Daily Archives: February 26, 2012

Australian court case of Stepdad upholds “smacking” as acceptable punishment.

Australian court case of Stepdad upholds “smacking” as acceptable punishment.

New South Wales, Australia- A Stepdad found himself on the wrong side of the law after he refused to tolerate bad behavior from his step son. A light smack to the head and grabbing his shoulder when the son tried to walk away was enough to get him in trouble. What happened next..?

Bad times / Good times: Stepdad and son serve together in Afghanistan.

Bad times / Good times: Stepdad and son serve together in Afghanistan.

FORT CAMPBELL, KY. — One Stepdad has found a unique way to bond with his step son; by serving together in a war zone.  Bonding surely wasn’t a focus for Chief Warrant Officer Shawn Eppard, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot and Stepdad. His wife Hilda Eppard says of CWO Eppard and her son Pfc. Christopher West, “They are like best friends.” Many Stepdads, who […]

Bad Stepdad days? Some blended families are on thin ice from the start.

Bad Stepdad days? Some blended families are on thin ice from the start.

Many men jump right in, thinking it’s  going to be just like having kids of their own. The reality is a bit different. There are more Stepdads today than ever before in history, but society still holds onto pre-conceived notions about stepfathers. This may be because the news rarely does a story about the good ones. Your new kids are […]

Another Stepdad steps in harm’s way to save daughter

Another Stepdad steps in harm’s way to save daughter

Winthrop, MA- A heroic Stepdad suffered burns and risked his life to save his daughter this week. The fiery inferno was in a scene fit for Hollywood. After the fire and a partial collapse of the floor of her room, Shari Begnor woke with her bed nearly in the basement. She gives all the credit to her Stepdad for saving her life.