I planned on getting pregnant, but couldn't have imagined 9/11 ravaging our city two months later, obliterating my understanding
"There’s always room for someone with good intentions."
"I realized for the first time she had no intentions of replacing me."
"Our children get to see that no matter what differences their parents had, we all came together for them."
I consider the bond I have built with my stepson to be one of the most important and meaningful relationships of my life. I also consider his presence in my life to be one of the major influences in how I parent my own daughter.
"Start with baby steps. Kindness goes a long way."
You may not love your stepkids initially.
"It may sound corny, but I feel a real warmth when we’re all together."
"Not one of my five grown sons defines his relationship with any of his brothers by who is full and who is a half-brother."
“My heart melts when my stepdaughter runs to me.”