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50 Blended Family Quotes That Will Make You Feel Seen

50 blended family quotes

Whether you’re a stepparent growing to love your stepchildren, a child accepting a new parental figure, or a bio-parent welcoming a new partner into their family, your version of a blended family is unique and beautiful. Here are some of our favorite blended family quotes to honor this amazing (sometimes maddening) journey.

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Blended family quotes for every type of blended family…

    1. Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them. Leigh Anne Tuohy
    2. The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other. Richard Bach
    3. The secret to blending families is… There is no secret. It’s scary and awesome and ragged and perfect and always changing. Love and laugh hard; try again tomorrow. Mir Kamin
    4. Sometimes families are created in different ways but are still in every way a family. Unknown
    5. You’re facing one of the most important challenges of your life. Yet, being a member of a blended family can be an exciting adventure for all concerned. Kathie M. Thompson
    6. We aren’t “step”, we aren’t “half”, we’re just a family. Unknown
    7. Family means putting your arms around each other and being there. Barbara Bush
    8. The blended family isn’t just an ordinary family times two. It’s a special kind of family with special needs. Maxine Marsolin
    9. Children can never have too many positive adult role models in their lives. Unknown
    10. Co-parenting is not a competition. It’s a collaboration of two homes working together with the best interest of the child at heart. Work for your kids, not against them. Unknown
    11. There is nothing so rewarding as bringing two families together and making it work. Unknown
    12. Anything is possible when you have the right people to support you. Misty Copeland
    13. Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love. Unknown
    14. The last names may not match, but the hearts certainly do. Unknown
    15. Blended families: woven together by choice, strengthened together by love, tested by everything, and each uniquely ours. Unknown
    16. Thank you for blessing me with a great family, not a perfect one, but a great one. Unknown
    17. Blood makes you related; love makes you family. Unknown
    18. We had grown into one another somewhere along the way. We were officially a team. Shannon A. Thompson
    19. The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Richard Bach
    20. Being happy in your family is more important than being perfect. Unknown
    21. All families are different and unique, but they all have one thing in common—love. Unknown
    22. Bringing two families together is never easy. But in the end, it’s more than worth it. Unknown
    23. Blended families are beautiful. Every member has their own color, but it’s only when you bring them together that you can see the rainbow. Unknown
    24. Every family has a story to tell—blended families just have more chapters. Unknown
    25. Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love. Dave Willis
    26. Sticking with your family is what makes it a family. Mitch Albom
    27. Being part of a blended family means you’re part of something very wonderful. Unknown
    28. No family is perfect… We argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times. But in the end, your family is your family. The love will always be there. Unknown
    29. It doesn’t matter how big or small your family is; it matters how much love you’re willing to put into it. Unknown
    30. Bright families are just like bright colors: When you blend two, you get something beautiful! Unknown
    31. There will always be steps you can take toward unity in your blended family. You will make—one step at a time! Donna Houpe
    32. Blended families are a beautiful mix of diverse people who each serve an important role in our lives. At times, it can be challenging to appreciate everyone’s unique beauty. Deana Keller La Rosa
    33. Family means hugging and supporting each other. The word “family” brings to mind a group of people who love, care for, support one another. Unknown
    34. We all have different views on how we should live our lives but nothing comes before your loved ones – they’re always by your side as long as you need them. Unknown
    35. You are not blood; you’re family. As long as we respect and support each other, our bond will never be broken. Unknown
    36. When two families combine, they create a new definition of love. Unknown
    37. Becoming a blended family means mixing, mingling, scrambling, and sometimes muddling our way through delicate family issues, complicated relationships, and individual differences, hurts, and fears. But through it all, we are learning to love like a family. Tom Frydenger
    38. The first key to balancing your busy life and creating a peaceful environment for your blended family to thrive in, lies in defining your family values—first as a couple, then as a family. Kellye Laughery
    39. There is no such thing as a ‘broken family.’ Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, or adoption documents. C JoyBell
    40. Family is family, whether it’s the one you start out with, the one you end up with, or the family you gain along the way. Unknown
    41. Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter. Brad Henry
    42. Behind a lot of great kids is a stepparent who stepped up, stepped in, and gave a sh*t. Unknown
    43. DNA doesn’t make a family—love does. Unknown
    44. Any man can make a child, but it takes a special man to help raise a child. Tony Gaskins
    45. Blood doesn’t always make a parent; being a parent comes from the heart. Unknown
    46. Don’t worry if you’re not an instant, happily-ever-after blended family. Expect to endure ‘I give up’ days and rejoice in the ‘I can do this,’ days. It will take work, dedication, an excellent sense of humor, and strong resolve. But hey, since when has any family taken the easy route? Don’t do ‘easy’—do ‘worth it!’ Jessica James
    47. Remember why you chose to come together in the first place—the love that you have for your partner. Your partner’s children are an extension of them and this makes them just as important to your happiness. Beth Happiness
    48. Live one day at a time (or one moment, if you have to). Blend little by little and celebrate even the smallest breakthrough. Andi Parker-Kimbrough
    49. One of the most important lessons our children have learned from divorces is that some things in life can come to an end, but that’s okay because something new is manifested. In our case, it’s a blended family that has respect, love, trust, authenticity, and a sense of fun. Jennifer Kessler
    50. Being a stepmom means they grew inside of my heart instead of my tummy. Unknown

We hope some of these blended family quotes resonated with you! The adjustment might be hard, especially for the children, but with proactive parents and some work, it’ll all be worth the effort. You’ll soon see that every member of the blended family will become a strong support for each other. And that’s the beauty of being a family.

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