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The Back to School Wars

Well, it’s here – back to school time.  Most kids I know are back at school by now.  How did it go for your family?  I’ve noticed a trend for people around me in step families.  It seems that back to school time is a great time for parents to exert control.  Who is going […]


Infidelity – Biological Imperative or Social Choice?

Gossip magazines are filled with stories of alleged cheating, usually vehemently denied by all parties. Then, weeks or sometimes months later, a split is announced. Or there are other relationships, where accusations of cheating abound, but somehow the relationship carries on, amidst the rumours and scuttlebutt. It’s not just in Tinsel town, infidelity happens amongst […]

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When You Lose Your Stepkids

  I haven’t lost a child to death. I would never compare my pain to that of someone who has. I have experienced pain in relation to my stepkids, though. I have suffered a loss. I have lost my children. To understand such an insurmountable loss, we have to rewind five years or so. That’s […]