EXCLUSIVE: Yandy Discusses Her New Book ‘My Blended Family’
Our very own Roseay recently caught up with “Love & Hip Hop” personality Yandy Smith-Harris for a detailed look at her new book, My Blended Family. As fans of the Vh1 series are well aware, Yandy has had her fair share of ups and downs during her relationship with Mendeecees Harris. Using her personal experiences as the blueprint, My Blended Family, offers insight into how non-traditional families can approach those difficult conversations.
“In today’s modern era, families come in many different forms. As a result, we may find ourselves having difficult or awkward conversations with our children. For me that challenge came when it was time to sit down with my 3 year old son and explain that his siblings may not be present at his birthday party. I found myself avoiding the conversation until it couldn’t be avoided any longer. So I reached out to my network of mentors, family and friends for ideas on how to have this difficult conversation and out of those talks we created the concept for the blended families’ book. This book is intended to be a tool that parents can use when explaining the concept of blended families and why all members of the family may not live or be together at all times. It helped me get through a difficult conversation and I hope it’s as helpful to the many families out there living a blended life.” – Yandy Smith