Parenting is never easy. You want to raise a good little human capable of taking care of themselves and not being an a**hole to other people. A tall order to be honest, but parents persist.
I (48F) share two children, Pam (15F) and Liam (13M), with my ex-husband Marco (50M). I share a daughter Annie (9F), with my current husband, Bruce (46M).
Marco and Bruce are night and day different. Marco works in construction, plays softball on the weekends, and coaches my daughter's soccer team. Bruce teaches at a university, plays the piano, likes going to the theater, and is a fantastic baker and cook.
It's not uncommon that we will go to one of Pam's soccer games, and afterward, the whole team returns to the house to enjoy cookies or cupcakes made by Bruce. At the end of the season, we do a big dinner for the team and their parents that Bruce cooks.