friday, I would always take him home from daycare, bathe him, dress him in the “daddy outfit” for the weekend and take him to his dad. He would keep him until Sunday. No, I don’t dress him in fancy clothes to go to his dad’s...

I am not a bank!!

I bet you thought this post was going to be money related. No, it’s going to be the bank of life Many moons ago, I had the pleasure of working briefly at a car dealership as a PR Rep. I went through a training course on lots of stuff but one of them was “the...

A Clean Slate… Every Day

One thing I have learned as a mom and a NachoMom is every day has to be a clean slate.  Everyone in the new Nacho family will have their struggles and feelings will get hurt but those feelings cannot be at the forefront of your thought process.  If you normally fix...

Top 5 Good & Bad of Stepfamily Life

              Being a stepfamily has many great and positive characteristics.  It also comes with a difficult and very different set of challenges.  I’ve taken the liberty of listing my Top 5 Good & Bad things about my...

But I’m only trying to help them …

Throughout our journey, we quickly discovered my expectations were a lot higher for children than these children previously had.  Here we go with the “When I was growing up” story…    I had responsibilities from the ripe age of birth it seems.  I was a latch key kid...

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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