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The Other Mothers

Daphne Wayans | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Daphne Wayans

In these more modern times, it's as though we've lost that sense of community where we really allow others to help us with the rearing of our children. We have forgotten or are neglecting to include this as one of our assets as a mother.

This Man Is Celebrating 7 Moms On Mother's Day

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.09.2014 | Parents

If you're feeling the pressure to get your mom an absolutely perfect gift for Mother's Day, just be happy you don't need to buy seven of them. Josh...

Juan Pablo's Search for "The Perfect Stepmother"

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 04.22.2014 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

(Photo courtesy of Instagram) Where does the new stepmother fit in this picture? Juan Pablo is the latest single guy looking for eternal and everl...

Lessons I Learned From My Parents: Part V

Mark Baer | Posted 11.17.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Parents are correct in the notion that causing the children to take sides can be extremely useful in their divorce game of chess. However, unlike chess, divorce is not a game and children are not pawns.

Singing the Stepmother Blues

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 09.30.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

If the general culture truly cares about marriage and family values, it would do well to listen to the voices of stepmothers. Many stepmothers are filling a void without recognition or understanding.

Do's and Don'ts When Meeting Your Ex-Husband's New Girlfriend

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 07.17.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Do remember that she is now the proud new owner of a relationship with his mother! Tell yourself how much fun she's going to have dealing with that!

For Stepmothers Who Dread Mother's Day

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

Yup, this Sunday is Mother's Day and Hallmark and reality are once again on a collision course. Many stepmothers will get their feelings hurt, their hopes dashed, their efforts unacknowledged and that sinking feeling of "why in the world do I even try?"

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.

The 3 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Mother's Day

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 07.08.2013 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

It is that dreaded time of year for stepmothers everywhere -- Mother's Day. It is reasonable that children spend Mother's Day with their mother. Meanwhile, stepmothers are left to justify why they do not care about Mother's Day.

WATCH: Woman Reunites With Stepmom After Boston Bombing

Posted 05.01.2013 | Divorce

After learning that her stepmother had been injured in the Boston Marathon attacks, Atlanta waitress Leah Powers wanted to fly to Boston to be with he...

The Worst Thing To Say To Stepmoms

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 12.20.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

In over ten years of working with stepmothers, I've rarely met one who would fall under the definition of an "evil stepmother".

An Open Letter To Jada Pinkett Smith

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

Reality is often more complicated than we'd like to admit and not every stepmother gets to have a Hollywood ending

Life As A Bonus Mom, From Trisha Yearwood (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

When Trisha Yearwood joined me on Mondays With Marlo, we had an interesting chat about her role as a stepmother. Trisha told me that she prefers to ca...

How I Stopped Hating My Ex’s New Wife

Posted 10.05.2012 | Divorce

By Alisa Jaffe Holleron for YourTango.com My ex-husband and his new wife picked up the kids recently to take them on a two-week road trip. My so...

A Happy Stepfamily? That's No Fairy Tale

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Parents
Holly Robinson

When I married my second husband, we stood in front of the minister with our four young children -- two from each side -- and I became a stepmother as well as a wife.

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.

Your Turn: Stepmothers

Posted 07.01.2011 | Women

When I realized I was going to have the title of "stepmother," I thought, "Oh, no, I don't want to be one of those!" In fairy t...

Top 10 Stepmothers In Literature

The Guardian | Sam Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Stepmothers get what can only be called a "bum rap" in literature. From Snow White and Cinderella to Tolstoy to Judy Blume, whenever fiction needs a ...

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.