We became a couple and decided that the kids needed to become involved in our relationship.
At that time I did not realize that blending a family would be so hard.
I also did not realize that there was an art to blending families.
An art to how to handle the kids.
An art of how to handle the husband.
An art of how to be a mom, wife, and friend.
I am not saying that I know it all or even know half of it but I have to admit that we have blended our family very well.
Three main things I learned:
1. Communication, Communication, Communication…. It is all about communicating.. You need to communicate with your partner, you need to communicate with your kids.
2. Treat all the kids the exact same. The kids are no longer yours or mine… They are ours. NO MATTER WHAT!
3. Stick together. You and your partner need to make sure and stick together on everything… Never let the kids divide you and if they do, don’t let them see you as divided.
If you can start with these three things you have a great head start in the game.