Life is not easy in a “normal” family. Being a “blended” family is even harder. The titles “Mom” and “Dad” take on a whole new meaning in a blended family. I think you could call my family extra blended. Kids adopted out, kids adopted in, step kids, half siblings, temporary custody, permanent custody, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, etc. These are some of the relationships that exist in my family, and there is never a dull moment.