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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…

Signs of a Bad Stepmother

Signs of a Bad Stepmother

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ByKristenFebruary 12, 20215 min read

So many stepmoms I meet preface their deepest fears and biggest struggles with “I know this may make me sound…

3 Fallacies about the Perfect Stepfamily

3 Fallacies about the Perfect Stepfamily

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ByKristenSeptember 25, 20205 min read

I’m an achiever and a recovering perfectionist, and I’ve found those qualities to be severely evident in my stepparenting journey.…

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,…

How Straight Stepmoms can be More Inclusive of LBGTQ Stepfamilies

How Straight Stepmoms can be More Inclusive of LBGTQ Stepfamilies

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ByBeth McDonoughJune 26, 20205 min read

By: Beth from The Inclusive Stepmom Outsider syndrome is one of the most common sets of emotions that plague stepmoms day…

Things that Surprised Me when I Became a Stepmom

Things that Surprised Me when I Became a Stepmom

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ByKristenJanuary 24, 202010 min read

For some reason, when a stepmom seeks guidance from her friends, family, colleagues, etc., she’s often met with the same…

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