Blended and Brilliant, Online Support Group, twice monthly

A space to connect, share, and be supported in the unique role of step-parenting/raising children within blended family dynamics.

We will meet twice a month with varying content including sharing of highs & lows, opportunities for open discussion & exploration of our experiences, and periodic guest speakers to enhance our knowledge base & deepen our understanding of topics relevant within our community.

The group aims to support each another’s efforts to thrive as individuals, to find success in forming strong & secure bonds within our family systems, and to optimally-navigate the various interpersonal relationships that may accompany our roles in co-parenting children that we did not physically create.

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” -Oprah Winfrey

This group welcomes all folks in nonbiological parental roles, including step parents, “bonus” parents, and partners of those with preexisting offspring (regardless of marital status).

Blended & Brilliant is facilitated by Kathleen Reed. Kathleen was born into a blended family of origin, and her experience in this space was further broadened when she met her now husband, who had two young children from a prior relationship. Today she is stepmom to a 15 year old stepdaughter & 12 year old stepson, and mama to a 2 year old son that she gave birth to in 2019.

Kathleen brings to the group a passion for learning, an appreciation for depth of personal connections, and a sense of purpose in her desire to open up the dialogue and normalize the emotions & feelings experienced within the constructs of blended family dynamics. Questions welcomed, please drop a note in the registration below.

Blended & Brilliant meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month via Zoom 10:30-11:45am.

Fill out the form to register to receive Zoom meeting details. A suggested donation of $3-10 is accepted, but not required via Venmo @empowered-postpartum.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.


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