Stepparenting

The Stepparadox, Raise Magazine
The Stepparadox
The fact that my son calls both my ex and my husband, “Dad,” fills everyone…
My Best Advice For New Stepmoms, Raise Magazine.
My Best Advice For New Stepmoms
As a new stepparent, much, if not all, of your life now revolves around the…
Building Holiday Traditions As A Blended Family, Raise Magazine
Building Holiday Traditions As A Blended Family
As a step parent, you spend so much time participating in already established traditions that…
Our Blended Family, Raise Magazine
Stepfathers Step Up, Stepmothers Step On Toes
Why does our culture embrace men who step up to parent their non-biological children as…
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Fanny Packs Are The New Easter Baskets
Any kid will tell you that the best part about having a blended family is…
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Surviving Holidays In A Blended Family
The keys to thriving, not just surviving, during holiday celebrations with your modern family. My…
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In Conversation With Anna Faris
Anna Faris and Raise founder Jessica Butler talk preemies, co-parenting, and of course, mom guilt.…
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What Do Your Stepchildren Call You?
Gijo. Katoots. Muffin. We recently asked several step families about the names and titles their…
Custody schedule. Yana Vasileva/Shutterstock.
What Is Your Custody Schedule?
When Warren and I were first married, our custody schedule was very irregular – three…
Stepmother: Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Brooke Pace/brooklynpace.com
The Stepmommy Wars
It’s not a parenting philosophy that ignites the war against us. It’s our mere existence.…