I found Sandi's book to be informing , educational & truthful , Sandi is sharing her heart for all blended families like herself. Sandi shares those precious moments talking one on one , family meetings & vacations. She shares how she encourages her kids to talk to her , open up & tell her how they feel & what they think. The book has kids top ten list , her kids give advice on going through the process of a blended family. What helped most they kept close to the church & encouraged the kids to be involved in youth groups. A hard chapter for me as a reader was change day. Moving from house to house weekly or monthly, waking up wondering which house you're in. Sandi's advice is you just have to try to put the kids interests ahead of your own emotions & preferences & try to do what's right for them. Blended families are struggling through some difficult issues often heading into uncharted territory. They need help from churches that will acknowledge their presence , prayer support for them & help them find those who have been through the same trails & who can come alongside offer help & encouragement . This is a great book for blended families offering what Sandi & Don did right & wrong . Sandi said hang in there I'm here to tell you the result can be wonderful. Whether it's a blended family or the daily struggle to keep a balance between job & family , every woman experiences blending on some level. Some folks just can't forgive Sandi , I'm here to tell you God has forgiven her & restored Sandi back to the church , she is whole again. The question why Sandi won't refer to her ex husband by his name. I'm divorced I never refer to my ex husband , most divorced people refuse to talk about those painful & hurtful years. Let go give Sandi a break !! Rule 3 on kids top ten list : Don't talk about the other parent if you can't say something nice. Thank you Sandi for writing this book & sharing your heart , this book will help so many families.