Time together

I had an interesting time with my son, 16, this week.  You see he's of the go-go-go group.  Each day they have fishing afterschool, hanging out to do a chore together, or some other activity planned as often as I'll let him go.  The last three weeks we've been home alone … [Read more...]

Happy Annivesary!

Les & Sweetie

Today we celebrate our eighth anniversary. Like most marriages, it is not the fairy tale day that we often wish for....Dh is in Afghanistan...I am in Alabama...not exactly the romantic dinner and date I had hoped for....I am sure not the one Les hoped for either...A blended … [Read more...]

Summer Changes

At our home summer means that the children are going to be traveling to see their other parents.  Our paperwork states six weeks is to be spent in another state, and if we don’t agree to the dates, its the first six weeks of summer.  As little children six weeks … [Read more...]


So glad you found us!  We're Les & Sweetie Berry, a blended family of almost eight years now!  Les is currently deployed in Afghanistan, but we know where the real war is....raising the teenagers! :)  Our oldest two are now in college and our oldest is married and on her … [Read more...]


Les Berry

We're getting ready for deployment in the Berry home this week. Les is Department of Defense and he's headed to the Middle East.  Deployment is a really tricky thing for some step families.  When a biological mom or dad leaves the country, in some states a step child may be … [Read more...]

Spring Break


   Spring Break our children go to their other parents homes.  We gather up the Saturday it begins and head three and a half hours on the high way to meet them halfway. We don’t have to, but we’ve found that cooperating and meeting half way is easier on all of … [Read more...]

Mother's Day…for Who?

   Easter has passed and Mother’s Day is coming.  Did you know there is a StepMother’s Day as well?  Personally Mother’s Day covers both for me.  I reared my husband’s two children from the day we married in 2002.  Mother’s Day from year one was a day I was very aware that I … [Read more...]

Live Radio Tuesday at 1p.m cst (2 est)

Lucy Ann Moll has invited me to be her guest on Blog Talk Radio on Tuesday at 2 p.m. EST on her show " The SisterHood of Beautiful Warriors" discussing life as a Mom and Stepmom. Won't you join the conversation? Call-in Number: (347) 850-8893 Upcoming Show: 4/6/2010 … [Read more...]