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Village of People
10 September 2018

Village of People

I recently wrote a Facebook post, celebrating my son’s six month milestone and thanking my ‘village of people’ for all their help. What I meant by this was the support I received from my village: my husband, step sons, mum, sister, other family members, girlfriends, the child health nurse etc during out first few months.

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The Chosen Parent
5 September 2018

The Chosen Parent

On Monday 3rd September 2018 Phoebe Wallish our Executive Officer at Stepfamilies Australia was asked to join Kelly Chandler author of The Other Mother (an extremely honest and humorous memoir, you can purchase the book here) to chat to Phil Clarke on ABC Nightlife.

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Beating Rain Day Doldrums
4 September 2018

Beating Rain Day Doldrums

When school’s out, kids will play – unless the weather is bad. But rainy days don’t have to ruin your child’s fun. Shake them up with fun activities to build their brains and burn their energy. Here are some smart ways to get kids moving and learning on a rainy day.

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Celebrating Step and Blended Families on National Stepfamilies Day
29 July 2018

Celebrating Step and Blended Families on National Stepfamilies Day

How do we acknowledge the hundreds of thousands of Australians who are either living in or are a part of a stepfamily?! Did you know we have a NATIONAL STEPFAMILIES DAY?? It is held every year on the last Sunday in July, this year that will be Sunday 29th July!

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MOTHER’S DAY’S FASTEST GROWING SECTOR – STEPMUMS
13 May 2018

MOTHER’S DAY’S FASTEST GROWING SECTOR – STEPMUMS

Step and blended families are the fastest growing family type with 1 in 4 families now spending some time in a step or blended family. This Mother’s Day will be a very different experience for the 40,000+ women around the country who are step mums involved in raising other people’s children and make extraordinary sacrifices every day in doing so.

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National Families Week in Tasmania
11 April 2018

National Families Week in Tasmania

In honour of National Families Week 15-21 May, Positive Solutions is hosting a seminar to assist all kinds of modern Tasmanian families achieve successful family relationships. Positive Solutions is a grass-roots Tasmanian Not-for-Profit Organisation that has been providing support to our community for nearly 30 years, adapting to the changing needs of Tasmanians.

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AUSTRALIAN STEPFAMILIES FACE THEIR MOST CHALLENGING TIME
15 December 2017

AUSTRALIAN STEPFAMILIES FACE THEIR MOST CHALLENGING TIME

Contemporary Australian families look significantly different to what they did a generation ago. There are new and old parents and partners and siblings, not to mention different cultures, religions and traditions –step and blended families face unique difficulties over this so called “most wonderful time of the year”.

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National Stepfamilies Day recognised on ABC
2 August 2017

National Stepfamilies Day recognised on ABC

National Stepfamilies Day was recognised today! Thanks @ABCTV   National Stepfamilies Day was recognised today! Thanks @ABCTV Posted by Stepfamilies Australia on Sunday, 30 July 2017

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Acknowledging Our Everyday Superheroes
13 July 2017

Acknowledging Our Everyday Superheroes

Life is hard for a lot of people and, for those in stepfamilies, ‘reality’ can be particularly tricky. It can be all sorts of challenging and all sorts of rewarding, and it is what confronts hundreds-of-thousands each and every day. In Australia, the last Sunday in July (30th) marks National Stepfamilies Day.

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