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42 Years A Blended Family, Stepfamily Math and Other Lessons on Remarriage

Today, we celebrate our 42nd blended family anniversary. Okay, technically today is our 7th wedding anniversary but from the first year, my husband said we should celebrate in kid years so we multiply our anniversary year by 6 (kids). My husband’s stepfamily math is spot on. That first anniversary did feel like six in a good [...]

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GIFT OF A STEPMOM

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God Whispers To A Broken Stepmom

“I can’t do this anymore,” I cried from the floor in my bathroom. Laying on the ground and calling up to God, I told Him “I can’t do this anymore. I can’t keep trying and loving and getting hurt over and over again. It’s to hard.” As I laid there in a puddle of my [...]

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A Letter to My Stepson – The Gifts We Give Each Other

Meet Jen. She is a “childless by choice” stepmom who would like to share this touching letter that she wrote to her stepson. Jen’s honest account about  the unique gifts that they have given each other will touch your heart. A Letter to My Stepson – The Gifts We Give Each Other by Jen Dear B-man, [...]

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STEPMOM INSPIRATION

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A Stepmom is a Blessing – My Poem Celebrating Stepmoms

(poem originally published in the May 2012 edition of Stepmom Magazine and posted May 11, 2013 on the blog. I’m reposting given the challenges of Mother’s Day and the need for stepmoms to understand the blessings they bring.) I wrote the following poem to celebrate the blessing that a stepmom is to her family and [...]

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The Fifth Anniversary Issue of StepMom Magazine

Five years ago, Brenda Ockun launched StepMom Magazine to offer information, support and inspiration to women dating, engaged or partnering with a man with children. Today, StepMom Magazine has become a life line for stepmoms across the globe. If you subscribe to the magazine you know the blessing the words on those pages are. If [...]

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