blended family


Definition of blended family 

: a family that includes children of a previous marriage of one spouse or both

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Maybe the women envisioned the perfect blended family for themselves—even tried to manifest it with their photos and stories—but had no idea what day-to-day life would be like. Lauren Smiley, Glamour, "Two White Moms. Six Black Kids. One Unthinkable Tragedy. A Look Inside the ‘Perfect’ Hart Family," 6 Sep. 2018 The documentary also introduces us to his blended family., "A Guide To The Complicated Family Tree Of The Staircase," 11 June 2018 The big test run for our growing blended family and our Happier Yellow House is just days away. Marni Jameson,, "They’re coming! Part 3: Furnishing the great outdoors," 1 June 2018 Our blended family of five grown children is doing what grown children do, finding partners, marrying, proliferating. Marni Jameson,, "They’re coming! Part 2: Outfitting the outdoor kitchen," 25 May 2018 The blended family fits comfortably inside — two adults plus five children ages 2 months to 12 years old — with plenty of room for car seats, skateboards and surf boards. Amanda M. Fairbanks, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van: Marin’s newest obsession," 9 May 2018 Remarkably Sanzotta and Huez fit a blended family of five in here — a toddler plus two part-time teens, now moved on to college. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit loft in old factory off Trumbull includes crystal chandeliers," 14 Apr. 2018 Gillums, a 39-year-old mother of six in a blended family, came home in 2008 with crippling migraines. The Washington Post,, "For military veterans suffering from PTSD, are service dogs good therapy?," 28 Mar. 2018

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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: a family that includes children from a previous marriage of the wife, husband, or both parents

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