Posts in Becoming Blended
What makes stepparenting so hard?

Will stepparenting ever feel easier? Will blended family ever feel simple? And—most importantly—WHEN?? Just how long does it take to blend a family, anyway? Welp, I've got good news and bad news....

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8 stepparenting tips I learned from Game of Thrones

Now that we know how Game of Thrones ends, looking back at the beginning brings up all kinds of obvious-in-retrospect foreshadowing. Kinda like blending a family. In hindsight, I could've taken some stepparenting tips straight from GoT, if I'd just been paying attention.

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Stepkids and double standard parenting

Do stepparents have a double standard when it comes to stepkids vs. bio kids? They do and they should, but it’s not the kind of double standard you’re thinking. Sometimes, taking a more flexible approach to parenting is ultimately the fairest answer.

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Can parenting less make you a better stepparent?

If you disengage from your step kid and step back from stepparenting, could you actually become a better stepmom or stepdad? YEP. Disengaging can be an act of love that gives everyone in your blended family the room they need to blend.

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You don’t have to love your stepkid to be a good stepparent

As much as we're force-fed the bullshit assumption that every good stepparent unconditionally loves their stepkids from day one, that's NOT the typical experience. Love is a bonus, not a requirement.

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