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Let's talk about gratitude. Did you know that being grateful can CHANGE YOUR LIFE? If you follow my Instagram stories, you will sometimes hear me say, "Turn it around." I've always been pretty good at turning my attitude around, but not so good at maintaining the turnaround. Only until I started to be mindful of my gratitude, did I experience a new life that has been truly transformational. I write about this on my blog. You can find the link to my latest blog entry in my bio or go to www.maryalicepoole.com.

I’m so ready for the holidays and having all our littles together again. Even if it’s one pretending to gouge his eyes out because I asked for a picture, one who doesn’t look at the camera (like ever), a preteen and a almost preteen with the sass of a preteen, then a cute little toddler who goes along with all. We sure do love our crazy crew❣️ #wedocrazyright #TrammellTribe #perfectlyblended #thisisthelife .
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I just love the Holidays! Downtown Detroit is just so beautiful right now! Anyone else just love going to look at Christmas displays and light?

Spending time w/ my gorgeous fam - 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Week 🦃🙏🏻❣️🚀 #zipline #swing #blendedfamily #nofilterneeded #funnyvideos #instavid #love #fun #hip #bonding #together #mondayfunday #priceless #outdoors #park #joy

Thanksgiving is THIS week, whaaat! This is our 'happily stressed and ready to eat ALL the lumpia' faces from last Thanksgiving and it really brought back some memories for me, being back here in Nashville. As an #EWCStrutSociety Ambassador with @europeanwax we have themes each month that help us share our real life stories with you and I love this month's ‘Strutting home for the holidays’ cue. #ad
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The holidays can be a chaotic time of year and I don't know about you but I genuinely feel more pressure and stress from it all. In seeing decorations to deciding who gets what. From hectic travels because we have no family in California, to family drama. You know there's always drama with that ONE relative who filters nothing, and answering all the weird questions that families ask around the dinner table. Like, "so when are you going to have another baby?"! Chill Mama Lizama, not any time soon. I want to tell you that you're not alone in that anxious feeling you may be having. Whether it be from the holidays or this crazy season in life, that feeling has definitely morphed for me over the years. First it was a lil bit of anxiety over Corrine and I celebrating holidays alone when we had no one but ourselves, I got real used to making dinner for two. Then it turned into this less anxious feeling of, "holy crap our family is HUGE now and we have 80 New Yorkers we call family.. not including all our Islanders, so like what in the world do we get them all for Christmas?"! I like to interpret this feeling as excitement and less about being anxious.
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Marrying Joe has expanded our family and now we have this blended family across the country and it's been the most incredible experience, especially over the holidays. So I've gotta tell ya, it may be crazy, it may be chaotic, and you may feel overwhelmed by it all, but I have to remind myself that it's once a year that I get to say that Uncle Fritz is telling his rebel stories again and that mom is a mouth kisser haha. I hope you enjoy this holiday with the people you love and it's a happy and safe one <333

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It’s my favorite time of year....matching family Pjs, lights, and sparkle everywhere...so thankful for this fam of mine💕 #thehappyschmitts #holiday2018 #annualchristmastreeparty #sparkle #matchingpjs #myheart #love #happiness #positivity #mygirls #blendedfamily #lifewithtoddler #mommyandme #stepmomandme #fun #whatmatters

Excerpt from “Now & Then: How Becoming A Mother Is Changing My Perspective On Parenting” new blog now on Stepmombombs.com! Link in bio 💐

Sorry I have been MIA lors have been going on and I am working on so many things!! I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday! 🍁🍁🍁 #pregnant #Love #Mother #Motherhood #daughter #son #blendedfamily #Momlife #Singlemom #married #wife #woman #Mom #Family #BlendedFamily #Toddler #Twins #mommytobe #mommy #momsofinstagram #Happy #SelfLove #Strong #married #SuperMom #Summer #Queen #NYC #NYCMom #Fall #Thanksgiving

We work hard to raise Mia outside of gender binary restrictions. Turns out she IS pretty “girly”, and I’m not going to lie, my heart almost leaped out of my chest when she asked me for the first time ever if we could both dress up with fancy outfits from my closet. // What’re those small things your kids ask you to do that make you go “yes!” on the inside??!
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I haven’t been able to fit into medium scrubs in a looooooong time...until now!
Best part: these were only $7. Love a good discount!

This program that is changing my life day after day, week after week is also....on SALE!

Want more info? Send me a message, and we will chat! You don’t want to miss this!! #lovethislife #last90days #midwestisbest #athomefitness #discountsfordays #momoffour #blendedfamily #lovethisfitlife #workingonme

Someone’s cup may be full, over flowing or empty. It may have so much joy, laughter, love, sorrow or trauma. We never know the depths or insides of someone’s cup and what they are carrying. Give the gift of letting them be seen, loving them in the moment and without judgement. You could change someone’s day with your smile. ♥️ #givethegiftoflove #lovewithoutlimits .
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🚨 Seriously??? On team call with THE SHAUN T tonight...😱❤️ A little side gig becomes so much more when you get to chat with friends and one of your favorite super trainers 👭👫😍
.....’working’ from bed cuddling your sleeping babies 👧🏽👧🏽
....on an unexpected 💵 worry free night off
....right before the holiday 🙏🏽
....realizing how much this opportunity has changed & how many more lives are about to change❣️ He shared all the details on his new 20 mins a day program launching soon. I have all the info and support to offer 😉

Eeeeek. So excited!
I’m ready for this expression of his and all the truth bombs he’ll throw at me daily 💣 😉

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Right before my 8th grade graduation, I lost the most beautiful woman I have ever met —Alberta—to death. My mother has told me the story of how Alberta came to join our family more times than I can count.

Alberta applied for a nanny position shortly after my mother gave birth to my sister, Nikki. She interviewed for the position and my mom said she immediately knew that Alberta was the woman she had been praying to hire. Our entire family fell so deeply in love with Alberta, that my sister and I began to call her grandmother& my parents asked her to move in with us. Alberta stayed with us for six years until her brother began to die. She then left for California to be with him until he passed.

Alberta was strong, intelligent, graceful, opinionated in the best way, gentle, loving, Godly, nurturing&so many more amazing qualities. I remember her distinct smell, the many moments she rocked me on my mother’s old green rocking chair, the mints she always carried in her purse, how she read her Bible daily and the tree 🌳 we named after her. We called this particular tree, the “Alberta Tree” because she, my sister&I ate ice cream under its branches every day in the summer after swim lessons. Alberta didn’t think it was proper for girls to wear pants, so she dressed us up everyday. My mother scolded Alberta for giving my sister&I donuts for breakfast regularly, but she snuck them in the house anyways.

I remember her smile&her energy. I really believe she was my guardian angel on earth.

I blame Alberta for a desire to know Jesus from the time I was small enough to know who He was. She created in me a passion so deep I ended up giving my life to Christ in 2004. Alberta showed me what a strong, Godly, gracious, hopeful&amazingly strong woman looks like. Even though I only have six years of memories with this woman, they are permanently engraved in my mind. To prevent my lheart from breaking when she passed, I told myself she was going on an extended vacation to meet God&that she would be waiting for me at Heaven’s entrance. I asked God to show me her first when I one day cross over. Alberta, thank-you for leaving a mark on my heart&changing me forever w/your love.

So proud of @monyettashaw
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Thanks so much @therealdaytime For having us today!! This was a HUGE moment for our family & a even bigger moment for other co-parents & blended families across the world! Love! Growth! Maturity! Unity! Synergy! Let us ALL be the example that we want to see in our children! 🙏🏽❤️ I am so humbled that by telling my story I have the opportunity to help other families see the importance of the bigger picture. Our kids! Let’s continue to raise healthy, happy children! #keepitclassybook #MonyettaShaw Love you guys @neyo @itscrystalsmith @madiandmaso @theesmithboys #spreadlove #positive #coparenting #blendedfamily #therealtalkshow

This lil dude loves gaming so we were excited when @crazy8 sent us these awesome shirts from their new Game Changer Line! He couldn't wait to wear this retro Pac-Man Long Sleeve and this Minecraft Corner Creeper Short Sleeve Tee Both are currently on sale for 30% off on their website! SWIPE to peek at the designs!
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