The beginning was tough for both of us. It's difficult for a new stepmom to come into a new role with children who already have a mom. It is equally hard for a mom going through a divorce to let go and allow another woman to parent her children.
I feel like you should think about all surrounding circumstances of a child's behavior or actions before you decide on how to approach a situation. My husband is a "react now, feel guilty after thinking about it later" kind of guy.
My ex has a girlfriend. I don't know how serious it is or how serious it isn't, but she's there. Just hanging out on his Facebook page, silently. She's there, just casually mentioned by him a month ago.
Often, the hardest part of divorce is to put your own emotional issues aside in order to do some very difficult parenting feats. Here are some ways to help your children get through this crisis as painlessly as possible.
You may be angry about the situation, but don't be angry with the kids. Trust us, blaming the kids caught in the middle of this situation won't help. There are times we say you have to take a "grown-up pill" and this is one of them.
Hilda Chacón sat down at StoryCorps in New York City with her husband Pedro Morán-Palma to tell the story of how they met. Twenty years ago, Hilda was visiting the U.S. from her native Costa Rica... And Pedro spotted her at a party.
Incest in the arts and literature is not new -- going back as far as Greek mythology -- but it was almost always disguised or implied. Now these twisted romances are depicted in graphic detail for all to see.
I have moved on from writing about stepfamilies, but even now when I'm out speaking about my latest book, the biography of the Standard Oil heiress and fashion icon Millicent Rogers, women in the audience often come around afterward to ask me about step-parenting.