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HELP! I don’t like my stepkids!

HELP! I don’t like my stepkids!

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ByBrittanyJuly 23, 202112 min read

The Two Stepmom Struggle Camps Over the past handful of years working as a stepfamily counsellor, and specifically as a…

Everything You Need to Know about Mini Wife Syndrome

Everything You Need to Know about Mini Wife Syndrome

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ByKristenApril 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…

The Key to Stepparent Discipline

The Key to Stepparent Discipline

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ByKristenOctober 23, 20205 min read

Divorced parent guilt is real, y’all. This can easily lead to unstructured free-for-all homes with limitless screen time, questionable nutritional…

Are they bad, or am I just angry?

Are they bad, or am I just angry?

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ByLaci SchindlerOctober 9, 20205 min read

The deepest feeling I have had as a stepmom is frustration. Other feelings attached to frustration can be anger, sadness,…

4 Disengaging Myths Stepmoms Shouldn’t Believe

4 Disengaging Myths Stepmoms Shouldn’t Believe

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ByMaarit MillerSeptember 4, 20205 min read

When I first read the Disengaging Essay, I thought disengaging sounded crazy. If I disengaged, wouldn’t that mean I was…

To the Stepmom Who’s Ashamed She Doesn’t Love her Stepkids

To the Stepmom Who’s Ashamed She Doesn’t Love her Stepkids

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ByKristenAugust 28, 20205 min read

There’s so much pressure as a stepmom. Pressure to be a great wife, an influential parental figure, a peaceful co-parent,…

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