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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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Boundaries & Stepfamilies

Never underestimate the importance of boundaries. When you don’t have them you end up either walking all over the people in your life or getting walked on. Savvy stepfamilies make sure neither of these happens in their homes! You know the saying ‘choose your battles’? Recognition that you, as a stepparent, get to have 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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Solid as a Rock

  “Solid as a Rock” – maintaining relationship and marriage quality in stepfamilies Among other things, a strong couple bond is essential to the success of any stepfamily. Newly remarried couples without children typically spend their first months together to build on their relationship and to nurture that fragile love connection. Couples with children, on […]

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Blending sucks

Want your stepfamily to succeed? Make sure you suck at blending. ‘To blend’ means to mix one thing with another until they are combined. ‘Blended’ conjures up images of the best banana smoothie you’ve ever tasted – with all the ingredients combined together in perfect taste-bud tantalising harmony. But successful stepfamilies know they may react […]

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