According to statistics, "blended families" are on the rise, but the idea of a happily ever after that involves children from previous relationships, is often written off by many people dating.
We get into the practicalities of step-parenting and step-family life with Priscilla Appeaning. It's not all a bed of roses, but it doesn't have to be a basket of thorns either!
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Read Priscilla's article, 'Why More Black Women Should Prepare Themselves To Become Step-Mums'.
Read Rochelle Rodney's article, 'The Realities Of Dating As A Single Mother'.