Blended Family

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…
How To Teach Your Kids About Adoption
We teach our children about race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender. Why not family structures that…
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…
I Planned My Wedding When I Was Four Months Pregnant, Raise Magazine
I Planned My Wedding When I Was Four Months Pregnant
My son walked me down the aisle and the three of us exchanged vows, promising…
Advice On Meeting Your Boyfriend's Kids
Advice On Meeting Your Boyfriend’s Kids
The best advice I received on how to build a relationship with my future stepsons.…
My Blended Family: Co-Parenting With My Ex-Husband's Ex-Wife, Raise Magazine
My Blended Family: Co-Parenting With My Ex-Husband’s Ex-Wife
Mother of three Halley Dean talks real-life Parent Trap, evil stepmothers, and co-parenting with her…