Blended: Navigating Your Bonus Family

Blended: Navigating Your Bonus Family

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Join other military and veteran spouses, partners, and family members to connect and discuss the highs and lows of blended family life.

About this event

Are you a member of a blended family? Are you the spouse/partner, or former partner of a service member or veteran? Do you wish you had a group of peers you could talk with about the nuances, highs, and lows of blended family life? If so, then Blended is for you!

Join VSN leaders and veteran spouses Ashley C. and Karla (who are both members of blended families) every other Wednesday from 10:00-11:00am CDT, to talk with peers in a casual environment about navigating blended family life. Navigating family life can be challenging, period, but we know that when you add in all of the blended layers of bonus kids, stepparents, and the need to co-parent with more than one person, it can be a lot to manage, lead to family and relationship stress and strain, and others in your life just may not be able to relate.

We are excited to announce the Blended social club and hope to make this an ongoing club/series. This first chat will really focus on getting to know one another's family stories and learning more about everyone's unique situations, and challenges you're looking for support around. From there, we will be able to develop future sessions to provide the support you're looking for.

To be eligible for this group you must be a member of a blended family, and be the spouse, partner, or former partner of an active duty service member or post-service veteran.

Eligibility for our Virtual Social Clubs varies by session, so please check our Eventbrite page to see other social clubs that may interest you.

Once registered, on the morning of the event, you will be e-mailed a Zoom invite to join via computer, tablet, or phone. Once registered, you will also be able to access the Zoom information by viewing the event's Online Event Page. The Online Event Page can be accessed by clicking the "View the event" button in your order confirmation email, OR by selecting the "Access this event" button on the right-hand side of this page.

Since we will be talking at times about our personal lives and families, we ask that participants attend the virtual session from a room where privacy can be maintained, or utilize headphones. We ask that you please join the chat at the scheduled start time. If you join later than 15 minutes, the leader reserves the right to not admit you into the session if they feel it will disrupt the group. If no one joins the chat within the first 15 minutes, the leader will cancel the chat.

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