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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...
3 Surprising Facts About Family Today

3 Surprising Facts About Family Today

Mary T. Kelly, M.A.  01.26.2015
The world and our lives are changing at speeds never before experienced. The family, like everything else, has been doing its own kind...
Don't Call My Stepkids 'Baggage!' Your Trash Just So Happens to Be My Treasure

Don't Call My Stepkids 'Baggage!' Your Trash Just So Happens to Be My Treasure

Diane L. Danois, J.D.  01.21.2015
Do I mind that my stepkids are referred to as leftover "baggage?" You bet, I do.
5 Ways To Deal With The Inevitable Stepmom Burnout

5 Ways To Deal With The Inevitable Stepmom Burnout

Jenna Korf  01. 8.2015
The fact is, the more you do, the less everyone else does. So, if you think you're burned out or are on the verge of burnout, here are...
The 'Hoax' That Brought My Blended Family Together On Christmas

The 'Hoax' That Brought My Blended Family Together On Christmas

Rachel Pross  12.25.2014
Christmas with a blended family of six kids was pretty chaotic. First, the kids got gifts from a vast empire of grandparents and step-grandparents,...
The 5 Top Family Secrets, Christmas and Your Teens

The 5 Top Family Secrets, Christmas and Your Teens

Barbara Greenberg  12.24.2014
Parents keep a variety of secrets in an effort to protect their teens but it is my strong belief that teens are old enough and mature enough...
How To Successfully Navigate The Holidays With A Blended Family

How To Successfully Navigate The Holidays With A Blended Family

High50  12.18.2014
When should you bring a new partner into your family Christmas? And how should you broach it with your kids? These parenting tips from...
What All Stepparents Need To Know This Holiday Season

What All Stepparents Need To Know This Holiday Season

Dr. Gail Gross  12. 9.2014
When in front of each of your children, you and your new partner must present a united front. Whether you agree or disagree should be saved...