Integrating a new partner into your child's life

Matthew Logelin, Bestselling Author & Blogger, shares advice for single parents on how to best integrate your new dating partner into your child's life
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Integrating a new partner into your child's life

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Integrating a new love in to a child's life is something that's not easy and I think it's so individualized for so many people. For me, the best thing I could do is make sure that my daughter knew that she was loved and that she was cared for. And, that this person that we're bringing in was somebody that was just going to enhance the life that we already had and it wasn't going to raise her mom who had died and it wasn't going to you know, render her sort of out of our lives. She's still a big part of our lives and that's something that's really important. And, what that's done is allowed us to integrate Brooke in to our family so much better than I think we could have if we just completely erased Liz. It's something that I would never do. But, in a lot of cases, that's what happens. And, what we've done is Brooke now is really great and very close with Liz's family. And, she takes trips with us and we travel quite frequently with them and spend a lot of time with them. And, I think that's something that's really helped ease us in as a new couple and it has made us more acceptable to our family and our friends and also to our daughter. And, that the most important thing is that Maddie know that Brooke is there for her, but also that her mom will always be there as well.

Matthew Logelin, Bestselling Author & Blogger, shares advice for single parents on how to best integrate your new dating partner into your child's life

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Matthew Logelin

Bestselling Author & Blogger

Matthew Logelin is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Two Kisses for Maddy, as well as the acclaimed and award-winning blog, Matt, Liz, & Madeline. His essays have been featured in the Huffington Post, Glamour Magazine, Mamalode Magazine, and The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything.

Two Kisses for Maddy was the winner of the Goodreads Choice Award in the Best Memoir & Autobiography category, 2011, has been translated to four languages and was recently optioned by the Lifetime network, to be adapted for the small screen by Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Denise DiNovi (Crazy, Stupid Love; The Lucky One).

Matt is also the founder and president of The Liz Logelin Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in honor of his late wife, with the sole purpose of providing hope for young widowed families (regardless of marital status or sexual orientation) through financial assistance and necessary resources. Since its founding in 2009, The Liz Logelin Foundation has given grants to more than 120 families. Most importantly, Matt is the father to four-year-old Madeline. His toughest critic most days, she is also his biggest fan. He spends his days helping her refine her taste in music and books. They live in Los Angeles but travel often to see as much of the world as possible. 

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