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Reconcilable Differences

Marriages end. Families don't.

read by Cate Cochran
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged: divorce & separation, alternative family

 

Separation and divorce can be a gruelling experience. Spouses who once loved each other can be swept up by an adversarial system where they declare war on each other, forgetting all that was good between them and disregarding the needs of their children. It doesn't have to be that way.

When Cate Cochran and her ex-husband’s marriage failed, they …

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Love Lives Here

A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family

by Amanda Jette Knox
edition: Paperback
tagged: lgbt, personal memoirs, alternative family

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An inspirational story of accepting and embracing two trans people in a family--a family who shows what's possible when you "lead with love."

All Amanda Jetté Knox ever wanted was to enjoy a stable life. She never knew her biological father, and while her mother and stepfather were loving parents, the situation was sometimes cha …

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Blissfully Blended Bullshit

The Uncomfortable Truth of Blending Families

by Rebecca Eckler
edition: eBook
tagged: alternative family, divorce & separation

Rebecca Eckler’s newest book chronicles the hard truth of what it’s really like to make a blended family.

Blissfully Blended Bullshit is a witty, engaging, refreshingly candid chronicle of a modern family’s journey as they blend households. We follow Eckler as her partner and his two children move in with her and her daughter. Then, thanks to …

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Polyamorous

Living and Loving More

by Jenny Yuen
edition: Paperback
tagged: marriage, love & romance, alternative family

A look at how people are giving themselves a choice to love another way.

More people than ever are exploring the possibility of opening up their relationships — and not only that, they are fighting for their legal rights to love however and whomever they choose. In Polyamorous, reporter Jenny Yuen digs into how polyamory affects underrepresented c …

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Raising Grandkids

Inside Skipped-Generation Families

by Gary Garrison
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: grandparenting, aging, extended family, alternative family

Raising Grandkids focuses on “skipped generation” families or grandparent-headed households. Collecting together stories from other grandparents and reflecting on his own experience as a caregiver to his step-grandchildren, Gary Garrison paints a compassionate yet compelling picture of the joys, fears, and passions that drive some grandparents …

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Co-Parenting from the Inside Out

Voices of Moms and Dads

by Karen L. Kristjanson, foreword by Edward Kruk
edition: Paperback
tagged: alternative family, divorce & separation

Karen L. Kristjanson shares the stories of a variety of divorced and separated couples who co-parent.

Effective co-parenting, or sharing significant parenting time with an ex-spouse, is one of the best gifts separated parents can give to their children. The interviews in Co-Parenting from the Inside Out are with real moms and dads in diverse circums …

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Thicker than Blood

Adoptive Parenting in the Modern World

by Marion Crook
edition: Paperback
tagged: adoption & fostering, alternative family

Adoptive parents need more than the usual parenting skills. Adoption has changed drastically in recent decades with more concern for the adoptees' point of view and more education required by adoptive parents. Adoptive parents can be bewildered or apprehensive and find themselves struggling in ways they hadn't anticipated.

Thicker Than Blood is a co …

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