Toolbox Series Part One:  Fight the Drama
Step Apparent | Stepparenting With A Positive Outlook
by amy
11M ago
Like any job, parenting requires tools.  Not of the hammer and wrench variety – more of the managing other humans variety.  As a manager of people, avid reader and life-long learner, I read quite a few books on managing people.  I figure that I can never get enough information or ideas on the subject, and that quest means I have read both amazing and annoying books.  But the good news for you is – I can save you time by telling you about some of my favorites. In the workplace, one of the things that really gets in the way of productivity is drama.  In a family, drama g ..read more
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What is my role as a Stepparent? Part 1: Questions for Reflection
Step Apparent | Stepparenting With A Positive Outlook
by amy
11M ago
“Holy crap! Three kids – you’re becoming an Insta-Mom!” The refrain above was often the response to announcements about my engagement to my now-husband. As a person without any children of my own, most people were surprised that I would be marrying someone with three kids. I love kids, but had not had the opportunity in my life to have my own. Being a stepkid, I also knew that the introduction to stepparents can be a difficult time for kids. Beginning a relationship with a person with children means taking on more than one relationship at a time. At the beginning, it can feel like something to ..read more
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Parenting doesn’t always start with a baby…
Step Apparent | Stepparenting With A Positive Outlook
by amy
11M ago
Our journeys to this place, as stepparents, are probably as diverse as any other human experience.  Perhaps you have had the pleasure of falling in love fast and imagined your love would conquer all.  Maybe you fell more gently, into a deep and satisfying love that feels supported and long-lasting.  Or maybe you are still in the beginning stages, and dating someone with children, and you see it getting serious. However, you arrived at your step-parenting journey is a story I look forward to hearing.  No matter how you got to this blog and to this place in your life, one thi ..read more
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Toolbox Series Part One:  Fight the Drama
Step Apparent | Stepparenting With A Positive Outlook
by amy
2y ago
Like any job, parenting requires tools.  Not of the hammer and wrench variety – more of the managing other humans variety.  As a manager of people, avid reader and life-long learner, I read quite a few books on managing people.  I figure that I can never get enough information or ideas on the subject, and that quest means I have read both amazing and annoying books.  But the good news for you is – I can save you time by telling you about some of my favorites. In the workplace, one of the things that really gets in the way of productivity is drama.  In a family, drama g ..read more
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What is my role as a Stepparent? Part 1: Questions for Reflection
Step Apparent | Stepparenting With A Positive Outlook
by amy
2y ago
“Holy crap! Three kids – you’re becoming an Insta-Mom!” The refrain above was often the response to announcements about my engagement to my now-husband. As a person without any children of my own, most people were surprised that I would be marrying someone with three kids. I love kids, but had not had the opportunity in my life to have my own. Being a stepkid, I also knew that the introduction to stepparents can be a difficult time for kids. Beginning a relationship with a person with children means taking on more than one relationship at a time. At the beginning, it can feel like something to ..read more
Visit website
Parenting doesn’t always start with a baby…
Step Apparent | Stepparenting With A Positive Outlook
by amy
2y ago
Our journeys to this place, as stepparents, are probably as diverse as any other human experience.  Perhaps you have had the pleasure of falling in love fast and imagined your love would conquer all.  Maybe you fell more gently, into a deep and satisfying love that feels supported and long-lasting.  Or maybe you are still in the beginning stages, and dating someone with children, and you see it getting serious. However, you arrived at your step-parenting journey is a story I look forward to hearing.  No matter how you got to this blog and to this place in your life, one thi ..read more
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