Blend: The Modern Day Family

Contest: Win A Ticket To Evolve NYC 2016

October 9, 2016
Dear friends,
It is truly an honor and privilege to finally be able to share the secrets to this beautiful journey of self love, conscious parenting and blending our family.
This past week my son’s bonus mother, Alicia Keys released her single “Blended Family” an ode to our son and a universal message on the overall topic. I believe if women can set a positive tone in both households and build solid foundations while playing on the same team, there is a greater probability for family success and mental wellness for generations to come.  If there is a powerful and infallible relationship after the awkwardness dissolves, two women can continue to grow together with paralleled importance in their lives— their children, their grandchildren and their inner peace. The sooner Alicia and myself created a clear path for communication and growth, the sooner our children and families began to thrive with winning results.

I have read to your comments, tweets, and emails. There are so many of you who are looking to find the tools to begin to effectively blend your families, and while my upcoming book will discuss the tools I found necessary for healing, I want to be able to provide some guidance in real time to an interested follower.

Dr. Shefali is one of the most renowned physicians in the space. As the author of the The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children, her words and philosophy on families has helped me on my journey to healing and I want to be able to provide the same to a deserving blender. I will be providing a ticket to the winner to accompany me for a full weekend of healing at Dr. Shefali’s Evolve 2016 conference.

How to enter:

Behind every family, be it a traditional nuclear family, a blended family, single parent household, there is a story. I want you to share yours and inspire others. There are two ways to enter:

Option 1: On Instagram, using the tag #FamilyGrowth (you can make this whatever you want it to be) share a photo of what you love most about your family and what you are seeking to grow towards

Option 2: Nominate someone who you believe is ready to continue to evolve in the growth of their family. Using the #FamilyGrowth tell us why you chose to nominate this person.

About the Summit:

When: Friday October 21,  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Saturday October 22, 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Léman Manhattan Preparatory School’s Broad Street Ballroom, New York City

This 3-day summit brings together parents, therapists and transformational agents for a weekend of growth, sharing and learning. Led by Dr. Shefali, the path is paved to enter a heightened state of awareness and insight that leads to a greater sense of self, empowerment and clarity. From this awakened state, attendees return to their families emboldened to deepen the connections with their children and families. This is truly an unforgettable event.

If you’re not chosen as a winner, but are still interested in attending, we have partnered with Dr. Shefali to offer a partial sponsorship for 15% off using the code 15OFF at checkout.

You can learn more about the summit here.


A little more about Blended Families:

The socially defined segment of “family” has transformed into a state of hyphenated newness. Once dominated with traditional nuclear definition of mother, father, and the 2.4 children that pair produced, the word “Family” and its functionality has taken on a new definition. Divorce is common. Gay and lesbian parents can adopt or conceive biological children of their own thanks to egg donation and surrogacy. And the possibilities for new types of family continue to grow.

In recent years, research suggests that in the United States blended families have become the predominant family configuration. Data collected by Pew Social Trends, shows one of three Americans is now a step-parent, stepchild, step-sibling or other member of a blended family. It has also been reported that in the United States each day approximately 2,100 blended families are formed. The staggering numbers of first time marriages that end in divorce, cohabiting couples, and the high percentage of remarriages that involve children suggest that this alternative life affirming approach to processing the demise and rebirth of a family unit with children in the 21st century.

Contest Terms & Conditions:

The ticket giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on October 10th and concluding on October 20th. Tickets: One winner will receive a ticket to accompany Mashonda Tifrere to Dr.Shefali’s Evolve The Conscious Way seminar on Sunday, October 23, 2016 – 9 am to 2 pm in New York City. Transportation will not be provided. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Mashonda Tifrere and LifeStyleHer to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the ticket giveaway will be selected at the discretion of Mashonda Tifrere. Rights Granted: By entering this content you understand that Mashonda Tifrere and LifeStyleHer, anyone acting on behalf of Mashonda Tifrere and LifeStyleHer, or their respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

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