89 Blended Family Quotes That Everyone Will Relate

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There are many different types of blended families in society today. Some people grow up in a typical family with parents who are still married. Others grow up in a two-parent household with one biological parent and one step-parent or foster parent. And then some people grow up without either biological parent present in their lives at all.

Blended families are not perfect, but they do provide an opportunity for children to learn from their parents’ mistakes and make better choices for themselves. These families are a new family form where two parents have a child together after being married or forming a relationship with someone other than the biological parent of their first child.

If you’re part of a blended family, enjoy the beauty and unique perspectives that come with it. Check out these beautiful quotes that will help you see your family as a blessing and inspiration:

89 Blended Family Quotes That Everyone Will Relate

1. “There is nothing so rewarding as bringing two families together and making it work.” ~ Anonymous

2. “Having somewhere to go is home. Having someone to love is family. And having both is a blessing.” ~ Anonymous

3. “Blood doesn’t always make a parent; being a parent comes from the heart.” ~ Anonymous

4. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other.” ~ Richard Bach

5. “We aren’t ‘step,’ we aren’t ‘half,’ we’re just family.” ~ Anonymous

6. “A step-sibling is one giant step in growing in life, together.” ~ Sally Painter

7. “DNA doesn’t make a family—love does.” ~ Anonymous

8. “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.” ~ Anonymous

9. “A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all.” ~ Brad Pitt

10. “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

11. “The recipe for a unified family: 3 cups love, 1 cup empathy, 1/4 cup patience, and 1 tablespoon teamwork.” ~ Anonymous

12. “Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” ~ Lisa Weed

13. “Family is family.” ~ Linda Linney

14. “In truth, a family is what you make it. It’s made strong not by the number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help create, the memories you share, the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes you have for the future as individuals and as a unit.” ~ Marge Kennedy

15. “Blended families are stronger together than they are apart.” ~ Anonymous

16. “Family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” ~ Barbara Bush

17. “When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.” ~ Joyce Brothers

18. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” ~ Richard Bach

19. “If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles.” ~ Letty Cottin Pogrebin

20. “Blended families are woven together by choice, strengthened by love, tested by everything and each are uniquely ours.” ~ Anonymous

21. “Blood makes you related; love makes you family.” ~ Anonymous

22. “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

23. “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” ~ Robert Fulghum

24. “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

25. “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

26. “Instead of raising children who turn out okay despite their childhood, let’s raise children who turn out extraordinary because of their childhood.” ~ L.R. Knost

27. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents.” ~ Jane D. Hull

28. “Stepfamily households do not begin and end at the front door.” ~ Patricia Papernow

29. “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we can enter into another.” ~ Anatole France

30. “The love of a blended family never ends.” ~ Anonymous

31. “Taking two families and blending them into one takes dedication and effort, but it will be one of the most rewarding undertakings of your life.” ~ Anonymous

32. “The last names may not match, but the hearts certainly do.” ~ Anonymous

33. “Pick your battles with everyone, including yourself… remind yourself every day that you have been given another chance at love and cherish that opportunity.” ~ Jessica Warrick

34. “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.” ~ Anonymous

35. “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” ~ Lee Iacocca

36. “All families are different and unique, but they all have one thing in common—love.” ~ Anonymous

37. “Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.” ~ Brad Henry

38. “I’m grateful that being a stepmom has taught me that there is no shame in admitting you don’t have it together all the time.” ~ Jamie Scrimgeour

39. “Alone, you are strong, but together, you’ll be stronger than ever.” ~ Anonymous

40. “There will always be steps you can take toward unity in your blended family. You will make—one step at a time! –Donna Houpe

41. “They call it a ‘stepfamily’ because together we took a step in the right direction.” ~ Anonymous

42. “Step parents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a child’s life experience.” ~ Azriel Johnson

43. “Some families are created in different ways but are still in every way a family.” ~ Anonymous

44. “Remember you are not managing an inconvenience. You are raising a human being.” ~ Kittie Frantz

45. “When you tell a child you hate their other parent, you are telling them you hate half of who they are.” ~ Anonymous

46. “Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.” ~ Virginia Burden

47. “Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” ~ Anthony Brandt

48. “The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” ~ George Santayana

49. “It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it.” ~ Peter Buffett

50. “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

51. “Of course, there’s no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.” ~ Arthur Rubinstein

52. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” ~ Desmond Tutu

53. “Behind a lot of great kids is a stepparent who stepped up, stepped in, and gave a sh*t.” ~ Anonymous

54. “The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.” ~ Dodie Smith

55. “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

56. “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

57. “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” ~ Jane Howard

58. “Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back.” ~ John Ruskin

59. “Children can never have too many positive adult role models in their lives.” ~ Anonymous

60. “Life feels complete when you’re together with your family.” ~ Anonymous

61. “There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” ~ Sue Atkins

62. “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

63. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ~ Henry Ford

64. “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

65. “Being happy in your family is more important than being perfect.” ~ Anonymous

66. “The blended family isn’t just an ordinary family times two. It’s a special kind of family with special needs.” ~ Maxine Marsolin

67. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” ~ Phil Jackson

68. “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, but that’s life advice, right?” ~ Mir Kamin

69. “Together, we make a beautiful family.” ~ Anonymous

70. “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” ~ Jesse Jackson

71. “The memories we make with our family is everything.” ~ Candace Cameron Bure

72. “A family portrait is only complete with love to fill its frame.” ~ Wes Fesler

73. “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

74. “Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” ~ Michael J. Fox

75. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ~ Frederick Douglass

76. “Family is a struggle you’ll never regret working toward.” ~ Anonymous

77. “Any man can make a child, but it takes a special man to help raise a child.” ~ Tony Gaskins

78. “Enjoy the little things in life… for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault

79. “Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.” ~ Anonymous

80. “Lookin’ back, all I can say about all the things he did for me is, I hope I’m at least half the dad that he didn’t have to be.” ~ Brad Paisley

81. “Step-parenting and being a step-sibling presents a lot of exciting opportunities. When families break up and re-form, there may be less order, less certainty, and a bit more trauma involved, but kids can end up having half-a-dozen parent figures.” ~ Morris Gleitzman

82. “The best security blanket a child can have is parents who respect each other.” ~ Jane Blaustone

83. “It’s about prioritizing. Just take it one step at a time. Do the best you can. I’m a mom and I have two husbands—an ex-husband and a next husband. It’s a blended family and it’s very hard to keep things together, but we’re happy and we live in love.” ~ Kimora Lee Simmons

84. “There is no such thing as a broken family. Family is family and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart.” ~ C. Joybell C.

85. “Be the kind of person you needed when you were younger.” ~ Anonymous

86. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents.” ~ Jane D. Hull

87. “Divorce isn’t the child’s fault. Don’t say anything unkind about your ex to the child, because you’re really just hurting the child.” ~ Valerie Bertinelli

88. “Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” ~ Leigh Anne Tuohy

89. “When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” ~ Guy Lafleur

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