All Stepmothers Are Not Created Evil

I loved fairy tales when I was a child. And thanks to MeTV, I am still able to watch The Brady Bunch and relive some nostalgia. But in the episode  "Every Boy Does It Once," something Bobby Brady said really got to me. He and Cindy were discussing the show Cinderella, which they had just watched, and Bobby said something about evil stepmothers. Cindy said about her having an evil stepfather and that she wasn't worried. Bobby said that it's only the stepmothers who are bad. ...more
Stepmothers get a bad rap, maybe because of the fairy tales, who knows. But I'm a stepmother to ...more

Step children vs. Biological children. Is the love different?

This is a topic that has been on my mind for a few years, but I have been very hesitant  to write about it.  Partly because the title may offend some people, and partly because it is a very touchy subject....more

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
rudaco I'm so sorry to hear that. It can be really difficult for the adjustment to happen and ...more

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 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: 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