Most new parents expect to share the process of child rearing. Maybe they have a written plan and schedule that can be renegotiated as the rhythm of baby’s life changes. Or they wing it, like I did, and hold on to the magical belief that the shared parental love will make it happen. Either way, the “plan” is likely to evaporate within the first month. (more…)
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…)
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