I'm a Mom of two with 3 stepchildren as well. I love experimenting and trying out new recipes. Unfortunately I don't always have time. I also enjoy hiking, fishing, horseback riding (we have 2)reading and cross stitch. Love animals but haven't converted my other half yet. Although we do have a rabbit and cat. The kids range in age from 10 to 20. I try to enjoy life and am sometimes more successful than others but always try and live it to the fullest.