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A Checklist for Stepdads

A Checklist for Stepdads

Step-fathering can be challenging. All stepparents need to understand the emotional climate of their stepchildren. Stepfathers are no different. It is also very important that stepfathers recognize that gaining respect and leadership from stepchildren is a process; you earn the right to lead by developing trust and connection with stepchildren. Here are some tools from the “Stepfather’s Toolbox” via fathers.com:…

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The World’s Most Nutritious Food

The World’s Most Nutritious Food

Imagine the ideal food. One that contains all the nutrients necessary to meet, but not exceed, our daily nutrient demands. If such a food existed, consuming it, without eating any other, would provide the optimal nutritional balance for our body. Such a food does not exist. But we can do the next best thing. The key is to eat a…

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Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Summer camps are already filling up quickly! The Toronto Camp Expo was recently held in Toronto with some of the top camps participating in the exhibitions. Social Stepmom wants to help you find the best camp for your kids! Few cities can offer the variety of summer camps that you will find in Toronto and the GTA. Toronto has many…

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Family Day Activities

Family Day Activities

  Are you looking for last minute activities to do with your loved ones for Family Day 2018? This Monday is a day to celebrate with your family. Joy D’Souza shares some ideas with Huffington Post on what you can do! www.huffingtonpost.ca Family Day is celebrated on the 3rd Monday of February except in BC where it’s the 2nd Monday…

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Valentine’s Day Guide

Valentine’s Day Guide

    Today let’s talk Valentine’s Day! Whether you are looking for the perfect set of lingerie, or ideas to throw the best party, we have you covered. For the adults! There’s nothing like a holiday to give you an excuse to buy yourself a little something special—especially when that holiday is Valentine’s Day and that little something special is…

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What is Fifth Disease

What is Fifth Disease

  By Anita K. Henry Fifth Disease is a viral infection that can bring on coldlike symptoms and a bright-red face-and-body rash in infants, young children, and, occasionally, adults. This disease is just one of a lengthy list of skin conditions that can target young kids. In fact, the name Fifth Disease is a historical term dating back to when…

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  Re-Writing Our Stories: Changing the Narrative for Stepmoms and Moms Erin Careless & Kristen Skiles The Wicked Stepmother What image comes to mind when you hear the word stepmother? Is it the cruel glare of a woman yelling at a beautiful Cinderella to mop the floors? The harsh, unloving woman who leads her stepchildren, Hansel and Gretel, to their…

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