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  • I am the Master of my Fate, I am the Captain of my Soul

    By Angela Vassalo on December 21, 2015
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    I thought I would write my last Blog for the year, reflecting on what I have learnt in 2015. I have had amazing mentors and influencers in my life this year. And, I have worked hard on hearing, understanding, and then implementing, what I have learnt. I have definitely pushed myself way out of my comfort zone. I have overcome […]
  • Surviving Christmas as a Blended Family

    By Angela Vassalo on December 21, 2015
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    Christmas is all about family coming together and celebrating that special day! But what happens if you are a blended family? This can a be a time of great stress for some blended families when children are involved. Who gets who, and who goes where? Big questions that can cause a lot of tension in families that are not getting […]
  • Couple’s who Play together Stay together

    By Angela Vassalo on August 19, 2015
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    Tips and ideas on having Fun with your partner – • Date Night – I am a big advocate of scheduling in date nights together, whether it’s every week, fortnight or monthly. Get out your calendar and schedule in a date night right now! • Go to your favorite restaurant, that you both enjoy. • Try a new restaurant, go somewhere you […]
  • Don’t leave FUN off the Menu!

    By Angela Vassalo on August 19, 2015
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    I was recently booked for a TV interview in Auckland discussing my book. When my husband Mark heard about it, he said, I could meet you in Queenstown for a few days of skiing after. But no kids! I thought what a fabulous idea, we hadn’t skied in a few years. After my work in Auckland I flew down to Queenstown to meet Mark. […]
  • Your Place in the Family

    By Angela Vassalo on July 21, 2015
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    What’s your place in the family and are you happy with it? Do you feel respected and treated like the queen of the house or do you feel like Cinderella, cleaning up after everyone, knowing this can’t be all there is to life? Do you feel you mat- ter just as much as everyone else in the family? It’s crucial […]
  • Finding Your Place

    By Angela Vassalo on July 21, 2015
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    As I was traveling through the US over the last few weeks, I started to think about how big and wonderful this world really is. One day I am in Australia and less than a day later, I am on the other side of the world. I don’t know about you, but I am still amazed by that. It got […]
  • Bruce Jenner and his Blended Family

    By Angela Vassalo on June 2, 2015
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    I felt compelled to write my Blog this month on Bruce Jenner, who is recently going through a transgender transition into a woman. Today I saw for the first time like everyone else, Caitlyn Jenner, on the front cover of Vanity Fair. It’s still hard to get my head around after following the Kardashians for so many years. When you watch people’s lives […]
  • The Wicked Step-Mother

    By Angela Vassalo on May 1, 2015
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    “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu. We’ve all heard about the wicked stepmother in fairytales — poisoning Snow White or making poor Cinderella scrub the floors while the other daughters are treated like princesses. There may be some awful stepmothers out there, but let’s be honest, there are some awful biological mothers as […]
  • Valentine’s Day – What about the other 364 days???

    By Angela Vassalo on February 13, 2015
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    Have you fallen into the trap of making a romantic time for your relationship once a year on Valentine’s Day? What about the other 364 days of the year? What if you worked on making Valentine’s Day once a week or a once a month event? Something to think about? We already know, being the second wife, and part of […]
  • Welcome to YOUR year – 2015!

    By Angela Vassalo on January 14, 2015
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    As the second wife and stepmother in the family, you may feel that you don’t hold all the cards and you can’t control where things are going.  I’m here to tell you that you can and you will.  You have the power to write your own story and watch it come to life.  People say, “I’ll believe it when I […]