A 'Step' Away From Stepfather

MrsTeeMy story of how God sent me a man who was willing to take a step away from being an average stepfather and instead make the steps towards becoming the true father my son needed. ...more
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Dr. Romance Video: On Having a New Baby When You Have Stepchildren

(To view the video, click here.) You and your new spouse are over the moon about having a baby, but the children from your previous marriage are acting strange and upset or distant. What's wrong, and how do you fix it?  Tina B. Tessina, PhD, "Dr. Romance" licensed psychotherapist and author, gives you steps to follow to make sure everyone gets onboard with the blessed event. Dr....more

When Baby Comes Along: Five Tips for Merging Your Step-Family

Author's note: My article was previously published in Stepmom Magazine at www.stepmommag.com When I was pregnant with my eldest son, my stepdaughter came to live with my husband and me. The move caused her to struggle with feelings of jealousy, alienation and emotional stress. Most of those feelings were aimed at me, and she and I were hardly speaking. It was a painful and awkward time....more

Can Women Have It All?

A few weeks ago, I read a thought provoking Harvard Business Review blog by Sylvia Ann Hewlett of the Center for Work-Life Policy....more

Gina Barreca : Valentine's Day

Celebrate Valentine's Day by reading my letter:http://letterstomykids.org/valentines-day-guest-blog-how-i-met-my-husbanYour Shameless Friend,Ginawww.ginabarreca.comTwitter @TheGinaBarreca...more

Making Time for My Husband

Sometime this morning, my husband and I will sit down at our kitchen table with two copies of our Microsoft Outlook calendars and hold a strategic planning session. Although we work together in our business, we will not be talking about client meetings, project reviews, or our business plan – we’ll be planning out who will do what (and when and where we’ll do it) over the weekend. Over the course of the last year, we’ve developed a very business-like approach to our personal lives....more

The Kids They Leave Behind

Tonight I'm going to share something that has been on my heart for years. This post is for everyone because at some point in our lives, we will all encounter kids that are the product of stepparents. The kids that are often left behind. As a stepchild, I can honestly say that growing up all I wanted was to be my stepdad's daughter. Now maybe that is because my stepdad was the only Dad I ever really had. Perhaps if my biological father had been someone who was actively involved as my "Dad" then I wouldn't have cared so much. I can't really say for sure....more

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The Demise of 9 to 5

Here I am 7 am on a Saturday morning … working. This past Thursday, I was up until midnight … working. Sunday afternoon … working! In my 20′s, I used to get dressed up, go to an office and put in a solid day of work. It might not have been from 9 am to 5 pm, but it was at least something close like 8:30 to 6:30. Sprinkled in with those 8 to 10 hour days were the occasional late nights at the office....more