Many people in a blended family
are familiar with the idea of "child support" in the context of a marital breakdown.
Also included in the blended family
of the church were all those non-Jews who were traditionally regarded as beyond the pale of God's saving concerns.
According to the National Stepfamily Resource Center (NSRC), at least one in three kids will live in a blended family
(stepfamily) before age 18.
For example, a couple in which one partner and all children were absent on census night was coded as a 'couple family with children' in the variable 'FMTF Family Type', but it was not possible to determine whether it was an intact, step or blended family
. Although the relationship of absent people to person one and person two was collected in earlier censuses, it was not retained beyond processing and standard coding as a variable for later use.
Another important aspect of estate planning is estate equalization in a blended family
Many a year later, we have the BT blended family
. They are more complicated, but the soap possibilities for ad-makers are endless.
Rita Williams-Garcia contributes a story that shows how difficult times can bring a blended family
Theirs is a blended family
, one of roughly 1,300 formed every day in the United States.
"With a blended family
, it's more than a notion about what to do about the kids," says Kim.
Billingham, who is in a blended family
himself, suggests there is no magic timetable for success.
Parsons calls Harry's set-up a "blended family
", but Harry isn't so sure about the blend and things start to go wrong.
Together, with Kay Marshall Strom, they wrote a guide to parenting the blended family
: "The Family Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together" (Pinon Press, May 1996).