We're Not Blended, We're Pureed: A Survivor's Guide to Blended Families
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We're Not Blended, We're Pureed: A Survivor's Guide to Blended Families

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When a second marriage includes children, it often can lead to a less-than-fairy-tale life. This book uses humor to approach the often emotionally charged issues in blended families. Both authors provide useable methods for what to say when words dont come. Short, captivating chapters are perfect for those rare moments parents have to themselves.
Paperback, 228 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Concordia Publishing House
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Martha Cheves
We’re Not Blended We’re Pureed – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds

A circle is a symbol of unity, eternity, and completeness. The wedding ring represents eternal love and the persistently renewed promises of a couple. Some Scandinavian women wear three bands: one each for engagement, wedding, and motherhood. In medieval England, a bridegroom would slide the ring partway up his bride’s thumb, index, and middle finger, saying “In the name of Fa...more
Authors: Diana Lesire Brandmeyer and Marty C. Lintvedt
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
July 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7586-1791-0
Genre: Inspirational/Christian living/family concerns

We’re all familiar with the term of blended family. Diana and her husband Ed, both lost their spouses to death, and then eventually remarried. Between the two of them, they have three sons, the two older ones are twenty-one days apart—almost twins. But the problems when they tried to m...more
S.M. Hutchins
This is a nice look at stepfamily life with each chapter being a somewhat self-contained essay, so it's easy to pick up and read a chapter here and there.

The chapters cover a wide range of topics from the wedding that joins families at the beginning to discipline, changing last names, adopting each other's kids, and the day to day adjustments to blended family life. This is all done from a Christian perspective and includes inspirational Bible verses at the end of each chapter.

Compared to other...more
Carrie Daws
What a delightful book! Not delightful as in fun to read, but as in full-of-heart and truth. As others have noted, the book is a blend of Diana Brandmeyer's first person accounts of her and her husband's second marriage (after each was widowed) and Marty Lintvedt's counselor analysis of what was going well and what could be thought through or done better. Diana's retelling had me giggling, tearing up, and wanting to reach out and hug her; Marty's analysis never came across as clinical and had me...more
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Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances. Author of, Mind of Her Own, A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee, We’re Not Blended-We’re Pureed, A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families, and Hearts on the Road.

Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life.
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