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December 09, 2016
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Celebrating the holiday with your blended family

The author’s blended family, Evelyn Diuguid-Caska, left, Tom Caska, Randy Diuguid (holding stuffed Santa) , Catherine Caska, Taylor Diuguid, Thom Caska and Bradley Diuguid , will celebrate the holidays together.
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“Oh, my Dear. You know, some parents get along much better when they don’t live together. They don’t fight all the time, and they can become better people. Much better mommies and daddies for you. And sometimes they get back together. And sometimes they don’t, Dear. And if they don’t... don’t blame yourself. Just because they don’t love each other doesn’t mean that they don’t love you.

“There are all sorts of different families. Some families have one mommy, some families have one daddy, or two families. Some children live with their uncle or aunt. Some live with their grandparents, and some children live with foster parents. Some live in separate homes and neighborhoods, in different areas of the country.

“They may not see each other for days, weeks, months or even years at a time. But if there’s love, Dear, those are the ties that bind. And you’ll have a family in your heart forever. All my love to you, Poppet. You’re going to be all right.