Guide to being a happy blended family
Blended families are becoming very common. Here's how to make the circle bigger.
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The days of the nuclear family are numbered. The world is changing and so is the way that families are structured. The more, the merrier right? 

Well, not always. Blended families come with their trials and tribulations but also with their celebrations and blessings.

If you need help navigating parenting in the 21st century we've got you covered. 

Divorce

Often blended families start with a divorce. But this doesn't have to be a negative experience for everyone involved. Here are some ways to get through this difficult time.

10 ways parents can do divorce differently

You can be a happy divorced family

How not to hate your ex

Mom vs. Dad: know your rights

Unmarried? Know your rights

Co-parenting

The next step is co-parenting, where you and your ex have to work out a way to be a united front for your kids while being separated.

What is co-parenting? 

AppClose helps you co-parent effectively

Your child comes first 

"My step daughters will always have a place to call home"

Learn more about effective co-parenting  

“Don’t treat my child differently” 

How much say does a step-dad have? 

Touch your stepchild’s heart 

To my ex’s girlfriend 

Confessions of a soon-to-be step-mom 

Wedding vows to a little stepdaughter 

Build a healthy step-family

One big happy step family

Tips for happy step-kids

This Is Us - a quick recap of the Pearson's most memorable moments

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