Where is the baby going to sleep?

One of the sweetest most endearing memories to me was when I was pregnant with our daughter Ry and Big J and R’s son Ja was almost 4. When he saw that we were preparing a nursery at our home, he was super concerned that the baby wouldn’t have a place to sleep at his house. You see, Ja had thought that when his brothers came to stay at his house every other weekend, that the new baby would be coming too. Try explaining to a toddler why that wouldn’t be the case. He didn’t unde

Walking on Eggshells

“It was a difficult and awkward time“ There are times in our Famtourage that life is fun and easy. There are also those times when I (we all) struggle to keep everyone happy. In a group the size of our clan, this can prove to be challenging. I have used the term ‘Walking on Eggshells’ https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/walk_on_eggshells to describe different situations I have been in. In the beginning, before I had met C and the separation and divorce was still new, I wasn’t alwa

“Blended Family”

We have been broken, we have been bent, we have grown together into our beautiful blended family. ~Tami Kidd-Brown I wanted to share this diptych https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diptych that I painted earlier this year. I gave it the title Blended Family and it is truly my inspiration behind starting this ‘Famtourage’ blog. The left side of the painting represents me and my family and the right side represents my ex, his wife and their son. At the base of both tree

Meet Our Family

St. Paddy’s Celebration with the gang Clockwise from the left S, Je, ‘Big J’, my mom a.k.a. ‘Nana’, Auntie P, me, D, R & K (not pictured J & E) So, here is the rundown of our crazy cool family. There is C and I (married for 21 years this Sat.) Together we have our 17 year old daughter Ry, and C has been ‘Bonus Dad’ to our 3 sons J (33), Je (31) and D (28) since they were 6, 9 & 11. The Siblings Ry, Ja, D, J & Je Next on the team you have “Big J” (my Ex-husband) and his wife

Welcome to our Famtourage

‘Being in a blended family can be challenging I’m not going to lie, but when you take the time and care that it needs to get it right, it can be so rewarding.‘ Why blog about it? My hope is that by sharing what works and doesn’t work for my own famtourage, I can possibly help other blended families be successful with theirs. To give others an inside look at the dynamics of our unusually close blended family. My husband C and me, our oldest son J, bonus mom R and my ex-husband