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Saying "I Do" Over & Over

Barbara Greenberg  02.19.2014
What is it about marriage that makes so many of us want to try out yet another one after 1 or even 2 failed marriages?

The Language of Relationships and What Makes a 'Real' Mother in a Blended, LGBT Family

Colleen Logan, Ph.D.  02.11.2014
If something happened to me, my three children may not be allowed to experience each other as a family. In our quest to legally define...
It's Never Too Late to Reconnect a Blended Family

It's Never Too Late to Reconnect a Blended Family

Colleen Logan, Ph.D.  01.31.2014
"Other Mothers," keep your hearts open. Your job is a tough one and filled with pain. But continuing to open your heart to your children...

3 Days in the Life of a Blended Family of Seven

Elizabeth Denham  01.13.2014
I am a planner. Google calendar is my friend. I have five kids' and two adults' calendars on my phone, with alerts programmed to mine and...

The More Things Change, the More Sitcoms Remain the Same

Mary Dalton  01.13.2014
Although many shows are rich with competing messages and opportunities to supply interpretations that conflict with dominant readings,...
Blended Families -- We Can Get Through Anything Together

Blended Families -- We Can Get Through Anything Together

Valerie DeLoach  01. 7.2014
I was happily humming and doing what I love to do best (cooking) when one of the girls came in the kitchen crying... and all hell broke...
Holi<em>day</em> Not Holi<em>date</em>: Free Yourself From the Calendar to Celebrate With Your Blended or Same-Sex Family

Holiday Not Holidate: Free Yourself From the Calendar to Celebrate With Your Blended or Same-Sex Family

Colleen Logan, Ph.D.  12.23.2013
You may feel married to the calendar long after you're no longer married to your ex. As adults, we remember feelings and experiences more...

Five Surprising Things This Divorced Mom Learned After Becoming a Stepmom

Jennifer Newcomb Marine  12.19.2013
When you're married in a nuclear family, the circle is around all of you -- and that's it. Everyone else is outside of it. No gaps. No...
5 Benefits Of Dating A Single Mom

5 Benefits Of Dating A Single Mom

  12.15.2013
By Kate Anthony for YourTango.com So many men are often put off by dating a single mom, and I have to say it's a little mystifying to...

A Stepmom Learns From Nelson Mandela

Barbara Goldberg  12.13.2013
I am not a historian or politician. From a distant view, there appears to be a few lessons that we may be able to apply to our own lives....

How Teens Embarrass Parents

Barbara Greenberg  12. 4.2013
Remember the last time you were gossiping on the phone with a friend or the last time you were unusually judgmental? Your teens are paying...
These Movies Will Make You Cry, Unless You Are A Secret Robot

These Movies Will Make You Cry, Unless You Are A Secret Robot

11.26.2013
"About Time" may have looked like a simple rom-com about time travel. It was not, however, and something we realized after weeping through...

An Open Letter to My Step Kids for Thanksgiving

Diane L. Danois, J.D.  11.26.2013
I am so very thankful for this weird, dysfunctionally functional, blended family of ours. Because for the last six years, whether you've...

Get Some New Glasses or Get a Divorce!

Jennifer Newcomb Marine  11.22.2013
If there was one thing I wish I could make people understand today about American family life it's this: you are blind.