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Step Parenting

4 Things That Make My Spouse An Amazing Stepfather

Felice Shapiro | Posted 08.14.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

My sons lost their dad to an accident when they were 16 and 18. I met Bill within that first year. I never could have imagined my life would turn out this way.

5 Ways To Ensure Your New Stepfamily Doesn't Self-Destruct

Christine Bronstein | Posted 05.22.2012 | Divorce
Christine Bronstein

My husband and I are part of the fastest-growing demographic in the U.S. -- the blended family.I constantly get asked: How do you do it? And is it worth it?

5 Mistakes Stepfamilies Make

Deborah Gaines | Posted 04.22.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

There's something hilarious about the phrase "blended family." As though you can throw two sets of hostile people in the blender and serve them poolside with fruit kebabs and little paper umbrellas.

WATCH: 'Today' Show Expert Tells Blended Families 'Pick Your Battles'

Posted 11.18.2011 | Divorce

Two blended family experts stopped by the "Today" show Wednesday to offer tips for step-parenting success. Psychologist Michelle Callahan talked a...

Stepmotherhood Never Ends

Cherie Burns | Posted 01.02.2012 | Parents
Cherie Burns

I have moved on from writing about stepfamilies, but even now when I'm out speaking about my latest book, the biography of the Standard Oil heiress and fashion icon Millicent Rogers, women in the audience often come around afterward to ask me about step-parenting.

Stepmothers Of The World -- Unite!

Devon Corneal | Posted 12.21.2011 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I'd like to reclaim the word "stepmother" and rescue it from the clutches of Les Grimm and El Disney. Rather than dance around the label, I'm going to embrace it.

How To Avoid Blended Family Blow-Ups

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 10.03.2011 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

Do you remember The Brady Bunch? Mike Brady marries Carol Martin; they each bring into this second marriage three children (three boys, three girls), ...

Who Are The Best Celebrity Step Parents?

Famecrawler | Posted 09.10.2011 | Divorce

Being a parent definitely comes with plenty of challenges. New moms and dads face a major lifestyle adjustment as soon as they bring kids into the mix...

Ex-Steps and (Non)Evil Step-mothers: An Unconventional Fairytale

Taylor Trudon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Taylor Trudon

For as long as there has been Disney, female antagonists and little children in need of a good bedtime story, there have been evil step-mothers. There...

Can I Marry Your Mom?

Strollerderby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

In August of 2006, I married my beautiful Caroline. Together, alongside her 5-year-old daughter, we entered the complicated world of blended families....

How I Fell In Love With My Stepdaughter

Strollerderby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Although we had gone to school together from 1980 to 1987, I hadn't laid eyes on Caroline for nearly a decade. That is before I randomly bumped into h...

How To Deal With An Out-Of-Control Stepdaughter

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Susan Stiffelman

Dear AdviceMama, My stepdaughter recently moved in with her mom because she disrespected everyone here, especially her dad. She hits him, curses at h...

7 Ways To Make Blended Families Work

Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Story courtesy of The Survivor's Club More American families experience divorce now than ever before in history. Because nearly 40 percent of marria...

'Modern Family' Divorce? Watch Here (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

On this week's episode of ABC's "Modern Family," Claire (Julie Bowen) and husband Phil (Ty Burrell) have a playful argument about the fastest route to...

A Stepfather's Lament: I Want To Be 'Dad'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Story courtesy of Babble By Kevin Keck I am down in my workshop standing amongst tools that date back to my great-grandfather. Most of the tools are...