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 Enjoy A Richter Blend, Co-Parenting & Stepfamily Chronicles,

our unique brand of support with its entertaining twist!


 We sincerely thank the Marriott for their support of our event

Attendees, please send a note of thanks to event sponsors as they come aboard for the 2012 event!

BONUS: No-cost raffle ticket numbers assigned to each complete Needs, Interest & Registration form

Patience, Perseverance, Purpose. Prayer.




An all-suite hotel provides parlor separate from sleeping areas. Some adjoining rooms. Two televisions. On-site Starbucks, restaurant and more.
Free parking for guests. Avoid resort parking issues with an all day, low-cost shuttle to and from the Disneyland resort!
Make your Shared-Parenting & Stepfamily Conference event a couple-weekend or a Dads/Moms/Stepparents retreat! Ask for the StepfamilySystems block.

For less than the amount of one hour with one skilled attorney, this event can reduce the risk of litigation, and improve your co-parenting & stepfamily life experiences. Whether you are new to co-parenting or seeking a fresh start, come for a good time and step into a new beginning.  Schools with 10 or more parent and stepparent attendees will be entered to win up to $250 for their PTA programs.

WHO: Co-parenting moms, dads, stepparents, peers and professionals interested in the outcomes of shared-parenting and stepfamily life transitions.


WHAT: Increase peace and reduce stress in your stepfamily household and, in as much as it depends on you, between children's households. Leave with your RaAP sheet based on our exclusive ACES: Shared Parenting & Stepfamily Focal Points program.


WHEN: Summer of 2012.   Check-in begins at 8:30 am. Event ends approximately 5.30 pm. Stay for the StepfamilySystems welcome and Keynote Speaker's address, choose from other topical blocks and visit showcased providers of family-minded and educational goods and services.


WHY: To help K-12 students enter their school and homework environments with greater focus, and reduce the divorce rate of second marriages with stepchildren. For those who are doing well, you will learn how to avoid pitfalls and what you can do to become a stronger family-in-step.


WHERE: Wonderful location near several family or date-night destinations in Orange County, CA. Marriott Suites at Resort Way/Harbor Blvd. (Look for the 2012 date coming soon) It is a short drive to Newport/Huntington Beaches and 1-mile from Disneyland with a low-cost, all day shuttle service, free parking, some suites are blocked for attendees' convenience! Guests of the Marriott Suites can stock their suites inexpensively from Target across the stress, plus there several restaurants on the same grounds. See you in the Crystal Ballroom!

  • Beginning March 1, 2012, $5 of each earlybird registration through May 30 goes to our non-profit status & programs' funding, and up to $10 of each Standard Registration can be designated to schools, students & family programs. 

  • Adults only - some discussion may not be suitable for children/teens. However, lap-sitters/nursing babies are allowed inside the conference presentation area. Attendees are offered a discount when they choose to stay at the Marriott Suites. You will have space (some suites with adjoining rooms) to bring someone to watch the children, or for parents to trade time with the children to be able to attend alternately.

  • Mission: To help all children and teens from co-parenting and stepfamily households enter their classrooms and homework environments ready to learn and meet their full adult potential. We support them by supporting their co-parenting moms, dads, step-parents and grandparents in non-traditional ways. This includes, but is not limited to, the arts, facilitating the creation of shared family memories, to inspire hope and to build trust through shared parenting management and stepfamily assimilation mapping - SAM Planning, research and education to lower the risk of abusive behaviors/subsequent divorce, and to serve as a gateway to other prospective children and family services.

We thank each in-kind donor, our contributors and sponsors for helping expand the reach of our unique brand of support with it's entertaining twist!