Blogs on this page will feature all my step parenting insights, struggles, highs, and lows. Read about my journey and glean something for yourself. 

August 22, 2018


*My heart is so full!*

I am so grateful and humbled by each and every one of you who read my last blog about my teens. From the bottom of my heart,

:: T H A N K   Y O U ::

I am grateful for you taking the time to read the blog and respond because:

a) It honors and validates my experience—the common experience of many step parents and even parents—and all the emotions I am feeling. There's a cl...

Yup, I said it. Provocative? Yes. True? YES!  

Being well into our second year of marriage—I know, it's been a long time since I have blogged, oops—I just have to say this honestly: my teenagers are my birth control.

Up until this point I haven't posted too much about what it's been like as a step mom and what I have shared has been pretty mild. But being a (step) parent is anything but mild. It's rugged terr...

November 12, 2017

I haven't wanted to write in a while. I have six to seven posts half-written, but I can't find the motivation to finish them and hit publish. I am not sure why. Or maybe I am...

Two to three weeks ago my step-diva (bonus boo #2 who will be referred to as BB2)"stumbled" upon my blog. In truth, she has been hunting it down from the minute she heard I was writing one. When I (mistakenly, UGH) told her what the blog was about she b...

July 29, 2017

Here I am blogging again. The last time I wrote a blog I had a very specific mission in life: accomplishing 30 of my long time dreams before I turned 30 years old. That blog—Hannah's 30 Before 30—was a hit, or at least it was for me. It was cathartic and gave me purpose during that season of my life. 

Now, three years later, I am struck at how much my life has changed. That list of ambitions seems so far away, almost...

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Hannah's love for life stems from her service to others. Cast in God's mold, Hannah expresses this love through philanthropy, writing, music, hugging, and most of all, her family. A little over a year ago, Hannah became a step mother to four, incredible children. This came with many challenges. Instead of buckling to her fears, Hannah used them as motivation to inspire others. A vibrant light with more than a twinkle in her eye, she touches all corners of the earth with her warmth and connection. Her enthusiasm is infectious, her love enveloping. Enjoy this blog and all that this lux mundi lady has to offer!

Bio written by friend and blogger, Becky Swank.


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