Focus on the Positive with a Kindness Jar

Post written by Blended Family columnist Melissa Gorzelanczyk of Peace & Projects. As parents, we’ve been told to focus on the positive. Yet there are some days as a step-mom when I feel this practice is an illusion. Instead of smiles, I’m met with bad...

How to Turn Your Master Bedroom into a Sanctuary

Post written by Blended Family columnist Melissa Gorzelanczyk of Peace & Projects.Does your master bedroom need TLC as much as its occupants? Mr. Right and I lead busy lives that often conflict with spending quality time together. You and your spouse probably know...

10 Communication Tips for Blended Families

Post written by Blended Family columnist Melissa Gorzelanczyk of Peace & Projects. We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. -Epictetus Good communication is a challenge for every family. For those dealing with blended family...