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Ask Yourself

* Is living in a Blended Family or a Stepfamily “more than you bargained for?”

* Does step parenting feel like the most challenging and thankless job of all?

* Is the tension and conflict taking its toll on your relationships

* Are you becoming worried about your children and their well-being?

* Are you constantly arguing with your partner about the kids, discipline and parenting in general?

• Is your ex or your partner's ex causing real problems in your blended family and in your relationship

• Are you at the end of your rope and need some answers NOW

* Are you considering entering into a Blended Family or Stepfamily and want to be prepared?


In this section we will feature our own articles that are timely and relevant to Stepfamilies and Blended Families. We may also feature articles that have been written by others (with their permission) that we feel are extremely important to share and promote.

We will also remind you that in our RESOURCES AND LINKS section of this website, we cite several other websites containing information and articles on blended families, step families, step parenting and co-parenting. Many of these sites are an excellent resource for information, articles and e-booklets on numerous topics related to step parenting, and living in or preparing to live in a stepfamily or blended family. Please refer to these sites as you are doing your own research on these issues.

Most of all we simply want to encourage you to become informed about the issues pertaining to “living in step” that are relevant to you. In this way you will equip yourself in ways that will help you to, more fully understand and appreciate your own role, as well as the positions of those who are in the situation along with you. Being informed and prepared are key survival strategies for any stepfamily or blended family and will aid you significantly as you work towards understanding your other family members and in turn, building and nurturing your new family.

Please use the navigation column on the left of this page to view each of our step parenting articles.

We wish you all the best in your journeys of discovery and understanding.

List of articles to Date:

2010 - Already A Year of Disaster, Inspiration, and a whole lot of Life Sprinkled in Between ….. How Will You Choose to See it - What Path will you Take? | 2010-02-27

Well 2010 may have not gotten off to the start we had all been hoping for. ... Read More


The Holidays - Friend of Foe? | 2009-12-14


Can it be the Holidays upo... Read More


Blended Family Summer Vacation | 2009-07-24

Blended Family Summer Vacation:

How to Plan for a Cool Summ... Read More


The Package Deal | 2009-07-04

The Package Deal: My (not so) Glamorous Transition from Single Gal to Inst... Read More


Mother's Day - Stepmother's Day ?? | 2009-05-08


As a mother, stepm... Read More


Does Money have to be a "Four Letter Word"? | 2009-02-13


For couples ... Read More


Step Wars Life in Adult Stepfamilies | 2009-02-12

STEP WARS – Life in an Adult Stepfamily

A Book Review of ... Read More


Important Guidelines for Single Parents Dating with Kids in the Mix. | 2009-02-02

Dating for most people is a unique combination of excitement, fun and prom... Read More


A Career Girl’s Guide – Mandatory Reading for Single Women Becoming Step Moms | 2009-02-02

Jacqueline’s book is much needed and represents a growing demographic –... Read More


Moving In and Out of Children's Lives | 2008-10-09

There is a new movement afoot. It is the movement in and out of our childre... Read More


The 'Love' Word | 2008-10-09

Countless times we see stepparents in stepfamilies and blended families, ha... Read More


Respect or Relationship - Chicken or Egg | 2008-10-06

Respect or Relationship - Chicken or Egg? Which does come first in stepfami... Read More


Step Fathers | 2008-10-03

For most families, Father’s Day, much like Mother’s Day is no longer a ... Read More


Preparing Stepfamilies and Blended Families for the Holiday | 2008-01-09

The holidays can be stressful and challenging time even under the best of c... Read More


Stepmothers - Surviving and Succeeding | 2008-01-08

It has been estimated that 50% of all women are likely to be in a stepfamil... Read More




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