Grady is a writer from the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and a graduate of Bennington College with a double concentration in Theatre and Education. She loves to both perform and stage manage for theatrical productions when she isn’t writing. When she married her wonderful husband three years ago in the cutest DIY barn wedding New England has ever seen, she was extra lucky because she also gained an amazing stepdaughter out of the deal! Grady loves to write about all things weddings, love, and marriage, as well as slightly more nerdy topics like money management and budgeting. She also has a passion for supporting and encouraging women who are getting married to a partner with children and who will be becoming new stepmoms when they say “I do.” In fact, she hosts a podcast on stepmotherhood called The Stepmom Club, as well as writes a blog on the subject, and has interviewed dozens of women on their stepmotherhood experience.

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5 Ways to Bond With a Soon-to-Be Stepchild While Wedding Planning
Wedding planning

5 Ways to Bond With a Soon-to-Be Stepchild While Wedding Planning

How can you use wedding planning to help you and your soon-to-be stepkids bond before the big day? read more

How to Decide Whether to Invite Children to Your Wedding
Guests

How to Decide Whether to Invite Children to Your Wedding

Kids can bring a funny, silly, and magical spirit to your big day, but they certainly don’t come without stress or wild unpredictability. read more

Transforming Wedding Dresses
Wedding dress

Transforming Wedding Dresses

Buying a wedding dress and a reception dress can get expensive, so what about a transforming dress instead? read more

Should You Take Kids on the Honeymoon?
Honeymoon

Should You Take Kids on the Honeymoon?

Everyone knows couples go on a honeymoon after they tie the knot, but what if your future spouse has children? Will taking the kids on your honeymoon help or hurt your new marriage? read more

Talking to Your Soon-to-Be Stepchild About the New Marriage
Family

Talking to Your Soon-to-Be Stepchild About the New Marriage

If your partner has children, the thought of getting engaged might be nerve-wracking. It can be tricky to know how to talk to children in preparation for the upcoming marriage. read more

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