I grew up the youngest of 4 children in a blended family. In fact, all the brother/sister pairs in my generation of extended family were formed by blending families. I was in college before I knew it was considered “not normal.” In the 80s the term blended wasn’t widely used; we were just family. When I made …
In this week’s segment of #AskAnitra we cover the topic of Blended Families. In my response to questions on how to manage blended families I ask the questions are you an Evil Step-Mother or a Blissful Bonus Mom?
In my early adulthood, I had the perfect picture of what my life as a mother would be. I would have two children – one of each variety – and the boy would be two years older than the girl. He would protect his little sister and defend her honor against all enemies. They would …