Dating & Marriage · Parenting · single dad · single mom

Single moms dating single dads, are you prepared?

  I can’t count the number of times a single mom has declared that it is easier to date a single dad than it is to date a single man especially if you are looking for a long term commitment. I always wondered is it really? Sure it’s easier to hit it off, understand each… Continue reading Single moms dating single dads, are you prepared?

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Dating a single dad? Here’s what you need to know

At 25 years of age I met the man who I would later call my husband. Of course I had no idea back then, it was not love at first sight  or anything like that. Well at least not for me. Before we even became an item he was very open with me about being… Continue reading Dating a single dad? Here’s what you need to know

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Married to widower? Tips for a better relationship with his children

Last week we looked at some of challenges that women face when they marry a widower. The transition can be challenging for everyone. As a stepmom to his children how do you best handle this complex and emotional family situation? The truth is, there is no single answer to this; simply because grief is a… Continue reading Married to widower? Tips for a better relationship with his children

Dating & Marriage · Stepchildren · stepmom

5 things no one tells you about marrying a widower

One type of step-family dynamic that we don’t seem to talk or hear enough about is being married to a widower. There is a notion I have heard from ladies when it comes to this subject matter. Many of them believe that its easier to marry a widower than it is to marry a single… Continue reading 5 things no one tells you about marrying a widower

Dating & Marriage · Stepchildren · stepparents

How to let your step-kids know you’re not a threat

When I first met my stepchildren I thought we would get along like a house on fire. You see, for one year while I was still dating their father I had soaked so many stories about them. He spoke so fondly of them, like all parents do about their little ones. You know that feeling… Continue reading How to let your step-kids know you’re not a threat

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Money questions you should ask before marrying a single parent

When I was doing my pre-marital counseling sessions there was one thing that really frustrated me, all the content, good as it was, made reference to the ideal first time couple. The virgin couple who would experience sex for the first time on their wedding night. The one that had no children from previous relationships,… Continue reading Money questions you should ask before marrying a single parent

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What nobody tells you about marrying a man with kids

Yaaaaaaaaaay! You’re getting married. I assume that this will be your first time. You might be engaged to a man with children. Perhaps you are dating one and have seen him as your life partner. Maybe you have children of your own or not. If you are a girly girl you have already started going… Continue reading What nobody tells you about marrying a man with kids