Beyond Biology
5/1/2004
Three inspiring ideas for scrapbook pages that illustrate your blended family.

We recently received a letter from a family historian who wrote, "My parents are divorced, and both are remarried with children from their first and second marriages. I need ideas for building a family tree page that represents my nontraditional family." Could this reader be you?

If so, you have plenty of company The US Census Bureau reports that in 1996, 5.2 million children lived with a biological parent and either a stepparent or adoptive parent. Another 4.1 million children lived with a grandparent. A family that isn't Mom, Dad, 2.5 kids and a dog may not be "traditional," but it's no less a family.