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Everything Is Possible While Dancin' in the Kitchen

Cathy Fink | Posted 03.02.2015 | Entertainment
Cathy Fink

Many parents thought the song should be an anthem in every elementary school in the country. But others refused to let their child sing on the song, or even sing on the recording, if we were going to include this song.

10 Quotes Every Parent In A Blended Family Needs To Read

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.27.2015 | Divorce

Each week, parents in our Blended Family Friday series give us the lowdown on the ups and downs of raising a stepfamily. Along the way, they've do...

Adopting Us

Thomasina Guidry | Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents
Thomasina Guidry

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 married more than two years ago, is now coming to fruition.

What Makes The 'Hard Work' Of Blending A Family Entirely Worth It

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.20.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

My Second Husband Almost Instantly Won Over My Little Boy -- Here's How

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.13.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

The Real, Honest-To-Goodness Truth About Co-Parenting

Leah Porritt | Posted 02.07.2015 | Divorce
Leah Porritt

To all of you co-parents out there, especially the new ones -- these struggles are real. Don't feel bad because your co-parenting relationship isn't one in which you are best friends with your ex or their spouse.

How To Keep Your Sanity As A Stepmom, From Someone Who's Been There

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.06.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

Blending Our Family Hasn't Been Easy, But Here's How We Make It Work

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.30.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

What It's Like To Become A Stepdad When You Have No Kids Of Your Own

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.23.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

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

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.21.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Do I mind that my stepkids are referred to as leftover "baggage?" You bet, I do.

An Adult Child's Account Of Growing Up In A Stepfamily

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.16.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

Why My Ex-Husband Gave His Blessing At My Second Wedding

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.09.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

Yours, Mine and Ours: Planning Stepfamily Finances

Jason Alderman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

Couples planning to blend families often have to make financial arrangements that respect previous relationships with ex-spouses and their families. Issues range from childcare and eldercare to potentially complex matters. That's why involving trained experts in stepfamily financial planning is a must.

9 Resolutions Your Blended Family Should Make This Year

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.01.2015 | Divorce

It's that time of year again for resolutions and bold declarations of "new year, new me." Here at HuffPost Divorce, we're a little less drastic when i...

One Stepmom's New Year's Resolution: Interludes in the Woods

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.01.2015 | Women
Holly Robinson

It's easy to be miserable after the holidays. Maybe you created a perfect holiday with your family, and you're grieving now that family and friends are leaving.

What We've Learned From Two Decades Of Blended Family Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.19.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

How I Came To See My Ex As A Friend And Not Just A Parenting Partner

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.12.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

The Best Advice For Parents Blending Their Families

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.27.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

What Parents Must Acknowledge Before Blending Their Families

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.28.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

Tried-And-True Advice For Making A Connection With Your Stepkids

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.21.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

The Valuable Lesson I'm Teaching My Kids By Giving Marriage Another Shot

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.14.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

The Golden Rule Of Stepparenting, According To A Veteran Stepmom

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.07.2014 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two families. ...

Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Would the comfy lounge chairs and soothing smell of lattes create the kind of inviting atmosphere, where people going through the most challenges conflicts of their lives, could open up and discuss their divorce?

What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most who have been through a divorce will tell you that it is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to get to the finish line without collapsing, it is helpful to have a coach guide you from beginning to end.

To All You Spooky Scary Frightening Evil Stepmothers

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 12.31.2014 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

Unless you are truly an "evil stepmother" (and there are some), releasing expectations of acceptance and love from your stepchildren will allow you to focus more on your partner, building a strong and lasting union, which certainly benefits the kids who don't need to go through another horror of a family splintering in different directions.