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The step-parenting ride of your life

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Parenting is an endless ride of excitement, challenge, joy, adventure, frustration and so much more. Step-parenting and negotiating the tricky world of blended families is another ride altogether.   Six years ago, I unexpectedly found myself being a part-time single dad to my two kids (aged 8 and 6 at the time), sharing 50/50 custody with my ex. It was tough being a single dad during my ‘on’ weeks but that was somewhat balanced by the freedom of my most mighty and awesome ‘bachelor’ weeks.    Just months later, I met and fell in love with my current partner at a pub two weeks before Christmas, and I thought to myself, “Surely she won’t find step-parenting that challenging?” Doh! I had no idea what a rollercoaster ride we were all about to embark on, complete with high ‘highs’ and some pretty trying lows. ...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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