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Attending Your Stepkid’s School Events?

Attending Your Stepkid’s School Events?

In an ideal world, if a child has more than two parents then they would receive double the love and support. Imagine that child has supportive parents and stepparents, and everyone gets along and respects one another. In this ideal world, all adults involved would be part of that child’s life full time. Sounds pretty great right? In my experience,…

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We Want YOU to Know How to Discipline Us!

We Want YOU to Know How to Discipline Us!

“I’m not listening to you, you’re not my real mom”… sound familiar? It does for me, swap out ‘mom’ for ‘dad’ and I’ve said that line a million times.  My stepfather came into my life at the ripe age of 14, which could quite possibly be one of the most difficult ages for any parent to deal with. My mom…

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New Year’s Resolutions I Wish My Stepmom Had

New Year’s Resolutions I Wish My Stepmom Had

New Year’s Resolutions I Wish My Stepmom Had At the end of one year and into the beginning of the next, so many of us make New Year’s resolutions. These goals are normally self-improvement based, like eating healthy, exercising and getting organized. We have a proposal, how about this year we make our resolutions just a little bit more meaningful in…

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Navigating as a Stepparent in a Two Mom Household

Navigating as a Stepparent in a Two Mom Household

It’s 2018, and as a society we have come a long way in evolving away from the restrictions of gender roles. From instilling into our children that pink is a “girl color” and dissuading little boys from playing with Barbie dolls, to stereotyping dads as breadwinners and moms as housewives, we continue to move step by step toward home lives…

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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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Blended Family Bonding When Life Gets Busy

Blended Family Bonding When Life Gets Busy

  Image| BLUEBIRDKISSES Family is everything, as most people would claim, a compartment where you can best express your true nature without any fear of respite or rejection. One’s family can be said to be one of the best gifts of nature to man. Everything we do; activities carried out, all have the family factor embedded in it. This is…

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Understanding Children’s Temperaments

Understanding Children’s Temperaments

  Image | Lynzy & Co. Have you ever wondered why children of the same parents act and behave in stark contrast to one another or why two children growing under the same conditions have different responses to situations? Interestingly, everyone acts the way they do for specific reasons. These reasons are generally referred to as temperaments. Temperament is a…

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