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heather-catherine-hogan's picture
Feb.18.2009
The hardest task in my life at the moment is trying to figure out how to make my blended family work.  Mark and I have been together for four years now.  Our children have been together for two.  We kept the children apart until we knew we wanted to be with each other forever. I never planned on my...
susan-brown's picture
Dec.25.2008
Merry Christmas to everyone at Redroom!  This, for my family, has been a thoroughly modern Christmas, with people here, there, and everywhere.  Jessica Barksdale Inclan wrote about dinner with blended families and I knew just what she meant.  This Christmas, KidOne and I are going down to visit my...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Dec.25.2008
Because Michael and I are blending families, Christmas and Thanksgiving have become slightly strange times.  The holidays are now negotiated in terms of who gets whom and when.  So last night, Christmas Eve, was "our" night for both my sons and his daughters.  My mother and uncle likewise...
jess-wells's picture
Aug.24.2008
As we prepare for the last day of vacation before the new school year (in my family’s case for the beginning of high school) I’d like to say hats off to all the parents who have gotten through another summer without homicide, suicide, or patricide. To all the moms who didn’t fling fireplace tools...
jess-wells's picture
Jul.06.2008
Join me in congratulating the devotion of Wising Up Press as they release a new anthology, FAMILIES: The Frontline of Pluralism. It includes my piece, "See-Saw Family" and is edited by Heather Tosteson and Charles D. Brockett. The editors say: "Comprised of stories, memoirs and...