Category Archives: stepkids

Do What’s Right

The kids sometimes ask me to tell them stories about when I was little.  You may believe, with a sentimental and indulging smile, that this is because they want to learn more about how I grew up, how I became … Continue reading

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One Rule

There’s no shortage of advice, rules, opinions, and mandates for how a stepmom should act, feel, behave, and think. There are blogs, message boards, books, websites, guides, endless lists of do’s and don’ts. In fact, everyone seems to be an … Continue reading

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Last night, I stretched sleepily and announced to Gary and the kids, “I better head to bed.” All of them looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language from a mutated second head, and asked me incredulously, “Why?” … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Stepkids

The first day I met all of you, I didn’t expect much at all, just a dinner with a friend and his kids, but something happened to all of us that night. By the time we were seated at the … Continue reading

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Stepfamily Letter Project

I found The Stepfamily Letter Project blog today, and it is riveting, reading the angry, raw, emotional, honest words mingled with words of thanks, expressions of love and gratitude, all of it painfully close to the heart for many of … Continue reading

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Stepfamily Day!

Did you know that September 16th is National Stepfamily Day? Now you do, so start making plans! Founded in 1997 by Christy Borgeld, this day recongnizes and appreciates the importance and value of step-parents and blended families. Stepfamily Day was … Continue reading

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Bitter Ex-Wife

So many great stepmoms (and dads) read my blog, and when I read this article, Step-Parenting: Dealing with a Bitter Ex-Wife, by Laura Egbers, I wanted to post it here as a resource. The article is a bit dated (almost … Continue reading

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