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The Best Father’s Day Gift

Father’s Day is coming up soon, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve been thinking about what to have your stepchildren get for their dad, especially if he is the guy who has everything.  If that is the case, I think it’s best to go the homemade route and make something personal for those guys

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5 Summer Survival Tips for Stepfamilies

School is just getting out, and that means you and your stepchildren will have some extra time. Without homework, projects, and a rigid school schedule, your stepchildren may not know what to do with themselves.  When I was growing up, my siblings and I would spend a week with my grandparents every summer.  My Grandma

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Avoiding Stepmom Burnout

Do you ever feel like commitments, responsibilities, tasks and chores get piled on you endlessly?  Do you feel like if one more thing gets added to your plate you might break? Do you feel like there is no end in sight and you might break from all of the pressure?  I think we all end

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Making Quality Time a Priority

Are you getting enough quality time with your husband?  Do you have regular date nights? Do you have time to talk to each other after the children go to bed?  Of course, we’d like to answer “yes!” to all of these questions, but the reality is that it can be a struggle to get that

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One Foot in Front of the Other

It’s the beginning of the new year and, as we know, the new year brings resolutions.  Usually, resolutions are well-meaning goals that we set to generate positive changes in our lives.  I say usually because this year I’m being haunted by a decision that I made last year at this same time. This decision is

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New Year, New Start

Ahhh, the beginning of the new year.  A fresh start, a clean slate, a new beginning.  Forget about last year—that’s old news! Everything is new and different now. New and different? Wait a second…not so fast! We’re so used to the frenetic lifestyle that has become a trademark of our times that we automatically catapult

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