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We are currently in the middle of legal proceedings, and that has made me temporarily unable to blog like I was before. It has prevented me from having an outlet, and speaking freely on certain subjects at the moment.


Following a divorce, it may feel like you’re the only one getting the raw deal, but everyone loses out.

A parent loses experiencing at least part of their child’s life.

A child (or teen) loses the security of living in 1 home with everyone they love.

A stepparent loses the experience of being a 1st time parent with their spouse.

All of these are valid losses, and all of them have their struggles.


I could have made this article listing all of the statistics that we as stepparents we’ve already glanced over.

I could tell you the percentage of children who will live in a stepfamily before they’re 18, and the number of years a second marriage usually lasts.

I could tell you the worst thing about having stepchildren, and try to scare you into reading it.

But how does that truly help your current situation?


I am a Certified Life Coach and proud step-mom based in Toronto, Canada. I am dedicated to assisting extended families to become the happiest they can be.

My background adds to my list of extensive resources in addition to my training. Click here to learn more about me.


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