Finding Balance

Bringing your new family and your new life into balance.

A Personal Peace star
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.

A Word to Stepfathers star
Preparing for the step-child's claim that "you are not my real father"

Fairness star
Different aged kids have different needs -- and deserve to have their needs met individually.

Healthy Shopping Attitudes star
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.

New Year's Resolution? star
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.

Stepmoms and a Peaceful Life star
Ideas for a peaceful life in the midst of managing and blending your family.

Stepparenting a Child Using Priorities star
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.

Stepparenting and Stress star
Stepparents can easily become stressed over the work of blending the family. Learn how to recognize if yours is common or serious enough to get help.

Stepparents Can Homeschool star
More and more children are being homeschooled. It is a highly personal decision that requires a commitment and a plan in order to be successful. Stepfamilies may have some additional obstacles. Read more in this new article about the benefits and drawbacks.

The joys of (step)motherhood star
What makes being a stepmom so great

There's No Place Like Home star
You don't have to own a castle to make your home a palace! Read how comfort, peace and joy are the best furnishings you can provide.

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