Dating with kids advice

I tease Justin he got a three-for-one deal when he met me.(I also tease him that he wisely escaped the diaper and potty-training years; I’m not sure how well he would have done with all of that!Rather, it’s a collaboration between all of the parents to do what is best for the children.When the kiddos see all of the parents in alignment, it tends to mitigate the ability of the children to play one parent against the other.Never once has he ever called them “your kids” instead they have always been “our kids.” family there have been a few – he has been by my side and by their side.

But he met me, we fell in love, and I wasn’t prepared to have any more kids. They are two lucky kids.“When I was dating, I assumed I would follow that classic path of dating, marrying and having my own kids.They will be 18 and 20 next year, and we have learned many lessons over the last decade.I am incredibly grateful that Justin stepped into the role of being their stepdad with his entire being.Instead, he set out to be the best bonus dad he could be.

Justin and I both realized very early on that co-parenting and step-parenting is not a competition between two homes.

We’ve called Justin the “bonus dad” from the beginning.