hubster and his first wife, so talk about complications...wow! But for the most part I think it works out.... it takes lots of planning, which the hubster doesn't like doing...it takes patience...which is getting thinner as I get older...and it takes prayer and meditation!
I am learning that different is ok as long as you are ok with it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6LU_WZi2zc
Blending this family is a daily challenge....but it is one that I am committed to making work....work for me! Now I don't know if I ever want to get to the point that we are like Will and Jada....and their blended family...but working together to make sure everyone is loved is good. If you are a SM...there are lots of support out there for super moms like us. One of my favorites was SMOMS.org. It was set up like a forum and you could post your situation and the other Super Moms would provide support for your situation.
Wishing you all the happiness you can endure!