I once read a stepmom article on ways to gel as a stepfamily. I thought it was great and agreed with all of it except for one thing: the article stated not to put your marriage first. Of course, there is a time and place for putting children first; they are, after all, younger and […]
Creating boundaries is important for self-care… oftentimes, our survival. They are a healthy way to protect ourselves from some tricky situations we may find ourselves in as a stepparent. Figuring out what we can control, and what we can’t, is a critical component of creating boundaries. This is a solid base to form our decisions […]
We can all agree that stepparenting is hard, and complicated. Often times the hardest parts are what are presented by the stepchildren through their behaviour. Sometimes we have a really hard time getting to know the children, let alone liking them; loving them can be a big stretch, too. Everybody is adjusting to so many […]
This is the time of year with plenty of gatherings for friends and family that create opportunities for fun and frivolity. A time to celebrate, share, give and receive. It’s joyous and magical. But for some, it shines a spotlight on everything that feels wrong or is missing. Christmas can be incredibly overwhelming and the […]
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