Trish Eklund


Cami, Trish, Bob, Ali 2016-photo by Photography by Bethany

Trish Eklund created Family Fusion Community to share multiple points of view of parents living in a blended family. She believes strongly in co-parenting peacefully, for the sake of the children involved, no matter what the circumstances might be. She co-parents her two children, ages 13 and 17, with her husband, her ex-husband, and his wife.

Trish 12-15In addition to Family Fusion Community, Trish is also the owner and creator of Abandoned, Forgotten, & Decayed, A photographic adventure in the abandoned and forgotten. Trish has always enjoyed looking for abandoned houses, ghost towns, haunted places, and historical places. Follow her photography on Facebook and Instagram as well. Her abandoned photography has been featured on Only in Nebraska.


“Love Handle” by Trish Eklund- Abandoned, Forgotten, & Decayed

Trish is featured regularly on the Huffington Post Divorce. She has also been featured on Making Midlife Matter, an online magazine for women to share and inspire others to create their own midlife magic. After losing a family member to suicide, and struggling it in her past, Trish shared her experience; check out the article featured in The Mighty. Sharing her insight about raising strong teenagers, Trish was featured on The Five Moms, a site dedicated to teen drug prevention by parental education and awareness, mainly focusing on OTC cough medicine. Trish is also a regularly featured writer on Her View From Home, a lifestyle magazine that connects your view to the rest of the world. Trish has also been a featured writer on Big Blended Family, a website and resource for blended families.

Me and the kids xmas eve

Cami, (Trish’s Youngest Daughter), Ayden, Peyton (Jeff & Molly’s kids) December 2015

Trish Eklund has an essay, Happy Endings, in the anthology, Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out by Erin Mantz. The first book telling the story of blended family life from the perspective of the stepkids. Trish revisits the rocky relationship with her own stepmom, one of the main reasons she is so determined to co-parent with her children’s stepmom, and her own idea of a happy ending. The book is available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Hey, Who's in my House Stepkids Speak OutContact Trish:



2 thoughts on “Trish Eklund

  1. Dear Trish,
    I have a picture book coming out in late Fall about blended families. I do not have the book yet as it is still in production. I have a hard copy of the manuscript. I’d love it if you read through it and gave it a thumbs up for children of blended families. I’m looking for book jacket blurbs and a plug where you see fit on your site. If you’re interested I can send it your way along with a sample illustration from the book.
    This only child loves spending time in her family of three. Yet, her mother is about to turn everything upside-down when she announces she’s getting married. To the child’s dismay, their family will include a few more, STEP ONE,
    AND FOUR. The little girl does everything possible to keep this event from happening. See if she eventually comes to realize there are some benefits to her new blended family.

    This story takes a less serious approach to a child’s life altering event, and looks at the positive aspects of having a growing family. It was nominated as a finalist in the picture book category for the 2012 National Association of Elementary School Principals contest.

    Thanks so much from one stepmom to another.

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