Author: Gayla Grace

Gayla Grace writes, speaks, and coaches on family and stepfamily issues and holds a master's degree in psychology and counseling. She and her husband Randy have five children in their blended family, ages 17-32.

In the early years of our marriage, I wondered if we would make it to our next anniversary. Blending four children, grappling with our stepparent roles while learning to parent together, combating ex-spouses, and trying to stay afloat with job,

At 38 weeks pregnant, Katie eagerly awaited the birth of her first child. Her pregnancy had gone well, and she looked forward to what lay ahead as she arrived for her routine doctor exam. With little warning, and a racing heart,