Blog Posts - Blended Families



Stepsiblings

The days are long and equally as hot here in the High Desert. My kids are kept inside most days because of the beating sun. As a blended family, there’s always an adjustment period when all five of our kids are home at the same time. Thankfully...
by Our Holly Days on Jul 27, 2015

Blending Your Foster Kids and Your Bio Kids: Part 3 When Jealousy Rears Its Ugly Head…

By John and Diane When I first started doing foster care I knew it would be a growing and learning experience for my whole family. If you read Parts 1 and 2 of this series, you can see that the growing has been painful at times, but there have been c...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 17, 2014

Into the Fold: Blending Your Bio Kids with Your Foster Kids - Part 2: Rooms to Grow…

by John and DianeI asked my daughter to write down her thoughts on growing up in a home with foster children and I thought that her advice and insights would be very valuable to new (and experienced) foster parents out there. I feel that foster pare...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 10, 2014

Family Steps

My sense of family was skewed at a very early age.  My parents split up when I was barely out of diapers, and my biological dad was never a part of my life thereafter.  My mom remarried a few years later, bringing a stepfather into my life that wou...

Family Steps

My sense of family was skewed at a very early age.  My parents split up when I was barely out of diapers, and my biological dad was never a part of my life thereafter.  My mom remarried a few years later, bringing a stepfather into my life that wou...

Into the Fold: The Effect on Your Bio Kids When Foster Kids Come Home: Part 1.

 by John and DianeBecoming a foster parent when you already have children of your own is a big decision, and one that is sometimes made with well-intentioned naïveté. At least, it was in my case.Ten years ago, I led my family, (2 daughters an...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Nov 3, 2014

Blended

  Well, my weekend’s off to a good start as per Things I want to do this weekend. I watched Blended yesterday evening to try to forget I was rather looking forward to the film  partly because of the cast  containing Drew Barrymore and A...
by Divorced Doodling on May 31, 2014

Ex in-laws

My daughter got married earlier this month. The wedding itself set off a train of thought for a writer of divorce stories, you will be hearing them all.     For now, what’s uppermost on my mind are the ex in-laws. They flew in from al...
by Divorced Doodling on Mar 26, 2014

Modern Families

Modern FamiliesModern Families: From Traditional To Blended, Adoptive & More The eponymously named television show "Modern Family" offers three different interpretations of its title: a conventional married couple and their biological chi...
by The Things Women Want on Jan 24, 2014

Blended Families

It is with incredible admiration that I share the words of my Uncle, Marcel Duclos,Clinical Director at Northland Family Help Center.By: Marcel DuclosSome time ago, you (Nicole) invited me to add to your blog on the topic of Blended Families. Early o...
by Imperfect Love on Oct 20, 2013

Finding Happiness in a Blended Family

Keeping romance alive in a second marriage and living happily ever after becomes more complicated when children are involved. Newly remarried couples without children usually spend their first months together creating a home and building their relati...
by Limitless Living Today on Aug 22, 2013

Easter with My Foster Peeps: War, Peace, Enlightenment and Traditions

Hi friends, We wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter, and share a post from last year for those of you who are new to our blog. We hope it brings a smile to your face...  by John Easter started with a bang. The boys were fighting. One o...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Mar 26, 2013

Foster Parent Survival:Preparing Kids for Holiday Parties and Travel

by John and Diane. Do your foster kids get a little TOO excited by holiday get togethers? The holidays can be stressful on foster families for numerous reasons, and joyful as well, and with everything to do with your little holiday elves, plann...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Dec 3, 2012

Helping Elderly Parents with Their Finances and Estate Plan

As our older parents age it is harder for them to deal with the financial details of their lives. With the complicated financial products out there and the low-interest rate environment it becomes very difficult for them to make sound financial decis...

Helping Elderly Parents with Their Finances and Estate Plan

As our older parents age it is harder for them to deal with the financial details of their lives. With the complicated financial products out there and the low-interest rate environment it becomes very difficult for them to make sound financial decis...

Blog 15 of Top 25 Moms with Blended Families – 2012

Well, I was so pleased to be nominated for Top 25 Moms with Blended Families, for 2012. And I came 15th overall! I was stoked just to be nominated, but this was just awesome! Thank you to you guys You … Continue reading →...
by Mummybrain on May 12, 2012

Respite from your RAD Child: Achieve the Impossible Dream!

by John and Diane Taking a respite, well deserved, as we all know it would be, is next too impossible when you have a RAD foster or adopted child. Not only is it hard to find some angel on earth to take your RAD child, someone who will put up wit...
by Foster Parent Rescue on Apr 23, 2012

I have been nominated!

Argh! I am so excited!! I have been nominated for the Top 25 Moms with Blended Families – 2012 list on Circle of Moms! This is such an honour for me! You are able to vote for me every day until 28th … Continue reading →...
by Mummybrain on Mar 7, 2012

September, 2008 . . Combining Lives

Several months ago Dale bought a dilapidated house in foreclosure. He’d been trying to buy it for months but there were mix-ups with the previous mortgages against the house. All finally finished and the sale closed last spring. He began remode...
by DivorceWisdom on Feb 2, 2012

Famous Last Words

Almost a year ago I had a very vivid dream about my having a newborn baby boy. In my dream I was in the process of changing his diaper and trying to remind myself to cover his little wee-wee so that he wouldn’t pee on me. (As the mother of one litt...
by ColleenCohn.me on Jan 7, 2008


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