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Why My Spouse Comes First In My Second Marriage

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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 Hardest Part Of Being A Parent In A Blended Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.18.2015 | 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...

'I Never Thought I Would Be So Happy To Have Divorced Parents'

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.15.2015 | 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 'Dirty Little Secret' Of Being A Parent In A Blended Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.06.2015 | 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. ...

8 Tips for Stepmoms Experiencing Outsider Syndrome

Jenna Korf | Posted 03.27.2015 | Divorce
Jenna Korf

If you fall into the trap of behaving like an outsider because that's how you're feeling, you'll only continue the cycle. Focus more on your own life and other aspects of it, enjoying your marriage and friends and focus less on the kids.

What People Don't Understand About Blended Families

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.27.2015 | 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. ...

5 Boldfaced Lies About Being A Stepmom

Brenda Ockun | Posted 03.26.2015 | Divorce
Brenda Ockun

Relationships take time, so don't let anyone define your family's natural progression. Practice kindness and mutual respect. If love develops? Great! Consider it a bonus.

I'm The Third Wife. Here's How I Benefit From My Husband's Earlier Marriages.

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.20.2015 | 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. ...

7 Secrets Your Stepkids Wish You Knew

Joyce Linder | Posted 03.31.2015 | Divorce
Joyce Linder

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 age. No matter how good a parent you are, I'm probably going to try to pull away or even rebel in small or big ways.

My Stepmother Plan Was harder to Write Than my Business Plan

Kathryn Minchew | Posted 03.16.2015 | Divorce
Kathryn Minchew

It was clear to me I needed some kind of plan but here was a situation where one of the largest stakeholders in my business (aka my new family) was someone I had never interviewed, let alone approved.

The Vow My Ex-Husband And I Made To Our Kids After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.06.2015 | 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. ...

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 04.26.2015 | 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 04.09.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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...