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You Matter

You matter. Yes. YOU. Really take in what I’m saying. You. Matter. Now take a deep inhale and feel that in your body. I know that there are days when you feel like no one sees you or appreciates you. Those are the days when it is vitally important for you to recognize that you […]

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8 Tips for Liking Your Stepchild – When you Don’t

For years, I thought I didn’t like kids. It turns out I just didn’t like badly-behaved kids. But then again, who does? The kids’ parents, that’s who! The biological bond enables parents to love, forgive and accept their children—even in the worst scenarios. Most stepparents aren’t capable of that, so they find themselves struggling with […]

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This One’s for the Boys: Tips for Dads

I am fairly confident that the majority of my readership are women – stepmoms specifically. Considering they are my main target group, I’m quite pleased with that! However, understanding stepfamily dynamics is important for everyone. Who knows? You may end up living in a stepfamily someday, you may teach kids who live in two different […]

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The Impact of Divorce: Grief and Loss in Stepchildren

We can all agree that step-parenting is hard. And complicated. Often times the hardest parts are what is presented by the stepchildren and their behaviours. Sometimes we have a really hard time getting to know the children, let alone liking them and loving them can be a big stretch, too. Everybody is adjusting to so […]