Stepfamily life is tough. The only thing that is tougher than blending the family is keeping your marriage intact. Statistics vary from a 50% to 75% divorce rate in a marriage where there are children from a prior relationship.
"There’s always room for someone with good intentions."
"Our children get to see that no matter what differences their parents had, we all came together for them."
"We make room for each other in our lives because we love each other."
"Every family has its hills and valleys, including ours."
Oh, boy!  The school year is ending and for many of us it means that the children's schedules are changing.  We may have
"Start with baby steps. Kindness goes a long way."
"Although it may look different in each home, peace can be obtained."
Blending a family takes "honesty, consistency and patience, patience and more patience."