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3 Basic Improv Techniques to Improve Stepfamily Communication

Ask any stepmom: what is one of the biggest challenges of your stepmom role? I’m willing to wager that most of them will mention communication. Communication with their husband about their stepchildren. Communication with their stepchildren. Communication with the biological mother.  As you can imagine, any techniques that can improve communication within these complex relationships

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Why Scary is Good…

Tomorrow I’m trying something that is completely out of my comfort zone. I really want to do it, but it also terrifies me.  I went back and forth on whether I should actually sign up and finally registered for it last night. Some of you might scoff, but the thing that brings a pit of

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Summer Travel Tips

Last summer, my husband, stepdaughter, and I traveled to Greece for two whole weeks.  In Greece, we planned on staying in an apartment in Ilioupoli (a suburb of Athens) for a few days, taking a ferry to an island called Marmari, taking the ferry back over to Athens, flying to Santorini, and then staying in

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Stepmom Stories: Barbara L. Patterson

Meet Barbara Langley Patterson   Author, Speaker, and Pastor Stepchildren:  Sherie Stephens – 39;   Kandi Patterson – 37 Children:  Sterling Langley, III – 41; Shawn Langley – 39; Aaron Langley – 38; Tonya Langley – 34 What is your story? How did you become a stepmom? I was married to a wonderful man, Sterling Russell Langley,

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