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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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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. ...

Hey Hallmark! Girlfriend Mom Day Has Arrived

Dani Alpert | Posted 06.02.2014 | Divorce
Dani Alpert

The first Sunday in May is officially Girlfriend Mom Day. Mark your calendars, Hallmark. This day is for all women who are dating, in a relationship ...

9 Dos And Don'ts For Divorce Parents Of 2014 Grads

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 06.06.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

If you and your former spouse are one of those new-age, The Trophy Wife blended families who cut birthday cakes together and who share holidays by com...

What Many Single Parents Do That This Couple Didn't

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.30.2014 | 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. ...

My First Gay Wedding

Kim Vukovich | Posted 05.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Kim Vukovich

My dad came out 14 years ago when I was 21. Since then, my parents have divorced. My mom remarried a few years later while my dad made up for lost time in his gay dating career. Life in our family has been.. interesting.

How a 'Step-Grandmother' Became a Grandmother

Gramma Good | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

I loved my "step-grandmother" as much as my biological grandmother. She loved me unconditionally. Titles meant nothing to me. Her actions meant the world. I am now a "step-grandmother" to 10 grandchildren.

These Parents Have Great Advice For Struggling Blended Families

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.16.2014 | 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. ...

Finding Bliss When Remarrying With Children

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 07.14.2014 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

Are we still blissfully happy like a couple of newlyweds? Sure, but it's not quite the same blissfully happy when you are in a blended family.

The Truth About Being In A Blended Family

Posted 05.09.2014 | 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. ...

11 Things Stepparents Aren't Telling You

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.08.2014 | Divorce

Being a stepparent is one of the toughest jobs on the planet. It may feel like an uphill battle as you try to gain the trust and love of children who ...

The Tough-Love Ultimatum This Couple Gave Their Kids

Posted 05.02.2014 | 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 Needs To Come First If Your Blended Family Is Going To Work

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.25.2014 | 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. ...

What Is Your Definition of Family?

Dani Alpert | Posted 06.21.2014 | Divorce
Dani Alpert

We have a close relationship, and I haven't stopped being her Girlfriend Mom, even though I'm no longer the girlfriend. I'm not one to get caught up on technicalities.