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Jessica Wernz

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I Play By My Own Stepmothering Rules

(18) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 2:01 PM

If there is one thing I've learned since becoming a stepparent, it's that people love to give you advice. Most of the time, these people are not stepparents themselves. But they are still more than happy to offer you the following contradictory gems: "Make sure that you don't ever discipline...

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So, Can I Call You Mom Now?

(134) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 1:00 AM

When I first started dating my husband, I was well aware that he had three children. I didn't have any of my own at the time, and I had spent the entirety of my first marriage convinced that I didn't want any. I had never considered myself a "kid person."...

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Two Weddings

(199) Comments | Posted January 19, 2013 | 12:16 PM

Any objective semi-conscious observer could have seen that I didn't want to get married the first time I got engaged. It was Christmastime during my senior year of college when my boyfriend proposed to me. I said yes, because that's the easiest thing to say when someone proposes to you....

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New Wife In The Family

(42) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 8:08 PM

I knew from the moment I accepted my vintage style, garnet, chocolate diamond encrusted, rose gold engagement ring that my marriage to Gabe wouldn't be anything like my first marriage -- solitaire, round cut, diamond, white gold -- at all. Gabe and I had both been married before. And he...

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