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12 Things No One Tells You About Being A Stepparent

12 Things No One Tells You About Being A Stepparent

Brittany Wong  07.13.2015
    Parenting is tough enough as it is. When you're a stepparent, the job is all the more challenging.  Below, HuffPost...
What Raising A Blended Family Is REALLY Like

What Raising A Blended Family Is REALLY Like

Iris Ruth Pastor  07. 3.2015
I must admit that the Fourth of July holds a very special place in my heart, having nothing to do with the Declaration of Independence...
Why We're So Proud of You ... and of Us ... on your Graduation Day

Why We're So Proud of You ... and of Us ... on your Graduation Day

Diane L. Danois, J.D.  06. 3.2015
Tomorrow you will graduate from elementary school. Tomorrow we will all sit in little folding chairs in the cafeteria, watching proudly...
5 Ways To Be The Best Dad Ever After Divorce

5 Ways To Be The Best Dad Ever After Divorce

Joel Schwartzberg  06. 1.2015
Many divorced and remarried dads have deep insecurities about their new parenting roles, as if a dad's relevance is directly proportionate...
What Being A Stepmom Taught Me About Co-Parenting

What Being A Stepmom Taught Me About Co-Parenting

Lindsey Light  05.29.2015
Before I was divorced, before I became a mother biologically, I was a stepmom. This was not an easy role to tackle. Here are some ways...

Hey, Who's In My House -- Step Kids Struggle, Too

Erin Mantz  05.11.2015
I read a lot about stepmother struggles -- about how they wish they were treated, want to be treated, think they should be treated -- by...
3 Things Stepmoms Want Most For Mother's Day

3 Things Stepmoms Want Most For Mother's Day

Brenda Ockun  05. 7.2015
Every year millions of stepmoms wonder if they'll get the call. Which call? The one in which the voice on the other end of the phone says:...

The Greatest Mother's Day Card Ever Written

Barbara Goldberg  05. 7.2015
Dear Me, Happy Mother's Day! I am so proud of you. Another year has gone by and you have done your best. You have passionately loved...
7 Good Reasons Stepparenting Is Often Harder Than Parenting

7 Good Reasons Stepparenting Is Often Harder Than Parenting

Jenna Korf  05. 4.2015
The relationship between stepparent and stepchild will take years to develop and forcing it may actually delay things, or prevent it from...
The Heartbreak of Freedom

The Heartbreak of Freedom

Nicole Jankowski  04.23.2015
As a parent, the freedom is overwhelming. It is worrisome. It is tremendous. We have a child and every moment after is spent letting them...
Woman's Tribute To Her Stepdad Reminds Us That Family Is More Than Biological Ties

Woman's Tribute To Her Stepdad Reminds Us That Family Is More Than Biological Ties

Brittany Wong  04. 7.2015
It takes a big person to fully embrace the role of stepdad: You have to love, teach and support your partner's kids just as much as their...
What Might Make A Teenager Who Drinks And Smokes Feel Unlovable

What Might Make A Teenager Who Drinks And Smokes Feel Unlovable

  04. 2.2015
Vanessa and Kurt got married, but didn't tell Vanessa's 15-year-old daughter, Emily, until they all moved in together. Now, the blended...
8 Tips for Stepmoms Experiencing Outsider Syndrome

8 Tips for Stepmoms Experiencing Outsider Syndrome

Jenna Korf  03.27.2015
If you fall into the trap of behaving like an outsider because that's how you're feeling, you'll only continue the cycle. Focus more on...
5 Boldfaced Lies About Being A Stepmom

5 Boldfaced Lies About Being A Stepmom

Brenda Ockun  03.26.2015
Relationships take time, so don't let anyone define your family's natural progression. Practice kindness and mutual respect. If love develops?...