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7 Lessons All Blended Families Can Learn From

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.16.2014 | Divorce

You may not have realized it, but September 16 is officially National Stepfamily Day -- and yes, you should celebrate! (Come on, if anyone deserves a ...

If We Get Out Of This Rite Aid Alive

Kelly Fig Smith | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Kelly Fig Smith

You forget what the first two stages of grief are and decide to land squarely in stage three: bargaining. You'll buy him a new toothbrush. A candy bar. A pony. Whatever he wants, if for the love of God he stops throwing up now. This instant. Immediately.

What These Stepparenting Vets Are Doing Differently This Time Around

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.15.2014 | 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. ...

What Remarrying Parents Need To Understand

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.05.2014 | 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. ...

This Stepmom Has Great Advice For Making A Connection With Your Stepkids

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.08.2014 | 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. ...

Doin' the 2-Step When Your Stepkids Are Ruining Your Marriage

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most parents will admit that their darling, little angels have, at one point or another, caused a riff in their relationship. Raising children, whether as single parents, as dual parents or as a co-parenting team of several adults, can be challenging and stressful.

The Parenting Rule That Can Make Or Break Your Blended Family

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.22.2014 | 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. ...

This Family's Reaction To Their Dad Coming Out Is Nothing Short Of Inspiring

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.29.2014 | 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. ...

5 Tips For Blended Families Struggling To Keep The Peace

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.08.2014 | 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. ...

Collateral Damage: My Relationship With the Kids

Dani Alpert | Posted 08.05.2014 | Divorce
Dani Alpert

In the last month, on separate occasions, people have referred to my Girlfriend Mom daughter as my "friend." The implication, as I internalized it, being that she was no longer my GM daughter because I was no longer her Girlfriend Mom because of a certain break-up.

Why My Son Will Always Come First, Even When I Remarry

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.01.2014 | 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 5 Best Things About Being A Stepparent

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.25.2014 | 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 Wedding That Broke My Heart

Kate Fisher | Posted 07.18.2014 | Divorce
Kate Fisher

I perused their wedding album countless times, but on one occasion I paused and flipped back through the pages, eagerly looking for my myself in their pictures, any picture. 'Why can't I remember what I wore that day? Was I a flower girl?'

What Blending A Family Has Taught This School Psychologist

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.18.2014 | 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. ...

5 Tips for Blending Families With Children at Second Weddings

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.18.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You're not just getting married and perhaps gaining some new children in the process or bringing a new spouse into your life -- your children are gaining a whole new family through your marriage. Making them feel like they're part of the decision-making process is a great way to start things off on the right foot.

This Fascinating Photo Series Shows What Eating Alone Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.16.2014 | Divorce

The dinner table is typically thought of as a place where families gather and stories from the day are recounted -- but that's not always the case. ...

What These Kids Say They Like Best About Blended Family Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.11.2014 | 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. ...

This Stepkid Has Some Great Advice On Finding Your Place In A Blended Family

Posted 07.04.2014 | 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. ...

Blending Our Families Is 'Truly The Best Decision We've Ever Made'

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.27.2014 | 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. ...

To Blend or Not to Blend: The Pros and Cons of a Blended Family

Amy Lord | Posted 08.24.2014 | Divorce
Amy Lord

All I can say is step lightly. No one is replaceable. No one is replacing your child's mommy or daddy. It is a new situation and a very delicate one at that.

Why Being Part Of A Blended Family Is 'The Best Of Both Worlds'

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.20.2014 | 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. ...

'Love Really Is The Only Thing That Makes A Family A Family'

Posted 06.13.2014 | 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. ...

This Blended Family Isn't Exactly 'The Brady Brunch'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.12.2014 | Divorce

We all know a blended family can be a beautiful thing -- we even feature one every week -- but some families have a harder time peacefully coming toge...

'Blended' -- A Fine Plan B

Tara Fass | Posted 08.10.2014 | Divorce
Tara Fass

The children are drawn towards a need -- a void they want filled -- as parents do their best to keep their lives afloat. Just because a way of life or method worked in the past, one doesn't necessarily keep working in that same manner.

What We've Learned In 20 Years Of Blended Family Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.06.2014 | 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. ...