You are in mixed-cultural marriage. You might just not realize it.

Wait, so what IS is culture anyway?  In some relationships it’s overly clear that there are multiple cultures at play. For instance, it’s obvious that this is so in mixed-racial love relationships, but when people look at us, the Cleymans, they wouldn’t assume that there are cultural differences at play. However, whenever two different continentsContinue reading “You are in mixed-cultural marriage. You might just not realize it.”

Long Distance Dating For Newbies

Have you ever found yourself living on the other side of the planet as the love of your life?  We currently are THERE as Chey is visiting her family in Florida, and Kim is home in Belgium. We also did this during our entire dating relationship. So, as huge proponents of Long-Distance Dating/Relationships ourselves, we wanted toContinue reading “Long Distance Dating For Newbies”

Traveling With Toddlers: How To Thrive at 10,000 Feet

Yep, we’re about to take the journey (AGAIN) that maybe some of you mom’s and dad’s have before and that is- traveling over 7,000 miles with a toddler!!! Ahhhh, did that make anyone else just cringe? Or grab for the puke bag? Wouldn’t it just be easier to travel that distance once he’s older? WeContinue reading “Traveling With Toddlers: How To Thrive at 10,000 Feet”

Planning for An Ours Baby

Can you remember back to the time when you and your husband were just dating? As Kim and I were dating long-distance from the US to Europe late 2018, I remember having endless conversations over FaceTime. Thank GOD for modern day technology, which made sure we were talking face-2-face, even though we were thousands of miles away.  It must’ve been on one of our very first convos that the topic of babies was broughtContinue reading “Planning for An Ours Baby”

This One Communication Shift Changed Our Marriage

“You’re just not LISTENING to me.” OUCH. If you’re married, chances are, you’ve heard this statement before. But, when you read it just now, how did you hear that in your head?Was this statement said with…Anger? Frustration? Contempt? Hopelessness? Kindness? Perhaps you heard it the way it’s been said to you before. Or maybe, you even heard it in theContinue reading “This One Communication Shift Changed Our Marriage”

3 Tips For Bio Parents On How To Have Smoother Transitions

Over the past decade, I’ve had many opportunities to practice my transition muscle. In this blog I’d like to share with you what I’ve learned along the way, so that you don’t have to waste time finding this stuff out on your own. It’s with honor that I share with you my top 3 tipsContinue reading “3 Tips For Bio Parents On How To Have Smoother Transitions”

Ho, Ho, Hooold the Drama! 3 Tips to Get Through a Stepfamily Holiday Season

Being a part of a stepfamily isn’t always easy. Where we can’t change most of our circumstances, what we can do is remain flexible, lay down some boundaries and focus our mind on the similarities in our families rather than all the differences and challenges.

The Biggest Mistakes Stepmoms Make On Transition Days – And How To Overcome Them

Do you absolutely dread “transition day?” Maybe you find yourself having thoughts like this: “Uh, oh. It’s here. How am I going to survive another one of these?” It doesn’t matter HOW many times you’ve been through it before but maybe you find yourself feeling upset to your stomach and stressed. The tears, the yelling,Continue reading “The Biggest Mistakes Stepmoms Make On Transition Days – And How To Overcome Them”

How To Get Through Hard Seasons in Marriage

You know those “seasons” that people talk about in marriage that are more challenging than others? Well, we are IN one. I’ve come on here not to “air” our dirty laundry, gossip or complain, but instead to share with you the reality we ALL as married couples face, or will face, and shed some lightContinue reading “How To Get Through Hard Seasons in Marriage”

3 Tips To A Healthier & More Positive Co-Parenting Experience

Come on…be honest. Did anyone else roll their eyes a little when reading that title? You wouldn’t be alone if you did. Even, I (Cheyanne), a TOTAL optimist, was a little skeptical when I began this post. It’s not that we don’t believe in healthy co-parenting. It’s more so that we, as coaches, have heardContinue reading “3 Tips To A Healthier & More Positive Co-Parenting Experience”