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Essential Vitamins Your Kids Need

Essential Vitamins Your Kids Need

We try our best as stepmoms to ensure that our kids are getting the essential vitamins and minerals needed to supplement their active, learning lifestyles. That means preparing well-balanced, wholesome meals and snacks. However, sometimes kids may not be getting enough essential vitamins from their regular diet alone. Maybe they are picky eaters and prefer a bowl of cereal over…

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On the Outside Looking In?

On the Outside Looking In?

Stepfamilies are different from first-time families. Despite that seeming like such common-sense, many adults in stepfamilies still assume their stepfamily will function just like a first-time family. Those expectations of fitting a round peg (think stepfamily) into a square hole (think first-time family) causes us stepparents a whole lotta grief. Stepping Through shares some great advice in this article: Click…

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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 Stepmother Blues

The Stepmother Blues

  Culture has maintained its ignorant and stubborn grip on the image of the evil stepmother. Only 20 percent of young adult stepchildren report even having positive feelings about their stepmothers. It’s no wonder many stepmothers often experience feelings of depression. Mary T Kelly writes about it in this Huffington Post article. Read the Article Here  

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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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