How to mix a family…


2 Adults (okay, for the purpose of this post, we are going to pretend we are… right?  RIGHT. :P )
with 4 children each…
6 Boys (various ages, sizes and attitudes)
2 young ladies (as above… *sigh*)

As much time as you can make
A large dash of hope
Large helping of respect
Numerous cups of acceptance
Endless patience
Lashings of forgiveness
Bucket loads of caring
Boundless love
Plenty of flexibility
Infinite humour

Place into an appropriate household together gently.
Stir gently and watch carefully as it grows.
Remember to stop and enjoy at every possible opportunity.
Laugh lots.
Play together.
Know each other.

Repeat constantly.

Serve with a generous dollop of wit and garnish with plenty of creativity.
Enjoy. ;)

How’s your #IBOT going today? 8-)


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Me (9 years ago)

What a great recipe !!!
Have the best holidays.
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    We will continue to perfect it I think. ;) xxx

Mandy (9 years ago)

Wow what a wonderful attitude. I can’t imagine how tired you must be. lol. That is definitely a lovely challenge right there.
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Tired? Us? Oh dear… I just think we are blessed! Thanks Mandy! x

Rhianna (9 years ago)

I love this recipe. Especially since you can change the ingredients to suit your own requirements! Sending lots of fairy wishes and butterfly kisses your way lovely
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Absolutely Rhianna. It should work a treat. Hope your day has been beautiful! xxx

Eleise (9 years ago)

Awww that is so sweet! 4 of each, oh my that is a lot! It takes a lot of laughs and patience to rock at this blended family thing. :)
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    It’s fun though Eleise and yes… laughs and patience we were forewarned about. ;) x

Lisa@Circle of Toast (9 years ago)

LOL, I love it! Your very own ‘Brady Bunch’!
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    A Brady bunch with bonuses! ;) x

Janet @ Redland City Living (9 years ago)

Brilliant advice for families everywhere, blended or not :-)

Visiting from #TeamIBOT xxx
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Thanks Janet! xx

Author Bek Mugridge (@bekmugridge) (9 years ago)

Now I need this recipe on my fridge for handy reference – love it XX
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Might have to do that here too Bek! ;) x

Grace (9 years ago)

Beautiful. There’s so much love in your home, it’s tangible. x
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Mwah Grace, you forgot the craziness. ;) xxx

Toni @ Finding Myself Young (9 years ago)

Oh I love this! What an awesome way to look at blending families. Most people get too bogged down with the negatives.
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Thank you Toni… I don’t think we’ve had time to stop and find negatives yet. ;)

stephanie (9 years ago)

Definitely a recipe everyone should have !
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    I think we’ll rate this one with 5 stars and leave on the fridge. :)

Wendy Parks (9 years ago)

Blended families are such a challenge, and it take more of every good thing to make them work, than it does the nuclear family. Sounds like you are doing a great job, and your recipe is a good reminder to me and I spend this holiday week with my step children
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Here’s to an awesome holiday with your step children Wendy. It DOES take a lot more effort, I must say. But it’s sure worth it! Good luck. xxx

Emily @ Have a laugh on me (9 years ago)

I think I need to print this out – sometimes it’s hard to have lashings of the all the right stuff, but I’m trying xx
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    Go for it hon, if what we’ve learnt helps someone else along the way, I’m all for sharing. xxXOoo

Miss Cinders (9 years ago)

I love this post :) Love love LOVE it!

If ever two people were made for each other, it’s you pair. I love that after everything you have both been through in your lives, that you found each other and the stars aligned to allow you to be together.

As for the offspring… they couldn’t have asked for better parents.

MC xxx

P.S. I remembered I’m human again! SCORE! lol
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    CJ (9 years ago)

    I’m not sure the world thought this all through thoroughly first… ;)

    Yay to remembering you’re human again!! xxXOoo

Debyl1 (9 years ago)

These ingredients wouldn’t make such a wonderful recipe if it wasn’t for the two amazing chefs that bind it all together.xx

    CJ (9 years ago)

    Thanks Deby! xxXOoo

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