Summer is a saucy schedule-less mess of chaos, fun, and boredom (per the kiddos) and is a hotbed for emotions. When the kids are around it’s a free-for-all of family life and that makes it hard to … Continue reading
What this site is about
Definition of Blended Families
Realities of Blended Families
The reality is that life inside a blended family is different and that doesn’t mean it’s bad. Just different and usually, never simple. So first and foremost:
Friends from nuclear families don’t understand the nuances of blended family life – best not to ask them for advice.
Yes, it is normal not to love your step-kids right away – the feeling is probably mutual – you can all learn to move out of this.
One of the most helpful things to do is learn to have compassion for and understanding about your emotions, the children’s emotions and your partners emotions.