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Here are the top ten articles for the Stepparenting Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. A Personal Peace
Christmas and holiday planning can be so stressful it seems impossible to achieve any sense of peace. But you can...and you should. Read a few tips on creating a peaceful heart.
2. Stress and The In-laws
The holidays usually require time with the in-laws. New in-law relationships can be stressful, but considering their perspective may change yours. Read how understanding one another can be valuable in your attempt to become a family.
3. Healthy Shopping Attitudes
Responsible spending is more important during the holidays than any other time. Do not be drawn to impulse or trends because of advertising. Read how to set limits and still give a thoughful gift.
4. Stepfathers and The Family
Stepfathers have a unique opportunity to create a family where there once was only individuals. Read more about one such father who inspired a hit country song.
5. New Year's Resolution?
New year's resolutions can be a set up for failure...especially if you are making them for the wrong reasons. Sometimes the best resolution is to just let go and experience what is meant for you. Read more in this article.
6. Your Kid, My Stepkid, Your Problem
Is checking-out of your parental role a good decision? This article looks at whether you may be sending the wrong message to your husband and the children you are attempting to create a family with.
7. Stepmoms and a Peaceful Life
Ideas for a peaceful life in the midst of managing and blending your family.
8. An Attitude of Gratitude
Gratitude and a thankful heart should not be reserved for the Thanksgiving holiday. Read more about the benefits of finding something to be grateful for...every day.
9. Stepparenting a Child Using Priorities
Abraham Maslow published his pyramid of human needs in 1943 but they are just as relevant for today's stepparent. See how the hierarchy can help you to better understand and prioritze the basic needs of every individual.
10. Stepmothers Enjoying Spring Break
An entire week with the stepchildren out of school calls for some creative planning. Here are some ideas for entertaining them and not spending a lot of money.
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