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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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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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