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'Being A Stepmother Has Been More Gratifying Than I Would Have Ever Expected'

'Being A Stepmother Has Been More Gratifying Than I Would Have Ever Expected'

10.18.2013
As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended...
'When I Ponder A Peaceful Family Dynamic, I Can't Help But Laugh'

'When I Ponder A Peaceful Family Dynamic, I Can't Help But Laugh'

10.11.2013
As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended...

The 'Our' Child

10. 1.2013
It eventually came to me the beauty of the titles Julian was given at birth. Julian is actually "our" child; he is our family's child...
The 18 Biggest Misconceptions About Step-Parenting

The 18 Biggest Misconceptions About Step-Parenting

09.19.2013
Stepparents can't seem to win. From dealing with biological parents who argue about overstepped boundaries to answering others' questions...
13 Things You Should <em>Never</em> Say To A Stepparent

13 Things You Should Never Say To A Stepparent

08.23.2013
If you're a stepparent, you're likely no stranger to judgment from others. Whether it's a bio-parent who thinks you need to butt out of...
10 Words That Describe Life In A Blended Family

10 Words That Describe Life In A Blended Family

08.19.2013
What's it really like to be part of a blended family? On Sunday night, we challenged our readers to sum up the experience in only one...
Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

08.18.2013
The girls have been struggling with a kind of separation anxiety lately. There have been more than five announcements of separations/divorce...
The Type Of Men Most Likely To Leave Their Wives

The Type Of Men Most Likely To Leave Their Wives

08. 9.2013
A new survey conducted by stepdadding.com shows that husbands who are stepdads are twice as likely to leave their wives than husbands in...
I Play By My Own Stepmothering Rules

I Play By My Own Stepmothering Rules

07.26.2013
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...
What To Do If You Suspect Your Stepparent Is Cheating

What To Do If You Suspect Your Stepparent Is Cheating

07.24.2013
What would you do if you found out your stepparent might be cheating on your biological parent? That's the position one Slate reader has...
Where Do Grandmom and Grandpop Fit Into the Stepfamily Picture?

Where Do Grandmom and Grandpop Fit Into the Stepfamily Picture?

07.23.2013
As your spouse was living as a single parent, his/her parents may have been helping with the children. When stepparents come into the picture,...
LOOK: Proof That Stepmoms Are Not So Evil After All

LOOK: Proof That Stepmoms Are Not So Evil After All

07.18.2013
Don't let the old fairytale trope fool you: not all stepparents are evil. Need proof? Take a look at the seemingly mean-spirited Etsy...
Why This Blended Family Takes Epic Themed Photos Every Year

Why This Blended Family Takes Epic Themed Photos Every Year

07.18.2013
As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended...
Should Stepparents Ever Be Excluded From Family Events?

Should Stepparents Ever Be Excluded From Family Events?

07.17.2013
When you aren't on the best terms with your partner's former spouse, even something as innocent as a kid's birthday party or school graduation...