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A big issue that blended families face is when each family comes from a different religious background. Though certainly not a deal breaker, this can definitely cause some upset in the family, whether from ex partners, or in the current situation. I’ll give you some tips on how to deal with an ex, and also go over some common challenges.

 

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As I am very close to my year anniversary of doing the podcast, I thought it would be fitting to have Shawn, my number one supporter, on the show. If you want to get to know my other half, please listen in as we talk about

  • our differing parenting styles
  • Shawns past anger issues
  • communication
  • importance of quality time
  • our engagement story
  • other listener questions

 

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Helping a child through the loss of a parent can be very difficult. There are many things you can do to help support your child/children through a traumatic loss like this, such as

  • keep your personal feelings out of it
  • don’t speak negatively about the parent who has passed
  • get the child therapy
  • communicate with the child
  • don’t rush the child
  • make a memorial space for the child in their room
  • keep your child active
  • talk to their teachers at school
  • keep the child’s life as stable as possible
  • teach the stepsiblings proper behavior
  • making sure the stepparent plays an active role

 

Understand that the death of your child’s other parent is not only going to impact your child, but your life as well, and every member of your blended family. Your spare time, financial situation, and your responsibilities will be altered. This is a hard life lesson, but with an entire family’s support, a child can still thrive.
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Every blended family can benefit from learning simple tips to save time and money. In this show, I go over my top ten tips of each!

 

Tips to save time

Food Prep

Prepare things the night before

Delegate chores and responsibilities

Exercise at home

Online shopping

Follow a cleaning schedule, or hire someone

Wake up earlier

Use your schedule wisely

Split tasks with your partner

Learn to say no

 

And the tips to save money

Make a list and stick to it

Food shop only once a week

Shop at bulk stores

Repurpose clothing

Shop at thrift or secondhand stores

Use coupon apps

Barter services

Keep your credit cards low

Borrow instead of buy

Cut down on bills where you can.

 

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In cases of infidelity, having a blended family can certainly add more complications to the mix. Whether you’re struggling with the knowledge of a past affair or going through it now in your current relationship, this episode can help. Cheating doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. There are ways to move forward past infidelity and go on to have a successful relationship. We will also talk about some do’s and don’t’s, and how to deal with family members.

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