Posts By Rachel

RachelMy name is Rachel, but more importantly I am mom to Sarah, James & Daniel and step-mom to William & Clayton. Lots of times they make me want to bang my head on my desk or run away from home, but most of the time they keep me smiling and certainly make my life interesting. Neely is my other half, my soul mate, the love of my life. He's a musician, audio engineer and all around good guy. He smokes, so he's not perfect, but I'm working on him. On my blog I post things about our blended family, lots and lots of pictures and a recipe from time to time. I hope you enjoy getting to know us!

Yes, another post about breastfeeding

I know, I know.  It seems to be all I post about lately, but this is important y’all.  It’s important to me and it could help someone else who is struggling. As I mentioned in my previous post, I weaned Daniel at 8 months.  I was going through a phase, which I now call my…
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Breastfeeding is not easier than formula feeding.

I hear it all the time.  One of the benefits of breastfeeding is that it’s easier than formula.  Definitely some aspects of breastfeeding are easier, but as a whole, the process is not easier.  Sure you don’t have to wash bottles, or cart around powder and water while you’re out and about with your little…
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Asiago & cheddar mac and cheese

1.5 lbs of elbow macaroni (or any pasta of your choosing) 1 cup of asiago cheese, shredded 1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded 2 tablespoons of cream cheese ½ stick of butter 3 tablespoons of flour 1 teaspoon of minced garlic Salt & pepper to taste 3 cups of milk Prepare pasta as directed
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I was thinking

I know. Scary thought, right? Seriously though. I was thinking about my morning with Clayton. It sort of went like this: Me: Y’all need to figure out who’s cup got left on the table that the cat knocked over and clean up the water on the floor. *ten minutes later* Me: Seriously, guys. This needs…
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What I learned at Back to School Night

Every year the elementary school that Daniel attends has a Back to School event.  It’s supposed to be a night where you can enjoy dinner (hot dogs, baked beans, chips and sweet tea) with your family, learn about the new things happening in the school this year and then finally, meet your child’s teacher and…
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Oh Time Magazine

Have you seen the Time Magazine cover for this week? It surely has sparked a lot of controversy on the interwebs.  But this is OK:
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Keepin’ it real

It’s about to get really real, up in here. Growing up, I encountered many families with varying backgrounds and sizes, but I can only think of one or two that were blended or where the parents were divorced. So my experience with this blended family thing has mostly been trial and error. Lots of error….
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Dear Target:

Breastfeeding is not obscene. See? Recently, in a Houston, Texas area Target, a breastfeeding mom was harassed and humiliated for breastfeeding, discretely, in the store. Yesterday, a nationwide Nurse-in was staged in more than 250 Target stores in 35 states across the country, and even in Canada. Here I am with one other mom, nursing…
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My quiet house.

I usually love living in chaos.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like problems, but when there are lots of people around and constant chatter, it pleases me.  It’s one of the biggest reasons that I miss James.  He always had friends over, and they kept me entertained. Having Will & Clayton come live with…
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Big update – alternatively titled I’m not dead.

I can’t believe I haven’t had the energy to post anything in 6 months.  Where do I start? I’m 34 weeks, 5 days pregnant today.  4 or 5 more weeks (or less) and I’ll have a new baby boy.  Yes, boy!  We are very excited.  Neely and I are naming him Keelan (Gaelic, meaning small…
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