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The Truth About Blending A Family

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 06.21.2014 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

It's hard to believe that our new party of six is almost a year old. Overwhelmingly, it has gone a lot smoother than I expected. Our fears before Ma...

You Can't Create A Better Post-Split Life Without Doing These 3 Things

DD Richards | Posted 04.02.2014 | Divorce
DD Richards

There are few challenges in life more difficult than divorce. Dealing with the sometimes overwhelming emotions makes it difficult, if not nearly impossible, to see a silver lining in all of it -- but there is one.

Parents and Step-Parents: Where Is the Boundary Line?

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 03.26.2014 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

As both a mother whose children have a step-mom and as a step-mom myself, I honestly have no idea where this supposed line is. It changes completely depending on the parent and I am pretty sure I have unknowingly crossed that line as both a mother and a step-mother.

'Being a Stepmother Is Nothing Like I Thought It Would Be'

Jenifer Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Jenifer Fox

I still feel disingenuous calling them my children. They aren't. Even though they have bedrooms in our house, I sometimes feel like a guest at the dinner table.

My Kids 'Were In No Way Limited By My Divorce'

Posted 10.04.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

What You Can't Learn About Blended Families From A Book

Posted 09.27.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Our Kids 'Lives Are Richer Than Ever' Since We Married

Posted 09.20.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

We 'Challenge, Complement And Complete Each Other'

Posted 09.13.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

'We Are A Modern Day Brady Bunch'

Posted 09.06.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

'I Would Not Be Where I Am Now Without My Stepdad'

Posted 08.30.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Being Part Of A Blended Family 'Makes All Of Us Stronger And Better People'

Posted 08.23.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

'Becoming A Family Has Meant Lots Of Baby Steps'

Posted 08.16.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

We 'Celebrate Even The Smallest Breakthrough'

Posted 08.09.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

'We Could Not Love Each Other's Biological Children More'

Posted 08.02.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Why My Husband And I Are Friends With My Ex

Posted 07.26.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Why This Blended Family Takes Epic Themed Photos Every Year

Posted 07.19.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

How I Know My Marriage Is 'Strong And Real This Time Around'

Posted 07.12.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

My Ex Is 'By Far My Very Best Friend'

Posted 07.05.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

What These Kids Love Best About Their Blended Family

Posted 06.28.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

'You Can Learn Important Lessons From A Failure'

Posted 06.21.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

We're 'Blessed' With Our Blended Family

Posted 06.14.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Getting Here 'Took Years, Tears And Lots Of Flexibility'

Posted 06.07.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

'We're A True Success Story Against The Odds'

Posted 05.31.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

'Blending A Family Takes Patience, Patience, And More Patience'

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.17.2013 | Divorce

As part of our Blended Family Friday series, each week we're spotlighting a different stepfamily to learn how they successfully blended their two fami...

Celebrating Mother's Day as a Stepmom

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

It's a new generation, and blended families are the new norm. This realization struck me yesterday, when my stepdaughter, a third-grader, relayed the details of her day at school.