Can parenting less make you a better stepparent?

What if the “step” in “stepparent” actually stood for stepping back? What if disengaging from a hands-on stepparenting role made you a better stepparent? Stepparents often get pigeonholed (willing or…

Make 2 cakes anyway

“You should make 2 cakes this year,” my SD says. Every year for St. Paddy’s Day, I make corned beef and colcannon, followed up with a wine-soaked angel food cake….

You gotta pick your battles

My stepdaughter used to be a ketchup addict, both in terms of frequency and volume. I thought ketchup had its time and its place, and should be treated as a…