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Blended Families

What We've Learned From A Decade Of Blended Family Life

Posted 11.01.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Letter to My Kids Re: Divorce

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 12.28.2013 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

I don't want you to ever feel like you have to choose between your dad and me. We sit together at activities and have all eaten dinner together after basketball games -- not because we are all such good buddies, but because we all share something very important: our love for you both.

'Our Hearts Expanded In Ways We Didn't Know Possible'

Posted 10.25.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Incredible Blended and Adopted Family of 11 Children Spreads the Love Around

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Each child feels blessed and happy to be part of their unique family because there's more than enough love to go around for the 11 children. The children may have different biological parents and different races, but they all blend seamlessly.

My Kids 'Were In No Way Limited By My Divorce'

Posted 10.04.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

What You Can't Learn About Blended Families From A Book

Posted 09.27.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Our Kids 'Lives Are Richer Than Ever' Since We Married

Posted 09.20.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

We 'Challenge, Complement And Complete Each Other'

Posted 09.13.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

'We Are A Modern Day Brady Bunch'

Posted 09.06.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Yom Kippur, Divorce, and Three Little Words: I Am Sorry

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

On Yom Kippur, we are instructed to seek atonement from those we have wronged... those who we have intentionally or unintentionally transgressed... so that we are assured a blessing in the Book of Life.

'I Would Not Be Where I Am Now Without My Stepdad'

Posted 08.30.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Being Part Of A Blended Family 'Makes All Of Us Stronger And Better People'

Posted 08.23.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

'Becoming A Family Has Meant Lots Of Baby Steps'

Posted 08.16.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

At the Top of My Lungs: We Are Family

Jennifer Glass | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

I'd always had an easy and cordial relationship with Tristan's mom, Lin. But when I got sick, this woman stepped up in the most extraordinary way.

4 Co-Parenting Issues To Sort Out Before The School Year

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.12.2013 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

It seems so simple to say -- dare I say, "too simple," -- but the magical Parenting Plan provides all parents (biological and step parents) the specific terms and conditions under which they are to operate, so that there is no room for "innocent" confusion or misunderstanding.

We 'Celebrate Even The Smallest Breakthrough'

Posted 08.09.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

'We Could Not Love Each Other's Biological Children More'

Posted 08.02.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Singing the Stepmother Blues

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

If the general culture truly cares about marriage and family values, it would do well to listen to the voices of stepmothers. Many stepmothers are filling a void without recognition or understanding.

I Play By My Own Stepmothering Rules

Jessica Wernz | Posted 09.25.2013 | Divorce
Jessica Wernz

If there is one thing I've learned since becoming a stepparent, it's that people love to give you advice. Most of the time, these people are not stepparents themselves.

Why My Husband And I Are Friends With My Ex

Posted 07.26.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

What a Scene From Ferris Bueller Can Teach You About Yourself and Your Husband's Ex-Wife

Peggy Nolan | Posted 09.22.2013 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Stepmamas -- you are Jeannie. And you are pissed off and irritated because you think your stepkids' mom is doing something and getting away with it. And you're not doing what she's doing because you play by a set of rules that she doesn't play by.

Why This Blended Family Takes Epic Themed Photos Every Year

Posted 07.19.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

How I Know My Marriage Is 'Strong And Real This Time Around'

Posted 07.12.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

My Ex Is 'By Far My Very Best Friend'

Posted 07.05.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

What These Kids Love Best About Their Blended Family

Posted 06.28.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...