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The Talk

This week we received a sheet of paper from the district—a head’s up, if you will—about a few films that will be shown to the 5th and 6th grade classes between now and the end of the year.

Yep, those videos.

Offbeat DILF

You can call ’em what you want: DILFs or FILTHs (Fathers I’d Like To Hump), but the idea is the same: there are some hot offbeat papas out there, and we’re not above a little good humored objectification between friends. Not because we actually want to do anything adulterous — but just because hot guys are, well, hot, and there’s nothing wrong with appreciating the hotness of dedicated fatherhood.

The Holiday Hustle

The time between November 1 and January 1 produces a lot of hand-wringing. Not because you’re stressing about how to pay for gifts or trying to make vacations line up. That’s the easy part. I’m talking about the Holiday Two-Step.

Who am I to my partner’s daughter?

My cousin’s parents had been separated for years and her mum happily re-partnered with man that my cousin now happily refers to as her stepdad despite no formal marriage taking place. Along the way my cousin had a few ‘uncles’ and knew playmates who often had their parents’ significant others masquerading as ‘aunties’ and ‘uncles.’

Gaining a step-daughter changed me. And I liked it.

I’ve been a step-mom for two years — I still don’t always know what I’m doing, but I love where I’m at.

Step dada-ism — Making a blended family work

I always thought “blended family” sounded more like something off the Jamba Juice menu than a term you’d use to categorize relationships between parents and children, but nonetheless I am both the byproduct of a blended family and do a little family blending of my own.