Dating someone with kids and I don't have any.

I need help/advice. I am currently dating a man, 10 years older than me, divorced, with 2 kids(6 & 9) from his previous marriage. We have been together 1 and a half years. Call me cheesy, but he's my soulmate. I love him and I love his kids. At the beginning when I first met them, they loved me, they loved having me around and I really created a bond with them. He has them 50% of the time. I'm not sure when it happened, but recently, they've showed less interest in me, and me in them....more
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Parenting in a Foreign Land

I was born in India and spent the first twenty six years of my life there....more

My Mom Tells Me I'm Not a Good Enough Mother

Its been a while since I have written anything about my Mom. It's not that I don't think about her anymore, in fact it is quite the opposite. She is on my mind every day. Her memories still dominate my life. Her absence, still a pain. Yes, nothing has changed. ...more
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The One Mistake Parents Make Every Summer And How To Avoid It

It’s the end of the school year and up down the halls of school, parents and kids alike are asking each other the same question, “What are you doing this summer?”There are as many answers given to this question as there are different people, but as often as I have personally participated in such conversations, I have never heard one single person give the following answer; “I am going to make memories”....more

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The #1 Thing Kids Want When They're Stressed (INFOGRAPHIC)

From natural disasters to economic meltdowns, from wars abroad to shootings close to home, the world in which we raise our children is increasingly complex. Our natural instinct as parents and concerned citizens is to protect children from hardship, but we cannot shelter our children from all adversity. What we can do is try to really connect with our kids; we can teach them how to cope positively with adversity and grow from it....more

Kindness Wins: How to Teach Children to Be Kind Online

In Kindness Wins, Galit walks the reader through ten online habits to teach and model. She strings together the practical guidelines with engaging real-life anecdotes and ends each chapter with a timely article to read and conversation starters for your kids and your friends. ...more

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Why Commercial Toys Aren’t as Bad as I Assumed

You always hear how marketing departments spend billions of dollars selling to kids and stocking shelves with recognizable characters, from Elsa to Spiderman. These tactics have led some parents to avoid commercial toys and advertising whenever possible, fearing the repercussions, from obesity to lack of creative play....more