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Tried-And-True Advice For Making A Connection With Your Stepkids

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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 Valuable Lesson I'm Teaching My Kids By Giving Marriage Another Shot

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.14.2014 | 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 Golden Rule Of Stepparenting, According To A Veteran Stepmom

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.07.2014 | 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. ...

Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Would the comfy lounge chairs and soothing smell of lattes create the kind of inviting atmosphere, where people going through the most challenges conflicts of their lives, could open up and discuss their divorce?

What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Most who have been through a divorce will tell you that it is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to get to the finish line without collapsing, it is helpful to have a coach guide you from beginning to end.

To All You Spooky Scary Frightening Evil Stepmothers

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 10.31.2014 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

Unless you are truly an "evil stepmother" (and there are some), releasing expectations of acceptance and love from your stepchildren will allow you to focus more on your partner, building a strong and lasting union, which certainly benefits the kids who don't need to go through another horror of a family splintering in different directions.

The Lesson This Couple Learned From Their First Marriages

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.31.2014 | 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 Happened When This Divorced Dad's Ex-Wife Played Matchmaker

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.24.2014 | 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. ...

Halloween Trick or Treat Tips for Parents With Kids of Divorce

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.22.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

You're now embracing your newfound life co-parenting, your children can and have a right to have a great night and create wonderful memories with their family and friends.

United By Grief, This Couple Felt Whole Again After Blending Their Families

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.17.2014 | 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 Remarried Couple With 8 Kids Has Some Thought-Provoking Marriage Advice

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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 Losing Our First Spouses To Cancer Has Taught Us About Love

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.03.2014 | 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 Doesn't Live Together And They're Happier For It

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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. ...

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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.02.2014 | 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 10.18.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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. ...