The 'Step' In 'Stepmom' Still Carries A Stigma

01/19/2011 01:56 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Call them blended families, bonus families or para-kin. Just don't call them stepfamilies. The term -- seared into our consciousness through fairy tales and Disney movies -- is falling out of favor, even as the ranks of nontraditional families are expanding.

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