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3 Steps to Better Handle Criticism

As stepmoms, it is inevitable that we’re going to be criticized. Our stepchildren’s mom may call our decisions into question, our stepchildren may criticize our cooking skills, or just the way we run our household in general. Even other parents on the soccer team can be critical of what we do or don’t do. Everyone

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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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