Bringing your new family and your new life into balance.
A Personal Peace
Christmas and holiday planning can be so stressful it seems impossible to achieve any sense of peace. But you can...and you should. Read a few tips on creating a peaceful heart.
A Word to Stepfathers
Preparing for the step-child's claim that "you are not my real father"
Different aged kids have different needs -- and deserve to have their needs met individually.
Healthy Shopping Attitudes
Responsible spending is more important during the holidays than any other time. Do not be drawn to impulse or trends because of advertising. Read how to set limits and still give a thoughful gift.
New Year's Resolution?
New year's resolutions can be a set up for failure...especially if you are making them for the wrong reasons. Sometimes the best resolution is to just let go and experience what is meant for you. Read more in this article.
Stepmoms and a Peaceful Life
Ideas for a peaceful life in the midst of managing and blending your family.
Stepparenting a Child Using Priorities
Abraham Maslow published his pyramid of human needs in 1943 but they are just as relevant for today's stepparent. See how the hierarchy can help you to better understand and prioritze the basic needs of every individual.
Stepparenting and Stress
Stepparents can easily become stressed over the work of blending the family. Learn how to recognize if yours is common or serious enough to get help.
Stepparents Can Homeschool
More and more children are being homeschooled. It is a highly personal decision that requires a commitment and a plan in order to be successful. Stepfamilies may have some additional obstacles. Read more in this new article about the benefits and drawbacks.
The joys of (step)motherhood
What makes being a stepmom so great
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