Brian Hauff


They Just Want to Fit In – Part 3

Part 3. As a stepdad, I found some ways to help my step kids feel like they fit into our blended family. Being a stepdad to 3 great kids motivated me to show them that they belong in our family, that I believe in them and that I want to […]

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Stepfamily laughing

Stepfamily laughing

They Just Want to Fit In – Part 2

Part 2. As a stepdad, I found some ways to help my step kids feel like they fit into our blended family. It was my goal to have my step kids to feel that they belong to our family, that I believe in them and that I want to see […]


They Just Want to Fit In – Part 1

Part I. As a stepdad, I found some ways to help my step kids feel like they fit into our blended family. Becoming a stepdad when my step kids were 8, 10 and 12 made my life way more chaotic than I had ever experienced and at the same time […]

Stepfamily laughing

Stepdad reading to stepchildren

Showing Affection to Step Kids

Affection can be shown in ways other than hugs and kisses. After being a stepdad for thirteen years, it didn’t feel odd at all to welcome my wife’s sixteen-year-old niece into our home. My step kids are grown and out of the house and the two kids my wife and […]