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All Mothers' Day

Alexis Lauricella | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents
Alexis Lauricella

Mothers, you are all amazing. No matter how you became a mother and regardless of whether you are your child's biological mother of her 20th mother, thank you for being an amazing Mom! Happy All Mothers' Day!

My Stepmom Suffered From Schizophrenia, and I Had No Idea (VIDEO)

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 05.06.2014 | Black Voices
Kathy Carter Woods

Patty was a wonderful stepmom. Sweet and kind, she treated my sister and me like we were her very own. She worked for the airlines and often had a crazy, upside-down schedule, yet she never failed to be a loving force for good.

10 Ways to Break Out of Step-Mother Hell

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.02.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Step mothers have the worst reputations ever. Even our fairytale stories are wrapped up in the "evil step-mother" prototype. We are the women who are portrayed as coming in and taking over the lives of children who are not ours and we are viewed as the women who steal the dad away.

Man Up to Your Children: Do Not Let Them Determine Your Love Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.26.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

What happens when a man has met a woman who really makes him happy but his teenage kids hate her for no reason? If a man is not strong in his own self he stands to lose it all in this situation... the respect of his kids and the loss of a love.

Dealing With The Ex-Wife: 7 Steps To Step-Mom Success

Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Story courtesy of Babble By C.J. Parker You've finally found the One. He's kind, loving and comes with some delightful freckle-faced baggage: a darl...

The Holidays: How Stepfamilies Can Be Happier

Wednesday Martin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wednesday Martin

Stepfamilies often experience extraordinary stress as the holidays--with their pressure cooker of "family" expectations--get underway. So, let go of the Three Big Myths of Stepfamily life.

Let's Stop Expecting Sandra Bullock to Be a Stepmartyr

Wednesday Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wednesday Martin

Many women suffer from what I call Stepmartyr Syndrome--embracing the notion that they are going to make it all better for everyone, whatever the cost to them personally.

Not So Brady: 4 Rules For Staying Together When You Remarry With Kids

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

It's worth investigating what makes a real Brady family tick because approximately half of all marriages in the US each year are remarriages for one or both partners and 65 percent of them involve children from a previous relationships.

Can a Stepmother Like Sandra Bullock Be a Better Parent than a Biological Mom Who's a Porn Star?

Jill Brooke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill Brooke

Rarely when fathers seek full custody of a child are the facts so stacked against the mother as in the case between "Monster Garage" star Jesse James and his ex-wife, porn star Janine Lindemulder.

Stepfamilies To Uncle Sam: Learn To Count!

Wednesday Martin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wednesday Martin

We're hearing a lot about the new U.S. Census these days and many might wonder what, precisely, is at stake. For stepfamilies, the answer is: quite a bit.

When And Why You Shouldn't Put The Kids First

Wednesday Martin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wednesday Martin

Shunting the husband/wife relationship to the back burner whenever the stepchildren are around is, it turns out, a recipe for marital and step-family disaster.

Is Evil Born -- Or Made?

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

How does a young boy pick up a 22 caliber single action rifle and pump four bullets into his own father and then six more bullets into a man who rents a room in the family home?