Being a Parent of Step-kids
My husband and I were previously married. We both had 1 child from the first marriage and we have a daughter together. My step-daughter is now 16. I have been her step-mom since she was 3. We have a very close relationship considering she lives thousands of miles away. She only visits 2 times a year and has done so for the past 8 years. While we lived in the same state (for 3 years) when she was 7, my children all became very close and their bond is strong even to this day. My 2 children are ages 15 (boy) and 8(girl). They are all wonderful and family is #1 in all our hearts and minds.