KAREN LEÓN

Updates from the Central Gulf Coast on News, Technology, and Education.

‘Issues in Society’

Stepmothers Face Challenges Raising Stepdaughters in Blended Families

In our society divorce, remarriage and blended families are becoming more and more commonplace. Unfortunately, the already daunting task of merging two households is further complicated by the negative bias toward the stepmother/stepdaughter relationship. Regardless of the aspirations of most stepmothers to simply love their stepdaughters and take an active role in their lives, from a tender age… Read More

A Synopsis on Feelings of Stepmothers

Twitter Survey

Being a part of a blended family can be a blessing for some families and a living nightmare for others. The role of a stepmother can be challenging and often times incomprehensible by family, friends, and individuals in society. Although there are instances when stepmothers are fortunate to have a relationship with their stepchild(ren) in… Read More

A Legacy of Fighting Breast Cancer

Yelina Medrano Skipper of Tampa, Fla., is a fourth generation breast cancer survivor. Skipper is currently 10 years in remission and her sister, Ivania Medrano Mejuto has been in remission for approximately 13 years. Skipper said, “My grandmother died at 40-years-old, my aunt died at 60-years-old, and my mother got it in her 50s, but… Read More

Facilitating the High School Transition

Sunlake High School located in Land O’ Lakes, Fla., facilitates the Curriculum Fair Event on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.  The event transitions students to the upcoming 2014 – 2015 school year course selections. This is important because it orientates incoming freshmen with information that prepares them for the transition into high school. Although the event targets… Read More