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Carol Shwanda chronicles her blended family's lives and experiences offering hope, guidance, wisdom, inspiration and humor to anyone who is in or about to enter into a blended family.

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I would like my blog to be a forum for my readers to share their stories and experiences and express their views and opinions about being a part of a blended family. I am working on a book tentatively titled:Blended Family Stories. It will be an in depth look at the real life challenges and joys of successful blended families. If you would like to be part of my research I'd love to hear from you.Take my Blended Family survey

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  • Sophia Turns 19!

    This past week was Sophia’s birthday and to celebrate, my sister Jill and I took the girls to San Francisco for the day for a girl trip. First we headed to Chinatown for Dim Sum.

    Dim Sum in Chinatown

    Then some shopping at Union Square, followed by a tour of the Jean Paul Gautier exhibit at the de Young museum.

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    We ended our day at the Japanese Tea Garden, which has become a bonding blended family girl tradition. We had a blast. I couldn’t help but feel that the three girls have truly bonded and are now sisters. We’ve come a long way.

    Published on June 13, 2012 · Filed under: BLENDED FAMILIES;
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