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One Mom's Tried-And-True Tips For Bringing A Stepfamily Together

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.12.2016 | Divorce

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

The Stepkids In This Video Hated Their Stepparents. Then Something Changed

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.10.2016 | Divorce

There's an ugly truth behind most happy, long-time blended families: At some point early on, doors were likely slammed in anger, the kids shou...

This Is The Hardest And Best Part Of Raising A Blended Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.05.2016 | Divorce

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

'My Boyfriend's Daughter Hates Me And He Won't Intervene'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 02.03.2016 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

She is a little girl whose family broke up, and she is feeling insecure and off balance. This is probably why her dad is so protective of her and makes excuses for her. She is in a very tough spot, just like you, but worse since she's little and has no control over her own life.

6 Truly Inspiring Friendships Between Parents And Stepparents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.22.2016 | Divorce

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

How One Stepmom Treads The Fine Line Between Parent And Friend

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.15.2016 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight stepfamilies to learn how they've worked to bring their kids together. Our hope i...

This Clip Of Stepparents Being Thanked Will Make You Tear Up

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.30.2015 | Divorce

Stepparents don't tend to get the recognition they deserve for everything they do for their stepkids.  But in a sweet new video from...

Why the Joyful Season Leaves Us So Blue

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Holly Robinson

I had nothing to be blue about this season. Not really. True, only two of our five children could come home because the other three were going to ...

Giving Thanks for Complicated Families

Ariane Le Chevallier | Posted 11.30.2015 | Women
Ariane Le Chevallier

Before I even met my husband, people would ask me about which dad was going to walk me down the aisle if I ever got married, or would all three? I come from a somewhat complex family: I have three dads.

10 Ways To Help Your New Partner Be The Best Stepparent

A.S. Chung | Posted 11.17.2015 | Divorce
A.S. Chung

I have always had the greatest admiration for men who willingly embrace the greatest responsibility in the world. Fatherhood is scary and daunting enough without the additional pressure of being a parent to children not your own.

An Open Letter To My Future Stepmom, From My 12-Year-Old Self

Jamie Scrimgeour | Posted 11.12.2015 | Divorce
Jamie Scrimgeour

We did not ask for our parents to break up. I know that's not entirely fair to you. Because this is your relationship and your life too... but remember, when you signed up to marry my dad, you signed up for us, too.

The RHOC Stepmom Wars

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 11.09.2015 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

Simply stated, stepmothers aren't the most understood. The "evil" stepmother myth is alive and well.

What The Term 'Blended Family' Gets Wrong About Stepfamily Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.30.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight stepfamilies to learn how they've worked to bring their kids together. Our hope ...

What This Mom Has Learned From 8 Years Of Blended Family Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.23.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight stepfamilies to learn how they've worked to bring their kids together. Our hope is...

7 Qualities To Look For In A Potential Stepparent To Your Kids

Divorce Magazine | Posted 10.21.2015 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

Most of the time, kids don't choose to have a stepparent. If you choose wisely, however, they may be grateful to you in the future for doing so.

What This Stepmom Learned From Growing Up With Divorced Parents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.19.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight stepfamilies to learn how they've worked to bring their kids together. Our hope i...

Now That You're a Stepmom: Tips of the Trade

Erin Careless | Posted 08.28.2015 | Divorce
Erin Careless

We stepmoms can sometimes get lost in the day-to-day... pick-ups, drop-offs, dinner, money... the "who-is-going-to-be-where-and-when." When we get lost, it helps to have a few tips -- some step-life strategies -- in your back pocket (or your tote, or your beaded clutch).

How My Husband Went From Bachelor To Incredible Stepdad

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.31.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Kids In A Blended Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.10.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

9 Ways To Deal With Running Into Your Ex

High50 | Posted 07.05.2015 | Fifty
High50

If you're divorced, your child's wedding can be emotional if your ex is there. High50 Claire Mason outlines nine strategies to help you enjoy the day, such as focusing on the bride and groom-to-be rather than past events.

I Live With My Ex-Wife And Her New Wife -- And Our Kids Are Better For It

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.06.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

My Husband And I Live In The Same Building As My Ex. Here's What It's Like

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.27.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

What I've Learned From Eight Years Of Blended Family Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.12.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...

10 Things Single Moms Can Do Just as Well as Dads

Liza Long | Posted 06.10.2015 | Divorce
Liza Long

To my amazing, brave, hard-working single-mom girlfriends, you can't be your children's father and mother, and you should stop trying to be. But you can be -- and you are -- your children's mother. Instead of dad-bashing this Father's Day, encourage your children to celebrate the men who have made a difference in your children's lives.

How My Ex And I Put Our Differences Aside To Raise Our Son

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.05.2015 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we spotlight a different stepfamily to learn how they've worked to bring their two families tog...