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How I’m Fighting Resentment as a Stepmom
How I’m Fighting Resentment as a Stepmom

“Will you always be my stepmom?” Down went the clean laundry I was busy folding.  I looked up.  My stepson was watching me intently.  It was just the two of us, in a rare bit of quiet.  I searched for an answer. “Well, I will be your stepmom as long as your daddy and I […]

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10 Ways to Support Your Wife as a Stepmom
10 Ways to Support Your Wife as a Stepmom

I just asked my wife how long she has been a stepmom. She knew almost down to the second: “Four years, four months and four days.” She’s done a lot in her life: run half marathons, earned a master’s degree, even changed the oil on fifty trucks a day for a summer job, but nothing […]

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Surviving Step-Christmas
Surviving Step-Christmas

The Christmas season is always a time to fit in as many family functions as possible. Many families have relatives come to town from all over. It’s a busy time for everyone. All families have to prioritize their time. With divorced parents, those priorities can be a struggle. When parents are divorced, the holidays can […]

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Dealing with an Older Stepson
Dealing with an Older Stepson

Trying to survive your blended family marriage? Question: My husband and I have developed a serious conflict over how to handle his 19-year-old son (my stepson). The son recently left college and moved back home, and he now seems determined to live his own life. He doesn’t work. He doesn’t show respect to me and […]

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A Christmas Blessing for Stepmoms
A Christmas Blessing for Stepmoms

Merry imperfect Christmas! If there is anyone who needs permission to not be perfect, and to not have a perfect Christmas, it is a stepmother. Give yourself a chance to breathe. You need it. Here are five things you have permission for this Christmas:* 1) This Christmas, you have permission to feel a little anxious. The logistics […]

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