Val Newbold

Val Newbold
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Hi! My name is Val or I'm also known as MinnesotaMrsMom. You can find me on Instagram. I grew up in Wisconsin (GoPackGo) but I have enjoyed living most of my life in Minnesota. I have a handsome husband of over 12 years, a beautiful teenage stepdaughter and two handsome young sons. I enjoy going on new adventures and making happy memories with my family! I also love a good belly laugh, decorating my house with each new season, hot coffee and cooking/baking. I am also a Certified Step Parent Coach (yes, that's a real thing). I became a Certified Step Parent Coach because I wanted to become more educated on the Step Family Life. Visit StepFamilyLifeCoaching for more information.

Blended Family: How to Manage the Holiday Season

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Managing the holidays with a child who has two families can be complicated.  Difficult schedules and emotions running high can set everyone up for 'tis the season to be jolly complications. Christmas is one of...

Being Grateful: Becoming a Stepmom, Before I Became a Mom

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As a young child, I loved to pretend that I was a mom.  I loved dressing up my dolls in cute, little outfits and combing the long, precious hair.  I loved taking care of...

My Husband: The Reason I Became a Stepmom

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"Meet my friend,” they said. "He's a wonderful person to be around,” they said. "However...he does have a baby and was never married,” they said. Scary thoughts, right? These are the first words that I heard before...