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Stepparenting is indeed the long game!
So you might as well hang your sprinting gear on the wall and grab your cross country shoes.
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#STEPPARENTS 💙


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There are puzzles surrounding your life that only YOU can complete. Those things are part of a much larger picture. A picture that unless you and your work show up will otherwise remain forever incomplete.
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We all need you, those who cross your path daily or even once need you. You and your work matter so much!!!


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Knowing when to be there for them on their terms takes humility and grace.
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Timing is so important - discerning the state of things is 'key'. We ended up talking later that week after she came to me in order to share her heart.
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I'm the only dad she knows but I make sure to honor the dad she never got the opportunity to really know.


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We are adults 1st, and everything else 2nd. This includes parents. And as adults we tend to dismiss what we deem irrelevant, unimportant or even ridiculous.
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While in some cases this is correct loll not so much so when we speak about getting to know and understand our Stepchildren better.
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Their back stories, psychological make up, experiences both spoken and unspoken. How they view adults or what they think about marriage etc. It all matters.
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They've been through the same thing we have as divorced or split adults, yet we think they're supposed to just 'bounce back' because they're kids and kids are resilient.
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Take time to notice what they hold dear, what makes them shut down or speak up. What causes them to give up trying or continue trying even after it's no use doing so. .
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If you look deeper into their value system they'll lead you to the connection you've been working overtime to access.


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#Facts! ✔️
1. I
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#STEPPARENTS


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It takes time build any family. It especially takes time when you have multiple children and families involved. It takes time figure out holiday schedules, weekend schedules, vacation schedules, figuring out personalities, accepting new roles, accepting new siblings, new pets. new traditions,etc. Give yourself time! Don’t compare yourself to what another family is doing. Focus on what is working or not working in your family(it’s ok to make adjustments as needed.) Glean from healthy and strong marriages. It’s ok to modify things you think will work in your family. Give yourself time!
#bonusmom #blendedfamilies #blendedfamiliesrock #blendedfamilylife #bonusdad #stepdad #stepmom #stepdads #stepdaddy #stepmomlove


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When I said "I do" to my wife and her three children I also said "I Will" to them at the same time.
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I will honor them and their presence in my life by creating a level living field. One in which they all have the same access to my heart and life as my son.
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I will not take for granted that things will just 'fall in place'. I will support and protect our union. I will remember that we are not alone ex's and extended family are a part of this journey.
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I will provide emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically without reservations.


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What a deep and powerful thought. It's both truthful and if not read with an open mind could be perceived in a negative light. .
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Rest assured I am an advocate for involved Fathers. Be it Step, Foster, Adoptive, etc. .
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Men (generally speaking) require a deliberate will 'to-do' when it comes to nurturing at a level that reassures emotional security. Now add a Stepfamily to this dynamic and we have a whole new set of self preservation barriers to navigate.
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But if we ever decided one day to all just wake up and invest just 50% more of 'us' 🔥 whew!!


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Oh I think I could come up with a one or two that need immediate attention 🤔. Lol
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One of my habits I keep checking myself about is Time Management. Learning to make the most of any given minute is a constant thing for me.
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Think about a habit you'd like to incorporate into your lifestyle and begin doing it consistently for 21 days. Come back and let me know how you're coming along.


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Thank you for inspiring me to even greater things as a Stepparent. ❤️
#STEPPARENTS


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Sleep over with this gorgeous little girl #Coco #StepDads #LoveHer 👌


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#Stepparenting scales weigh differently than those of traditional households.
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While both households need connection, it is not a prerequisite to the next level of association with bio parents as it is a #Stepparent. .
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Sure, you can try and beat the formula but trust me, you'll end up frustrated and asking yourself "what happened"?
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Connection 1st.


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Step parents are a special kinda parent❤️❤️ my kids are lucky to have the ones they have, more people to love them!

Jason has this up in his shop, cheyenne made it for him (He thinks) a couple father days ago...
Crazy cuz I had no idea! ❤️
Jason Ellingson we love you!
#myheart#allthelove#stepdads


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Knowing 'of', Knowing 'about' & actually KNOWING are three different things. .
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I could tell my wife all day long about childbirth, but the minute I start to fix my mouth to speak on how because I've studied 'pregnancy' and the fact that I've spoken with & have counseled hundreds of pregnant women. I can now magically relate to the pain, discomfort, maternal bonding, emotional changes, hormonal transition etc. etc... is a lie!
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Don't get me started on this topic!!!! Grrrr.
PhD, or not - YOU Sir, Ma'am have NO real street credit with me on the subject of Stepparenting.


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Something in me feels sad whenever I hear parents say "My children are my world"
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In hundreds of homes all across the country spouses are living alone because one of them is still living for 'their world' & sadly 'their worlds' (children) have moved on to do exactly what you've raised them to do.
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Live & thrive without you.


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If you're a Stepparent you need to find ways to release frustration and remember joyous moments as well.
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Journal your tough days, get them out of your system and leave them on paper. Document your fun times and revisit them for inspiration and encouragement.


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When the boyfriend knows you want grilled chicken, Ky wants hot dogs and he wants sausage. You get what you want. #hesmyfavorite #stepdads #michaelscotttomyholly #soulmates


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There is only one person who could add the type of beauty to this world you were meant to add.
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The next time you pass a mirror, thank that person for us.


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It’s the weekend! Despite whatever you may be facing, remember to have a little fun. Enjoy your family and make great memories because what you may feel is dysfunction or broken someone else is desiring or would call it a blessing! #familiesmatter#theperfectfamilyblend#blendedfamily #bonusmom #blendedfamilies #blendedfamiliesrock #blendedfamilylife #bonusdad #stepdad #stepmom #stepdads ##stepdaddy #remarriage #marriedagain


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I don't think she knew what she was getting into when she yelled hey Tony spray me!

#summerliving #wateringplants #northernillinois #waterhosewar #gardening #stepdads


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These @iamcardib memes are hilarious! Shoutout to all the #Stepdads who hear "you're not my dad!" but still graciously give love without expecting anything in return.
#blendedfamilyhumor #blendedandBlack #stepdadsrock


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Made this for my husband, who raises my youngest son, my special needs son, Eli. Stepping into the life of a single mom is hard....take that and multiple it by 10 and that’s what you get stepping into the life of a single mom of a special needs child who is the way he is due to abuse. Who has control issues, and trust issues, and is used to doing everything all alone. My husband does a lot and puts up w a lot and I love him for it! He’s a great dad to Eli and step dad to my older son. (Just to be clear, my ex husband was NOT Eli’s abuser, his babysitter was.) My husband is there for 5 a.m. surgeries and midnight tears, he’s there for hospital stays, listening to me rant about doctors/insurance/court and everything else. He’s there for my tears, to help when I’m just tired, and to help w the heavy lifting. #dnanotrequired #dadsareimportanttoo #stepdads #dads #specialneedsdad


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It took me a long time to settle into my own skin. I still stay vigilant by consistently reminding myself of what truly fulfills me. It's one way to Insure I'm giving my family the best I have to give.


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My toes are STILL hurting after this self examination! 😳 What about you? Maybe you're already ahead of most of us and have this part of your Step-life in check?


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Be still long enough to hear the rhythm of your life. Everytime you move, with each intention and response you are creating rhythm.
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Give yourself something magnificent to dance with. It is after all, your very own uniquely designed vibration.
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There's only one 'you' and your life's ryhthm is the only one of it's kind.


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Going through some old albums (hooked my turntable up to a proper tuner after awhile) and I came across this one, that my stepdad Irv (Irvin Schonbrun) gave me almost 35 years ago, when I was still a teen in the New Wave and Punk early 80's. I had showed a bit of interest is some "traditional" old school jazz.
He died about 6 years ago, and only as I get older do I fully appreciate how his influences ingrained themselves into the core of who I am. From Toledo, Ohio, he came to Canada in the early 70's, and he and my mom married in 1982. Not going in to too much detail, he is the reason my mom is still here; he saved her life during a really hard time.
Anyway, Oov (his nickname when my kids were little) this is for you. I love you, I miss you, and I thank you...
#specialpeople #stepdads #mentors #peoplethatmakeadifference #rolemodels #theydontmakethemliketheyusedto #schonbrun #jazz #lps #brownandroach #1954 #oldschool #chilltunes #chefmisterv #thelibertarianchef #feralgrandpa #peopleilove #peopleimiss


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This right here ladies and gentlemen THIS MELTS MY HEART
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❤️This photo shows that Love is a choice! This man chose to love this little girl when he met her almost 8 yrs ago!
❤️From the moment we started dating he took it seriously because of this little beauty!
❤️He dealt with jokes and comments like he was "An add a Dad" or He "got an instant family!" Or... the list goes on!
❤️Life has not been easy with the life that we lead! There have been times I have wanted to give up because life can and will be hard.
❤️We haven't though instead we continue to grow as people! We however have consciously chosen to not grow apart! Instead we are growing together on our journey. ❤️Love is not just an emotion it is a choice! This man chooses to love this little girl even though she knows exactly what buttons to push to drive him crazy! ❤️He will dance with Cinder"bella" For me the song I will dance with Cinderella by @stevencurtischapman meant everything to me! It was everything i always dreamed of having as a little girl!
❤️Sadly life happens, divorce happens a fairytale can turn into Grimms version rather quickly!
❤️I prayed that my beautiful baby girl would have the relationship that my heart longed for... I can tell you this ... she does! She has this man who kills spiders and saves her life! Scares monsters away! Reads her the bible, hugs her and loves her fiercely! Why? Because Love is a choice!
❤️Here is a shout out to all of the amazing men who have stepped in to be #stepdads #steppedup #superman #iwilldancewithcinderella #godfearingman #amazingman #manofgod #thankful #loveisachoice #truelove #john316 #thankful #daddysgirl


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Look at these handsome men!
#mymen❤️ #stepdads #pnw #pnwonderland #littleexplorer


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I know it sounds crazy... that's why it needs to be said - over and over until you get it. 😉


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Hi!! We are Toney and Sanita Mitchell of “The Perfect Family Blend.” We are personally inviting couples in a blended family to join us for our 2018 “Blended Family Annual Conference” on September 28th-29th. This year’s theme is Rekindle, Reaffirm, and Renew.
This conference will help Blended Family couples: · Rekindle the love and passion they have for each other through an intimate, safe, and “hand-on” learning environment. · Reaffirm the marriage vows they pledged not only God, but to themselves and their children. · Renew their vision for building, nurturing, and keeping their family together by utilizing tools and programs that will help strengthen blended families. Don’t forget to reserve your room! Special discount for all attendees!!
Registration information in “Get Tickets”
#bonusmom #blendedfamilies #blendedfamiliesrock #blendedfamilylife #bonusdad #b #remarriage #secondmarriage #blendedfamily #stepdad #stepmom #stepmomlove #stepdaddy #stepdads #theperfectfamilyblend


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Love and support come in lots of different forms. My lovely stepdad Alan has been a stable and positive force in my life for over 25 years, so it was really special to be able to take him along today to the VIP celebrations for RAF100. He served in the RAF so it meant alot to him and we shared a fabulous day reminiscing, drinking fizz and marvelling at how the planes have come on since his day! .

#RAF100 #stepdads #timetogether #liveinthemoment #support #appreciatethoseyoulove @eatlifefoods


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The "take a hike kid, your mom and I need some alone time" #lunchdoodle #doodle #lowbrow #beer #strohs for #stepdads only 😤 #stepdadlife .
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I'm not a #stepdad but this feels about right for some reason? 💯👌🏼🇺🇸 #ImInChargeHereNow


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When we all keep what’s really important first, we learn to operate as ONE team!!! #blendedfamiliesrock #blendedfamilylife #bonusdad #bonusmom #blendedfamilies #stepmom #stepdad #stepdaddy #stepdads #stepmomlove #theperfectfamilyblend


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Mimicking my hero from day one! I met miles when I was only three years old. Since then he has picked me up from every house party I shouldn’t have been at, sat outside a Disney bathroom for an hour because I didn’t know how to wipe yet, and let me steal his heat 24/7. Shout out to all the #stepdads out there 👍 .
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#growingup #stepdads #honourable #canada #toughkid #career #jobsearching #whoiam #strongwomen #90sbaby


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Naw foreal 😩 Where da ones dat jus want a young gal to sit with them at dinner, have a drink, a simple boat ride....either way we go our separate ways after our “date” 😩😩 #WhereDaDads #WhereDaUncles #AintGotNoSugarToGive #SlightDates #DaddyUncles #StepDads #SugarlessPapis


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When your #BonusDad is use to raising #sons but now has 4 #daughters to add to the mix, this is what life looks like. Lol #BlacksFathers #BlendedFamilies #StepDads #BlackFamilies #Daddysgirl #dollbabies #raisingprincesses #blackfamilygatherings #ninewithwine #7children #bigfamilies


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Last one! Lol, I was literally only able to get him to sit for half a sec for his pic when we got to the summit.#adhdkids
#adhdlife #momlife #beautifulbc #britishcolumbia #goldstreampark #finlaysonarm #hiking #happykids #stepdads #summit #savethetrees


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The night Cassie graduated! We were/are proud parents. #daughters #graduation #husbands #stepdads #stepdadsrock #beingthereforeachother #family #proudparents #nowwhat #😭


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Join us as we "Reaffirm" our love for one another. Affirm is defined as to state or assert positively; maintain as true. (Dictionary.com) It is important to reaffirm your love for your spouse by stating what you know is true and authentic. Marriages require maintenance. Without maintenance your marriage will surely break down.
https://theperfectfamilyblendconference.eventbrite.com

#theperfectfamilyblendconference
#blendedfamily #blendedfamiliesrock#blendedfamilieswork#blendedfamiliesmatter#stepmoms#stepdads#maritallove#marriageworks#blendedfamilyconference#bonusmom#bonusdad


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"Your child will follow your example, not your advice"
Fathers play an extremely important role in their child's life. So make sure you (dad) model what you preach on a daily basis. 👌
#Dads #Fathers #2018 #sons #daughters #Kids #rolemodel #influence #stepdads #family #noexcuses #encouragement #motivator #read #learn


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It doesn’t get sweeter than this 💕


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6pm Nap + Sunglasses = Teenager on Summer break. 🤔🙄❤️#WeAreTheCarters #blendedfamily


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Eating Disorder Family Support Network (EDFSN) is a online support network created by #families, for families of loved ones with an #eatingdisorder. It is critical for families that are navigating this journey with their loved one to have #lifesaving #resources and #support on the path to #recovery.

EDFSN includes:

#Mom2Mom- a closed private #Facebook support group for #moms and female #caregivers. We are “moms helping
moms” navigate the path to recovery. This group offers #EDucation, #wisdom, and #compassion with a stringent
vetting policy to provide a #safeplace of #support. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EatingDisordersMom2Mom/

#Dad2Dad- a closed group for #dads, #stepdads, surrogate #fathers or #husbands to support one another as you support
your loved one on the journey to recovery. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EatingDisordersDad2Dad/

Mom2Mom Child Loss- a closed group supporting mothers whose loved one has died as a direct result of their eating disorder. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mom2MomLoss/

EDFSN #Professionals- a closed group where parents and carers can ask specific questions and receive support
from professionals specialized in #eatingdisorders. A group where collaboration is the goal.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/EatingDisordersProfessionals/

#EDFSN #Advocacy- a closed group for parents, #carers, and #advocates to share advocacy ideas and campaigns, thoughts, information on eating disorders, helping to create #awareness, improved understanding, and create change.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/EatingDisordersAdvocacy/
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Eating Disorder Family Support Network (EDFSN) is a online support network created by #families, for families of loved ones with an #eatingdisorder. It is critical for families that are navigating this journey with their loved one to have #lifesaving #resources and #support on the path to #recovery.

EDFSN includes:

#Mom2Mom- a closed private #Facebook support group for #moms and female #caregivers. We are “moms helping
moms” navigate the path to recovery. This group offers #EDucation, #wisdom, and #compassion with a stringent
vetting policy to provide a #safeplace of #support. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EatingDisordersMom2Mom/

#Dad2Dad- a closed group for #dads, #stepdads, surrogate #fathers or #husbands to support one another as you support
your loved one on the journey to recovery. https://www.facebook.com/groups/EatingDisordersDad2Dad/

Mom2Mom Child Loss- a closed group supporting mothers whose loved one has died as a direct result of their eating disorder. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mom2MomLoss/

EDFSN #Professionals- a closed group where parents and carers can ask specific questions and receive support
from professionals specialized in #eatingdisorders. A group where collaboration is the goal.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/EatingDisordersProfessionals/

#EDFSN #Advocacy- a closed group for parents, #carers, and #advocates to share advocacy ideas and campaigns, thoughts, information on eating disorders, helping to create #awareness, improved understanding, and create change.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/EatingDisordersAdvocacy/
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#eatingdisorderrecovery
#caregiversupport #lifeline #eatingdisorderawareness


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This little beauty was my #stepdads , they were moving and he came up to me and handed it to me. Not really worth much even though it's older than me but it's valuable in sentimental ways. #lufkin #lufkinleaderchromeclad #vapefamily #family #vapelove #westandtogether #missing


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This is my Sammy 2 days before the wedding making my crazy ideas come true! Love with corks...patience of a bloody saint! #stepdads #weddingprep #happytimes #patience #missed #loved #love #gonebutnotforgotten


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One of my favorite shots of the night #family #boys #stepdads #dad #makingmemories❤️


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loves her car Robert got her for her birthday 😍 🚗 he sure does spoil the princess 👑


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Lmao fuck is he talking about 😭😭🤷🏾‍♂️ #stepdads #norespect #younotmydad


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So, I just wanted to put this right here. @ecarte7751 is #dadding the right way. He can still get our 5'2" gothling @allorahrose to crawl up in his lap to be rocked. She wasn't impressed with me taking photos, but these are the moments that have to be captured. So grateful for him and the time he takes to learn over and over again how to be the best dad for our children. #dad #stepdad #stepdads #stepdadsaredadstoo #hesteppeduptotheplate #daddyanddaughter #papi #papisanddaughters #veteran #veterans #tanker #retiredarmy


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Be a King to the Queen, Role Model to the kids. Have your own seed and keep the relationship strong💪🏽😎 #rolemodel #Kingdom #queendom #fatherfigure #loveislove #youtharethefuture #dads #stepdads #goodmorning #blackfathers #Family #stepfather #Affection #Attention #provider


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Kudos to all of the amazing Step Dads in the world! Let Porter House Vinyl Designs help you celebrate your step dad.😉🎉 #stepdad #stepdads #customappparel #customizedapparel #stepdadsrock #celebratealldads #celebratestepdads


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Finished Shaun T Week tonight
Tackled Day 2 Of LIIFT4 VIP Pre-View
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😫🏋🏻‍♂️🤢🤘🏻 Rocked It!!!
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LIIFT4 is going to be a program people underestimate honestly!
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It’s deceiving...I mean right now I have access to 20 Minute (Previews) and those are kicking my bootie! I’ve done Core De Force, Insanity Max30, Shaun Wk, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Shift Shop...so I was thinking 20 minute workouts will be NOTHING!!!
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🤯 Yeah Um WRONG!!! My muscles were burning yesterday but OMG they HURT today! My legs were on fire during the squats so I can only imagine tomorrow morning!
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It’s 4/3 concept makes it appealing because come on 3 rest days!!! Most workouts your begging for 1 rest day lol
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👉🏻 So come on and ROCK this with Me!
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Get in my 📲📨 for Details...July 9th
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👉🏻 It’s not just workouts...It’s a COMMUNITY!
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#cheesecake #monsteraddict #getpaidtogetfit #singledad #singleparents #dadbods #dadbodsquad #dadboss #dadbods #dadswag #40andfit #stepdads #stepdad


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B • I • R • T • H • D • A • Y • S .
I've been blessed to be apart of this kids life for almost 4 years now. The little boy is now a little kid and I'm looking forward to seeing you grow into a little young man next. My plus one son, love you kid! @tykeedawkins #blackexcellence #kings #birthday #blackmen #dads #plusone #stepdads


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