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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?...
Internet Supports Man With Down Syndrome With #GiveBenAJob Campaign

Internet Supports Man With Down Syndrome With #GiveBenAJob Campaign

Cameron Keady  03.19.2015
One small tweet from Kensington, Liverpool, has been heard around the world. On Friday evening, Fiona Hodge took to Twitter to ask people...
7 Secrets Your Stepkids Wish You Knew

7 Secrets Your Stepkids Wish You Knew

Joyce Linder  03.19.2015
Not everything I do is because of "the divorce" or because I don't like you. Please try to remember what you felt like when you were my...
5 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Your Introverted Teen

5 Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Your Introverted Teen

Barbara Greenberg  03.19.2015
Introverted teens require less social stimulation and appear to be more comfortable than their more outgoing extroverted peers with being...
Adopting Us

Adopting Us

Thomasina Guidry  02.24.2015
My husband wants to adopt my daughter. And I want my daughter to be adopted by him. This journey, which we've discussed since before we...
Dating a Guy With Kids? 6 Things You Must Find Out!

Dating a Guy With Kids? 6 Things You Must Find Out!

Mary T. Kelly, M.A.  02. 6.2015
If you don't have kids, you may be a little more challenged but that's okay if you are willing to explore these 6 things you MUST find...
The Moment I Bonded With My Stepdaughter For Good

The Moment I Bonded With My Stepdaughter For Good

Heather Leiva  02. 5.2015
A biological parent can suggest it's dangerous to walk on those rocks, and be met with momentary disdain followed by snuggles five minutes...
In Defense of Guilt and Empathy

In Defense of Guilt and Empathy

Barbara Greenberg  02. 3.2015
Many of our teens have little idea that their parents have feelings that can be hurt and hearts that can be broken. I say this cautiously,...
A Love Letter To My Son's Stepmom

A Love Letter To My Son's Stepmom

Shelley Wetton  01.27.2015
Thank you, Jill, for being patient and tolerant as we navigated this life we didn't expect -- a life that included each other. Above all...