A Blended Families Holiday: The Survival Guide

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Prepare to Compromise

Setting unrealistic expectations is a recipe for failure in any family, let alone a blended one. Know in advance that everything might not go exactly as planned. Instead of flipping out when scheduling conflicts make your stepchildren late for Christmas mass, tell everyone in advance that they're welcome to attend a later service if it better suits their agenda. Accommodations like this will help keep you all relaxed and stress-free.