There are a wide spectrum of experiences when it comes to being a stepparent. Blending a family can be so natural that it's an afterthought or so disruptive that it can tear a marriage apart so it should not be taken lightly. As you all know, Ronnie had two kids when we got married. So I've got a daughter that has known me as daddy for as long as she can remember and a son that's been fighting the idea of having 1 more person that holds him accountable from jump street. Below are five things that I've seen and learned through my journey and the journey of those around me from a stepparents point of view.