Podcast 1:1 - When Life Gives You Lemons
Both found ourselves divorced after over 20 years.
We met online. Paige was the first girl to flirt with Darren online.It was hard to go on a date for the first time after 20 years.
Did not want to introduce dates to kids until this was more serious.
Lives are thrown together, no way to prepare.6 (Darren’s) + 4 (Paige’s) = 10 Kids
When we first got married we had 7 kids at home with 7 different schedules
How Paige sacrificed her career to stay at home and keep things running ;)
After some time Paige started an Etsy shop. Daisy Blossom Creations. Check it out here.
We survived; how did we do it?
Why are we doing this?
We wish we had some practical advice from someone who was going through the same thing as us.
Our friends that hadn't been through a divorce really couldn't understand what we were going through and how we were figuring it out
We have friends that are interested and curious about how we are making blending two large families together. And we seem to be fairly happy while we are making this work.
We have talked to several other families that are in similar situations and have shared ideas and swapped stories.
We want to share what we have learned with more people. In an effort help.We are not experts and will never be. We make mistakes every day. But we are trying to learn from them and share with others.
The format of the show
Sometimes guests, like our kids or friends of ours that have gone through the same thing.
Topics we might cover scheduling, traditions, time alone, grandparents, etc...
7 kids dropped their bags. Kicked off their shoes. How to keep a clean house
How to go from being a guest in the house and not a parent.7 schedules 7 kids and tons of food.
How to cook for that many people on a daily basis
Every episode will have a short blog with some pictures. http://www.wheresthelemonade.org
Every week we will have a funny moment
One of our kids loved the “Lego Movie 2” because it taught a “life lesson”, we thought wow he is maturing and understanding meaning in movies. Then we asked him what did you learn. “I Don’t know”. So we are part way there with maturity. There is still hope there.