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How To Survive The Holidays As A Blended Family (Without Calling The Cops)

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 10.24.2014 | Divorce
Elaine Ambrose

With coordinated logistics, bribes and chocolate, combined families can learn how to survive without a food fight, bloodletting or lawsuits. Just keep the wine and the children breathing.

What Happened When This Divorced Dad's Ex-Wife Played Matchmaker

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.24.2014 | 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. ...

Halloween Trick or Treat Tips for Parents With Kids of Divorce

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.22.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

You're now embracing your newfound life co-parenting, your children can and have a right to have a great night and create wonderful memories with their family and friends.

United By Grief, This Couple Felt Whole Again After Blending Their Families

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.17.2014 | 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 Remarried Couple With 8 Kids Has Some Thought-Provoking Marriage Advice

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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 Losing Our First Spouses To Cancer Has Taught Us About Love

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.03.2014 | 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 Doesn't Live Together And They're Happier For It

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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. ...

This Stepfamily Got Through Some 'Really Tough Stuff' But They're Still Standing

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.19.2014 | 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. ...

Move Over, First Families: 'Blended' Families Are the New Game in Town

Beverly Willett | Posted 09.17.2014 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

Ads like Honey Maid's, however, place moms like me and dads like my ex potentially on the defensive, maybe even to be labeled bigots. But why should I ever need to defend myself for wanting to make sure that my children know that their dad is 'Dad' and their mom is 'Mom.'

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 10.25.2014 | 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 10.05.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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. ...