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In The Blend is a podcast series that helps parents navigate life within a blended family. 

Join host Laura Jenkins as she speaks with experts and guests to get practical advice on how to have a harmonious blended family life. 

This series dives deep into the unique dynamics, logistics, and challenges of raising a blended family. From new partners, to juggling mixed finances - Laura will help guide you through it. 

In the blend Laura Jenkins

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In The Blend is a podcast series that helps parents navigate life within a blended family. 

Join host Laura Jenkins as she speaks with experts and guests to get practical advice on how to have a harmonious blended family life. 

This series dives deep into the unique dynamics, logistics, and challenges of raising a blended family. From new partners, to juggling mixed finances - Laura will help guide you through it. 

    My Favourite Tip #19: Get a parenting plan

    My Favourite Tip #19: Get a parenting plan

    In this episode, we revisit a conversation I had with authors Daniella Rigon and Tracey Duff, creators of "Child-centred Co-Parenting." Tracy shared many valuable co-parenting tips during our chat, including how parenting plans made it easier for her to maintain a harmonious relationship with her ex.If you're co-parenting, especially after a recent separation, Tracy’s insights will be incredibly insightful and practical.Listen to the full episode: https://intheblend.com.au/podcast/tracy-duff-and-daniella-rigon-on-embracing-child-centred-co-parenting
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    My Favourite Tip #18: Using story to broach tricky conversations with kids

    My Favourite Tip #18: Using story to broach tricky conversations with kids

    In this Favourite Tips episode we revisit a conversation I had with psychologist and author Rachel Brace, who has penned two children’s books relating to blended families: Harriet’s Expanding Heart and Max’s Divorce Earthquake. As part of our conversation she offered up some great ideas around how to use story to broach what can be ordinarily difficult conversations with your kids.
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    • 5 min
    Finding Peace in Blended Family Conflict

    Finding Peace in Blended Family Conflict

    During this chat, Caroline Neale shares her experiences and insights as a stepmother in a blended family. She emphasises some of her key learnings from over the years such as the importance of focusing on your partner and maintaining a strong connection, the challenges of balancing multiple roles and the need for clear communication and boundaries. Additionally, we cover the importance of supporting children with trauma and the value of emotional regulation.
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    • 25 min
    PREVIEW: Finding Peace in Blended Family Conflict

    PREVIEW: Finding Peace in Blended Family Conflict

    During this chat, Caroline Neale shares her experiences and insights as a stepmother in a blended family. She emphasises some of her key learnings from over the years such as the importance of focusing on your partner and maintaining a strong connection, the challenges of balancing multiple roles and the need for clear communication and boundaries. Additionally, we cover the importance of supporting children with trauma and the value of emotional regulation.
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    Legal Guidance: Child Living Arrangements, Co-Parenting, and More

    Legal Guidance: Child Living Arrangements, Co-Parenting, and More

    In this episode, we hear from Jane Libbis, a lawyer and counsellor with experience in stepfamily issues. We cover children's living arrangements and visitation rights in blended families, factors considered by the courts, and the importance of the child's best interests. /the challenges of negotiating time with step-siblings and the impact of new partners on parenting arrangements is also explored. The conversation highlights the benefits of parenting plans and court orders, as well as the importance of effective communication and choosing battles wisely.
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    • 32 min
    PREVIW: Legal Guidance: Child Living Arrangements, Co-Parenting, and More

    PREVIW: Legal Guidance: Child Living Arrangements, Co-Parenting, and More

    In this episode, we hear from Jane Libbis, a lawyer and counsellor with experience in stepfamily issues. We cover children's living arrangements and visitation rights in blended families, factors considered by the courts, and the importance of the child's best interests. /the challenges of negotiating time with step-siblings and the impact of new partners on parenting arrangements is also explored. The conversation highlights the benefits of parenting plans and court orders, as well as the importance of effective communication and choosing battles wisely.
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Georgina 32 ,

An exceptional support for stepmothers and blended families

I am deeply satisfied with the content, that Laura Jenkins has featured in her episodes. She features many different experts, that offer various perspectives and ideas about blended family life. A wonderful way to cut through the numerous misconceptions that other people have about blended families.

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