3 books - 1 Goal

To help divided + blended families gain
the lifestyle and peace of mind they

Learn the Business Model Mindset Needed to Protect Your Most Important Asset - Your Child.

Series Synopsis

Numerous studies have been conducted across decades on the effects living in a divided or blended family have on children. The unwavering consensus is – Children who live in divided or blended families face greater risks than their counterparts. Among other things, they are more likely to drop out of school, abuse drugs and alcohol, have greater and earlier sexual activity, experience incarceration and teenage pregnancy, and need psychological counseling.

I believe that with the right mindset and action, you can ensure that your children avoid these risks and thrive in spite of the fact that you and their other parent live in two separate homes.

In, “The Business of Co-Parenting” series, I teach my Business Model Mindset; a way of thinking that is goal based, action oriented, less emotional and focuses on choosing your battles wisely in order to ensure the protection and growth of your most important asset, your child.

Shares effective solutions to the problems many moms face including:

  • lack of support,

  • emotional breakdowns,

  • anger and frustration,

  • deadbeat dads,

  • inconsistent visits,

  • custody disputes,

  • discipline problems,

  • and more.


Outlines practical ways to handle the difficulties fathers commonly experience including:

  • denied visitation,

  • alienation from their child,

  • angry and “irrational” moms,

  • custody, support and visitation disputes,

  • stepping out of the “deadbeat” zone,

  • and more.


Discusses realistic and proven solutions to the challenges unique to stepparents including:

  • being the outsider stepping in,

  • bonding with their stepchild,

  • step child alienation,

  • establishing a respectable rapport with the other parent,

  • being the neutral party,

  • stepparent rights,

  • and more.


This book series is amazing! I've purchased it for a few of my friends, some in very difficult situations. Everyone I've given it to has been so grateful after reading it. But please note, if you're looking for a bunch of fluff so you can be coddled and told that you're doing everything right and everyone else is wrong, this isn't the read for you. This book encourages you to be honest about your situation and how your own actions may be affecting your family harmony, or lack thereof, but it does so in an extremely insightful and thoughtful way. Reading it feels like you're talking to a friend who cares about you but is not afraid to tell you hard truths and everyone I have given a book to has thanked me for it. Thanks Mrs. Grayson for using your expertise as an attorney and your experience as a parent in a blended family to put out a great book with real tips that can help real parents in real situations! Bravo!
Nicole U.Illustrator & Life Stylist, Mom of 4
Great Read! This book makes you step out of your comfort zone and realize the big picture when it comes to co-parenting. Myself being a single mom co parenting with my 8 year old son's father who is now married really saw my situation in these pages and helped me better cope with our reality... Adult feelings are merely just those, feelings and should not impact the well being of the child involved. I recommend this book for any single mother trying to create the best environment possible for their child!
Shamyra D.Single Mom
The Business of Co-Parenting is a great co-parenting tool. The author, Merissa Grayson, discusses the major issues mothers face after a split with their child/children's father. Grayson provides helpful advice on how to overcome issues with dealing with the ex so that you can create a positive and healthy relationship for the benefit of the children as well as the parents. This book is a MUST read for mothers of divided and blended families!
Sarida StuttsMom of 3 + Paralegal


Merissa V. Grayson is a dynamic and driven Lawyer, Author, Speaker, Mediator and Parenting coach.

The Author of “The Business of Co-Parenting,” a ground-breaking 3-part series written for parents of Divided & Blended Families who are struggling to co-parent cooperatively and peacefully, Merissa has built a reputation as “America’s Blended Family Expert,” helping separated and stepparents navigate the dynamics of Divided & Blended family relationships and principles to build a better future for their families.

Merissa’s background stems not only from her professional experience as a highly sought after Child Custody & Family Law Attorney, but also from her experience as a Wife and Stepmother who has personally disentangled the difficult challenges that often come with the territory of divided & blended family living.

Understanding the importance of having a cohesive family unit, through her law practice, mediation, and coaching services, Merissa has dedicated her life to helping families around the country tackle similar challenges by truly walking them through positive transformations to help them gain the lifestyle and peace of mind they deserve.


Merissa V. Grayson


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