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How You Can Fall in Love With Your Stepmother

How You Can Fall in Love With Your Stepmother

11.10.2014
She had platinum blonde hair worn in an Aqua-Net bouffant, thick black eyeliner and a figure Jayne Mansfield would've killed for. At night,...
The One Thing Dr. Phil Equates To Spitting In His Face

The One Thing Dr. Phil Equates To Spitting In His Face

10.28.2014
When a mother concerned about her teen daughter drinking, smoking and causing chaos admits to Dr. Phil that her new husband treats her...
How the Judge Wrecked My Perfect Divorce Day

How the Judge Wrecked My Perfect Divorce Day

10.23.2014
I was fine with the divorce but upset by what felt like a scolding from a judge. I've asked myself several times if perhaps she was simply...
Parenthood Doesn't Come with A Manual

Parenthood Doesn't Come with A Manual

10.17.2014
Listening to her speak about her experiences, I empathized, as I put myself in the child role. I shared some of the same feelings; disappointment,...
This Personal Account Of Loving A Man With Kids Is Beautifully Relatable

This Personal Account Of Loving A Man With Kids Is Beautifully Relatable

10.17.2014
It is quite a unique thing to open the hatchback of a car to load in your skis and see your future step-children in their car seats, shiny-haired...
10 Brutal Truths About Being A Stepmom

10 Brutal Truths About Being A Stepmom

09.22.2014
I would change a lot of things I did as a stepmother if I could go back in time, but I wouldn't give up my blended family.

Move Over, First Families: 'Blended' Families Are the New Game in Town

09.17.2014
Ads like Honey Maid's, however, place moms like me and dads like my ex potentially on the defensive, maybe even to be labeled bigots. But...
Powerful Ad Reminds Us That There Is No Such Thing As A Normal Family

Powerful Ad Reminds Us That There Is No Such Thing As A Normal Family

Taryn Hillin  09. 8.2014
A powerful new ad from Honey Maid is championing an idea we've been on board with for years: just because your family has been through...
What if We Could All be Like Brangelina?

What if We Could All be Like Brangelina?

09. 2.2014
What if Brad had been a woman who had taken on the responsibility of her man's children? Uh oh! Now, that woman would be labeled a stepmother,...
5 Lessons About Parenting From the Movie <em>Boyhood</em>

5 Lessons About Parenting From the Movie Boyhood

08.26.2014
Take care of yourself as a parent. Your kids are watching you. They need to see that life is worth living as an adult. It's hard for kids...

Doin' the 2-Step When Your Stepkids Are Ruining Your Marriage

08.25.2014
Most parents will admit that their darling, little angels have, at one point or another, caused a riff in their relationship. Raising...
When a Stepmother Has Her Period

When a Stepmother Has Her Period

08. 5.2014
I see all the stepmothers running to spas and hotels for seven days a month. Then, over time, all of the stepmothers' periods would start...
When The Pieces Came Together

When The Pieces Came Together

08. 4.2014
"I think I'm going to practice calling James 'dad,'" Angie said, her eyes fixed on the scene unfolding across our kitchen table.
The Magic Formula for Dealing With Your Teens 'Pom-Poms, Tissues or Toolbox?'

The Magic Formula for Dealing With Your Teens 'Pom-Poms, Tissues or Toolbox?'

07.29.2014
Sometimes we need to be cheered on. Other times we need tissues. And yet other moments call for something from our figurative toolbox....