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Stepparenting

What It's Like Becoming A Stepmom To 4 Kids At Age 28

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 07.29.2016 | 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 t...

I Became An Instant Stepmom. Here's What That Was Like

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.22.2016 | 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 t...

Co-Parenting Tips Before School Starts

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

I watched producer, Garry Marshall's, Mother's Day last night with my stepdaughter, and learned this morning of his unfortunate passing yesterday. Th...

The Question My 8-Year-Old Asked Me That Stopped Me In My Tracks

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 07.18.2016 | Divorce
Rebecca Lammersen

"Mommy? Since Kelly (name changed) is going to be my stepmom, can I call her mom, too? I know you're my real mom, but can I?" Ruby asked as she took another bite of her ice cream sandwich. There are very few things that cause me to be speechless -- this was one of them.

Russell Wilson Said The Sweetest Thing About Ciara And Her Son

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 07.12.2016 | Divorce

Russell Wilson is officially a stepfather. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback married singer Ciara last Wednesday, and he recently opened up about his r...

Our Bond As A Blended Family Can Never Be Broken

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.15.2016 | 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 t...

Why This Stepmom Doesn't Believe In 'Blended Families'

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.24.2016 | 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 t...

Blogger's Revelation About The Blended Family Journey

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 06.21.2016 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

My blog has been quiet for a while. Partly because my professional life has been keeping me pretty busy, and partly because my mother always told me ...

The Complications of Extra Dads on Father's Day

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 06.19.2016 | Divorce
Lara Lillibridge

I came to hate Mother's Day and Father's Day at a young age. It's not that I didn't have any people to celebrate, rather I had too many. Mother's D...

This Is 'Hands Down' The Biggest Challenge In A Blended Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.17.2016 | 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 t...

From Stepchild to Stepmom: What I've Learned

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 06.06.2016 | Divorce
Melissa Curley Bogner

Being a stepmother has had many rewarding and sentimental moments, but it's also a hard position to figure out sometimes.

#TalkToMe: A Conversation On Blended Family And Faith Between Stepdaughter And Stepfather

Dr. Michael B. Brown | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents
Dr. Michael B. Brown

Sitting down together in the quiet sanctuary of Marble Collegiate Church, Senior Minister, Dr. Michael B. Brown and stepdaughter Alison Haile begin th...

How This Mom And Stepmom Turned Their Relationship Around

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.12.2016 | 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 t...

Four New Questions at the Sedar Table

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

For many families, the celebration of Pesach (Passover) beginning on April 22, 2016 at sundown, brings with it thousands of years of jewish tradition...

11 Hard Truths About Being A Stepmom

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.12.2016 | Divorce

Nothing can prepare you for life as a new stepmom -- except maybe women who've weathered the initial storms themselves. Below, stepmothers who blog f...

This Woman Brought Her Stepdad To Tears With The Ultimate Thank You Gift

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.08.2016 | Divorce

Kristin Russell's stepdad Dave loved his Porsche 914 roadster, but he loved Kristin's mom and their family a whole lot more. When the couple married ...

13 Sweet Thoughts Stepparents Have About Their Stepkids

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 04.01.2016 | Divorce

Most people don't plan on becoming a stepparent. Still, the relationships stepmoms and stepdads share with their spouses' kids are often incredibly re...

This Couple With 7 Kids Has Great Advice For Stressed Stepfamilies

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.28.2016 | 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 t...

Getting Married To A Guy With Kids Is 'Pretty Freaking Intimidating'

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.11.2016 | 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 tog...

A Little Girl's Heartbreaking Picture For Her Stepdad Who Has Fits Of Rage

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 03.09.2016 | Dr. Phil

Lexi and Jared, who have been married for five years, admit they fight viciously in front of their young children. Jared, who acknowledges that he has...

Here's What Real Stepkids Think About Their Stepparents

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.02.2016 | Divorce

Stepparents don't often get enough credit for raising their stepkids; the truth is, many of them are just as committed to their sons and daughters as ...

The Biggest Challenge Of Stepparenting, From A Stepdad's Perspective

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.26.2016 | 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 tog...

8 Reassuring Things Every Parent In A Stepfamily Needs To Know

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.19.2016 | 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 tog...

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

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.25.2016 | 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 tog...

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 shouted "you...