Cleyman Family Update!

Ah, yes, because really – IT WAS ABOUT TIME! I had to scroll back through our posts to check when our last FAMILY update was – and my jaw dropped when I saw that it was 8 months ago! December 2021! How does that happen? All moms reading this know it’s one simple answer: LIFE!Continue reading “Cleyman Family Update!”

Everyone marries the WRONG person.

Ever heard someone say this to you: “Ugh, I married the WRONG person.” Or, just maybe, you’ve also heard yourself say these words or THINK them inside your head. We’d like to radically combat that thought with the fact/thought that actually, you’re correct. EVERYONE DOES marry the wrong person. So, if everyone marries the wrongContinue reading “Everyone marries the WRONG person.”

How can you call yourself a coach? What do you know about coaching step families?

What qualifies someone to be a coach? Is it a degree? A title? Hours spent in a classroom? Only you can answer that for yourself. A coach, to everyone, has a different meaning and definition. I don’t know what being a coach means to you, but I DO know that the biggest impact I’ve everContinue reading “How can you call yourself a coach? What do you know about coaching step families?”

🎙 “How to become a less-stressed step mom❗️”

Maybe I could more accurately call this blog topic: “how to successfully ROCK at being a STEPMOM without pulling your hair out”❗️❗️❗️ *While there may STILL be some of that, hopefully these tips will help you get off to the right start (or even if you’re a few years in, get you back on track),Continue reading “🎙 “How to become a less-stressed step mom❗️””

To marry or not to marry?

To marry or not to marry? …is that even a question? There was a time in my life, before meeting Cheyanne, that I whole heartedly would have said: “No, that’s not even a question.” Meaning the answer is obviously a NO. Marriage was not necessary to me. But now, two years later, I still wholeContinue reading “To marry or not to marry?”

3 Steps To Get Your MultiCultural Stepfamily From Surviving To Thriving

**Print THIS page below to hang up in your home to continually remind you and your spouse what’s important for keeping your family in the “thrive zone”…

New challenges brought new levels to communication in our marriage

Life is good: You and your spouse are communicating well. There’s this beautiful flow and state of bliss in your relationship. And then – just when you think you got it – life has a way of humbling you, right? Do you know that feeling that when you THINK you “know” something, you’re very quicklyContinue reading “New challenges brought new levels to communication in our marriage”

How To Become A Healthy Double Blended Family

We know, first hand, how challenging it can be to blend two families together as one. We also know the extra challenge that is presented when you’re not only blending two families, but two or multiple cultures together in the same family. For us, for the last two years, we’ve been blending our two familiesContinue reading “How To Become A Healthy Double Blended Family”

Should you date a dad?

Before meeting my wife, I spent almost a decade as a single dad, parenting a little baby girl by myself. Over the years I came across two different ‘kinds’ of women: women that would, and women that would never, go on a date with a man that already has kids. Lucky for me, Cheyanne didContinue reading “Should you date a dad?”

Adventure 101 with Mommy & Mason: Crossing An Ocean with our 8 Month old boy!

I still can ‘t believe I am writing this to all of you under the beautiful sunshine in the middle of December from Florida, USA. Mason and I have been blessed, that in his first 8 months of life, he’s gotten to travel to the States twice. Even in the midst of Co-vid times, ourContinue reading “Adventure 101 with Mommy & Mason: Crossing An Ocean with our 8 Month old boy!”