Why Moms Need to Support Stepdads in Bonding With Their Sons

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Rachel Miller-Bradshaw shares the importance of ensuring that a child feels loved and acknowledged by his new stepfather.

The Unexpected Struggle of Being an Ex-Step-Dad

The Unexpected Struggle of Being an Ex-Step-Dad

Shadley Grei always knew he’d be a father, but wasn’t prepared for the particular heartbreak that comes with being an ex-stepfather

100 Words on Love: These Four Children

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I give them all I can, and it buoys me endlessly.

5 Lessons in Masculinity From My Feminist Stepfather

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Sara’s Stepfather defied stereotypes and taught her that “real men” don’t necessarily look and behave like media shows us they do.

Ushering a New Life as a StepMom

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As Kim Cottrell guides her father into his new life, she also examines how stepfamilies step into their new lives.

The Men Who Made Me Who I Am

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Doug Ziegler credits who he is, as a man and a father, to both his father and his stepfather. Now he’s committed to being the best dad and stepdad he can be.

Seven and Seven

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Even his mother knew he was hiding who he was behind that hair, but Paul Schneider was running, too.

Batter Up

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My girlfriend’s 15 year old kid had played a year of Little League and hadn’t picked up a bat or glove since. This was an opportunity for us to bond, but the odds were stacked against us.

Enough Is Enough: Confronting Domestic Abuse

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Ryan Bye and his family’s experience with domestic violence.

We Are Not Islands

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When Ryan Bradley was suicidal, he thought he was alone. He was wrong.

Mixed and Step Families: 12/1

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Detonate the myth of the ‘normal’ family unit.

Teach Your Parents Well

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Mark Sherman always thought he had been a great dad, until his son had the courage to enlighten him, and to give him a second chance.