They say the first year of marriage is your honeymoon phase. It's supposed to be the easiest year of your marriage. I don't think that applies to second marriages or stepfamily situations. It wasn't for us at least.
As with most things in blended family life, the key is to make the best of your situation. It's about creating a system and a mindset shift, that allows the holidays to be enjoyable for everyone... especially the kids!
When I first started this blog I knew I was walking a fine line. I wanted to open up the conversation while still respecting all the people in my life.Just like in our blended family life, boundaries are key.