Posts Tagged "step parenting"

Six Things Remarried Dads Owe to their StepMom Wives

I just read this article over on the Huffington Post – and while everything the author says has merit, I wanted to add that it also applies to StepDads whose wives move in with their…

Blending in….

Sometimes I wonder what it is like to be you reading my blog. Do I present a well balanced picture of my life? I don’t think I do. I put my positive spin on everything…

Came across this quote about step parents – how true.

“When children have permission to care about all the adults in their lives, it adds richness and variety to their existence. Each adult has something unique to give a child – whether it is a…

Gratitude

As I wrote the other day, the boys are spending some time with their dad. I miss them more than I thought possible, but I am so thankful and grateful that they have this opportunity…

Loyalty and step-parents

I remember the weekend after my ex remarried. The kids had spent Shabbat with him and his new wife and her kids. They came home, and we sat together talking. The little one, who was…

Step Parenting Question

This is a question that was emailed to me to pose on my blog. It has been edited to adjust flow. “I am a newly remarried mother of an 8 year daughter. Her bio-dad has…

Step Parenting Question – Rules

I love my kids. I love the KoD’s kids. I love each one of the seven assorted children differently. They all have different personalities and need different parts of who I am at different times….

Could I have been wrong?

It is a reflective time of year. Reflection is good for the soul, so they say. My reflections have taken a different tack this year, due to my changed status from divorced single mom to…

Step Parenting Advice Part 2

Two people get married. One brings biological children into the family home full time. The other parent’s children visit occasionally, let’s say every second weekend. How does one prevent the non custodial children from being…

Step Parenting Help

What does one do when one’s young step-children, who do not live in the newly established marital home, refuse to come see their biological parent because they “hate” the new step-parent(for no reason other than…

Step–parenting question

If a young step child tells the step-parent “I wish you were my mommy / daddy” what would be an appropriate response? Is this really what the child wishes or is s/he just saying “I love…

For the KoD on Father’s Day

Here are some poems I have picked up on the web, for an awesome husband and an awesome dad and an awesome StepDad. KoD – from the moment the kids met you they knew you…