Posts tagged blended family

Lessons from blended family trenches 02/25/14

   February 25, 2014 6:34 am    0

I have a lot of friends who are closing in on merging blended families together. Discussions with them remind me of some painful times when my husband and I tried to merge everyone together into one family 11 years ago. There were times when we didn’t all get along. But look at us now. No…


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‘I left my heart in San Francisco’ — Go Niners

   February 3, 2013 7:54 am    0

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and I grew up loving football with my dad Walt Strosser, a legendary high school football coach. My hubby is an assistant football coach and all five boys in this blended family played the game. My oldest has been a San Francisco 49er fan since he was a tot. We’ve been…


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Modern families — when kids choose to live with the other parent

   January 9, 2013 4:49 am    0

Kids often want to make a change. It happens in a lot of blended families — ours included. All of our kids are now age 20 to 28, so hindsight is 20/20. I can confirm that it was a good decision each and every time one of the kids moved.  My kids’ dad passed away 13 years ago,…


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Modern Family — apologies to Rockwell and Poe

   November 23, 2011 4:17 am    2

With apologies to Norman Rockwell, (I’ll get to Edgar Allan Poe), I don’t remember Thanksgiving feasts that looked anything like this. When I was a kid, my brother, sister and I were dragged from one grandparents’ home to another to eat until we gagged. My maternal and paternal grandparents lived blocks away from one another…


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Modern family lives here

   September 22, 2011 6:00 am    0

After watching the premiere of ABC’s “Modern Family” last night, I have to say I love this show. I’ve always loved the show. It is the first show, I think, that gives a somewhat accurate portrayal of blended families. As a member of a blended family, I can vouch for the funny moments, the tender…


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