Nothing is easy in a blended family, and now more than ever, the world needs our blended families to succeed.
The modern blended family is rapidly evolving. While more and more families are being created from the ashes of first marriages, they are often regulated to the shadows, regarded as second rate or "less than." But blended families are a critical component to the overall health and well-being of future generations.
Blended families by virtue carry more conflict, more resentments, more jealousy, and more anxiety. If we are to create more understanding for how hard it is to blend two families into one, we must first be willing to speak our truths out loud without shame or fear of judgment.
Jamie Murray provides a candid account of what it means to navigate through what is rapidly becoming the new norm-families built after loss and divorce. Filled with real-life stories, heartfelt emotion, and frank honesty, How Many Kids Do You Have? brings to the forefront the unique circumstances blended families face and fights for their rightful place in our shifting understanding of what makes up a family.