As children, many of us dreamed of the day we would have our own families. We imagined ourselves as fun, nurturing, loving parents. We would feed our children delicious, healthy meals, take them on exciting vacations. You probably imagined doing all the things for your children that your parents did for you and maybe some of the things you wish your parents had done. Not many people envision themselves as step-parents, yet as adults, some of us find ourselves in this role.