You are raising a human being — Remember that.

In the shower (where it seems my clearest thoughts prevail) I was thinking about how many people lose out when they simply don't allow, encourage or welcome a relationship with their step-children. Many times I overhear that they don't accept them due to manners, dislike for the other parents, their behaviors etc. When your family [...]

Bio-Parents & Step-Parents: Get over yourselves – it’s not about you.

It's not about being a Bio-mom or a Step-mom - it's about being a parent either way. My opinions on this are very strong - because I am both, and my children have both. Our children, my biological, my husbands biological, my ex-husbands biological child from a different relationship and his wife's biological from a previous marriage - do [...]