120+ Mindblowing Blended Family Quotes And Sayings

Last Updated on November 12, 2020 by Scott M. Thomas

A Blended family or a stepfamily means where the parents have children from a previous relationship. If you have the right kind of mindset, a blended family can make you Stronger, Sharper, Tougher, yet more empathetic and kinder. This type of family might be both a rewarding and challenging experience. And most importantly, blended families have the highest success rate if the couple starts planning how the new family will operate before the matrimony even takes place. Here are some notable quotes that motivate you to become one of the best supportive members of a blended family! Enjoy…

“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“It didn’t matter how big our house was; it mattered that there was love in it” – Peter Buffett

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“There is no such thing as a broken family. Family is family and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart” – Joybell

“The secret to blending families is… There is no secret. It’s scary and awesome and ragged and perfect and always changing. Love and laugh hard, try again tomorrow, but that’s life advice, right?” – Mir Kamin

“Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other’s backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. It means never giving up on each other!” – Dave Willis

“There will always be steps you can take toward unity in your blended family, and you will make it – one step at a time!” – Donna Houpe

…” we still encounter many examples of dual living on a daily basis – elderly relatives living with their children, grown-up kids still living with their parents, siblings living together in roommate-type arrangements … multi-generational family units move in together, usually for the purposes of cutting down on the cost of living and providing social support to each other” – Justine Drejer

“The dynamics of a traditional family don’t even come close to the complications that stepfamilies face” – Gayla Grace

…” My advice to the newly blended family would be to spend some time alone with not only your biological kids but also the stepkids. Take time to make each child feel special” – Anita Dunn

“The first key to balancing your busy life and creating a peaceful environment for your blended family to thrive in lies in defining your family values – first as a couple, then as a family” – Kellye Laughery

“One of the most powerful things you can do to make your blended family victorious is to learn how to release unrealistic expectations” – Kellye Laughery

“Do not easily give up or lose your patience when they do not show any enthusiasm or when they show a negative attitude toward all your efforts to get to know them better” – Matthew Massimo

“The family – that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to” – Dodie Smith

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights and our comfort when we occasionally falter” – Brad Henry

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“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family” – Lee Iacocca

“Pick your battles with everyone, including yourself… remind yourself every day that you have been given another chance at love and cherish that opportunity” – Jessica Warrick

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of the parents” – Jane D. Hull

“Divorce isn’t the child’s fault. Don’t say anything unkind about your ex to the child, because you’re really just hurting the child” – Valerie Bertinelli

“Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other’s backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. It means never giving up on each other!” – Dave Willis

“The secret to blending families is… There is no secret. It’s scary and awesome and ragged and perfect and always changing. Love and laugh hard, try again tomorrow, but that’s life advice, right?” – Mir Kamin

“There is no such thing as a broken family. Family is family and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart.” – C. Joybell C.

“For those of you that say, ‘This is not what I signed up for,’ remember that life is not built for your comfort. Life is built by lessons that test you, and push you with every possibility of either demolishing your foundation or reinforcing it!” – Jessica James

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” – Richard Bach

“A family portrait is only complete with love to fill its frame.” – Wes Fesler

“There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one” – Jane Howard

“Instead of raising children who turn out okay despite their childhood, let’s raise children who turn out extraordinary because of their childhood” – L.R. Knost

“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues… are created, strengthened and maintained” – Winston Churchill 

“It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage; to put together a family and a home” – Elizabeth Edwards

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“Think of your family today and every day thereafter. Don’t let the busy world of today keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate them” – Josiah 

“Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad.. these are the people who know you the best and love you” – Jenna Morasca

“The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us all to become our best while looking at our worst” – Marge Kennedy

“Family is a lifejacket in the stormy sea of life” – J.K. Rowling

“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need”  – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Sticking with your family is what makes it a family” –Mitch Albom

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other” – Richard Bach

“Blood makes you related; love makes you family” – Unknown 

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we can enter into another” – Anatole France

“Blended families are a beautiful mix of diverse people who each serve an important role in our lives. At times, it can be challenging to appreciate everyone’s unique beauty” – Deana Keller La Rosa

“The blended family isn’t just an ordinary family time two. It’s a special kind of family with special needs” – Maxine Marcellin

“If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

“Life feels complete when you’re together with your family” – Unknown 

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“Becoming a blended family means mixing, mingling, scrambling, and sometimes muddling our way through delicate family issues, complicated relationships, and individual differences, hurts, and fears. But through it all, we are learning to love like a family” – Tom Frydenger

“Bright families are just like bright colours: When you blend two, you get something beautiful!” – Unknown

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other” – Richard Bach

“Blood makes you related; love makes you family” – Unknown 

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy, for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we can enter into another” – Anatole France

“Blended families are a beautiful mix of diverse people who each serve an important role in our lives. At times, it can be challenging to appreciate everyone’s unique beauty” – Deana Keller La Rosa

“If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles” – Letty Cottin Pogrebin

“Becoming a blended family means mixing, mingling, scrambling, and sometimes muddling our way through delicate family issues, complicated relationships, and individual differences, hurts, and fears. But through it all, we are learning to love like a family” – Tom Frydenger

“Blended families are woven together by choice, strengthened by love, tested by everything and each are uniquely ours. –Unknown

“Family is family, whether it’s the one you start out with the one you end up with, or the family you gain along the way”  – Unknown

“Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love” – Unknown

“Some families are created in different ways but are still in every way a family” – Unknown

“Alone, you are strong, but together, you’ll be stronger than ever” – Unknown

“Of course, there’s no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings” – Arthur Rubinstein

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights and our comfort when we occasionally falter” – Brad Henry

“We aren’t ‘step,’ we aren’t ‘half,’ we’re just family” – Unknown

“There will always be steps you can take toward unity in your blended family. You will make-one step at a time!” – Donna Houpe

family closeness quotes

“Behind a lot of great kids is a stepparent who stepped up, stepped in, and gave a sh*t” – Unknown

“The last names may not match, but the hearts certainly do” – Unknown

“Children can never have too many positive adult role models in their lives” – Unknown

“DNA doesn’t make a family—love does” – Unknown

“Blood doesn’t always make a parent; being a parent comes from the heart” – Unknown

“Don’t worry if you’re not an instant, happily-ever-after blended family. Expect to endure ‘I give up’ days and rejoice in the ‘I can do this,’ days. It will take work, dedication, an excellent sense of humour, and strong resolve. But hey, since when has any family taken the easy route? Don’t do ‘easy’—do ‘worth it!” – Jessica James

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“The love of a blended family never ends” – Unknown 

“Co-parenting is not a competition. It’s a collaboration of two homes working together with the best interest of the child at heart. Work for your kids, not against them” – Unknown

“The secret to blending families is… There is no secret. It’s scary and awesome and ragged and perfect and always changing. Love and laugh hard; try again tomorrow” – Mir Kamin

“The recipe for a unified family: 3 cups love, 1 cup empathy, 1/4 cup patience, and 1 tablespoon teamwork” – Unknown 

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success” – Henry Ford

“Remember why you chose to come together in the first place—the love that you have for your partner. Your partner’s children are an extension of them and this makes them just as important to your happiness” – Beth Happiness

“When you look at your life, the greatest happiness is family happiness” – Joyce Brothers

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“Live one day at a time (or one moment, if you have to). Blend little by little and celebrate even the smallest breakthrough” – Andi Parker-Kimbrough

“One of the most important lessons our children have learned from divorces is that some things in life can come to an end, but that’s okay because something new is manifested. In our case, it’s a blended family that has respect, love, trust, authenticity, and a sense of fun” Jennifer Kessler

“Together, we make a beautiful family” – Unknown

“I’m grateful that being a stepmom has taught me that there is no shame in admitting you don’t have it together all the time” – Jamie Scrimgeour

“Be the kind of person you needed when you were younger” – Unknown

“In truth, a family is what you make it. It’s made strong not by the number of heads counted at the dinner table, but by the rituals you help create, the memories you share, the commitment of time, caring, and love you show to one another, and by the hopes you have for the future as individuals and as a unit” – Marge Kennedy

“Being happy in your family is more important than being perfect” – Unknown

“All families are different and unique, but they all have one thing in common-love” – Unknown

“It’s about prioritizing. Just take it one step at a time. Do the best you can. I’m a mom and I have two husbands—an ex-husband and a next husband. It’s a blended family and it’s very hard to keep things together, but we’re happy and we live in love” – Kimora Lee Simmons

“There is nothing so rewarding as bringing two families together and making it work” – Unknown 

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team” – Phil Jackson

“Family is a struggle you’ll never regret working toward” – Unknown 

“Stepfamily households do not begin and end at the front door” – Patricia Papernow

united family quotes

“Taking two families and blending them into one takes dedication and effort, but it will be one of the most rewarding undertakings of your life” – Unknown

“Enjoy the little things in life… for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things” – Robert Brault

“Blended families are stronger together than they are apart” – Unknown

“They call it a ‘stepfamily’ because together we took a step in the right direction” – Unknown

“Anything is possible when you have the right people to support you” – Misty Copeland

“Your family is a circle of love strength and love, with every birth and every union, the circle will grow. Every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced together makes the circle stronger” – Unknown

“The hardest thing about being a blended family is knowing when to fight and when to let it go” – Unknown

“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and love you no matter what” – Unknown

“Stop thinking that things are going to be perfect. It’s not going to happen. The kids will not get along all the time, the house will not always be quiet… You will not always hear ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ It isn’t realistic. What is realistic is taking stock of how incredibly lucky you are to have more children to love and to guide” – Kellee Mulkerin-Ford

“When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you” – Guy Lafleur

blended family sayings

“Blended families are the best project you’ll ever get to work on” – Unknown

“You have to take things slowly. Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you’re going to automatically love their children. All relationships take time to grow and develop. Be willing to give everyone the time and space they need; it will come” – Kelly LeFurgey


“Remember, ‘this too, shall pass.’ The good, the bad, the ugly—don’t get too attached to anyone feeling. Also, use a chore chart, for the love of all that good in the world. Seriously, it changes everything” – Raiye Rosado

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces” – George Santayana

“Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them – Leigh 

“A stepparent is so much more than just a parent: They made the choice to love when they didn’t have to” – Unknown

“There is no such thing as a broken family. Family is family and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart.” – C. Joybell C.

“For those of you that say, ‘This is not what I signed up for,’ remember that life is not built for your comfort. Life is built by lessons that test you, and push you with every possibility of either demolishing your foundation or “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” – Richard Bach

“A family portrait is only complete with love to fill its frame.” – Wes Fesler

“There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.” – Sue Atkins

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” – Jane Howard

“Instead of raising children who turn out okay despite their childhood, let’s raise children who turn out extraordinary because of their childhood.” – L.R. Knost

“I didn’t give you the gift of life, but life gave me the gift of you.” – Unknown

“I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work.” – Maya Angelou

“Any man can make a child, but it takes a special man to help raise a child” – Tony Gaskins

i love my family quotes

“If you’re struggling with your role, be kind to yourself and remember that step-parenting is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. Not because of any flaw of yours, but because that’s the nature of the role” – Jenna Kori

“You were born with the ability to change someone’s life; don’t ever waste it” – Unknown

“Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce” – Jennifer Weiner

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Cute Blended Family Quotes

“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better” – George C. Lichtenberg

“There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy in a blended family” – Unknown

“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony” – Friedrich Neitzche

“Being a family means you are part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life” – Lisa Weed

“We had grown into one another somewhere along the way. We were officially a team” Shannon A. Thompson

“Bringing two families together is never easy. But in the end, it’s more than worth it” – Unknown

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family” – Anthony Brandt

family is everything

“Your greatest contribution may not be something you do, but someone you raise” – Unknown

“Govern a family as you would cook a small fish—very gently” – Chinese Proverb

“Family life contributes immensely to an individual’s happiness. Only in happy home life can complete contentment be found” – Dorothea S. Kopplin

“Every family is dysfunctional, whether you want to admit it or not” – Shailene Woodley

“Blended families are beautiful. Every member has their own colour, but it’s only when you bring them together that you can see the rainbow” – Unknown

“Family, no matter what it looks like, is always filled with love” – Unknown

“Every family has a story to tell—blended families just have more chapters” – Unknown

“The memories you make with your family are everything” – Candace Cameron Bure

“Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there” – Virginia Burden

“The first key to balancing your busy life and creating a peaceful environment for your blended family to thrive in lies in defining your family values—first as a couple, then as a family” – Kellye Laughery

“You’re facing one of the most important challenges of your life. Yet, being a member of a blended family can be an exciting adventure for all concerned” – Kathie M. Thompson

“There is no such thing as a ‘broken family.’ Family is family and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, or adoption documents” – C JoyBel

“A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss… That’s the trade-off. But I’ll take it all” – Brad Pitt

“A happy family is but an earlier heaven” – George Bernard Shaw

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them” – Desmond Tutu

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life” – Richard Bach

“Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back” – John Ruskin

“Family means putting your arms around each other and being there” – Barbara

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