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Mrs K is a winner of Top 25 Moms with Blended Families - 2012

What aspect of being in a blended family has surprised you?

You can love more than you think.
When you have your 'own' children, and then you have your partner's children, you worry that you can't love them, as much as they need.
You can, it takes time.

What's a good tip for preventing sibling rivalry?

To be honest, we don't really have this issue in our house. Each child is treated differently, and have their own special things.

What's one piece of advice you'd give to moms who are about to become part of a blended family?

It's not easy. Don't believe that it is. It's hard. Hard work. The hardest work in the world. But you can do it, and you will be able to get through. Just don't believe that it's all roses in the sun :)