What is a step parent?
In light of a blog entry that has stirred up quite a commotion, I will risk also throwing myself under the bus on asking this: what really is a step parent? I always thought it was only through marriage that you might consider your self a stepparent, but it appears that many people consider themselves stepparents if they are living with a person who has children, esp if they take care of the children. When I came to this site, I was confused at first by many who called them selves stepparents, but yet they are not at all married to their significant others... I don't want to start an argument with anyone, just get opinions on this, since it's a new one for me. What really defines a stepparent?