3 Reasons Why Change Is A Big Deal For Blended Families

3 Reasons Why Change Is A Big Deal For Blended Families

We've been off the radar recently due to some unforeseen stressful circumstances that have been really consuming our time and our minds. You know that saying, "when it rains, it pours" ? That statement has never rang truer in our household. I was dealing with an ongoing, seemingly never ending illness toward the end of [...]

Back to School: Favorite Places To Shop For Boys

Back to School: Favorite Places To Shop For Boys

What probably should have been a "Favorite Things Friday" post is obviously taking place on a Sunday because I can't seem to stick to my schedule and also because I've procrastinated buying the boys their back to school stuff and we didn't go until yesterday. With that being said, I'll keep this short and to [...]

Blended Families: 4 Tips For Coping With Not Having Your Children All Of The Time

Blended Families: 4 Tips For Coping With Not Having Your Children All Of The Time

I was asked the other day what the most difficult thing about being in a blended family is. You would immediately think the scheduling, or the discipline, or helping your children deal with the transition between households... But honestly for me the most difficult thing in a split/blended family is not having my children all [...]

One Year Review!

One Year Review!

I apologize for being absent the past few weeks. Not only have we been really busy, but we've had a funeral and various other family related matters that have needed our attention. As of Tuesday June 11, it has officially been one year since I started writing here on Picking Up The Pendrick's. WOW. One [...]

Surprise Post Saturday! 5 Tips For Making It Through Family Pictures

Surprise Post Saturday! 5 Tips For Making It Through Family Pictures

Hey guys! I know I don't usually post on Saturdays, but I am dying to share these family photos and these tips that go along with them so I'm doing a little "Surprise Post Saturday" if you will... If you really know me, you know that family pictures are on my list of top 5 [...]

5 Tips To Help Rid The Stress Of Your Morning Routine

5 Tips To Help Rid The Stress Of Your Morning Routine

Mornings, UGH. Just the THOUGHT of mornings sometimes causes my heart to palpitate. Morning routines are easy when it's just yourself that you need to get ready, however, once you throw kids into the mix- forget about it. Tranquil coffee sipping mornings where you watch the sunrise and take your time are long gone. Wait, [...]