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The Happiness Project for Stepmoms

A recent study found that reading reduces stress. In fact, reading just six minutes per day reduces stress levels by 68 percent, according to a study by the University of Sussex in England. As an avid reader, I love finding facts like this that prove the benefits of reading. Now, if I need justification for

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Meditation Tips for Stepmoms

With the unique demands of the stepmom role, it’s common for stepmoms to experience stress and anxiety. As a way to manage this stress and anxiety, meditation and mindfulness classes have gained in popularity recently. Sarah Ortolf, who is a Usui Reiki Master/Teacher and Karuna Reiki® II Certified, teaches meditation and mindfulness classes in Scottsdale, Arizona. She offers

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Skateland Fundraiser

East Valley Stepmoms Benefiting Feed My Starving Children Join us for a fun night at Skateland Chandler – Roller Skating, Birthday Parties in Chandler & Phoenix! Just mention East Valley Stepmoms when you purchase your tickets on November 12th between 4:30 and 7:00 pm and 100% of the proceeds from your admission fees will be donated

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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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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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