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family

n. 1) husband, wife and children. 2) all blood relations. 3) all who live in the same household including servants and relatives, with some person or persons directing this economic and social unit.

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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 situation.
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 together.
Theirs is a blended family, one of roughly 1,300 formed every day in the United States.
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).