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Step Parenting with Purpose

Karalee Katsambanis

Everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask

You don’t have to navigate step parenting on your own. Step Parenting with Purpose is the ultimate ‘go to’ companion and might well be the book that saves your sanity, relationships and family. It’s the book Karalee wished she had 15 years ago when she started her step parenting journey.

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Step Parenting with Purpose tackles many of the questions you have but are too afraid to ask; helps you navigate your own, sometimes conflicting, emotions; gives you insights into some of the more challenging step parenting events; and tips on how to engage and manage the ex.

“A roadmap every blended family should have…filled with sensible advice and incredible wisdom to help us find the highest ground on an often rocky trail.” – Susan Kurz Snyder, Founder & Principal at Greene-Levin-Snyder Legal Search Group, New York.


What's Inside


1 The split, the savageness and the silliness!

2 The end of one era and the start of a new one

3 The realisation that you are about to become a step-parent!

4 Surviving the fortnightly access visit!

5 Accepting the arranged access visit – the good, the bad and the ugly!

6 A new baby

7 Taming that green-eyed monster

8 Turning holiday hell into holiday heaven!

9 When it comes to presents, what do I do?

10 Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and any other occasion you can think of!

11 Allergies, agonies and all that jazz

12 Hairy balls and the period talk

13 The role of the children

14 School

15 It’s a man’s world


In the Media

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About the Author

Karalee Katsambanis is a mother of 3 children and step mother of 2 young adults. While she considers her life of beautiful blended mix of ‘Seinfeld moments’, great material for a comedy show, she instead took the decision to help other people on their step parenting journey with a ‘reality book’. She is also a sought-after news and current affairs commentator on television, radio, a regular columnist and a senior executive media trainer.



Step Parenting with Purpose by Karalee Katsambanis
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ISBN: 978-1-925952-80-3
Format: Paperback 203mm x 133mm
Extent: 192 pages
RRP: $29.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Non-Fiction -- Parenting
Distribution: Contact Vivid