Which boat are you in?

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Many of you come to this site because you’re looking for information that might give you an advantage with your difficult mom/stepmom relationship. You want something extra to help you create a shift. Movement in the right direction. A breakthrough out of nowhere. You’re the … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day!

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To ANYONE who takes care of our children, whether you made them or not, I salute you! Thank for all you do for these little beings (and sometimes medium and big ones) who can be moody, uncooperative, whiny, over-sensitive and angry--but also wonderfully innocent, vulnerable, … [Read more...]

The power of being naked

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Imagine a medieval battlefield (perhaps you've seen Braveheart) where two lone warriors are fighting, wounded and bloody. At some point, they realize the futility of their struggle and know if they don't stop, one -- or more likely, both of them are going to end up dead. Who … [Read more...]

Cold Hard Facts

Welcome to our first guest post! It's by Katherine Shirek Doughtie, one of the co-authors of a "sister" site, the fabulous, but sadly currently dormant The DHX: The Doughtie Houses Exchange — which is also about creating cooperative mom/stepmom relationships. … [Read more...]

Always a choice….

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I'm reading a fascinating book that I wish EVERYONE could read about the nature of conflict between people called, "The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart with Conflict" by The Arbinger Institute. I was prompted to seek out an in-depth analysis of the nature of tough problems … [Read more...]