by Cynthia Geisen. Families blend together for a variety of reasons. Regardless of why it happens, creating a blended family is a process of transition that takes time, patience, humor, compassion, and a whole lot of conversation. In this booklet, author Cynthia Geisen guides children and the caring adults in their lives through the many questions and mixed feelings that blended families face. She shows that, in the end, it’s love, compassion, persistence, and a large dollop of humor that are really the tools that will help young readers find peace and joy in their family’s new realities.