Tag: Blended Families

The Heritage of Divorce

The Heritage of Divorce

. What Impact does Your Divorce Have on Your Family Heritage? As we celebrate our Heritage during the month of September in South Africa, honouring our diverse cultures and the various legacies inherited from past generations, I would like to explore the true extent of heritage for families. . Through the ages, mankind has always […]

25th September 2016 | By More
Inspiring Mom and Stepmom Friendships

Inspiring Mom and Stepmom Friendships

For many, the word “stepmom” conjures up some ugly connotations: the wicked stepmother from “Cinderella” perhaps, or someone who presses their stepkids to use words like “bonus mom” while crossing every parenting boundary in the book.   As pervasive as those images may be, it couldn’t be farther from the truth for many blended families. […]

19th May 2016 | By More
Dad and Stepdad walk the Bride down the aisle

Dad and Stepdad walk the Bride down the aisle

In a magnanimous gesture last week, Todd Bachman, ran to the front row to fetch his daughter’s stepfather, Todd Cendrosky, so that they could both walk her down the aisle. “He came and grabbed my hand and said: ‘You worked as hard as I have. You’ll help us walk our daughter down the aisle,’” Cendrosky […]

30th September 2015 | By More
Elements of Successful Blended/Step Families

Elements of Successful Blended/Step Families

          Did you know that one in every three people live in a blended / step family world-wide? That means 30% of the world’s children are currently growing up in a blended family. It could take several years to form new bonds, so here are some of the basic elements that […]

16th September 2015 | By More
Blending Families

Blending Families

Here are five common myths about blending families, that keep families apart: Don’t be their Mom, be their friend – It was about a few months in when a friends of my significant other muttered this very statement. It was followed up by “He already has aunts, grandma and me, he doesn’t need anyone else.” […]

12th May 2015 | By More
Letter to my Husband’s Ex-Wife

Letter to my Husband’s Ex-Wife

Dear Ex-Wife, I love my husband dearly and I am trying my best to understand your situation. Yes, I know you have a history and precious children. I have no desire to erase you or take your place as their mother. Be assured that I realise I’ve only heard one side of the story, therefore, I do […]

21st April 2015 | By More
Why Divorce Made Me a Better Parent

Why Divorce Made Me a Better Parent

Divorce sucks. It doesn’t matter if you were the divorcer or the divorcee, it doesn’t matter who was at fault, none of that matters – what does matter is that it’s a time in your life when you are forced to hit a reset button. You can choose to use that reset button for good […]

24th March 2015 | By More