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Category Archives: Stepfamily holidays

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A different Christmas

The carols are playing, the decorations are up and strings of lights are strung over houses with care. It all seems rather normal, but for repartnered families having a first (or tenth!) Christmas together, it can feel pretty surreal. We share Christmas with my stepson’s mother. One year he spends Christmas Eve and early Christmas […]

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Tips For Managing Family Traditions in Your Stepfamily

The ways in which we engage with our nearest and dearest and extended family on a regular, perhaps daily, weekly or even annual basis, form the basis of our family traditions and rituals. Traditions that range from ordinary routines and day-to-day activities – think those parents who routinely give their children a hug before leaving for […]

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Riding the Christmas See-Saw: Balancing your Parnter and you Kids

It’s hard, isn’t it? The balance act required when you’re first starting the journey of creating your stepfamily. You want all of the important people in your life to feel loved and valued every day – particularly around the holidays. But at times, it can feel like you are standing in the middle of a […]

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Surviving Christmas

All the marketing that we are bombarded with in the lead up to the festive season, means we tend to associate Christmas with summer holidays, friends and, most importantly, family. Stepfamilies take the chaotic-ness, stress and busyness of the holiday festive season and compound it tenfold – not least because they typically span at least […]

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