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  • I realize that I am not my step kids’ biological mom. They have a mom. I do everything I can to support their relationship. That is an important connection that they need in their lives. As a step mom it’s sometimes hard to separate the mom duties from the official title of mom. Especially when you give your heart to them as if they are your own. The step child has the option to either accept and embrace your efforts of love or reject them…no matter their age.

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  • Google tells me that Teacher Appreciation Week is next week, May 8-12. Facebook tells me that plenty of places are actually celebrating THIS week. So whether you're scrambling for a last-minute way to give a heartfelt "thank you" to your child's teacher, or planning ahead to get a gift ready for next week, we've got you.
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  • Oh, those years were stressful. I was working, raising three kids and trying to be a good wife, friend, aunt, volunteer, etc. Plus, I had a mom who lived alone and a father who had had a stroke and needed me to drive him to the grocery store and doctor’s appointments.
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  • The average blended family takes between five and seven years to actually blend ... if they ever do. Here are a few reasons for this lengthy adjustment, from the kids’ perspective. The children see their blended family relationships very differently from their parents’ viewpoint.
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  • Leslie’s father was a businessman who had the heart of an artist, a dancer. When Leslie was little, she remembered her parents dancing everything together from the waltz to the jive to the two-step. And her daddy seemed like Prince Charming. Her eyes shown as she remembered aloud the first time her daddy asked her to dance: she stood on his polished cordovan wingtip shoes as he hummed a waltz and his huge strong hands enveloped her little fists and wrists.
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  • The new year is off and running. Is it as you thought it would be? Are you on track with you goals? Are things just cupcakes and rainbows? Anything unexpected pop up already? We're guessing so. That’s why we put together this devotional project for the month of April.
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  • Sometimes trouble seems to be a’brewing in the kid playdate game. Disagreements over the script for the Barbie session. Skirmishes over video game ethics. Controversy over what activity to engage in next. And here they come. Pounding down the stairs. I like to think they’re seeking my wisdom, but really, they want me to call the shot. Their way. Each of their ways.
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  • Pornography has unfortunately been given a place in our world to expand and grow exponentially over time. Inevitably, its impact is felt in countless lives, and its toll on marriages has yet to be fully recognized. As a wife, you may have recently discovered your husband is addicted to pornography, and like many women feel you’ve been unwillingly brought into a nightmarish experience, where the one you love and trust has violated a sacred marital and sexual bond between you.
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