Posted: November 26, 2017 at 2:20 a.m.

I'm a big toaster. At this time of the year, I try to kick off holiday dinners by raising our glasses together and counting our blessings. We are a yours, mine, and ours bonusfamily and the people at the table are an uncommon bunch. There are exes and current partners, there are kids from each coupling that have all been raised together -- and now there are grandkids. It's been a struggle sometimes, but the years have mellowed everyone and tolerance has kicked in.

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