The ups and downs of living with a teen

Blogtober Day 1 – Who Are You?

As I stated in my last post, I am taking part in the #Blogtober16 challenge, where we post everyday with a different topic.  Todays topic is Who Are You?

For those who do not know me, I am Sam a 40 something Mum, StepMum, Wife, Blogger, Nurse, Housekeeper, Cook,  you get the picture.


I am married to my wonderful hubby, we have been together for 17 years and this week celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary, although he was ill so we have not officially celebrated yet.

Growing UP
Growing UP

I am also Mum to our 12 year old Daughter, who this year has been diagnosed with ME/CFS, so I spend a lot of time caring for her, or at various appointments, she has just returned to school with a tutor for 1-2-1 lessons 1 hour a day for 3 days and is managing them but struggling when home.  I am also ‘wicked’ stepmum, to my two boys who are 18 and 21.  The 18 year old has recently moved in with us, which has really turned our house upside down, but is lovely having him here and my Daughter loves having her brother here.  We see the 21 year old every so often and speak all the time.

Bear and Max

We also have two dogs Max our Alaskan Malamute, who has adopted my Son as his and follows him everywhere, he is a great big cuddle monster.  We also have Bear a German Shepherd who is a bit bigger now, who is totally mad.

I also have a cat who is 23, she is an old lady but puts the dogs in their place, I have no photos of her as she will move as soon as she knows you are even thinking of trying to take a picture of her.

So this is me, sadly not very exciting, but I love my family.

I will be back tomorrow with day 2 of #Blogtober16 where the topic will be ‘An Old Photo Of You’



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  1. My mum has ME but is so much better now than she was a few years ago; has your daughter been to the specialist ME centre at Queens jn Romofors? Mum waited a while for a bed but it was amazing they really got her back on track #Blogtober16 x

  2. Welcome to #Blogtober16, happy belated anniversary, I hope you get to celebrate in style soon, although we just had our 15th last week and the most we could manage was a take away when the children went to bed! Loving your family is THE most important thing, everything else comes second, i’m looking forward to finding out more about your lovely family xxx

    1. Thank you, I am sure you will find out a lot more about me as the month goes on, and happy belated anniversary to you x

  3. Nice to meet you! Your dogs are amazing, so cute but so huge. Happy anniversary, I’m sorry your husband has been ill, I hope he’s feeling betting soon. It must be difficult with your daughter too x I hope to catch up with you more during #blogtober16

    1. Thank you, everyone loves my boys and they are both such great personalities. He is feeling better now. Looking forward to catching up too x

  4. Such a lovely post and happy 14 year wedding anniversary! I love little posts like this where you can get to know the blogger a bit more.

    1. Thank you, I am enjoying it so far and try to be a couple of posts written ahead, it is just trying to keep up with everyone elses posts x

  5. aw, love your two bug shaggy dogs and hope your wonderful old cat manages to get a few more years … love that you’re a “wicked” stepmom 😉

    1. Thank you everyone loves my boys, and my cat is still going strong bless her, I love being the ‘wicked’ stepmum although they refuse to say I am x

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