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His, Hers, Theirs. It’s not toothpaste, shampoo, or cars we’re talking about. It’s children with one set of original parents and one or more step/second/other parents. About 40% of all married or cohabitating couples with children in the U.S. have at least one remarried partner, with at least one child. This comes to about 24 million couples.
If you’re among the many women who became a second wife and stepmother on her wedding day, you know that your marriage and family life is a little more complicated than the typical couple. (more…)
Have you ever felt so entranced by your baby that you lose track of yourself as a grown-up? I don’t mean in the chronological sense of your age but in the sense of your role. Are you Mommy, the cuddler-nurturer, at one with your infant? Or are you Mommy the leader, an example for all the little ones who are going to grow up in your home? Sometimes we need a wake-up call to merge the two into the one person our children call “Mom.” (Not to mention regaining the identity of co-producer with the other adult member of the family).
My mother gave me my wake-up call at 3:00 am, one Tuesday morning, when she walked into my kitchen where I was more or less pretending to enjoy playing goo-goo-gah-gah with a baby who obviously thought it was 3:00 in the afternoon. (more…)