How We Turned Our ‘Dysfunction’ Into A Happy Blended Family

A mother reflects on her own upbringing with divorced parents and finds herself in the same situation with her own family. Knowing what a struggle it was for her to see her parents at odds rather than a cohesive unit, she worked with her ex-husband to ensure that they maintained a good relationship with each other and their new spouses to create a loving and supportive environment for their kids and their newly extended family.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is healing after divorce if both parents are willing.
  • A child can never be loved by too many people.
  • Divorce affects a child at any age even if they don’t remember.

“Living that life as a kid convinced me if I married and had children, my kids were going to have a happily married mom and dad.”

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Becky Patouhas, social media specialist, has been a babywearing educator since 2013. Her favorite part of her job is a tie between seeing all the cute baby pictures and helping parents get that “I can’t believe I can hold my baby AND eat!” moment. A first-generation American and mom of two small boys, she and her family live in Michigan, where she enjoys volunteering with her local babywearing group. Becky loves her Zypora meh dais (she has two!) because they’re so cushy on her shoulders. She always has a Lightly Padded ring sling in her purse because she loves the soft padding, and she thinks Isle of Skye is the best colorway out there!

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