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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 ...

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. ...

What if We Could All be Like Brangelina?

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 09.03.2014 | Entertainment
Barbara Goldberg

What if Brad had been a woman who had taken on the responsibility of her man's children? Uh oh! Now, that woman would be labeled a stepmother, and we all know what that means. She would be looked upon as a mistress for the rest of her life.

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. ...

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. ...

Watch Your Step for Grandparents

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 08.18.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

I am now a step-grandmother. When our daughter married a father with custody of his two children, I sought out the counsel of a very good friend (and therapist) who advised me that the two young children joining our family were now also our grandchildren.

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. ...

Death, Modern Families and the Saga of Casey Kasem

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

I also spent more than a decade in hospice care, where our care team sought to companion families, many like Kasem's, in finding sacred consonance in the midst of fear, pain, death, and grief, all inherently dissonant experiences.

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. ...

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. ...

Dear Family Whisperer: You Can't Go Home but You Can Grow Up -- Here's How

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

With grandparents staying active and healthy longer, many families are trying to figure out how to have stress-free three-generation gatherings.

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

DIY Ideas for Incorporating Children into Second Weddings

Rachel Sherman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Weddings
Rachel Sherman

A second marriage is different. It starts with a second wedding. This wedding is also different. First of all, you are an old hat. Second of all, much of the weight is (hopefully) lifted.