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What You’ve Always Wanted to Know about Stepparenting (But Didn’t Want to Ask)

I’m a mom to five amazing kids – three biological, and two step. I love being a mom to all…

8 Things I’ve Learned from My Stepson

Today my stepson Ferris turns 8. He is the oldest in our combined family of 5 kids and the only…

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Why I’ve Stopped Saying “Step”

I’ve always been completely comfortable with my stepkids calling me “Katie.” It’s my name. And they have another woman they…

5 Stepparenting Truths

Stepparents like to say that they love their stepkids in the same way that they love their biological kids, but…

An Inconvenient Pregnancy

None of my three pregnancies have been planned. My first was the result of a short-lived relationship following an awful…

Christmas in a Combined Family

Being a combined family means that there are simply too many moments out of our control when it comes to…

The Search for Special: London’s 4th Birthday

We celebrate a lot of birthdays at my house. From March 5 though June 21, we experience all six birthdays…

When Did My Kids Become Fun?

I turned down the radio as I listened to my kids discussing the intricacies of Star Wars relationships from the…

Family Photo Angst: The Real Cause for Panic

All photos by Amy Straka Photography I had been wanting to get a new set of family pictures since my…

Sex, Drugs and Santa: Why Me?

I enjoy hearing what my kids have to say, whether they know I am listening or not. You will often…

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