Blendedways: A View of a Blended Family Introduction

 As the writer of the blog, Blendedways : A View of a Blended Family, I should introduce myself.

My name is Ivy which is pronounced “mom”.  That is me.  I am referred to as mom, mommy, mama, maaaaa, and any other variation that can be construed with those letters.  I hold that name close to me and cherish every pronunciation and inflection with which it comes.  Although “mother” is a little formal and is usually followed by a conversation that is accusatory or a reprimand of causing embarrassment, it is a title I carry with appreciation and gratitude.

My husband, who refers to me as “ask your mom” or “tell your mom” or “where is mom” is my dear partner in life and loves me, regardless of how my name is pronounced. Since the beginning, our family has grown as did our story.

If I was to ever write a book about my parenting adventures, I would entertain the title: Please Make Your Bed ,After We Are Done Jumping On It Together.

Enjoy the ways our family became blended, as you read Blendedways.

2013-3 bo and me in air at Carlton Preserve

Best Wishes to all,

Ivy Lifton (mom, ma, mommy, where is mom)

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