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When Your Stepchild’s Other Home has Different Rules

When Your Stepchild’s Other Home has Different Rules

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ByKristenOctober 15, 20215 min read

Last week, I had a meeting with a coaching client who was simply fed up with the different expectations and…

Why I Won’t Allow My Stepdaughter to Call Me “Mom”

Why I Won’t Allow My Stepdaughter to Call Me “Mom”

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ByKristenJune 15, 20204 min read

I was saying my goodbyes to my sweet almost-stepdaughter as she prepared to catch her flight to the wedding destination,…

Getting Ready for the Holidays in a Blended Family

Getting Ready for the Holidays in a Blended Family

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ByKristenNovember 26, 20194 min read

Things get SO complicated around the holidays in a blended family. When are you visiting your family? His? When will…

Navigating Different Parenting Styles in a Blended Family

Navigating Different Parenting Styles in a Blended Family

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ByEmilyJune 18, 20196 min read

“I’ll never let my kid do that when I become a parent.” (… Unless I marry a single dad and…

7 Things your Stepchild Wants you to Know

7 Things your Stepchild Wants you to Know

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ByKristenMay 31, 20197 min read

My sweet stepchild looked up at me with those big beautiful blue eyes and said, “I wish my Mommy and…

The No-Nonsense Guide to Bonding with Stepchildren

The No-Nonsense Guide to Bonding with Stepchildren

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ByKristenApril 16, 20197 min read

“I know both of my moms’ favorite colors! Mommy’s is purple, and Mama K’s is teal.” We had been playing…

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