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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…

The Kids Don’t Come First in Our Blended Family

The Kids Don’t Come First in Our Blended Family

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ByKaitFebruary 1, 20195 min read

Picture this: it’s your 18th wedding anniversary. You stand in the crowd with your stepchild, gleaming with pride as you…

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