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Carol Shwanda chronicles her blended family's lives and experiences offering hope, guidance, wisdom, inspiration and humor to anyone who is in or about to enter into a blended family.

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I would like my blog to be a forum for my readers to share their stories and experiences and express their views and opinions about being a part of a blended family. I am working on a book tentatively titled:Blended Family Stories. It will be an in depth look at the real life challenges and joys of successful blended families. If you would like to be part of my research I'd love to hear from you.Take my Blended Family survey

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  • PLEASE DON’T BUY ME PLANTS

    dead plant1A few weeks ago when Pop Pop came to visit for Thanksgiving with his lady friend Lotus, (Remember her? She was the one who was once married to famed movie director Robert Altman.) she brought me a plant. Well, I never watered it and it died. I always forget to water plants. I feed the kids and the pets, I do the laundry, I go to work … I just never remember to water plants. When I realized my oversight, the plant was looking a little droopy so I kind of over watered it, drowning it and then it really took a turn for the worst.  Nice pot though. I put it in the shed with all the other pretty flower pots with dead plants in them to add to my collection. Someday when I retire I promise myself I will have time to garden. In the meantime, just give me cactus plants. I do much better with those.

    Published on December 14, 2009 · Filed under: BLENDED FAMILIES; Tagged as:
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