3 Relationship Killers

3 Relationship Killers Whether you are married, dating, engaged or single, exclusive, monogamous, cheating or playing the field, you are in numerous relationships. You relate to people all day long—be they kids, friends, co-workers, family…

3 Things Every Mom of a Teenage Daughter Needs to Do

3 Things Every Mom of a Teenage Daughter Needs to Do If you want a low paying, thankless, emotionally draining, time zapping job....than be a mom!  If you want to add a little bit of craziness and confusion....be a mom to a teenage daughter. Raising…
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What Shocked Me About Being a Step Mom

Being a stepmom is not an easy job. Many times it is thankless, emotionally draining and time zapping. You work so hard to help these children navigate through the difficulties of their situation, and then they forget about you. Everyone likes…

Parenting After Divorce - How to Co-Parent when the Co-Parent won't Cooperate

From the moment you and your spouse said “I don’t” to your marriage, your children became confused, sad, angry and even traumatized. In knowing this why do so many parents not take the time to recognize what their children need help with?…

The Secret to Being a Good Parent (and Three Ways to Do It)

The Secret to Being a Good Parent (and Three Ways to Do It) From one home to the next, the differences in parenting styles can vary as much as night and day. One parent may never discipline her child in hopes of insuring love and friendship,…
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What's My Temperament?

What’s My Temperament? You’re familiar with personality tests, yes? They’re nearly impossible to get away from, whether they are humorous Facebook quizzes or bestselling books offering detailed strengths analysis. While they are fun…

3 Signs of Emotionally Healthy People

What does True Healing Look Like? We can recognize an obviously emotionally unstable person from a mile away. But what about spotting those who are emotionally wounded and didn’t get the proper healing? For those it takes a closer look, or…
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3 Steps to Being an Effective Stepmom - When You Don’t Get Along with the Children’s Biological Mother

Is your new life as a stepmom not what you thought it would be? You've been raising your own children (wonderfully, you might add), you've read all the books, perhaps you’ve even sought counseling to help you navigate the transition to step-motherhood…
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Help, I Don’t Understand My Step-Children!

Any parent will tell you that each child is unique and that you can recognize a child’s individual traits very early on: some cry a lot, others need constant attention, while some are perfectly content to play by themselves for hours. But…
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How to Not to Hate Your Husband’s Ex

If you are reading this, you are probably part of the small percentage of step-mothers who do not have an amicable relationship with your new children’s mother. Put another way, you’ve got baby mama drama. Despite all of your efforts and…