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The Fourth Hug: Finding My Rhythm as a Stepmom

Heather Leiva | Posted 03.29.2016 | Divorce
Heather Leiva

I hope she will see all the other ways I'm better at showing how much I love her, and she laughs when describing her stepmom explaining, "She doesn't know how to hug."

The Dead Stepdog

Heather Leiva | Posted 09.14.2015 | Divorce
Heather Leiva

This was a moment my husband and I had often talked about, having thought the time was imminent for the last two years.

This Fascinating Photo Series Shows What Eating Alone Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.16.2014 | Divorce

The dinner table is typically thought of as a place where families gather and stories from the day are recounted -- but that's not always the case. ...

Marrying With Children: The Art of Step-Parenting

Kristen Houghton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Kristen Houghton

One of the hardest jobs to take on is becoming a step-parent. The job becomes even more difficult if this is your first foray into parenthood. If you've never had the responsibility of being a mom or dad, the prospect of becoming one as a step-parent can be a frightening one.

How To Be The Best Stepmom Ever

Honoree Corder | Posted 11.23.2013 | Divorce
Honoree Corder

There is nothing quite like falling in love. It's a complete and total bonus when your relationship includes little ones you can fall in love with, too!

Bra Shopping In A Blended Family

Judy Silk | Posted 04.28.2013 | Divorce
Judy Silk

Sharing a child isn't as risk free as it might seem. Sure I can appreciate that my daughter has extra people loving her, and she gets to have a different perspective in parenting, but there's a small selfish part of me that still wants to dominate all the highlights.

Stepmothers’ Secret Confessions

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 01.22.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

The women have a "dirty little secret." They come to my office, leave messages on my phone, call me on Skype and send emails from all over the country.

My Daughter's Step-Mom Is A Bad Role Model, Help!

Posted 11.28.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, My daughter's step-mom is a horrible influence on her. She allows behavior like lying and cheating to get away with things at school --...