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#BookReview: Step Crazy—Mary Anne LaPorte @warrenpublish

Step Crazy by Mary Anne LaPorte describes the complex family dynamics that exist in blended families. The story reads like a combination of fictional narrative, memoir and self-help. 137 more words

Book Reviews

Pub trumps school

We got Bob a place at my Son’s school, His mother has been given a council house 10 minutes away.

They had the tour today. As soon as the paperwork was signed, she asked at length about the best pubs in the area. 6 more words

Parenting is Hard

One of the most valuable phrases I’ve learned when working with people is:

Rules – Relationship = Rebellion

This concept was originally created to help step-parents and blended families understand the oh-so common rebellion that can happen when a step-parent steps into a child’s life and tries to enforce rules, while failing to foster the relationship (outside of setting and enforcing rules) with that child first. 313 more words


Childhood Memories

​Some childhood memories may be better left unsaid…

Or speak out, and rid yourself of all the fear and dread…*

Little Orphant Annie’s come to our house to stay, … 128 more words

An Open Letter To My Daugter's Step Mum

Dear Co-Mum,

Today I have helped my daughter to pack her bag, all those gifts I spent so many months carefully choosing are now heading on their way to you. 760 more words

He remembers more then we think... 

Today is Christmas. It’s been a lovely day, we were asked to get Bob earlier than every year before, it’s supposed to be midday but this year 10.30, she was going to see her friend, a known alcoholic friend so no surprises there. 151 more words

Where to even start!

We had a barage of missed calls last week from Bob’s mother. Phone was on silent so we didn’t know until morning.

Mother and her partner got into an argument about her drinking (again) and he beat seven bells out of her. 378 more words