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The Changing Landscape of Stepparenting Through the Teen Years

The Changing Landscape of Stepparenting Through the Teen Years

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ByJenni PachecoJan 26, 202415 min read

The way I “stepmom” has definitely changed in the past nine years. Some of those changes are purely from becoming…

24 Things to Stop Worrying About in 2024

24 Things to Stop Worrying About in 2024

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ByKristen SkilesDec 29, 202313 min read

Stepmomming ain’t easy. Can I get an amen? This life is tough stuff. But I’ve found that it’s exponentially MORE…

How Pregnancy Changed My Stepmom Brain

How Pregnancy Changed My Stepmom Brain

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ByKristen SkilesDec 8, 20234 min read

For years, I’ve struggled to understand how stepparenting with kids of your own is different than the experience of being…

Overcoming the Urge to Overcompensate During Our Custodial Time

Overcoming the Urge to Overcompensate During Our Custodial Time

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ByMia WisinskiSep 26, 20236 min read

I’m a recovering “overcompensator” when it comes to spending time with my stepdaughter. When she was younger, I used to…

What No One Tells You About Becoming a Stepmom

What No One Tells You About Becoming a Stepmom

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ByKristen SkilesMar 7, 20235 min read

I was a child of divorce at two years old and grew up with different stepparents throughout the years. So…

When You Feel Jealous of the Ex and Their Life Before You

When You Feel Jealous of the Ex and Their Life Before You

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ByKristen SkilesFeb 7, 20234 min read

It felt like my then-boyfriend (now-husband) lived an entire life before he met me. He had joined the military, married,…

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