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Articles & Interviews
Home For The Holidays
Amy give some advice for young adults, parents, and stepparents on how to navigate the holiday season with everyone under one roof.
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The Happiest Season of All?
Evil Stepmom explores the question of divorced parents of young adults spending holidays together "for the sake of the kids."
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When A Young Adult Stepchild Moves Back Home
Evil Stepmom talks about her experience with young adult stepchildren moving back home, shares what she's learned, gives you some tips for making it work.
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I'm Moving Back Home (And I'm Not Sure How I Feel About It)
Amy gives some advice to parents and stepparents about the challenges everyone faces when a young adult moves back home.
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I Want a Yacht and Really That's Not A Lot
Amy gives some tips for stepparents on connecting with stepchildren during the holidays
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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...
Evil Stepmom explores some of the stressors of the holidays, and how remarried parents and stepparents can make this a more wonderful time of the year for ourselves and for our stepfamilies.
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I'm Dreaming of A White (And Calm) Christmas
Amy adresses some key challenges facing young adults during the holiday season, and how to handle them.
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Young Adult Brides Share Their Stepfamily Wedding Challenges
Dear Evil Stepmom highlights several of the biggest challenges faced by young adult children of divorce during their wedding planning process.
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Spring Showers and Summer Weddings
Springtime means wedding planning time for many young adults and their families. This article will help stepmoms get prepared for the pre-wedding excitement and find ways to help out.
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Help Vs. Indulgence How Much Is Enough?
Evil Stepmom discusses the challenge of watching parents and young adult offspring separate--and shares some ways stepparents can help.
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Bouncing Back: How to Improve Your Resilience as a Stepparent
Evil Stepmom shares the secrets of resilient people, and some tips for stepparents to work on building their resilience every day.
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Time Alone with Dad
Evil Stepmom explains why young adults need time alone with their fathers and how you can support that.
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A Bio-Dad's Perspective: Time Alone with the Kids
Resident Bio-Dad, psychologist Dr. Douglas McKenna, explains the value of going one-to-one with each of his young adult children.
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Becoming a Positive Presence in the Lives of Young Adult Stepchildren
Family systems specialist and resident Evil Stepmom shares four guiding principles for stepparents of young adults.
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Their Weddings, Your Stories
Evil Stepmom shares stepparents' stories about their young adult stepchildren's weddings, and some tips for hanging onto your self and your sense of humor at your stepchildren's wedding.
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Happy Fathers' Day to the Man in the Middle
Evil Stepmom celebrates our husbands who walk the fine line between their young adult children and their wives every day.
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Stepfamily Leadership
In this series of short articles, Evil Stepmom shares a process for becoming a leader in your stepfamily, and in your life.
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STEP 1: Compose Your Self First
Evil Stepmom shares tips for keeping your head while those around you are losing theirs.
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STEP 2: Clarify Your Convictions
Evil Stepmom talks about the importance of getting clear about what you believe is in the long-term best interest of your stepfamily.
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STEP 3: Strengthen Your Connections
Evil Stepmom discusses the importance of building direct, one-on-one relationships with each member of your stepfamily.
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STEP 4: Act with Courage
Evil Stepmom explains why acting on your your convictions requires courage, and why it's so important to act in the face of fears.
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Honoring the Old vs. Creating the New: Questions about (step)Family Traditions
Evil Stepmom asks some important questions surrounding holiday traditions
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Hanging onto Your Self and Your Sanity at the Holidays
Some tips for the savvy stepmother to handle the holidays with grace and composure. When you keep track of what's important, you stand a better chance of genuinely enjoying the holidays.
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Evil Stepmom Coaches Families Through Stepshock
Evilstepmom discusses the twin challenges of becoming a stepparent: kids struggling to launch, and parents struggling to let go.
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