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...

Valentine’s Day Educational FUN for the Kiddos!

Valentine's Day is a Hallmark holiday, but I still wholly embrace it! I am in love with love, and I can't get enough of the sappy this time of year. From heart candies to red roses, from Llama Llama I Love You ...

Stepmom Affirmations: You Deserve Happiness

You deserve happiness. Do you know that? Deep down in your gut, do you believe it? With periodic recitation of these stepmom affirmations, not only will you begin to believe you deserve happiness, but you'll be...