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The Changing Landscape of Stepparenting Through the Teen Years

The Changing Landscape of Stepparenting Through the Teen Years

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ByJenni PachecoJan 26, 202415 min read

The way I “stepmom” has definitely changed in the past nine years. Some of those changes are purely from becoming…

Overcoming the Urge to Overcompensate During Our Custodial Time

Overcoming the Urge to Overcompensate During Our Custodial Time

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ByMia WisinskiSep 26, 20236 min read

I’m a recovering “overcompensator” when it comes to spending time with my stepdaughter. When she was younger, I used to…

House Rules for Stepfamilies

House Rules for Stepfamilies: Everything You Need to Know

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ByKristen SkilesSep 30, 20229 min read

House rules for blended families… Not the sexiest topic I’ve ever written about, but perhaps one of the most important.…

HELP! I don’t like my stepkids!

HELP! I don’t like my stepkids!

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ByBrittanyJul 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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ByKristen SkilesApr 16, 20219 min read

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

Distancing Yourself From Stepchildren: How to Disengage

Distancing Yourself From Stepchildren: How to Disengage

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ByKristen SkilesFeb 19, 20215 min read

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

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