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5 Ways To Be The Best Dad Ever After Divorce

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 06.02.2015 | Divorce
Joel Schwartzberg

Many divorced and remarried dads have deep insecurities about their new parenting roles, as if a dad's relevance is directly proportionate to the minutes and hours he spends with his children. But all dads are dads 100% of the time, just as all moms are still moms 100% of the time.

5 Boldfaced Lies About Being A Stepmom

Brenda Ockun | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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.

My Stepmother Plan Was harder to Write Than my Business Plan

Kathryn Minchew | Posted 05.13.2015 | 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.

6 Must-Read Books for Overwhelmed Stepmoms

Peggy Nolan | Posted 03.28.2015 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Read this book with your sweetheart. It could very well save your relationship or become the go-to resource anytime either of you forgets that your relationship must take priority if you want your relationship to flourish and your marriage to succeed.

5 Ways To Deal With The Inevitable Stepmom Burnout

Jenna Korf | Posted 03.10.2015 | Divorce
Jenna Korf

The fact is, the more you do, the less everyone else does. So, if you think you're burned out or are on the verge of burnout, here are some steps to help you recharge.

The One Piece Of Advice All Stepmoms Need To Hear

Peggy Nolan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Be yourself. Sounds pretty simple, right? This isn't just the best advice for stepmoms but for almost every woman who's trying to morph herself into the expectations she thinks other people have of her.

4 Signs Your Husband's Ex Still Carries A Torch For Him

Jenna Korf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Jenna Korf

Having to share your partner with another woman because he had a child with her can be difficult enough, but when that woman didn't seem to get the memo that they've divorced, it can send your internal threat meter into the red zone.

What a Scene From Ferris Bueller Can Teach You About Yourself and Your Husband's Ex-Wife

Peggy Nolan | Posted 09.22.2013 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Stepmamas -- you are Jeannie. And you are pissed off and irritated because you think your stepkids' mom is doing something and getting away with it. And you're not doing what she's doing because you play by a set of rules that she doesn't play by.

The #1 Problem With Venting About Your Split

Peggy Nolan | Posted 09.07.2013 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

Who doesn't like a good kvetch session every now and then? Commiserating has its place but when commiserating is a habit, you could be setting yourself up to remain in an negative emotional black hole.

WATCH: Woman Reunites With Stepmom After Boston Bombing

Posted 05.01.2013 | Divorce

After learning that her stepmother had been injured in the Boston Marathon attacks, Atlanta waitress Leah Powers wanted to fly to Boston to be with he...

Help! I Like My Stepmom, But Don't Want My Mom To Know

Posted 04.30.2013 | Divorce

What do you do when you really like your stepparent, but you don't want your mom or dad to know? That's the tricky situation teen sisters Emily an...

The Secret To Being A Great Stepmom

Tracy E. Clifford | Posted 11.19.2012 | Divorce
Tracy E. Clifford

My mother and I grew up in divorced homes, and we endured the experience of having both stepmothers and stepfathers. This was, of course, a situation neither of us desired as children, and it caused us both to deal with a great amount of adjustment as adults.

3 Steps To Becoming A Super Stepmom

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 09.16.2012 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

Did you know that only about one-third of stepfamily marriages last? The statistic begs the question: What is the deciding factor between the families that make it and those that do not?

Stepmothers Of The World -- Unite!

Devon Corneal | Posted 12.21.2011 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I'd like to reclaim the word "stepmother" and rescue it from the clutches of Les Grimm and El Disney. Rather than dance around the label, I'm going to embrace it.