There's No Reset Button for Stepparenting: Tips for Resolving Conflict

We have those moments with our mothers, or sisters, our children, and even our husbands. No one is safe from an outburst. It could come at the worst of times, and it could come at the best of times. But what happens when you have that outburst and say something that hurts your stepchild? Well, it’s no different from saying something hurtful to your biological child, your own mother, or even your husband. The problem is the relationship surrounding the situation....more
Love the steps you have here, and will for sure be rereading them, but i just had to come and ...more

Hollywood Lingo: A Tool Of The Tinseltown Trade

Whose desk have you sat on?” was one of the first questions I was asked at a job interview. I was interviewing to be a Hollywood assistant, and I had no idea that this question was the industry’s way of asking who I had previously worked for.  It was not a question about  whether or not I had occupied a piece of furniture lately....more

White Girls Win Step Show, On No They Didn't

I know it’s strange to see white faces at a dance competition traditionally dominated by black sororities and fraternities. But barring the girls from competing and booing them afterwards? Really. Is this the ‘Change’ we all voted for?...more


I have no problem with being called Juniper's stepmother. Doesn't bother me in the slightest. But I do cringe when I hear someone refer to Rosebud and Juniper as stepsisters. I don't know why this is. I just know that the addition of the "step" somehow makes it seem less of a bond. Perhaps because they have no other sisters and aren't likely to get any extras anytime soon. Perhaps because I want them to blend as seamlessly as they can, in the face of wildly different schedules and time spent away from each other. ...more

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