I know it's called "Father's Day," not "Stepfather's Day." But not all fathers are fathers, biologically speaking. And on Father's Day, we also should celebrate their efforts, thankless as they may be.
As far as hard jobs go, it's up there with air-traffic controller and crane operator. Stepmothers preside over a minefield of hidden hurts, half-concealed traditions and occasional tugs-of-war. Want the job?
For their upcoming summer wedding, Tammy Cuellar and Bob Garrod have choreographed every step. Garrod and his two children -- Kelsey, 11, and Matt, 8 -- will be standing under a weeping willow tree near the shore of Bangs Lake, at his parents' home in Wauconda, Ill.