Blended Families

10 Things A Stepmom Would Never Tell A Birthmom (But Should) ...

2015-08-25

I’m a stepmom. I’ve written about it before but I consider being a stepmom one of the luckiest things that has ever happened to me. Some of you other stepmoms out there aren’...

Introducing an "ours baby" in a blended family...

2015-08-11

Social science and research offers very little information on this subject – the effects of a new baby in a nuclear family is widely studied but here is almost no attention g...

The 9 Worst Mistakes Stepparents Make...

2015-06-15

Being a stepparent just may be the hardest familial role to play and no matter how hard you try, there is no guarantee of creating one big, happy Brady Bunchish family. Stepparenti...

10 Communication Tips for Blended Families...

2015-04-22

For those dealing with blended family issues, communication is even more vital. Children are usually living in multiple households and relationships between exes sometimes sour. Wh...

Stepparents - Grow into Your Role...

2015-04-20

Early in remarriage, the most successful stepparent-stepchild relationships are those where the stepparent focuses first on the development of a warm, friendly interaction style wi...

The Blended Life...

2015-04-02

My very adorable 5 year old co-child strange word but surely better than step daughter asked me again today if she can call me daddy. And as with the previous six times she asked m...

My husband (their Stepdad) hates my kids...

2015-03-31

My 12 yr old and her step father cant seem to get along. My husband will consistently criticize my daughter, keep telling me that she will not do well in school, will do drugs, get...

7 Secrets Your Stepkids Wish You Knew...

2015-03-23

As a school counselor, kids tell me things. Here are seven things most kids wish they could tell their new stepparent...

Becoming a stepparent...

2015-03-23

Becoming a parent by blending families or marrying someone with kids can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. If youve never had kids, youll get the opportunity to share your ...

To My Daughter's Stepmom...

2015-02-08

In my mind you would be a terrible beast and my daughter would not want you to mother her at all, ever! I was hoping that you would be semi unattractive and prayed my daughter woul...