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Why I Think “Keep the Peace” is Shitty Advice

Why I Think “Keep the Peace” is Shitty Advice

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ByKristenSeptember 17, 20214 min read

Walking on eggshells. Toeing the line. Waiting for the other shoe to drop. So many stepmoms I meet (and coach)…

How to Co-Parent With a Difficult Ex: 8 Tips

How to Co-Parent With a Difficult Ex: 8 Tips

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ByKristenSeptember 3, 20216 min read

Stepparenting is never an easy job, but I’m sure you’ll agree with me that this task is made that much…

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…

9 Top Tips if You’re Struggling as a Stepparent

9 Top Tips if You’re Struggling as a Stepparent

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ByKristenJuly 9, 20217 min read

Stepparent is a complex role full of obstacles, learning opportunities, and rewards. If you have experience raising kids with a…

11 Tips to be a Great Bonus Mom

11 Tips to be a Great Bonus Mom

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ByKristenJune 25, 20216 min read

I distinctly remember the first time I was called a “bonus mom.” I was out for a Girls Day with…

The Double Standards Between Moms and Stepmoms

The Double Standards Between Moms and Stepmoms

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ByKristenJune 11, 20215 min read

As a stepmom, you may have heard the phrase “You’re not my mom!” Upset kids can really hit you where…

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