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Forgotten on Mother’s Day? We Have Our Own Stepmother’s Day!

Forgotten on Mother’s Day? We Have Our Own Stepmother’s Day!

Forgotten on Mother’s Day? Chin Up! We Have our own Stepmother’s Day By Claudette Chenevert–The Stepmom Coach I often hear stepmoms share how ignored they felt on Mother’s Day and how painful it was for them to be excluded by their stepchildren (or their spouse) on such an occasion. Stepmoms struggle between understanding that stepchildren want to be with their…

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10 reasons why badmouthing your partner’s ex isn’t a good idea!

10 reasons why badmouthing your partner’s ex isn’t a good idea!

10 reasons why badmouthing your partner’s ex isn’t a good idea! By Claudette Chenevert – The Stepmom Coach Whenever I go onto stepmom forums, I cringe whenever I see badmouth comments such as: “She’s a bitch!” or, “She’s crazy, hormonal and psychotic.” even, “She’s nuts, conniving, manipulative…and she hates me!” Women hating other women isn’t a new thing. Remember your…

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5 Reasons Why Your Adult Stepchildren Stopped Coming Over

5 Reasons Why Your Adult Stepchildren Stopped Coming Over

When Adult Stepchildren Stop Coming Over By Claudette Chenevert Have you ever felt as if your adult stepchildren have been ignoring you lately? It seems that whenever you call and leave a message, it takes forever to hear back from them. You’ve tried texting and messaging in hopes this will work better but to no avail.  You start wondering if…

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The Stepmom Coach: When Adult Stepchildren Are Still Living With You

The Stepmom Coach: When Adult Stepchildren Are Still Living With You

When Adult Stepchildren Are Still Living With You As our stepchildren get older, many stepmoms envision transitioning to their next phase of life with their partner: quality time as a couple, freedom to come and go as they see fit, no more stepkid and/or ex-drama. Unfortunately, with the growing number of adult stepchildren continuing to live with their parents, the…

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Understanding Your Adult Stepchildren

Understanding Your Adult Stepchildren

The day Bernard and I became empty nesters was a pivotal moment in our stepfamily life. We were excited to start our new adventure as a couple now that our children and stepchildren were responsible adults. We soon came to realize that stepparenting challenges are never completely over. Just like so many stepmoms I’ve worked with, one of our major…

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