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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…

What I Want to Say to the Stepmom on Mother’s Day

What I Want to Say to the Stepmom on Mother’s Day

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ByKristenMay 3, 20223 min read

If you think being a mom is a thankless job, try being a stepmom on Mother’s Day. Have you seen…

6 Tips for your First Mother’s Day as a Stepmom

6 Tips for your First Mother’s Day as a Stepmom

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ByKristenMay 3, 20225 min read

I vividly remember my first Mother’s Day as a stepmom. I felt left-out, unappreciated, and disappointed. It seemed entirely unfair…

Mother’s Day for Stepmom: How to Celebrate

Mother’s Day for Stepmom: How to Celebrate

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ByKristenMay 3, 20224 min read

Mother’s Day for stepmoms can cause many uncomfortable feelings to surface, and it’s often a time when a stepmom’s unique…

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,…

 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…

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