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Five Love Languages

Five Love Languages

  I don’t know about you, but I am an avid reader who loves to read personal development books. Especially about topics that can be applied to my blended family life. Last year I read “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman and I must tell you, it transformed my relationship with my husband! It also helped me to understand…

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Inside and Out

Inside and Out

One of the most common experiences reported by stepmoms is that of feeling like an outsider. You are joining an already formed family with a shared history, established traditions, and a biological bond that is stronger than anything. I think this can be particularly tough to navigate for childless stepmom. I remember those early movie nights – the three of…

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Blended Family Traditions

Blended Family Traditions

I think one of the hardest parts about ‘blending’ a newly formed family is dealing with ‘traditions’. Family traditions are the backbone of our family culture. They are the routines that children are used to and are usually well loved. Routines are established early on in families and are celebrated year after year. Children look forward to them. With Easter…

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Are You Over Stepping?

Are You Over Stepping?

  Boundaries play a role in all relationships. Whether it’s with friends, family, co-workers or your partner. We all have moments in our lives where we question what to say or do, and even if we should say or do anything at all. In the stepparent world, boundaries become even more of a grey area. How much authority do you…

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