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Integration

The best ways to integrate as a family are in the critical first few months. This includes the ``early and often`` philosophy. The earlier the family migrates towards operating as a traditional family unit, the better. This requires thoughtful and carefully selected actions that are frequent enough to become expected.

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Changing Culture

Let's use our resolve for change. As we live our beliefs, we can and need to change the culture of how we are perceived. In doing so, we will strengthen our families, and thereby our children. The culture shift will be led by our actions and courage to change legal rights, names and recognition in our communities.

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Parenting

The goal is for the children to reach young adulthood with as little tumult and conflict as possible. This includes ways to avoid one-upping, trying to be the favorite and techniques to maintain steady parenting philosophies in the midst of often changing philosophies in the other home.

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Recommended Resources

Being a blended mom and dad has it's own unique opportunities-check out resources specific to you!

Featured resources on Family Therapy and Family Law.

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Our Mother’s Day Gift to You! Let’s get scholarly, and let’s think and thank.

By, Mike Potter The Etymology of Motherhood in Post Modern American Society Have you ever considered the etymology (origin and changing meaning over time) of the word “mother”? Consider the following two definitions provided by Fine Dictionary: Mother Received by birth or from ancestors; native, natural; as, mother language; also acting the part, or having the place of a mother; producing others; originating. Mother To...

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When the Finish Line become the Blank Page

By, Lisa… Have you ever run a marathon? Or any sort of race?  I have run one marathon in my life, and the last mile felt like 5 miles.  The long journey of training, injury, elation, and then the actual race causes you to really pay special attention to that last mile.  It’s really special to work so hard towards a goal and then try...

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Black Friday-Part 2 in the Holiday Survival Kit

by, Lisa We hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving, and are enjoying the Holiday Season! Welcome back from your first family holiday. I am writing this as I reflect back on some head scratching, and frustrating behaviors that we have experienced over the years. While these are specific stories, I do think you will start to say, “oh, YES! We have had that happen...

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