This is how we manage our large blended family. Find tips, tricks, and things we’ve tried that didn’t work here. No promises that these tips and tricks will work for you, just another voice in the stepfamily trenches on what’s worked before.
I'm standing on our front walk, shivering in the night air, dressed only in my nightie. I'm waiting for the dog to say his final goodnight to the yard, a process that involves sniffing every bush and marking his property repeatedly. Like most things with dogs and small children and the elderly, the ritual takes [...]