Co-parenting in a blended family

My step daughter (SD) is 11 years old. I have been in a relationship with her father for 9 years (married the last 5). She was a cute little toddler who still used a pacifier when I met her. She is now a beautiful young girl who is gentle, social, and cares greatly about others. …

Winter hiking with kids: 6 Tips and Tricks

Finally we have some temperatures warming here in the Northeast; 70 degrees on February 21st (not a good sign for global warming). It's been nice to see some sunshine and have more moderate temperatures for a bit. During this last weekend warm up (40 degrees! woo-whoo!) we took advantage of the semi-sunny February day by …