Readers Share the Best Things About Being Part of a Blended Family

I’m proud to belong to two incredible stepparents who each call me daughter. I imagine it must have been difficult for my stepparents to walk the hopeful tightrope into my life as part parent and part friend, but fortunately my story is a happy one. My stepmom and stepdad are two of the most important […]

The Gift of My Other Mother

A letter to my stepmom: You didn’t hear my first word or see my first steps. You didn’t send me off to my first day of school. You didn’t kiss my boo-boos or read me bedtime stories. Yet somehow you became every bit a mother to me as my own. You knew when to be […]