Episode 17: Helping Blending Families One Blog Post at a Time with Danyale Word Antley

A long-time friend of Kari who met sitting in the waiting room during their daughters’ dance lessons, Danyale is a super-mom of a blending family and owner of BlendStrong. Her husband, Donald, was in Kari’s youth group back in the day! Together they raise four daughters as a blending family: their oldest lives with them on a personalized standard visitation, their next two live with them full-time, and their baby lives everyday with them and their fur baby. A former teacher, Danyale feels her work with BlendStrong is exactly where she is supposed to be. The blog isn’t just for blending families, it is a grace-filled space for everyone! She talks friendship, parenting, family, and self-work. Danyale is currently working on a novel, the BlendStrong blog, and a children’s series.

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Folgers Classic Roast  
International Delight Vanilla Cream  
International Delight Sweet Cream  
Gardenia Body Spray  
Oil Diffuser  
Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee on Demand 12-Cup Coffee Maker

Books
Five Second Rule by Mel Robbins
Tom Bilyeu’s Impact Theory 
The Happy Stepmother: Stay Sane, Empower Yourself, Thrive in Your New Family by Rachelle Katz
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Stepmonster: A Real Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do by Wednesday Martin, Ph.D. 
How to Solve Your People Problems: Dealing with Your Difficult Relationships by Alan Godwin
Switch on Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking and Health by Dr. Caroline Leaf
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story by Dan Harris
The Elimination Diet: Discover the Foods That Are Making You Sick and Tired-and Feel Better Fast by Tom Malterre
The Elimination Diet Workbook: A Personal Approach to Determining Your Food Allergies by Maggie Moon MS RDN