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 When a Stranger Calls You Mom

 When a Stranger Calls You Mom

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ByClaire NicolApr 14, 20224 min read

The first time someone called me mom was a weird one for me, it caught me off guard, and it…

The Double Standards Between Moms and Stepmoms

The Double Standards Between Moms and Stepmoms

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ByKristenJun 11, 20215 min read

As a stepmom, you are likely well aware of the double standards between moms and stepmoms. You may have even…

Third Wheel Stepmom: How to Overcome Feeling Like an Outsider

Third Wheel Stepmom: How to Overcome Feeling Like an Outsider

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ByKristenFeb 26, 20215 min read

I’ve heard becoming a stepmom likened to picking up the controller and pressing play on a paused video game. Learning…

Distancing Yourself From Stepchildren: How to Disengage

Distancing Yourself From Stepchildren: How to Disengage

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ByKristenFeb 19, 20215 min read

When I first heard about distancing yourself from stepchildren, I was taken completely aback. It felt counterintuitive at best, and…

4 Disengaging Myths Stepmoms Shouldn’t Believe

4 Disengaging Myths Stepmoms Shouldn’t Believe

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ByMaarit MillerSep 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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ByKristenAug 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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