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Combatting Defensiveness in Blended Families

Combatting Defensiveness in Blended Families

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ByKristenMay 12, 20225 min read

I’m going to put this as directly as I can… Defensiveness in blended families is toxic. We’ve probably all been…

Stop Keeping Score, Stepmom!

Stop Keeping Score, Stepmom!

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ByKristenApr 28, 20225 min read

The art of avoiding scorekeeping can be challenging to embrace. This will likely sound so obvious to some of you,…

22 Things to Stop Worrying About in 2022

22 Things to Stop Worrying About in 2022

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ByKristenJan 18, 202211 min read

If you’re ready for change, you’ll stop worrying about these 22 things. Stepmomming ain’t easy. Can I get an amen?…

Everything You Need to Know about Mini Wife Syndrome

Everything You Need to Know about Mini Wife Syndrome

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ByKristenApr 16, 20218 min read

Have you ever felt like an outsider in your stepfamily? This is fairly common, especially when you’re just starting to…

Disneyland Dad: Is it Really that Bad?

Disneyland Dad: Is it Really that Bad?

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ByKristenApr 2, 20215 min read

I grew up with a Disneyland Dad and lived to tell the tale. Dad’s weekends were full of Happy Meals,…

Why my Stepson’s Baby Pictures made me Uncomfortable

Why my Stepson’s Baby Pictures made me Uncomfortable

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ByCaitlin McKitterickSep 18, 20205 min read

As many others, becoming a stepmom has forced me to face a number of my inner demons. I’ve discovered insecurities…

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