Nene and Cj

Nene and Cj

The Big Blended Family

Ebony Hedgepeth, Terrence X


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Many blended families today consist of step parents, step children or half siblings. It is a big adjustment for children when their family dynamics change. Children tend to struggle with separation anxiety when their other siblings are away from home. This book can help young readers identify with other children who feel the same way.


Ebony Hedgepeth:

Ebony Hedgepeth currently lives in Newport News, Va. She is a military brat who moved around throughout her childhood to various countries. Her education includes a Master’s Degree in ITM and BFA in Graphic Design. She works full-time and Also has her own business called Passionate Design and Paint. She is married to Cephas Hedgepeth. A loving mother to Nehemya and Cephas Jr., as well as a loving step mother to Nasir, Ahmir, A’Nyiah, Ja’Nyiah and Jaida. She is the daughter of Ron and Arlene. Ebony comes from a blended family and she is the younger sister of Latwanda, Monique and Ron Jr. She also is an aunt to many nephews and nieces. Ebony loves God and loves to help others. Her passion for her blended family gave her the desire to share her families experiences with the world. By having written this book, Ebony hopes families will read it together and it will be a great conversation starter about their own blended families. Be Blessed.