Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Feeling like a Family: Turning Points in Step-Families

By Jennifer Harman Ph.D. – Colorado State University

Adventures in Blending: Memoirs of Mixing Families

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After the Consultant and I moved our families in together, his youngest daughter (who I will refer to as #3 due to her birth order in our blended brood) started to attend the same elementary school as my two boys. I picked up my sons from school one day during a week when the Consultant’s kids were with their mother. While walking past us and after saying hell…

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Blending Homes: Making the Complex Decision with Kids

By Jennifer Harman Ph.D. – Colorado State University

Adventures in Blending: Memoirs of Mixing Families


Before launching back into a blog about being a (step)parent in a blended family, it is important to first describe how and why we became that way. I will start with our decision to move in together, something I wrote a little about a few years ago. I neglected to share, however, just how we came to the decision, which was not an easy one to make.

Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: All Mixed Up: Life in a Blended Family

By Jennifer Harman Ph.D. – Colorado State University

Adventures in Blending: Memoirs of Mixing Families

A few years ago, I shared my ups and downs of the dating scene in my blog Adventures in Dating: Memoirs of a Single Mom. Although dating is not necessarily a novel blog topic, I wrote about it from the perspective of a single mom. I also wrote about dating from the perspective of a researcher who studies and thinks about relationships all the time. For those who know me well, they know t…