About Carol

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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  • A Trio of Deer

    One more photo in the continued series of snap shots of deer that I capture along the campus of UCSC where I work. They always bring me a sense of peace and serenity. I love where I work. Happiness and contentment on the job are so important. As I was snapping this picture a woman walked by and I remarked that it never ceases to amaze me to see so many deer strolling among the humans. She agreed and she’s been working on campus for 20 years.

    "image of three deer eating grass"

    Published on April 21, 2012 · Filed under: LIFE IN SANTA CRUZ;
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