Reviews and Endorsements for Blended Family Advice

“In Blended Family Advice, Shirley Cress Dudley lays out a step-by-step game plan for managing a blended family. You will be inspired by the real life success stories included and empowered to take action by the best practices outlined. I would highly recommend parents of teens with blended families read this book and more importantly, put it’s concepts to practice. Think of it as your blended family owner’s manual.” Josh Shipp, Author of The Teen’s Guide to World Domination, TV Host of Jump Shipp, and Founder of

Blended Family Advice is a comprehensive guide to help you live in harmony with your blended family. Shirley Cress Dudley offers you sound advice from learning how to communicate with your new stepchildren, to helping grandparents smoothly adjust to the new family circle. The keys to success in a blended family will be found in this book. Blended Family Advice is a quick and easy read, and gives you an action plan to bring your entire family together.” Sue Scheff, Author of Wit’s End and Google Bomb, Founder of Parent’s Universal Resource Experts

“An Excellent Book! You can tell from reading Blended Family Advice that Shirley Cress Dudley feels passionately about the challenges faced by blended and step families. She offers tested and practical advice to blended families adjusting to their new situation. Most of all, she offers hope based on her personal experience and track record in successfully counseling countless families looking to make the best of their new family. “ Richard E. Barnes, Author of Estate Planning for Blended FamiliesProviding for Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage

“Shirley Cress Dudley’s new e-book, Blended Family Advice, is an excellent resource for parents that are blending their families. Blended families face a myriad of adjustment difficulties and her book provides families with important information to work through these issues. Shirley Cress Dudley’s book is truly an invaluable resource for blended families in order to become a cohesive family unit. Blended Family Advice is much needed. I will be using it with my blended family clients.” Kara T. Tamanini, M.S., LMHC Psychotherapist, Author and Founder of Kids Awareness Series

“Shirley Cress Dudley has nailed this hot topic with her book, Blended Family Advice. She has taken her first hand experience and honed some real-world advice that all blended families should read and heed.” Don R. “Dick” Ivey PhD, Author of My Marriage was Lousy & My Divorce Ain’t So Hot and Boiling the Frog–Crises in the American First Family. Dick & his wife Barbara coach marriages and train churches to equip mentoring couples.

Blended Family Advice is beneficial to me and my wife (who are in our first marriage.) … things like focusing on us first, and agreeing better on finances and more.” – Richard Barnes attorney and author of Estate Planning for Blended Families: Providing for Your Spouse & Children in a Second Marriage (Nolo Press 2009).

“Finally someone wrote down everything I needed to hear, but didn’t realize. Blended Family Advice ebook makes sense and gives me hope I can be positive and successful with my blended family.” Tina Kurylak, stepmom and new mom

“I’m thrilled to find this blended family resource. There are so few out there for parents with step kids. Thank you!” –Mekela, step mom

“There’s so much helpful information in Blended Family Advice, I want to share it with all my friends who are in blended families.” –Linda M. (stepmother from Ireland)

“Your book, Blended Family Advice, is right on target.” –Faye R., retired counselor