Friday Favorites: Tasty and Easy Party Punch

This punch is so easy to throw together and is so tasty. It's been a favorite at every single children's party I've thrown, and it's a hit with the parents too, not just the kids! Even better? It's just two...

The Best Resources for Stepmoms

Unfortunately, there's no single manual for how to thrive in your role as stepmom; there's no universal code for stepparenting that contains all of the answers. Despite that fact, there are many resources f...

Friday Favorites: Cariloha Bed Sheets

You guys. My bed is a DREAM. I hate staying at a hotel because I haven't found a bed that compares to the one at home. Pretty remarkable, right? It's a combination of my adjustable bed base that raises and ...

How To Mom Seminar for less than $40!

Ever wonder if you're doing this mom thing right? Do you wonder how all of the other moms make it look so easy? Want to know "How To Mom for Dummies?"As stepmoms (at least those of us that don't yet hav...

The Unnatural Part of the Stepmom Role

Insecure. Jealous. Uncertain. Alone.At different points in my first few years stepmomming, I felt them all. How could I avoid it? The stepmom role is simply unnatural; you're choosing to love another's chil...

5 Habits of Healthy & Successful Stepmoms

Being a successful stepmom is one of the most impressive juggling acts ever created. There’s seemingly no end to the list of people you are now capable of letting down, which means the pressure on you sometimes...

A Quick Reference to Common Custody Schedules

There's a big "C word" in the shared parenting world: custody. Parents love their children so much, and it's hard to be satisfied with the time you have. Whether it's 80% or 20%, it never feels like enough. Hav...

Stepmomming is what you do, it’s not who you are.

I often reflect on the irony of my life. I've been intentional about not letting stepmomming consume my entire identity, about remaining true to the woman I was before I became a stepmom. And yet, I'm a profess...