Blending Families – Part 2 – Adjustment

This is a continuation of the interview with Jeff Hill on how he and his wife, Tammy, blended their two families.  Part 1 is here. Q. What did/do Tammy’s kids call you? We made sure that we didn’t insist on anything. Some would call me Jeff. The period of time has come now that all of the children call me “Dad,” and all of the children call Tammy, “Mom.” All of them. There is a cute story about my son, Seth, the youngest one. He had always called Tammy, “Tammy.” Tammy is very good a...
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Blending Families – Part 1 – Remarriage

In this interview, Professor E. Jeffrey Hill dives into the topic of blended families - a topic he knows a lot about. A professor of Family Life by trade, Jeff Hill shares his life experience of dealing with the death of his wife, remarrying, and blending two families together. Our favorite tips from this interview include having realistic expectations, making-out in the mud-room, and remembering that blending families is never comfortable, but worth it. Q. What is your background story? ...
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Beyond Yours, Mine, and Ours

  This is a delightful interview between Matt Townsend, who has a radio talk show, and Jeff and Tammy Hill.  The Hills were both widowed some years ago (see Coping With Juanita's Passing), and through fortuitous circumstances found each other, remarried, and merged their two families consisting of a total of 12 children.  Responding to Matt's questions and banter they describe the merger process, and indicate its difficulty and its rewards.  The interview is humorous, light, and inst...
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