I was born and raised in the NTX area, went to college in Kansas City, and returned to Texas to earn a MA in Counseling from Amberton University.  After many years of managing non profit mental health programs, I left my career to be a stay at home stepmom after meeting my husband Andy and two bonus boys.

From single to stepmom, Dallas to the 'burbs, career life to PTO Prez, blended family life about did me in.  Being in a blended family would spark a life calling after years of struggling with insecurities, selfishness, and pride. What I learned was I was my only problem and what I'm here to share is hope and healing through my process of refinement.

We now live in McKinney, TX with two teens and our together son. 

Summer takes you by the hand and walks you through her own pain and healing, through God's wisdom, and grace.  My perspective of a blended family has gone from brokenness to blessed.

- Jenn B.

I have struggled for some time with our blended family in that there isn't a lot of resources or places to turn for help and sound advise.  I am so excited to have found Summer and her book on blended families.

- Lindsay V.

I don't even have the words to describe or express how this book has truly changed my mindset.  Summer made "hope" into an action word and gave it life.  She is relatable, personal, encouraging, honest, and raw. 

- Allison E.

As a therapist and mom leading a blended family, Summer's willingness to be vulnerable about her own journey leading a blended family allows others to be real and raw with the unpretty side of blending.  She has helped set the pace for our family to do a 180.

- Lisa C.