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Learning How to Love My Stepsons

If I’m being totally honest, there were times in my early years as a stepmom that I didn’t even like my stepsons, much less love them. To me they seemed…

National Stepfamily Day

Did you know that Tuesday, September 16th is National Stepfamily Day? In honor of National Stepfamily Day, we are pleased to share this new video from FamilyLife Blended with you. If…

The Beauty of Do-Overs

The second the words left my mouth, I knew I blew it. I had been working so hard to build trust with this little boy who had his heart broken…

Peaceable Living

During those early years as a mother of four, I found that just managing the daily parenting and basic household routines required discipline and strength that went beyond my natural…

Heather Hetchler Shares Encouragement for Stepmoms

Heather Hetchler knows that it’s hard not to take it personally when your stepchildren don’t embrace you the way you would like despite your best efforts to love them. She…

Gayla Grace Shares Encouragement for Stepmoms

The journey to bonding as a stepfamily and learning to stepparent well means traveling along a bumpy road, but the beautiful destination is worth it. Hang in there, stepmoms! And for…

A Passion for Helping Women who are Hurting

“Please remove my name from your mailing list,” the woman’s email requested. “I am no longer a stepmom.” My heart sunk as I finished her note. Divorce. Again. She became…

Don’t Get Lazy in Marriage

Recently I’ve realized that I have gotten lazy in my marriage. I used to stop whatever I was doing and meet my husband at the front door when he got…

Laura Petherbridge Shares Encouragement for Stepmoms

Hey, stepmoms! If you are struggling as you try to be a good mom to your husband’s kids, if you love your husband but you sometimes wonder what you got…

The Best Valentine’s Day Gift

At this time of the year you probably find yourself on the same mission as everyone else: trying to find that perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Well, I just have to…

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