Finding the Perfect Mix for a Blended Family
How to Achieve Harmony While Embracing Differences
When Cherie and Steve Miller married 10 years ago, they knew it would be a challenge merging their existing families. Cherie had three sons, ages 12, 18 and 20, and Steve had four — 6-year old twins, a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old. The idea of managing a nine-person household seemed a little daunting.
The Atlanta-based family had to set up a plan and work through the day-to-day challenges unique to blended families. How would they handle the emotional adjustment, living arrangements, discipline and even laundry with seven boys?