Stepparenting

The Truth About Being A Non-Traditional Parent
The Truth About Being A Non-Traditional Parent
Affirmations for the rest of us. We’ve come a long way in portraying [and embracing]…
The Dos and Don’ts Of Blended Family Photos
The Dos and Don’ts Of Blended Family Photos
Is it appropriate for stepmothers to display newborn photos of their stepchildren in the home?…
How To Navigate Graduation Season As A Blended Family
How To Navigate Graduation Season As A Blended Family
Three tips for planning post-ceremony celebrations. Over the past 16 years, I’ve celebrated four graduations…
The Best Trick For Getting Along With A Difficult Ex
The Best Trick For Getting Along With A Difficult Ex
Perspective is everything. Over the past 15 years, my husband’s ex and I have experienced…
When Your Child Says, "You're Not My Real Mom," Raise Magazine
When Your Child Says, “You’re Not My Real Mom”
I knew it was inevitable, that one of them would say it eventually, but I…
Why I Stopped Saying "I Missed You" To My Stepson, Raise Magazine
Why I Stopped Saying “I Miss You” To My Stepson
“I missed you so much last week.” It was meant to be a sweet comment,…
Our Holiday Custody Schedule, Raise Magazine
Our Holiday Custody Schedule
Even though our boys are grown, we still stick to the holiday schedule from our…
Kamala Harris Is Changing The Narrative For Stepmothers, Raise Magazine
Kamala Harris Is Changing The Narrative For Stepmothers
With one word, she elevated the role of stepparents in this country. Thank you to…
With Covid Cases On The Rise, Divorced Families Face More Challenges, Raise Magazine
With Covid Cases On The Rise, Divorced Families Face More Challenges
Marriage and family therapist Tara Fass on the difficulties blended families face, the importance of…
Co-Parenting & The Clothing Wars, Raise Magazine
Co-Parenting & The Clothing Wars
How we avoided battles over clothing during the 12 years we shared custody. I’m always…