Lindsay Barber lives in De Pere, WI and is the founder of the Green Bay Stepmom Community. She lives with her triathlete husband of five years and part-time with her two step-daughters, who are 11 and 9 years old. Their crazy beagle, Kona, joined the family a few years ago. Lindsay works from home as a meeting planner for a trade association located in Alexandria, VA. She and her family enjoy traveling, cooking, working out, walking Kona and spending time with friends. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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A Positive COVID Test Feels Like Wearing a Scarlet Letter

It all started with a runny nose that I didn’t think much of because it lasted less than 48 hours. About 24 hours later, my dinner tasted boring. The next night, I could not...
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A Merry Blended Christmas

Christmas is a fun and magical time for many families and it's also a stressful time and trigger for others, step-parents included! We have sadness or disappointment that our stepchildren aren’t always home to...
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The Autumn Italian Sausage Survival Soup

Ahhhhhh, I love the changing of the seasons from Summer to Fall. Some people love it and some people hate it, but I love the cool mornings and the afternoons in the 50s and...
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Celebrate National Stepfamily Day on Sept. 16

National Stepfamily Day is celebrated each year on September 16. If you are in a blended family, Happy National Stepfamily Day to you and yours! If you did not grow up in, or you’re not...
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The Challenges of COVID for a Stepmom with a Type A Personality

Being a parent is very challenging during COVID-19. I am hearing about challenges and stress from friends who are bio-moms, stepmoms, adoptive moms, and grandmas raising their grandchildren. It does not matter who you...
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What it’s Like to be an Imperfect Stepmom

I am an imperfect stepmom! I think all stepmoms are imperfect, just as are parents, but there seems to be more of an eye on stepparents because someone else’s children are our responsibility at...
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Enjoy the Fourth of July at Area Beaches and Parks

Fourth of July is around the corner! The months of March and April crept by at a snail’s pace and somehow, we’ve made it to the end of June and I cannot believe we’re...
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The Challenging Times of Coronavirus

We are in challenging times. Coronavirus has changed our lives for the long term. I don’t know about you, but a few weeks ago when the shelter-in-place was announced and schools were closed, I...
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Tasty Meals to Cook During COVID-19 Quarantine

You don't know me very well, but what you may know from my previous blog posts is that I am a stepmom and I work from home. I also love to meal plan, prep,...
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Suddenly Working from Home? Tips for Your Sanity

A lot of people are suddenly thrown into working from home (WFH), if they have a company/career allowing them to do so during COVID-19 closures. Not everyone has this option – doctors, nurses, medical...